We've tried candles from brands all over the world, retailers both big and small, and candles at just about every price point, from dollar store candles to expensive candles from the United States largest candle manufacturer. What we found was not one candle had everything we were looking for. Cheaper candles were typically poorly made overseas with less than perfect ingredients and had little to no scent throw throughout our home. More expensive versions, while often providing good scent throw, typically melted unevenly, leaving 25-50% of wax left unused, adding to the notion that more expensive doesn't always equal a better product.
After long consideration, we decided to dive right into the candle market. Even though we had never poured a single candle or even knew where to source ingredients, we knew that we could turn out a far better product than those we had become familiar with over time. We happened upon an advertisement on Craigslist from a woman giving up her candle making hobby. We purchased her supplies and a small amount of equipment, visited our local craft store for additional fragrances, and began testing.
We spent months and months researching manufacturing practices, developing our recipes, and sourcing our materials. After getting our recipes nailed down, design perfected, and extensive fragrance list in order... we were ready to launch!
In 2007, we founded our company, OverSoyed™ Fine Organic Products. We began selling our hand poured soy candles made in jelly jars, to friends, family members, and at local craft shows. Soon after launching our candle line, we began working on additional products. We developed a line of home fragrance products including room sprays and soy wax aroma tart melts.
In 2008, we moved into the world of Bath, Body, and Beauty Care. Starting with Personal Fragrance products, we have steadily grown our product offerings to more than 50 varieties, and our fabulous fragrance selection to over 2,000 options... The largest selection of handcrafted candles, home fragrance, and bath, body, and beauty products available online.
In 2013, we launched our first website. Making use of social media, we slowly expanded our reach into the market.
In 2014, we opened our shop on the Etsy platform. For over 4 years, we sold thousands of products to customers all over the world. In 2018, we ended our relationship with Etsy. [For more information about our Etsy Closure, please read our blog post]
Now, in 2019, we are slowly gaining the market back that was lost post-Etsy. We plan to be around for years to come, providing our customers with the best and safest handcrafted products on the market.
Since 2007, we have raised over $25,000 for local and national organizations. The Privia Group, parent company of OverSoyed, seeks to make a strong impact on the communities in which we do business by both in monetary and product contributions, and through corporate and employee voluntarism. We have a proud tradition of giving to both local and national organizations. Our company pledges its support by contributing a portion of each sale to the annual chosen organizations.
We encourage you, our customers, to further educate yourselves on the importance of these valuable organizations. You will find that their work is making strides, not only in our own country, but all across the world. We also ask you to assist us with helping these charities by purchasing items from our "Products for a Cause" Campaign. Together we can make a difference!