We’re 20!

ImageHappy 20th birthday to us!  Way Out Wax was founded in 1992 with a vision to produce handcrafted works of art while utilizing socially and environmentally responsible business practices.  This means we’ve been in the biz for 20 years and we are celebrating!

Our products are a reflection of our beautiful, natural surroundings and the lifestyles of those who make them; embracing good health and maintaining the balance with nature.  We firmly believe in the “Triple Bottom Line” (People, Planet…then, Profit) and strive to create an alternative working atmosphere where creativity, flexibility and respect are given top priority.  It is our goal to build lasting friendships with our customers, our community!

It all began selling tie-dyed t-shirts at rock concerts.  Making a tie-dyed candle was a natural and profitable progression.  So in 1992, Jim Rossiter and a some dear friends began making candles under the name Way Out Wax.  The Kaleidoscopes and other Tie-Dyed candles grew steadily in popularity and had made quite a name for themselves by 1995 when Jim became increasingly aware that colorful candles aren’t in harmony with a healthy lifestyle.  Candle dyes, though beautiful, are unfortunately highly toxic and are proven to release a number of known toxins and carcinogens into the air while a candle is burning.  A company full of people who pride themselves on recycling, carpooling, eating organic food, and being environmentally conscious felt the need to apply principles of healthy living to every aspect of their lives, including the candles they make!

So, the Kaleidoscopes were bid a fond farewell and a new plan was hatched.  Working in conjunction with a certified aromatherapist, Way Out Wax decided to pursue all-natural aromatherapy candles.  Already skilled in the mechanics of candle making (thanks to the Kaleidoscope-days), we now could concentrate on sourcing pure botanical essential oils and the finest, all-natural wax blends. The results were what you see now.  We launched a line of single scent aromatherapy candles along with a line of synergy blends created by our friend and mentor, certified aromatherapist Wendy Dorsey. (The header image of this post is a picture of some of the first aromatherapy candles!)

Today, Way Out Wax still remains more committed than ever to providing an environmentally friendly candle in an increasingly toxic world!  We stick to scenting all of our products with 100% pure essential oils.  We use only unbleached cotton or hemp wicks with a paper core and refuse to add any candle dyes or synthetics.  We strive to reduce our ecological footprint while providing an affordable, practical, and uncompromised aromatherapy experience.

We have a lot of fun enjoying delicious aromas while proving that candles can be both beautiful and natural.  We thank you for reading and hope you enjoy our products as much as we do.  We are excited to keep the positive vibes flowing and this anniversary is a great inspiration for all of our future endeavors!

We invite you to come celebrate this anniversary with us!  “Like” us on Facebook to participate in our daily giveaways !  Visit our web site, fill up your cart with delicious goodies and enter “soy” in the coupon code box at check out and celebrate with us while saving 20% on your non-GMO soy wax candles!