Flawless Candles – Hand-Made Items

*Please note – I am not getting paid for any of these ‘reviews’. They are merely articles to share the love and support small Australian hand-made businesses/hobbies.*

Flawless Candles

Today I am taking a look at Flawless Candles, created by Sylvia Karamanis Karam.

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One of the most overlooked things about a house is the smell, but it can make or break the atmosphere. Enter Flawless Candles, turning your home into an oasis.

Purchasing is as simple as visiting their Facebook page, meaning you can shop from the comfort of your own home. It is a personal touch that you won’t get with big businesses, and another reason why I love buying Australian hand-made.

In their store you will find 100% pure soy fragranced candles, all natural palm candles, reed diffusers, and melts.

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I spoke with Sylvia to find out what led her to start this business.

“I started making candles, melts, and diffusers after I became a stay-at-home mum. I didn’t want to go back to working in administration, and I wanted to be home with my daughter. Working from home sounded like the only option.”

But why candles?

“The idea popped-up as I had, in the past, spent so much money on candles, and I happened upon the way to make them. I did my investigation, research, went to a workshop, and lots of testings. It had become a passion.”

Although her business has only been operational for one year, she has already amassed a loyal social media following, and I am sure she will continue to do great.

Check out her Facebook page HERE.

Summarry – Hand-Made Items

*Please note – I am not getting paid for any of these ‘reviews’. They are merely articles to share the love and support small Australian hand-made businesses/hobbies.*

Still after more Australian hand-made items? Well, you’re in luck, because we have plenty more to come!

Today I’ll be introducing you to Summarry, by Karina Hudson.

When I first saw Summarry’s Facebook page (here) and official website (here) I was a bit thrown back. None of it looked like the typical hand-made small business. Everything seemed so professional and grand-scale. I had to ask her straight out if she was a franchisee for a large brand, but no, it was all her. So listen when I say don’t let your preconceived notions of a hand-made business fool you.

Summarry sell everything from candles, to handbags, and household decorations. The colours just pop off the page, with the official website boasting an easy-to-navigate shopping cart.

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I chatted with owner Karina Hudson, and found out some great information about her story. “Summarry was named after my two children: Summah and Harry (Harrison). I decided to start up an online website whilst I was on maternity leave (now made redundant), and just see where it took me.” After experimenting selling other people’s items, Karina tells how she “soon realised it isn’t easy to sell other people’s items, which led me to start to make my own candles. People like to buy things you make yourself especially at markets, and, to be honest, I love making candles.”

While she has plans to downsize the variety of items she makes and sells, she will be focusing even more of her energy on what she loves – candles, diffusers, and home decor.

“It’s just a ‘learn as I go’ thing at the moment, but who knows where it will take me. You can only try.”