Mum turns her burning passion into sweet smell of success

Mum Chantelle North putting the finishing touches to the fragrant candles.
Mum Chantelle North putting the finishing touches to the fragrant candles.

A busy Teversal mum’s love of candles, which she uses to help her to relax, has inspired her first business venture.

For Chantelle North has launched the Teversal Village Candle Company, making fragrant-smelling candles, from her home in the village.

With a background in fashion retail and merchandising, Chantelle has worked on branding as well as the creation of 14 different fragrances. There is one called Priya’s Little Secret, which is named after her young daughter.

Chantelle said: “I love candles and have spent a lot of money on them over the years. I received a gift of a candle-making kit and that made me realise that, with practice, I could create my own candles, rather than keep buying expensive ones.

“When people saw them, they loved them and loved the fragrances too. So I then decided that I could make a business and sell at craft events, while also stocking in some shops.

“It’s a family-run business, and we hope that when we become more successful, we can open a dedicated local shop.”

All candles are hand-poured, hand-crafted and hand-wrapped in a home workshop in the village.

Chantelle will be selling the candles from artisan and country markets at weekends. She will also be selling from Teversal Manor Rooms, on the first Saturday of every month.

It is hoped that this will become a regular opportunity, with a cafe being opened while the shop is open too.

The official launch of the new company takes place at the Teversal Manor Rooms this coming Saturday (July 1), between 11 am and 3 pm.

Visitors who go along to the launch will receive a free fragranced mini-candle when they spend £10 or more.

Richard Goad, who chairs the Friends of Teversal group, said: “It is good to see a business springing up and one that is proud to be located here in Teversal. We wish Chantelle the very best, and we know it will be a success.”

To keep up to date with the Teversal Village Candle Company, you can like the company’s page on Facebook, which can be found at www.facebook.com/teversalvillagecandlecompany.