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Meet The Maker: Alchemy Produx – luxury candles

Meet The Maker: Alchemy Produx – luxury candles

Alchemy (AL-KER-MI)  noun - Any magical power or process of transforming a common substance into a substance of value.

Husband and wife duo, Sara & Tristan McLelland, are the creators behind the Melbourne based Alchemy Produx brand.  Who would have thought that combining their backgrounds in fashion design and chemistry would result in a successful candle making company?

The brand is all about transforming regular glass chemistry apparatus which Tristan loves, into quality, hand poured, 100% natural soy wax candles, using Saras creative and design skills to create the perfect fragrance combinations.

Alchemy candles are individually hand poured into chemistry glassware such as beakers and conical flasks and made to order in their Melbourne studio by Sara and the team. Minimalist and industrial trends inspire these small batch candles and the Alchemy team lives by the mantra “less is more”.

What do you love about working with candles and what keeps you creatively motivated?
“Our candles are made with natural soy wax, so it is great to work with and rewarding to know we are reducing our environmental impact and working with an eco-friendly, renewable and sustainable product.  We also love creating new fragrances.  Our range has definite trends towards citrus, herbal and botanical blends and a serious lack of floral!  I think the desire to expand our empire and stay one step ahead is what keeps me creatively motivated.

What are some of the things you love about starting your own business?

“I love running a small business and really enjoy working with like-minded people who are doing it for themselves!  Mostly I love the freedom, I work better at night so it is ideal being able to pick and choose when I go to work.  I also love that my two dogs can come to work with me every day; I love having them around to bounce ideas off all day long (even though they don’t talk back to me!).”

Hot Tip:  once you’ve finished burning your candle, use it in the kitchen for holding utensils, pot a small indoor plant in it, or use it as a measuring cup!

Grab your very own artisan candle by Alchemy Produx HERE





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