Courtesy of Casciaro Candle Company
By Jane Gonzalez-Meyer
Maegan Wigger always loved the smell of candles but noticed that most don’t burn properly; she knew she could tackle the problem. With the help of her boyfriend, Louie Casciaro, she infused her favorite scent of stargazer lilies into her first soy wax candle. About two years ago, Maegan and Louie started Casciaro Candle Company out of their home in Imperial.
Maegan and Louie test every candle they make, and they have discovered that their products work more efficiently than the typical candle. For example, their candles burn all the way through the wax and don’t leave black smudges on the jars once the wick is extinguished. Also, their tea light candles burn for at least four hours, while similar candles burn out before then, Maegan says.
They purchase soy wax, mason jars, wicks, dye chips, and oil scents from vendors and choose wicks that work best with certain types of candles and containers.
The couple sells candles with fifty fragrances, and candle sizes range from twenty-two-ounce mason jars to petite tea lights. They also sell melt cubes that are made with the same wax and fragrance options as their other candles.
You can find Maegan and Louie’s candles online and in stores in Arnold, about five miles north of Imperial, including Harter Bakery, De Zsa Do Hair Salon, and Lou and Sons Hardware.
For more information about Casciaro Candle Company, call 314-698-7193, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.