Sheila Sorochan was introduced to soy candles in the summer of 2005. She was shocked to find out that the candles she had been burning for many years were made from petroleum bi-products and felt a need to share her new found knowledge with her friends and family. Soy wax is all natural, clean burning wax that doesn't throw carcinogens into the air you are breathing in your home. She also had acquired knowledge that many candles were using zinc and lead wicks. She began making candles in the kitchen that fall and started setting up in craft sales using high quality fragrance oils, soy wax and all cotton wicks. Her father George Horswell was a manufactures agent at the time and introduced her product into the first stores in Winnipeg. The desire for the product grew and the kitchen was outgrown.... down to the basement of her home in Charleswood. Walls came out, a sink and pouring tables were put in. Our first little candle studio! She remembers hand bombing skids of glass jars with her dad through the basement window!
Fast forward to 2010, Sheila and Bruce Reynoldson were re-introduced through an unfortunate circumstance. Sheila and Bruce bonded over their love of candles and business. From a handful of Manitoba retailers to hundreds of boutiques and spas across the county their dream was on its way.
Fast forward 2016, and their third studio now located in St James at 565 Marjorie, Winnipeg, Bruce and Sheila are loving the creativity of the business and the wonderful people they have met over the years.
Bruce continues to work closely with customers and stockists and Sheila manages production and product. A great match!
We are both very grateful for the support and continued growth of our passion. A huge thank you to our Soy Harvest production team who has helped us realize our dream of providing a high quality hand poured product. We are proud Canadians!
Sheila Sorochan + Bruce Reynoldson