What’s Different About Brook Crossing Candles
Brook Crossing Candle Company is a local business that handcrafts soy and paraffin wax candles that are truly unique in several ways:
Ah the sweet scent of a fresh burning candle! Not all candles are created equal when it comes to strength of fragrance, but Brook Crossing has made this a priority. Their products releases a generous aroma that quickly fills the room.
“Once you burn it you’ll fall in love. There’s a melting pool on every candle that throws out the fragrance. Our candles have a scent all the way to the bottom.” – Dave Hornik, “the candle guy”
With fun names like Almond Brothers and seasonal varieties such as Caramel Corn and December Morning, there are fragrances for every preference. Brook Crossing even offers a deterrent to pesky mosquitos with their Bug Off citronella outdoor candle.
Have you ever felt baffled by that excessive dip in the middle of your candle and wondered why it won’t simply melt evenly across the surface?
“If you ever get a dip when you’re burning your candle or a heavy residue left on the sides, it means it’s the wrong wick for the wax, however, you will not see this when burning a Brook Crossing Candle.“ – Dave Hornik, "the candle guy"
Brook Crossing crafts each candle to be as clean burning as possible to prevent those dips, residue and soot.
Additionally, Dave Hornik advises that you should always cut your wick down to ¼” before lighting your candle every single time. This will also improve how well it burns.
With rising retailer costs, it’s challenging to find a high quality candle for a reasonable price. Brook Crossing is changing that. They produce a superior candle that’s still within reach for customers.
Brook Crossing candles are totally consumable because when the candle has been used, the glass container and metal lid can be recycled for a zero waste experience.
In addition, they also offer soy candle products for those customers that prefer a plant based wax.
Finally, Brook Crossing is a local company based on Geneva, IL here in Fox Valley so every purchase you make supports the small business economy in our local community. Customers are invited to pick up orders to save on shipping expenses.
Brook Crossing Candle Co. will personalize bulk candle purchases with custom labels printed with the names, dates, logos and more. Here are a few ways customers utilize custom labeled candles:
The Birth of Brook Crossing
Dave Hornik was making candles way back when he was a kid. In 2011 he picked his old hobby back up again when he was searching for a more personalized Christmas gift. Soon enough, a pastime turned into a science and Dave found himself playing around with fragrances and materials to craft the perfect candle.
Dave had always wanted to own his own business, but balancing his passion project with a full time career had its challenges. So in 2019 he left the corporate world to run Brook Crossing Candle Co. full time.
A Candle for the Community
Word of mouth is the number one way Brook Crossing has grown. People love this candle.
In addition to selling their through a handful of select boutiques and craft shows, Brook Crossing offers their candles as a fundraising product to help students at high schools like Plainfield East High School fundraise for things like English trips, sports teams and the theatre program.
How to Order Your Candles
Candles can be shipped directly to your home or place of business and are also available for local pickup by appointment in Geneva, IL. Simply visit their online store at https://www.brookcrossingcandlecompany.com.
Want to purchase a bulk order of candles as a gift or party favor? Contact Brook Crossing Candle Co. through their website.
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