Specifically, she discovered that most candle brands use paraffin, a petroleum by-product that comes in the form of a black sludge found at the bottom of oil barrels. This wax is bleached white using 10x the concentration of our household bleach. When this wax is burned, carcinogenic chemicals, known to cause health problems, are released with toxins into our home. Claire knew there must be a better way to enjoy not only candles but life. Thus, she strived to create a product that promoted both a cleaner Earth and cleaner living without having to compromise on price, scent, or experience.
This mission-based candle company is making its candles with all of the good and none of the bad. Malibu Apothecary founder and CEO, Claire Ellis, shares with CW33 how her love for fragrances pushed her to do a bit more research on what goes into your typical candle.
Just a few years ago, Cox BBA alumna Claire Ellis, BBA ’18, sat where today’s students are sitting. Now the founder of Malibu Apothecary, a nontoxic, environmentally friendly fragrance company that supports coastal conservation, she returned to Professor Simon Mak’s entrepreneurship class in the spring to offer BBAs some pointers that apply to all types of entrepreneurship. Here, she gives three tips for aspiring entrepreneurs:
This spa candle with grapefruit infused essential oils and notes of mandarin, lemon, mangosteen, red currant and vanilla will leave you relaxed and refreshed.
Transport yourself with MALIBU APOTHECARY's destination-inspired scents that evoke the spirit of the beach with each burn. From Cayman to Corsica, escape through fragrance with hand-poured coconut wax coastal candles that give back 20% to coastal conservation.
Give the gift of light with Malibu Apothecary’s luxury coconut wax candles. Notes inspired by exotic beaches will allow you to escape with an aroma more divine than its aesthetic. Perfect to send to a loved one this summer, you can even personalize these handcrafted comforts. Visit www.malibuapothecary.com and follow @malibuapothecary on Instagram.
Channeling memory through scent, Malibu Apothecary founder Claire Ellis created her candles to conjure trips: to the breezy French Rivera using native jasmine, lush Hawaii with tropical gardenias, and rugged Montauk through woodsy notes. The coastal candles burn coconut wax (rather than petroleum-derived paraffin), and 20% of sales benefit conservation causes.
Malibu Apothecary says, “Based on the science that scent is the strongest trigger of memory, you can instantly transport yourself from your home with scented candles. Not only that – candles can have added aromatherapy benefits such as improving your mood, relieving stress, and increasing attention and focus.”
Make your own candles at this California and destination-inspired workshop! Mix and pour your own scents, create a custom label, and enjoy drinks and snacks while you work!
Each coastal candle draws inspiration from names and notes of beaches traveled by their founder to capture the essence of a vacation through fragrance.
Soleil Roller Parfum from Malibu Apothecary was created to be one of the luxurious natural fragrances for travel and transportation, thus helping to enjoy the attractive aroma throughout the day and anywhere, the fragrance is characterized by its vibrant scent and stimulating positive feelings, this effect is derived through the distinctive aromatic blend
To help you get into the festive spirit I have rounded up some of my favorite winter candles that are perfect for gifting and keeping! Queue up that Hallmark marathon, get cozy under a blanket, and light up one of these candles to make the season extra special!
Claire from Malibu Apothecary comes to talk about her journey in life and career that brought her to found a clean & costal candle company. Malibu Apothecary candles have a unique design and a specific cent to each location they are inspired by, as well as completely free from parabens, paraffin and phthalates. Claire understands the importance of non toxic products, and as you will hear in this episode, also knows all it takes to make it as a young female entrepreneur.
This US-based apothecary company creates clean coastal-inspired fragrances that capture the essence of vacation through fragrance. Perfect for your travel enthusiast, these candles are the perfect gift for the holidays as an affordable luxury that will transform homes through scent and light, without breaking the bank. Candles are a great way to conjure the feeling of relaxation and our coastal candles will transport you on a scented escape.
If you can’t take a walk on the beach, you can invoke smells of one with Malibu Apothecary’s line of travel-inspired candles. 20 percent of the purchase price from online sales of their Iridescent Pink Candle are donated to BCRF.
Craving a vacation but have got nowhere to go? Bring the scents of paradise to the home with Malibu Apothecary's collection of candles, all inspired by luxury destinations traveled to by the brand's founder—think Turks & Caicos, Hawaii, and the Cayman Islands.
Malibu Apothecary candles use clean-burning coconut wax and sustainably sourced essential oil-infused fragrances to support their mission of creating cleaner candles for a cleaner Earth. Additionally, 20% of sales are donated directly to coastal conservation efforts. Oh, did I mention that they smell absolutely amazing?
The warmth of vanilla bean woven with a touch of coconut will unfurl to fill any room with an elegant intensity rich in aroma and aesthetic.
These Mini Matte Black Candles made by Malibu Apothecary will be the perfect WFH accessory for your boss and cure for wanderlust as each coastal candle is inspired by beaches and capture the essence of vacation through fragrance. This affordable luxury is only $25 for their 4oz candle and $43 for the 8oz version.
I was immediately drawn to their beautiful packaging and the fact that they never use gasoline byproducts in their wax. When I received my first candle I thought to myself, this would make a fantastic gift, but of course I selfishly kept mine to myself and it is currently sitting on my coffee table. What I like about Malibu Apothecary is that the brand is inspired by luxury vacation spots -- something I am missing dearly with the travel ban. One light of a candle and you immediately become nostalgic with the scents of places like Montauk, Malibu and the Mediterranean.... Bonus? They also donate 20% of all their online sales to coastal conservation and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Suppose I had let my anxiety or fears overcome me, I may not have left a nice paying job with benefits (despite the cost of Beverly Hills rent) to pursue my passion for capturing travel through fragrance. From Cayman to Corsica, each coastal candle we create at Malibu Apothecary is inspired by these places I have explored, aiming to evoke the essence of the beach through scent.
So if you could harness the power of scent to take you anywhere, anytime, where would you go? Why not a vacation? That is what Claire Ellis, Founder of Malibu Apothecary, is doing through her vacation-inspired clean candle company.
Claire Ellis began pouring candles as a hobby before eventually deciding to start her business. The Southern California-based Malibu Apothecary creates non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free candles with scents inspired by exotic islands and beaches. A new partner this year, Malibu Apothecary donates 20 percent of the purchase price from online sales of the Iridescent Pink candle to BCRF.
In need of a little fix of Cayman? As our homes become our home office and the borders are closed, why not create a Caymanian inspired vacation, right in your home?
Claire Ellis from Malibu Apothecary offers luxury coastal-inspired candle to ornament your lovely home. Their destination inspired scents aims to capture the essence of vacation through fragrance and can be easily purchased through their website within $25 to $53. They are based in California and able to deliver your product anywhere.
Based on the science that scent is the strongest trigger of memory, I started pouring candles as a hobby in my Southern California apartment. Here, I discovered the toxicity and unethical standards prevalent throughout the candle industry. Ultimately, this inspired the foundation of Malibu Apothecary, my vacation-inspired, mission-based candle company. With each scent inspired after coastal places I have traveled, these fragrances aim to capture the essence of these exotic locales through their notes and names.
The bloggers and social media mavens at the brunch covered the spectrum from beauty to lifestyle, fitness, family and wellness. Attendees received gift bags packed with goodies from Malibu Apothecary...
With quality and luxury in mind, LE & Co gifted celebrities an unparalleled level of style and sophistication in beauty, health, home, travel and wellness, while supporting Lisa Vanderpump (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules) and her amazing foundation.
Heal The Bay
Malibu Apothecary and Heal The Bay are thrilled to announce our new partnership! This partnership supports Malibu Apothecary's mission to create clean coastal candles with clean ingredients that now give back to keep our coasts clean! 20% of the proceeds of an online purchase of the Classic Matte Candles go directly to Heal the Bay.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
BCRF is proud to welcome Malibu Apothecary into our partner family! This year, Malibu Apothecary will be donating 20% of the purchase price of every Iridescent Pink candle sold online to BCRF. Based in Southern California, Malibu Apothecary creates luxury hand-poured candles that are rich in aesthetic and aroma. Each candle's notes and names are inspired by exotic islands or beaches traveled, from Malibu to Montauk and Cayman to Cap-D'Ail, aiming to take you on a scent journey. You can feel good about each burn, as all their candles are made from coconut and soy-based wax, and are non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free. 20% of every online sale of the Iridescent Pink candle in all nine scents goes directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation