The Story of Nomad Wax Co.

January 31, 2020

The Story of Nomad Wax Co.

First, let me say that I love candles. Like LOVE, love them. I have been a die-hard candle burner for 20+ years. I want them to smell amazing and also look good hanging out on my counter. For me, scent is an important element in creating the feeling of home. There’s a reason that realtors often bake cookies before an open house. Because homes evoke so many sensory memories - be they fresh-squeezed citrus, cherry blossoms, baked goods, bubbling curry, or fresh linen. So it’s this from frame of mind that I began this journey for NOMAD Wax Co.
It started with a tiny little spark of curiosity, as things of the creative sort often do. Which then led to a little more curiosity. And some experimenting. Then a little more. And then some more curiosity, research, and some more experimenting. Then came some encouragement from a couple of people. Then from a couple more. And then, as life so often does, a giant serving of shove-the-baby-bird-out-of-the-nest-before-she-is-ready was dished up, piping hot. (Without even asking if I wanted it, how rude!)
mix of Nomad Wax natural soy candles on white table
There is so much satisfaction in the work of developing fragrances, mixing the wax and pouring these candles.
And now, here we are. A little company with a big dream and unfailing goal to make luxuriously fragrant things that look as good as they smell. Things that enhance your small, everyday moments + instill lifetime sensory memories of brief moments. The Signature Essentials line has a distinctly modern flair, with distinctly modern botanical scents. Clean, fresh, and varied, each scent is made from natural essential oils and pure soy wax. No nasty chemicals, no phthalates, lead, or toxic gunk, because a healthy home is as important as a beautifully-scented one. Each candle is mixed and hand-poured with care, attention and a blessing of love bestowed upon it--MUAH--from our cozy studio on Omaha, NE. It’s a deeply satisfying activity: a mix of chemistry, art and patience.
Lit Nomad Wax Candle and glass bottle wood matches on hexagon tile
Signature Essentials collection from NOMAD Wax Col.
At NOMAD, our mission is to create healthy handmade goods to help you enjoy the little everyday moments in life with style + humor. We want to give you packaging that looks and feels good, is safe for the planet, and deeply evocative scents that trigger emotion. Give us a try, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed and we hope you'll find the signature scent that makes your space feel like home. In the meantime, we’ll just be curiously experimenting, as we do, and adding new products as they come to life.
XO - NOMAD Wax Co. //Melissa




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