Why did I launch uMeltz?
I wanted to set up my own business, with the aim of funding myself through university without relying on the bank of mum and dad.
So why did I choose wax melts?
My grandad told me, "do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life." For me, that's hopefully going to be film production. In the meantime, my mum is always burning wax melts around our home, so I looked into making something she loves. It turns out that there's quite a bit to it. Especially if you want to do it responsibly.
What's special about using beeswax?
During my research, I discovered that many wax melts are made using soy or paraffin, and both of those seemed to me to have downsides for the environment in terms of how they're produced. Alternatively, beeswax is more sustainable. It also has some wellbeing benefits, as when burned it helps to neutralise bacteria and pollutants in the air. Beeswax also burns longer and cleaner than soy or paraffin wax. For uMeltz, using beeswax for our melts was a no brainer.
Is uMeltz a one man band?
While I'm not relying on the bank of mum and dad, they're still very much involved! Mum is CFO (Chief Fragrance Officer) and dad is a one man IT Crowd.
Thanks for visiting our site. I hope you'll give our beeswax melts a try.
uMeltz create hand-poured beeswax melts & candles in our Suffolk workshop using local beeswax.