i'm your person
Everything You Need to Know About Clifton WaxWorks and the Woman Behind It
When I shop, I like to know who's behind what I'm buying. I know it's not always feasible to shop from an independent business, but I do my best to put my money where it counts the most. Hopefully, if you're reading this, you've made that same decision.
When I launched Clifton WaxWorks back in 2015, my goal was very simple - make a quality product. Over the years, I've put a lot of research and testing into what I do. Even now, it's kind of neat to look back on where that product started and how it's grown.
Originally, all of this started in my kitchen. Back then, I was pouring mason jar candles and figuring out what things worked and what things were better left not seeing the light of day. I learned that dyes are pretty, but they're just extra liquid that costs money. I learned that the type of wick in a candle is really important, and can actually make or break the candle. I learned that some waxes are made from oil sludge, and some contribute to deforestation. I learned that there are endless combinations of fragrances, and sometimes mixing two weird things can turn out to smell like one normal thing. Above all, I learned how to make a really great candle. The best part is that you don't have to know all those things - that's why I'm here. I'm your person. It's my job to make sure that what you're buying from me is the best of what's out there.
For a little over a year, we operated out of a brick-and-mortar shop. It was fantastic to be out of the house and to have a space that our customers could freely stop in for a visit, but in the end, it just wasn't the right place for us. In April of 2018, we moved our operations back into the house. Thankfully, we've had some equipment upgrades, so it's not necessary to work out of the kitchen anymore. A lot of customers have asked if we plan to open another retail space, and right now the answer to that is "no". Currently, we're working on a project (that I can't fully spill the beans on due to patenting), and also taking time to evaluate our environmental impact. While our products are eco-friendly, I'm still always looking for ways to lessen our footprint. Recycling is great, but reducing can be even better.
I hope you'll keep coming back to visit, and I hope you enjoy your purchases as much as I enjoy making them. I'm always around should you have any questions about a product, the process, or if you just want to talk about your favorite fandom. I'm Alice, and I'm your person.
Amy "Alice" Nevins
Owner, Clifton WaxWorks