'Grace & Marie' was founded on a love for all things candle-related.
After years of searching for high quality, affordable and beautifully scented candles and not being able to find ones featuring all three qualities, I decided to embark on creating my own scented candles. Having done so and at the urging of family and friends, I created ‘Grace + Marie’ so as to share my beautifully scented hand-poured soy candles with others seeking products of the highest quality and affordability.
Being a combination of my middle name and that of my sister and both names being a tribute to our grandparents and great-grandparents, the 'Grace + Marie’ name itself reflects the love and devotion that goes into making each candle.
Hand-poured in Torquay, Australia, ‘Grace + Marie’ use only the finest ingredients offering a variety of fragrances, in a selection of beautiful glassware to discover and enjoy.
We also offer customised and personalised candles on large orders suitable for corporate gifts, favours and bonbonnieres. And for those looking for a unique present for a loved one, our gift boxes are the perfect option.
Whether it's to create a certain mood, leave a room filled with wonderful aromas or to create a calming environment, our candles aim to bring a little love, calm and light to your life.
'Grace + Marie' candles are made further unique through my passion to recycle and reuse materials: returning customers will enjoy discounts on subsequent candle purchases when they return their old Grace & Marie candle jars.
By reusing these jars, I aim to work with my clients to contribute to global efforts to reduce the impact we humans have on the environment.
My environmental promise goes beyond reusing old jars though. I pride myself on using natural ingredients and products that are non-harmful to both the environment and animals - therefore Grace + Marie candles are a vegan product.
The wax used in each candle is a natural plant based wax that is GMO free and contains no paraffin, no unnatural additives and is vegan and kosher. The oils come from Luxaroma who manufacture their oils in Australia and only package them in phthalate-free, recyclable, PET plastic bottles, in addition none of their fragrances are tested on animals and are completely vegan/cruelty-free.
When products are shipped we avoid buying plastic packaging, and instead re-cycle old bubblewrap and packaging materials that we have collected from previous parcels we have received.
Rather than including a bulky leaflet with candle care and safety precautions, each purchase comes with a small thank you note encouraging you to visit the website instead, this is another small step of reducing wasted paper in our environmental promise.