Why buy our candles?
About the business...
By the Bay Botanicals is owned by Michelle Sholund and located Westminster, MD. The name of our business is named after the Chesapeake Bay because everything is better By the Bay and since our products contain natural botanical products the name By the Bay Botanicals was born.
The business specializes in homemade and handcrafted botanical products and has been around since 2008 - before that, it was called Grammy's Country Collectibles. At the beginning of 2010 we launched our new line of eco-friendly palm wax jar candles called Destination Scentsations. The idea of making candles was not something we wanted to entertain. However it is hard to ignore customers requesting candles as they have shared with us their stories about how the candles they buy often leave a lot of soot in the jar and stain their walls as well as complain about how the aromas fade within an hour or so of lighting them or just don't smell natural. After 1 full year to trial and error, we did it: created THE BEST BURNING CANDLE without sacrificing what makes a candle fun to burn and enjoy! The name Destination Scentsations comes from the fragrances we hand select and blend to carefully capture the essence of popular travel destinations all over the USA and the world, giving a whole new meaning to taking a vacation without leaving the room.
The Destination Scentsations candle line. A candle must be more than just look nice or have a pleasant smell, but goes the extra mile. Our concerns for protecting the environment are high and choose to use 100% palm wax in our candles, an eco-friendly, renewable resource that comes from palm trees in South East Asia where rain forest habitats are not harmed due to strict environmental laws which are enforced there. The candles are safer and less toxic than others in the marketplace due to using only cotton core wicks and when combined with natural palm wax, it creates a great one two punch - eliminating smoke and soot residue. See our video reviews for visual demonstrations. The owner of the company personally does random testing of the candles to ensure each and every candle burns evenly and delivers an even scented candle each and every time. We also guarantee our candles and will ship you a new replacement if you find one that doesn't meet your expectations. We'll take care of shipping costs!
Shop this site or visit other fine retailers that offer our products such www.themarylandstore.com and now Farm Fresh of Eldersburg, MD. We did have a retail location at 7 E Main Street in Westminster, MD however closed it at the end of January to move into a new manufacturing headquarters where our daily office and candle manufacturing takes place. The location is NOT a retail location.
If you own a shop and would like carry By the Bay Botanicals aromatic gifts, contact us and we'll contact you finding out your needs and send you info about your wholesale business possibilities. Since our items are handmade, please allow 24-48 hours for shipping. Thank you for allowing us to share some of our garden's bounty with you.
- Michelle Sholund, CEO and chandler
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