Handmade Scented Candles by Livia Candles from Imphal West, Manipur
Hello! I am Olivia Longjam Soraisam from Imphal, Manipur. I make scented candles in various designs, fragrances, and sizes under the brand name “Livia Candles.” I also worked as a staff nurse at Down Town Hospital, Guwahati, Assam and as Phlebotomist at Babina Diagnostics, Imphal Manipur.
Scented Candles Making Skills
In Manipur, it is a trend that in the evening people light small candles with incense sticks to worship their Gods and Goddesses. It is also believed that burning these small candles and incense sticks in the evening will keep all negative energy away from their home.
During the Covid19 pandemic, the supply of these candles declined. From here I got an idea to make candles. Apart from that, I also had a desire to do something creative. So I started learning from various YouTube channels. I tried a lot and after some practice, I was able to make candles perfectly.
I can make designer scented and unscented pillar candles and scented and unscented tealights, as well as regular plain household candles in various sizes according to the customer’s choice.
Scented Candles Making Process
I use fully refined paraffin wax to make my candles. I make candles using the melt and pour method and add wicks to them. I also add pleasant fragrances to my candles. To make the candles more creative, I do acrylic painting and decoupage art over them. For tealights, I use small tealight cups. For jar candles, I use cement jars that are also made by me.
I make all kinds of fancy and plain candles, but I specialize in making designer scented pillar candles.
I have almost a year and a half of experience in candle making and have received satisfactory feedback from customers.
My future plans are to expand my business and open a craft store of handmade candles and jars.