How It Started

Citrus Blossom Brand was created and founded by Sandi in January 2013 but the story actually began a couple months prior…

In November 2012, she left a job with a large corporate company, the economy was down and jobs were not very plentiful.  After a couple of months of not working, mild panic was starting to set in.  she went to bed one night praying for guidance as to what she should do.  When she awoke the next morning the first word in her head was “Candles”.  So she sat down and developed a marketing plan in about fifteen minutes.  A company name, logo and a basic business plan soon followed.  Having never made a candle before, research was extensive and all consuming.  Armed with some knowledge, and more than a little dangerous, she ordered a fifty pound box of soy wax, a couple of sixteen-ounce bottles of fragrance oil, some wicks and glass jars.  Yes, the wax and fragrance oils are offered in smaller sizes but apparently she was going to go big or go home.  Fortunately the candles came out great (whew!).  Starting this business has been quite an adventure from starting out vending at craft shows to participating in wholesale trade-shows to finally opening a brick and mortar location.