Hi everyone! I'm Kim Riddell and I founded Garden 22 Candle Co in the beginning of 2017. It all started one day when I decided to make candles as a craft project with my 2 kids. The kids and I really enjoyed the process and we gave the candles to family. They loved them. This spurred me to take candle making to the next level and do some more experimenting. This time with much higher quality products. With a lot of research, experimentation and through trial and error, I continued to made more and more candles and gave them to family and friends. This was really fun and good for my soul. And thus Garden 22 Candle Company was born.
The most enjoyable part of the process is selecting scents that invoke memories. Memories are powerful and follow us our entire lives. When I hear that a candle scent reminds you of your grandmother's garden, of the perfume you used to wear as a teen, or of a family holiday or when you fell in love brings joy to me. I love to help bring those memories back to the forefront with the power of a candle.
I am currently a stay at home mom for my 2 kids (and 2 dogs!) and live in Westerville, Ohio. When I am not making candles or testing scents, I greatly enjoy cooking and trying new food, entertaining family and friends, gardening, home decorating, photographing my products, reading, camping in our trailer, and learning how to golf.