By Aimee Woodley
Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked cookies or crisp fall leaves? But what if you can’t bake to save your life or it’s the middle of the summer? Well then, it might be time for you to give Kim Sandmann a call. Kim proudly sells Gold Canyon candles. But with so many candles on the market, what makes Kim’s Gold Canyon candles different than all the others? Gold Canyon candles have a unique safety wick that puts out the flame if the candle is tipped. Kim’s candles also self-extinguishes when the wick reaches to a half-inch from the bottom. Burning at the bottom of many candles causes the glass to break. Now with Gold Canyon candles, you don’t need to worry about the broken glass! If you’re like me, you may have ditched candles when little ones came along, but now you can feel much safer when you burn your favorite scents. In addition to the safety wick, Gold Canyon candles also feature a proprietary cool-wax blend, “the highest quality, food-grade paraffin wax that burns clean and cool, so it’s safe for kids and pets.”
Kim fell in love with these candles and decided to give the business a try in the fall of 2002. She had decided it was time to stay at home with their new child but still wanted to be able to work part-time. An opportunity in direct sales was the perfect solution! Sharing her love of candles with others provided income, but it has also given her “me time” out of the house with other women.
Gold Canyon’s business model has changed dramatically over the years. They began humbly with the founder making all the candles from home. Today, the business has grown to have independent consultants sell their products all over the country. Enrollment kits are now only $99 with options to upgrade to a “preferred” status for extra perks. There are “preferred” perks for customers too!
From their Heritage® candles that burn up to 150 hours and can be smelled throughout an entire house to fragrance-on-the-go options for your car, Gold Canyon has all your olfactory needs covered. With beautiful candle holders and essential oil options, Kim loves all that Gold Canyon has to offer. Their wide range of scents spans across florals, baked goods, market aromas, and even manly, earthy selections. Kim’s favorite scents are perfect for our chilly Alaskan days – Cinnamon Vanilla and Autumn Walk. Cozy smells for cold days. If you’d like to find the ideal, safe, long-lasting scent for your home, check out Kim’s VIP group at www.facebook.com/groups/kimsscentsofhome.