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As Seen On: Kettle & Brine

Bekah Hohl

As Seen On: Kettle & Brine

We’re gearing up for our first Candle-Making Workshop on Sunday, April 30 and couldn't be more excited to share what we do with you! In anticipation of the event, our co-founder, Michelle, chatted with our friends and workshop hosts, Kettle & Brine. They spent some time discussing the dreams and inspiration behind Slow North, why candles were Michelle’s first product choice in a growing line and the powerful influence scent can have on memories. Head over to Kettle & Brine’s blog to learn about how Slow North aims to be a catalyst for positive change, supporting a daily renewal one...

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As Seen On: The Paper + Craft Pantry

Bekah Hohl

As Seen On: The Paper + Craft Pantry

This past week, our fine friends at The Paper + Craft Pantry met with our Co-Founder, Michelle Simmons, to learn what makes Slow North tick. In a Small Business Chats spotlight, Michelle shares about the soul and drive behind Slow North, along with some bonus recommendations and maybe even a little insider info about upcoming products… The Paper + Craft Pantry, an adorable shop nestled in the heart of Austin’s east side, carries a variety of paper goods, including a solid round-up of impeccably-designed cards (truly, a whole wall of Instagram-worthy goodness). Sprinkled throughout the store, you’ll find a curated...

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The Art of the Staycation

Bekah Hohl

The Art of the Staycation

Stay-ca-tion (noun): a vacation spent in your own city, aka enjoying all the perks of being on vacation but without the travel expenses. Who says you have to leave town to have a good ol’ escape from reality? Why not create your own escape right where you are? We know it’s hard to make time for yourself sometimes, so we’ve done the research for you in hopes of helping you feel inspired to enjoy a break on your own time, in your own city. If you’re not sure where to start on your staycation planning, we’ve compiled our very own...

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International Women's Day Giveaway

Michelle Simmons

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 is International Women's Day. To celebrate, we've teamed up with seven inspiring companies founded by women for a giveaway. Each of these creative companies makes beautiful products for women who shop with a conscience.  Get Inspired Meet the brands and learn more about the products they are giving away! Slow North Set of 3 Travel Candles ($47) Slow North creates beautiful goods, crafted by hand, using straightforward ingredients for the inspired home. Michelle founded her company in late 2015 because she saw a need for well-designed, all-natural candles scented only with essential oils. “I'm a mother,...

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For the Love of Lavender

Bekah Hohl Essential Oils Lavender

For the Love of Lavender

Ever wonder why the scent of lavender brings such a soothing sense of relaxation, like you just took a chill pill? Well, we wondered the same thing, and don’t worry we did all the dirty work (dare I say clean work?) for you. We’ve got all you need to know about the lavender essential oils that we use in our all-natural soy candles. Lavender essential oil is the most popular essential oil in the world. It’s known to promote a sense of calm, soothing relaxation due to its sweet, floral, aromatic scent profile. In order to extract and obtain the...

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