Why I Started Mav Wicks Candle Co.
My youngest son was born in April 2020, right in the height of the pandemic. Immediately after he was born, he went straight to the NICU for breathing complications. He spent the first 9 days of his life in the NICU. Because of the pandemic, I had to leave my brand new baby at the hospital overnight, not knowing what I was going to walk into the next day.
Thankfully he pulled through and is the happiest, chunkiest little dude you’ll ever meet.
Because of that mess, and my back to back pregnancies… I was heavily affected by post partum depression. My poor husband tried to do everything he could to just get me to smile. One night we had a long talk and he asked me to explain how I was feeling. If you have ever struggled with PPD, then you know that there are no words for it. The best I could come up with was, “I just feel like a bruise. Ugly, annoying, sensitive, useless.” That night brought a lot of breakthrough in my PPD journey. I began searching for ways to climb out of this funk. This is where my daily affirmations came in. Every day throughout the day, I said these 5 affirmations to myself. I am worthy. I see my own beauty. I am capable. I am free. I accept myself.
If you really know me, you know I am a fairly creative person. I wanted to come up with a way to share these affirmations with other women who may also be struggling with anxiety and depression, but I wanted to do it in a creative way. Thus, The Affirmation Candle Line was born.
I want to share with you the affirmations that pulled me out of a dark place. I will be hand pouring each candle with my heart and energizing them with Amethyst crystals that are meant to ease anxiety and bring peace.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, and I hope you can see my heart through these candles.
Megan Reep, this is beautiful. You are beautiful. I love everything about these candles! As someone who has suffered from extreme postpartum depression and anxiety, I love seeing how you have overcome this battle in your own way. I never utilized affirmations when I was struggling. I was in such denial for so long that I think I had lost myself so much that even saying things like “I am worthy” or “I am free” would have made me cry and doubt my self even more. It’s so easy to hide behind our emotions when society tells us that we are supposed to be put-together and perfect as women [and mothers]. Thank you for sharing your story and helping others see that society is wrong. It’s ok to feel the emotions, but it’s how we handle it that makes us worthy and free.
When Megan Reep told me she was starting Mav Wicks Candle Co. I was like, “Well of course you are!” And then I went on to read her company story and mission and I was like, “WELL OF COURSE ITS THIS GREAT!”I couldn’t wait to get my first candle from her. As a person who, like a lot of people out there, is just going through it right now — it’s important to keep my self talk positive. SO. Today, I’m happy I opened my mail to THIS candle with THIS message. “I am worthy.”
When will my order ship?
Within 1-2 weeks of ordering.
How do I care for my candle?
Basic candle care for a clean and long burn include the following: trim your wick to 1/4" before every burn, allow a full melt pool at each burn, snuff your candle instead of blowing out the flame and burn on an even surface away from drafts.
Will you have more scents?
We circulate scents based on seasons!
How can I contact customer service?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are NO refunds. All sales are final, except in the following instances:
We will exchange product that has been damaged during the shipping process only when these steps have been followed:
1) You must file a claim with the shipping carrier. All packages are insured. If you need help with that please let us know
2) You must contact us immediately (window for exchanges closes 36 hours after your package has been delivered. Excluding weekends and holidays) with your order number and pictures of the damaged product. DO NOT THROW PRODUCT AWAY BEFORE GETTING IN CONTACT WITH US. We will not exchange any products without proof of damage.
3) You must be willing to ship the product back, if asked. We will cover that cost.
Wrong/ missing items:
Please immediately inspect your order upon reception. In the event that you have wrong or missing items, please take the following steps:
1) Contact us immediately with your order number, the window for exchanges closes 36 hours after your package from us has been delivered. (Exceptions: Weekends and holidays)
2) Products must be unused and in good condition. Please include pictures in your email, we will not be able to exchange or replace without them.
3) You must be willing to send product back, if asked. We ill cover the shipping cost
If there are items missing from your order, please contact us immediately with your order number. Once we've determined that we did not pack the item, we will immediately ship out the missing merchandise at no extra cost to you. Be aware, due to the nature of the products we sell, we only keep a limited amount in stock at any given time. If missing items are not brought to our attention promptly, you run the risk of having to wait for it. You will have the option to wait, choose something of equal or lesser value, or in this case only; be issued a refund.