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About Woods Creek Candles



Woods Creek is the name of a little creek that winds through my hometown of Sonora, Ca. It is a small town nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where gold was discovered back in the 1800's. I have lived in Sonora off and on since I was a young girl.

"Woods Creek Candles" started when I was living in a little Victorian house in downtown Sonora. I had moved back to be near family for the year my husband  was deployed to Afghanistan serving in the Marine Corps. I needed something to do to keep my mind busy and help pass the time. I wanted to find something I could do from home so I could be with our kids, but also bring in some extra income.

It was really important for me to find something I was passionate about. I remember looking around my house thinking "Hmmm..what could I do? What kinds of things do I love?" Realizing I had candles everywhere and was into everything that smells good. I thought "ah ha! I can learn to make candles!"

I was already unhappy with purchasing candles and wax melts that claimed to be highly scented, but when I got them home and lit them, they didn't seem to be as good as they claimed to be or used to be...

So, I set out to see if I could find a better way to make them. If anything, I figured I would make some for personal use. Nothing to lose right?!

I did a lot of research and testing.. and I mean a LOT. I believe I have found the best wax evah! It is the only wax I could find on the market that holds the highest percentage of fragrance oil per pound combining that with the most fully concentrated and true to life fragrance oils I believe are out there.

Once I felt confident in my product, I felt the need to name it after something very important to me. Something that is a part of me that I can stand behind.

Woods Creek is just that! When I was a little girl, My parents, siblings and I, were homeless for a short time and lived under the bridge along Woods Creek.To be honest, those were some of the best memories I have growing up. We didn't even know we were poor. Heck, it was some of the happiest times I ever had. We skipped rocks all day, caught crawdads, picked blackberries, mint, and splashed around while my Mom and Dad panned for gold. 

In fact, it was such a special place to our family, that when my Mother became gravely ill many years later, she requested when she passed, that her ashes were to be spread down at Woods Creek  where we all had our fondest memories. And that is exactly what we did. We still visit there every chance we get and to this day I take my own children down to play and splash around just as I did when I was little.

 The name "Woods Creek Candles" is not just a name for a product or another gimmick. It is very real place that is sentimental to me and a part of who I am today. I take a lot of pride in my products and hand pour each and every one personally to ensure high quality and attention to detail.

So take comfort in knowing, that when you light a Woods Creek Candle product. You are burning the very best.



           Amber K. Petra

           Owner/Founder of Woods Creek Candles LLC