"It's never just been about making candles, it's about telling a story"
After returning from a trip to Italy and Bali the summer of 2013 I started making candles in my kitchen. I started because I wanted to give my friends and family a piece of my travels. I also knew I could do better than the mainstream candle. I knew I could create something beautiful, that smelled amazing, without chemicals, and made by hand.
To me it's never just been about making candles, it's about telling a story through scent. Over the last 5 years I have fallen in love with perfumery and fragrance blending and our brand has grow to include not only one of a kind fragrances but customizable fragrances for our clients.
Our Logo - Shop Bisby is one part Okie, one part Moroccan, and lot's of parts nomad. My family and I spend our summers in my husband's home town of Marrakech, Morocco, were many scents, ideas, and big ideas for Shop Bisby are planned. "The hand" is actually an ancient cultural symbol brought to our brand by Chris Castro who drew this logo by hand. The Moroccan Khamsa represents the hand of Fatima and its purpose is to ward off the evil eye and ladies and gentleman who doesn't need a little of that!? There is a little more of a love story involved for those who care to read more.
All candles are poured, mixed and packaged by hand in our Oklahoma studio. We use natural soy wax, a blend of essential oils + fragrance oil, and a lead-free cotton wick.
What makes us unique ? We blend all our fragrances in house ( which you'd be shocked to find out is not the norm). We take hours to find the perfect combination to tell the story we want to convey. We then spend more hours testing and tweaking our fragrances. Our commitment to amazing products shows in out work.
One the eave of my first child I knew I needed someone amazing to step in while I was out. Abby, has been all that and MORE she is an ALL STAR. Helping take Shop Bisby to new heights, she heads up our manufacturing, online orders, and scent research and development. You will often find Abby in the office with her headphones on rocking out to NPR podcasts as she pours candles.