This week, I'm chatting with Beth Schillaci of Inner Child Home Fragrance. Her candles are a must-have for anyone that loves candles and wants to experience some truly amazing fragrances.
Does the name Inner Child Home have a special meaning?
My first business was a web development company, and while I have always been very serious about my work, I like to have fun in the process. I try to live by the Jimmy Buffett line “growing older but not up”. Taking time to play and embrace what it means to be a kid at heart has been very helpful to my creativity. I felt like Inner Child was a great way to express that even as adults we need to find the joy and play in our everyday lives to awaken that kid-like wonder and joy in us. That is the mission that drives us.
What inspired you to start your company?
It all started on a trip to Maui with my husband’s work. Thanks to the time change we were awake the first morning at 2:30 am with no hope of falling back to sleep. Everyone told us we had to check out the sunrise at Haleakala, so we jumped in our Jeep and headed out. I really had no idea what to expect, but it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I will never forget how cold it was up there and the colors that the sky turned as the sun began to rise over the clouds.
The drive down the mountain was where everything changed. The sun was out and it was getting warmer, so we had the windows down. We passed a grove of eucalyptus trees and the smell overtook us. It smelled so good, and I knew at that moment every time I smelled eucalyptus I would remember that day. I started to think what other scents reminded me of places I had traveled throughout my life. Which ones triggered a memory and made me instantly happy? At that point, the idea for Inner Child was born.
What makes your products special?
What makes our candles special is that every fragrance we have is based on a memory of someone in our family. Some come from my childhood while others are from family vacations. Each fragrance has a story tied to it and we love when customers read those stories and are instantly transported to their own memories. Sharing those stories and connecting with our customers through fragrance and memories has been one of my favorite things about running this business.
Do you have a favorite product?
That is such a hard question to answer because every fragrance holds a special place in my heart due to the memory behind it. I will say that my daughter, Julia’s favorite is Gelato all Fragile (Strawberry Gelato) because it reminds her of the strawberry gelato she had in Rome which was her favorite of our trip to visit family.
Where can we find your shop?
You can always find us online at www.innerchildhome.com. On social media, you can find us on Instagram athttps://www.instagram.com/
Thank you so much to Beth for sharing her story; now go buy some candles!