Are you a Netflix addict like many of us are? Have you ever wondered what certain Netflix series might smell like? That might seem like a weird question; but once you smell the scented candles that Zolah Philippines has to offer, it actually makes quite a bit of sense. Yes, Zolah offers scented candles that are inspired by Netflix series – and they are all readily available on Shopee!
Zolah Philippines started when a tired, lost, stressed, and confused university student needed a distraction to help her cope with her mental health and relieve her of school stress. “I’ve always wanted to start my own business,” she shares. “Zolah is like my baby – I love it so much. I love what it means. I love who I am with it. I love my customers. I love the concepts of the candles and I love the product itself.”
The owner has been into scented candles since she was in high school because she loves how scents remind her of certain people, places, and memories. Really, when it came to starting a business, it was scented candles or nothing. While watching ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, she came across a character named Zolah and decided that would be her brand name. Since Netflix and candles are two of her favorite things to do to de-stress, she combined the two to make Netflix-themed scented candles. (They have classic scents, too, though!)
To start her business, the owner chose a few of her favorite shows – two fairly recent ones (‘Bridgerton’ and ‘Crash Landing on You’) and two oldies but goodies (‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘FRIENDS’). She has been getting a lot of requests to do other shows, as well, so that is definitely something to look forward to in the future.
In terms of the scents of the candles, she shares that she chooses whatever vibes with the show. “I put myself in the characters’ shoes and try to imagine myself being in that setting,” she explains. “I ask myself, ‘What would I smell?’ Then I try and curate the scents.”
Zolah puts a lot of thought into each candle – from the creation to the brainstorming – to provide a unique experience. It’s not just about what the owner wants. They actually listen to feedback and requests, and try to apply them as much as possible.
Zolah uses natural ingredients – soy wax that is handpoured with love – and sources everything from small local businesses, including their wax, floral decorations, jars, labels, thank you cards, and packaging. However, it is also more than that. These scented candles are versatile. You can use them as part of your self-care routine (which is their main goal), as a part of your home decorations, or just as lighting. They also make for fun presents for Netflix fanatics!
Additionally, Zolah prides itself on the friendships that they build with their customers. Within the past few months, they have received many uplifting and supportive messages about how they were able to help people de-stress and feel better. “Honestly, I’m very grateful that my customers confide in me and open up to me,” the owner shares. “Sometimes, it’s not just about transacting and closing the deal. It’s about the process of helping them feel better and reminding them that the rainy days will be over soon.”
Zolah values their customers with their whole hearts that they even send them birthday gifts and freebies, and give them discounts. “We care about them,” the owner stresses. “We make sure they have a good time lighting our candles and we entertain any questions they have.”
Zolah proves that when you have a dream, you should fight for it with your whole heart because you’ll never know who you are or what you want to be if you don’t start. If you don’t take a step, you’ll never know if you’ll succeed or learn (not fail). They made it, and so can you!
Zolah Philippines delivers nationwide and is conveniently available on Shopee.
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