Welcome to Lover Bear Candle Co. My name is Anna Angerman and my husband is Cody Angerman, we are the owners and makers of everything you'll find in our store.
We live in small town Alaska with our two boys and wiener dog, Mila. Our home is the most beautiful little island Wrangell, off the coast of British Columbia, located right in the middle of the largest temperate rainforest on earth, Tongass National Forest.
Our candle story all started in 2018 when we were planning our wedding. We had always had interests in scented things and loved everything that made our home smell good. But when it came time to plan and budget a wedding guest party favor, for all 150 of our guests, we came up with candles. At first we thought to buy a ready made candle and just add our own design but as we researched more, we found that this was totally something we could do ourselves. So began our first attempts at candle making! They were not pretty and some of them smelled awful but we hand made EVERY single guest their very own candle.
After our handmade party favors were finished, and our wedding was over, as a newly married couple we decided to keep making candles and try to launch a business. We both really enjoyed actually making candles, the process, step by step and the little details that make each candle special. We started out small by making everything from our stovetop double boiler and launched at a local Holiday Christmas craft fair.
Our first time selling candles was so successful, it was beyond what we could have imagined! We knew we had something special, and we knew people liked our product and scents, after 3 more craft fairs we took our candles wholesale and started selling to local stores.
From 2019-2020 we had gone from normal everyday Alaskan family, to owning and running our own small business. We sold wholesale locally and eventually started getting offers from all over the state. Next we had our candles sold in Chickadee's Gift Boutique in Wasilla, then we were in the Cellar in Sitka, next was the Party Store in Ketchikan. The list goes on and we also launched our website in the midsts of all this. We have grown our small local business to something we are truly proud of and our story is just starting, to keep up to date with our Lover Bear Crew, follow us on facebook and Instagram.