Cold Spring Apothecary (CSA) is a health and beauty company in New York State’s Hudson Valley. There, owner Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman uses healing botanicals and herbs in hair, body, and home products that are as healthful as they are beautiful. W & Co Design Director, Larissa Fatseas recently attended Stacey’s first candle-making workshop. Here are some of Stacey’s thoughts on its success.
What was the greatest inspiration for hosting this workshop? We’re always teaching customers about our products, and we get a lot of questions about how we make our candles. Drawing from that, we thought it’d be great to bring our customers into the process. It brings us closer to the consumer and they see our standards.
It’s a way to reach the community on a personal level, too. Someone who’s not familiar with our products comes in with a friend and then becomes a long-term customer. And then we get to see what people are into and what fragrances they love, which helps us keep in touch with our community and their wants.