Celebrate the soothing breeze of summer, cozy nights on the patio and the great outdoors with Terradomi Candle Co’s signature scents.
It was a couple years ago, in early 2019, that Andreea Apostol started making candles as a hobby and it quickly became a passion.
Upon learning that most mainstream candles are made from toxic materials, Andreea made it her mission to combat this environmental issue by turning her hobby into a business.
“I decided to turn it into a business upon realizing that candles sold in big box stores are made with paraffin wax (a petroleum-based wax), which happens to be toxic to us as well as the environment,” said Andreea. “So my dream was to build a beautiful, luxurious candle company that is also good for the home and the environment.”
Andreea pours that passion and love for Planet Earth into all of her candles.
Made from soy wax and all natural ingredients fragrances and essential oils, her candles are poured into ceramic vessels – meant to be repurposed in the home, or tin containers which can be forever recycled.
Along with caring for our collective home (Planet Earth), Andreaa hopes that Terradomi’s gentle fragrances will bring more enjoyment to our daily rituals.
What inspired the name ‘Terradomi’?
Terradomi comes from “Terra” which in Latin means planet Earth and “Domi” which means Home. I wanted the name to showcase our commitment to planet Earth as a collective home as well as caring for our own homes.
What’s the main mission and vision behind Terradomi?
My mission with Terradomi is to create luxurious soy candles for your home while remaining mindful of our environmental impact. From the raw materials to the packaging, I aim to constantly find better ways to care for our collective home, Planet Earth.
Describe the process involved in making your candles and creating the perfect scents?
All of our candles are hand poured by me in small batches to ensure optimal quality. The journey of creating the perfect scent always starts with memories from growing up on a beautiful farm in Romania and those special times connecting with Mother Earth. Another major source of inspiration are unforgettable moments from all over the world through my travels. Each scent has meaning and is intentional.
Do you have any favourite scents?
Each and every one of the scents that I have launched have so much meaning to me, however an all-time favourite has been “Peace Lives Within” candle, which is lavender, sage & patchouli as it’s my go to candle for meditation and before bedtime, it’s a great candle to light when you want to unwind.
What do you enjoy most about being a small business owner/entrepreneur?
I love the fact that every day is a learning opportunity. Owning your own business means growth every single day, you are put in a position to constantly think outside the box, learn how to grow and expand and also how you can contribute and make a meaningful impact in the world. Another favourite aspect of owning a small business is connecting to an amazing network of entrepreneurs in Canada, which has been so inspiring and rewarding.
Future plans for Terradomi?
Yes! Lots of exciting things coming in the near future! Think 3 wick candles, room sprays and reed diffusers! My dream is for Terradomi to become the ultimate destination for all things home fragrance.