At Quaid Candles we make quality, handcrafted scent candles and diffusers.
We pride ourselves in making sure our candles and our 100ml reed diffusers are made from safe, environmentally friendly materials. All our products are 100% Vegan and animal cruelty free. Our Candles are made with 100% soy wax and a lead free cotton wick.
Quaid Candles all started in November 2017. Evan Quaid, who was only a 13 year old first year student at the time, wanted a new phone and his parents told him he had to work for it. He started off washing cars, but after watching a video online about how to make candles, he bought a small starter kit off amazon and started making candles to sell to family and friends. From there he entered his schools marketplace and won the best junior prize. After this his business teacher asked him if he would be interested in representing his school in the Local Enterprise Office Young Entrepreneur competition. After winning in limerick, he went on to represent his county in the National finals of LEO Young Entrepreneur Competition. Unfortunately he didn’t win, however, because of being entered in the competition, he had to get his products stocked in local shops and businesses.
SHANNON AIRPORT DUTY FREE
Championing Young Entrepreneurs
On the 14th of October 2018, Evan messaged Shannon Airport on Instagram asking if they would be interested in meeting with him.
What he initially thought was just going to be a 10 – 15 minute chat, turned into a 30 minute product pitch! On the 6th of December, the Shannon Airport Duty Free made their first order of Quaid Candles and they have been stocking them ever since!