Mike and Alfred, co-owners of WaxForged, are both passionate and dedicated engineers. So, where did the interest in wax melts come from? Well interestingly, it stemmed from none other than the fantasy role-playing game of Dungeons and Dragons! The very beginnings of WaxForged can be best described by Co-Owner Mike Carroll:
“The idea behind WaxForged came about when my coworker Alfred and I noticed how much my girlfriend and Alfred’s wife were paying for candles - a product we see them buy so often. We were amazed that a jar of wax with a finite lifetime could be so expensive. As engineers we began to rethink how the traditional candle industry operates. Our first thought was, “What if we could design and create 3-dimensional candles with wicks coming out of different features?” Being the Dungeons and Dragons fan that I am, my brain immediately jumped to a Beholder with a wick coming out each eye. The thought was that (self-proclaimed) nerds like me would appreciate such a unique and cool product.”
From here, Mike and Alfred set out to “re-imagine candles” and create their very own wax melt company, WaxForged. WaxForged creates unique 3D wax melt designs at an affordable price compared to most traditional candle companies. WaxForged became a reality when Mike and Alfred purchased a 3D printer and tested their idea. Through much trial and error, they successfully created a process that begins with 3D printing the piece then setting it in a silicone mold to produce wax melts with astounding detail. It is Mike and Alfred’s goal to design and craft 3D wax melts for everyone and every occasion.