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Posted On: 6 September 2018 04:03 pm
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Startup of the Week: Handmade massage candles in Qatar made possible by Candeel!

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Every Thursday, ILQ features a different Qatari startup in our ‘Startup of the Week’ segment. Qatar has some of the most creative, unique, and impactful startups in the region, and we cover them all across a variety of industries in Doha—from fashion and beauty, to food and dining, health, education, and more!

This week, we're putting the spotlight on Candeel Candle—Qatar's only handmade and organic massage candle! Candeel's ingredients, vegete soy wax and organic essential oils, are guaranteed to make the most unique-looking hand-poured candle that you will ever lay your eyes on.

Candeel Candle Qatar

The founder, Aya, shares that there is a story behind every candle—which comes in 16 different varieties. "Our candles bear a name (usually an Arab city) which it represents and connects it to its ingredients at the same time. The brand also delivers our Arabian identity through its name, ingredients, and stories."

'Doha' for example, one of Candeel's best sellers, is a unique mix of saffron, cardamom and ginger which are of high importance in the spices industry in Qatar.

Sharing her pride on how Qatar was able to overcome all the setbacks that it has been through, Aya says: "People in Qatar deserves only the best. We deserve to have an organic and hand-poured candle made entirely of vegetarian soy wax and organic essential oil."

And because Candeel is made up of only the freshest ingredients, Aya is proud to say that her brainchild respects and protects the health and the environment of Qatar and its residents.

Candeel Candle Qatar

Candeel has been in the market for a year now and their proudest moment for 2018, according to Aya, was when they were chosen by the ambassador of Qatar in Russia Mr. Fahd Al Attya to participate in the recently-concluded Qatar-Russia campaign which is a part of the Qatari-Russian year of culture in Moscow, where Candeel proudly waved Qatar's flag as the the only hand-poured candle in the country.

Looking back, Aya reminisced the brief history on how she discovered the possibility of having Candeel in the local market. "The idea sparked when we couldn’t find exactly what we need, so we decided to make our own!"

After 2 years of researching, crowd sourcing, and experimenting, Candeel was born. And 2018 has brought nothing but great things for the whole team as they're starting to get relatively high brand awareness by slowly penetrating the Qatari market.

Candeel Candle Qatar

Candeel Candle comes in three different sizes to cater to everyone's needs, namely:

The Original, which is great for homes and huge candle fans.

The Travel Tin, for travelers who are always on the move.

And the Giveaway Size, for giveaways and parties. Candeel customizes giveaways candles according to its customers' needs and event. They also make signature candles for VIP orders—the team mixes as you please!

Besides the candles' scent and aesthetics, customers will also find inspirational messages in every purchase which automatically appears once the candle is melted.

Aya concluded by taking the opportunity to thank her loyal customers who have been with her since Candeel's inception. She later hinted that they might also be shipping her Qatar-made candles internationally with all the great things that 2018 has brought to the whole team.

Candeel Candle Qatar

To place an order, check out Candeel Candle's social media links and WhatsApp below!

About Candeel Candle

WhatsApp number: (+974) 5037 7701

Have you got your hands on a Candeel candle yet? If yes, what's your favorite scent? Also, what are some of your favorite startups around Doha? Comment below! And also, don’t forget to give us a like and share—it keeps us going!