Candles handmade at a Westborough home are now sold in one of the rotary’s newest shops.
Westborough Wicks held its soft opening Sunday at 6 East Main St. A grand opening is planned for noon to 5 p.m. this Sunday.
Residents Sandy and Mark Dekoschak opened the shop. Mark, a software developer, worked for a small candle company for about four years, starting during his late teens, Sandy said Sunday.
“It really is quite an art form. There’s a lot behind the scenes that people don’t know,” she said.
“He really wanted to do something different, and something that was ours, and something that we could help in terms of brand it more local within Westborough.”
The couple now makes more than 50 scents and aromas at its Westborough home, “all hand done,” said Sandy, who still works primarily marketing/advertising.
“We hand pour every single candle. It’s made from soy wax, so they’re very eco-friendly. They’re cleaner for the air. They burn a little longer,” she said.
The candles come in several styles among three collections: classic; essential oils, and pure beeswax.
The essential oils have “a healing quality” that’s “kind of like aroma therapy,” Sandy said.
Pure beeswax, meanwhile, is “very good for people that have allergies, because it cleans and purifies the air, the scent is very, very mild,” she said.
Westborough Wicks also offers a variety of other items, some handmade. The offerings include fabric bags made with soy-based ink and 100 percent cotton, Sandy said.
“Basically, what we’re trying to do is have a theme of eco-friendly and handmade stuff,” she said.