Nicki, the founder and owner of Wick and Bear.

my why

Wick + bear was born out of a deeply personal journey for me as a new mom navigating the uncharted waters of motherhood while settling into a new city. In the midst of the joys and challenges that come with being a parent, I found myself searching for a sense of fulfillment that transcended the everyday routine. Candles became my solace, offering a quiet escape from the whirlwind of change and uncertainty. Even though I was hours from my hometown, I could transport myself there through nostalgic scents. When my first son was about 6 months old, I decided to start sourcing supplies to make my own candles that still offered the same ritualistic experience for me, but with clean ingredients that I could feel good about bringing into my home. The local community responded in an overwhelming way, and since then I’ve been able to leave my corporate job and pursue my passion full-time.

Wick + bear is named after my son Logan James who we call our Logie bear.

my mission

My mission is to kindle moments of serenity and connection through the art of scent, crafting scented rituals that elevate the everyday. I believe in the power of fragrance to transform spaces and lives, and I am dedicated to curating exceptional, clean ingredients to create candles that bring joy, comfort, and mindfulness to your world. 

The Lumberjack candle arranged with greenery.

our ingredients

Our products are free from paraffins, phthalates, parabens, lead, dyes, stabilizers, and UV inhibiters. Our candles contain only natural soy wax, a cotton wick, and scented oils (both essential and/or fragrance). They're lightly scented, so they won't overpower you or cause headaches.

We hope you love them as much as we do. 

  • Paraffin Free

  • Phthalates Free

  • Paraben Free

  • Lead & Dye Free

  • UV Inhibitor Free