Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Turn Anything into a Candle at the New 3-Ring Traveling Apothecary

Small local businesses are the heart of any city and something that Detroit was missing for many years. Throughout the last five years we have seen a boom in small stores opening around the city and each space offers up something new and unique. The latest store to peek our interest is the 3-Ring Traveling Apothecary which just opened a few weeks ago. This unique store offers up a unique collection of items and a really cool service. They sell a variety of soy candles and will fill anything that you want turned into a candle for a very low price.

It's really cool to see all the one of a kind candles owner Monique Given has created, but it's even cooler to be able to bring in anything you want to turn into a high quality soy candle. Have a cool vase or cup that you just don't know what to do with? Drop it off to her and she will have it turned into a soy candle by the end of the day!

We reached out to Monique to learn more about the new store. Check out what she has to say and stop by soon to see the place for yourself!
HID- How did you learn how to make your own soy candles?3-Ring Traveling Apothecary- "I started making 100% Eco-soy Wax Candles and Organic bath + body products over 10 years ago, due to the fact I felt organic/Eco friendly/not tested on animal products are very important and I used so much myself I figured I should learn to make all of it and be able to offer the highest quality product to my customers! Also, knowing the person who is making your products, realizing they are passionate about quality ingredients and supporting local is paramount."

HID- How do you find all your interesting antiques?3-Ring Traveling Apothecary- "The 3~Ring Traveling Apothecary storefront is a shop full of unique and one of a kind items which have been a culmination of myself being somewhat of a bowerbird and collector of many various things since childhood. I am always on the hunt for curiosities, oddities...items with history. One can find anything here from local art-vintage toys-one of a kind jewelry-antique taxidermy and furniture and so much more! I make all the candles (and bath + body products) in house, so customers can bring in containers that they would like a candle in and I will happily fill for $1 per ounce with their choice of an amazing body safe and phthalate free scent. I always use the highest quality 100% Eco-soy and use cotton core wicks. Drop it off and I will have it ready for pick up by the end of the day! In the spring I will start distilling my own essential oils and can also work with customers to create a custom scent for candles and bath + body products."

HID- When did you open a storefront in Detroit?3-Ring Traveling Apothecary- "The storefront in the Jefferson/Chalmers neighborhood has been open less than 2 weeks. Everything you come in you will see new and different items, I also plan on having events, art openings, classes and much more, so follow either the fb or instagram accounts for announcements and upcoming events. For instance on Saturday February 11th from 12-2 p.m. Mitch O'Connell, host of The Dirty Show will be at the 3~Ring Traveling Apothecary shop doing a meet and greet in addition to a book signing of his latest book! There are also other exciting events in the works~so stay tuned!"

HID- Why did you choose to open a business in the city of Detroit? 3-Ring Traveling Apothecary- "I chose to open my shop in Detroit for many reasons...I have been showing my artwork here for the past several years and every time I came to Detroit for an opening I was overwhelmed by the people here. Everyone has always been super supportive, overwhelmingly helpful and positive. I absolutely love this city and I am excited for all the amazing things happening here...the music, the restaurants, the art! And especially what's happening here in the Eastside/Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. I certainly plan on doing events/craft shows/fairs/pop-ups whenever possible, as well as continuing to do my own artwork. I am also available for interior styling for individuals homes, offices, etc."

HID- Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?3-Ring Traveling Apothecary- "I invite all to swing by and check out the shop~I guarantee you are in for a treat! There are tons of exciting things happening here in the near future. ♡"

You can get more information about the store by visiting their Facebook here. Their hours are changing and they do attend all sorts of pop ups, so it's smart to give them a follow so that you can stay up to date on everything they do!


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