One young man’s school project has given him the opportunity to start a business of his own. When 18-year-old Hector Trejo was tasked with developing a product to be presented at the 2014 Corozal Junior College Business Expo, he decided to create something unique to his San Pedro community that would also be in high demand in the business market.
Wick-Ed Candles-1After much trial and error he came up with the idea to create a line of tropical candles. With the help of his family and sponsor, Karen Brodie, this aspiring entrepreneur founded Wick-Ed Candles. Wick-Ed is a line of unique, environmentally friendly and luxurious scented candles, and since the Expo, held on April 11th, Hector has sold about 92 candles! Quite impressive for a first time business owner!

Just what is that makes Wick-Ed Candles so unique? Well the candles are made of 100% soybean wax and are environmentally friendly. Each candle is hand crafted and takes about half an hour to prepare. To add that island touch, the candles come in a coconut shell, with a sea shell for a pedestal. They come in a variety of ‘Wick-Ed’ scents including Brazilian Sweet Orange, Clean Cotton, Butter Run, Cinnamon Bun, Coconut Cream, Midnight Jasmine, and Vanilla Cream. All are utterly heavenly!

Hector, an art lover, is happy to have the opportunity to be a young entrepreneur and is looking forward to expanding his line. “It was a challenge initially, but one that I enjoyed. The most rewarding part for me is that people enjoy the product and scents. No matter what the future holds for Wick-Ed Candles, I’m glad I had this opportunity to express myself in my products,” said Hector. We wish him much success in his endeavor, and encourage everyone to get a candle of their very own.
Wick-Ed Candles-3Contact Hector at 624-7896 to buy you first (of many Wick-Ed Candles) and to learn more, email [email protected] or visit his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wickedcandlesbelize.

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The youngest member of the My Beautiful Belize family, Janelle loves traveling and experiencing new cultures both within and across the border of Belize. She particularly enjoys history and is an avid Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance reader. What she lacks in stature, Janelle has (and even surpasses) in spirit for adventure. She is willing to try pretty much anything, from daring jumps to new eats. Janelle lives her life according to Mae West quote “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”


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