Buying local a bright idea

BUYING local means good value for money, a businesswoman says.

Magical Misty Aroma’s owner Nicole Davey said her Dubbo-based home business, which made candles, supported the local economy and created local jobs.

The Daily Liberal’s Buy Local, Buy a Local Job campaign was a great idea because it supported Dubbo businesses, she said.

“All my candles are natural soy based and I make them myself,” she said.

“The candles you buy from other stores are petroleum based which are filled with chemicals and the wax is much hotter.”

Ms Davey said her candles were chemical free, the wax can be used as hand cream and it lasted between 50 to 70 hours.

Her candles were sold at $13 for a small candle, $16 for a big one and $10 for 12 tea lights.

If they were bought elsewhere, she said, they would cost up to $60.

Personalised wedding candles were also made to order and any other candle requests could be done.

Candles were home delivered and residents could expect a big smile with her personalised service.

One of the advantages of buying local, she said, was her ability to make her candles within a few weeks.

“In the big stores they could be made 12 months prior and they don’t hold their scent,” she said.

Ms Davey encouraged Dubbo residents to shop local and support local businesses.

“We need to stick together so Dubbo can grow,” she said.

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