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Amanda McClure

Manda panda's soy wax candles

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​Hi! My name is Amanda, "Manda Panda" to my friends and family. I'm a Durhamite born, a Tar Heel bred, and currently work at UNC Hospital as a nurse. 

In 2015 I bought my first soy wax candle making kit to make as Mother's day gift. I fell in love with the process and it became the perfect hobby to help me unwind from my long days at work. 

In 2016, my father was diagnosed with lung cancer and quickly we began to become very cautious of the candles we were burning around him. It was with his diagnosis that it became a no-brainer to only make natural, non-toxic soy wax candles. During treatment my dad started helping me with the candles and it's become an amazing adventure for us together.

What began as a gift quickly turned into a passion. I am proud to be a local, female-owned small business. Manda Panda's offers unique soy wax candles, coconut oil bath bombs and sugar scrubs with permanent and seasonal scents designed to elevate the senses and bring you relaxation. 

Each product is infused with my own special touch, including herbs from my garden, salt rims, glitter, seashells and more. I hope you enjoy them!​