Snubble Tubble is a phrase my younger siblings and I made up to torment each other when we were growing up in southern Louisiana. Basically, the words rhymed with trouble, so it made complete sense to us. We would usually repeat the phrase over and over again, loudly, as we stood next to our siblings, not touching them…you know, acting like you’re going to poke your sibling in the arm or head while yelling that you’re not touching them. Wow, we were annoying! So, that’s where the name started…
I started making candles about fifteen years ago. I raised my daughter on my own, so there have been many lean years in our lives. During those times, candles were a luxury. If I wanted to burn a wonderful smelling candle, I was going to have to figure out how to make them. Plus, I love giving gifts, and most people love candles. Well, ignorance really is bliss! I had no idea what I was getting into when I started buying ingredients and testing products. What began as a neat little idea to have a nice smelling home and gifts to give at holiday time, turned into a ‘double-dog dare you’ challenge to make a candle good enough that I would spend my hard-earned money on it. Yes, it was really just me challenging me…
Here we are, fifteen years and countless versions of my candles later… I was living in Midland, Texas, when the pandemic started and had just been given my walking papers from the Fortune 500 company where I was employed. Our company was purchased by another company, and the buyer’s management was kind enough to inform me that they didn’t need an expert with my years of experience and network, they’d rather pay for the mistakes of a rookie. I thought to myself, “screw it!”, it’s time I do something I truly enjoy. I figure that if I work as hard for myself as I did for someone else, I can’t lose…right? I sure hope that’s the case, ‘cause I just took a huge leap of faith.
I am so exited to make candles for you. Scents have always triggered memories for me, most of them in a good way… My candle names and scents are inspired by my time growing up in New Iberia, Louisiana, serving in the US Navy, my years living in Oklahoma, Texas and a few others here and there. I have been so blessed to cross paths with and get to know some of the most wonderful, intelligent, hard-working, fun, creative, bat-shit crazy and loving people. I try to stay connected in some way to as many of them as possible. I hope to connect with all of you through the stories of my life, my family, my friends and so on…If you talk to anyone who knows me or my family, they’ll tell you WE HAVE STORIES…some are funny, nostalgic, silly and relatable and some are just sweet memories. It hasn’t always been popular, but I tend to live my life out loud… I’m hoping it pays off this time.
I have high expectations for any candle I purchase, so I used those standards to make Snubble Tubble Candles. My candles are made with a soy wax blend that I have spent a great deal of time creating and fine-tuning to ensure a good, long burn. I use high-quality, highly concentrated fragrance oils to ensure a great cold and hot scent throw. I’ve broken so many candles over the years, that I decided to try out metal tins…they are shatter-resistant (they shouldn’t break at all but given the times we live in, I am cautious to not speak in absolutes) and lighter to ship than most glass candles…and the wide-mouth makes it easier to cut your wicks and relight. I also make candles in glass containers, and I hope to have something for everyone to purchase and enjoy.
ALL SNUBBLE TUBBLE CANDLE PRODUCTS ARE PERSONALLY MADE BY ME.
I hope you enjoy Snubble Tubble Candles. If you’ve gotten this far on the page, I thank you for taking the time to read and checking out Snubble Tubble Candles.
Founder & Chief Candle Officer
Alexandra Klingler, MHA, MLS
Daughter, Chief Labeler, Avid Candle Burner
Katie & Abe Purugganan
Chief Cheerleaders & Avid Candle Purchasers