Excellent home fragrance options in wax tarts, numerous exciting bath and body products (I have heard rave reviews of her exfoliating shave whip), and a range of epicurian delights (the spicy onion dip was delicious on tacos in the Johnson home), Streetman Company Store continues to offer up quality products in ever broadening choices. Heather Streetman and her husband, Tony, work hard to bring something different to the wax community. Heather sweetly obliged me to ask her some questions.
1. How long have you worked with wax?
I started working with wax around 2002 making pillar candles that custom fit home decor. Vanilla candles were made in blue, white, burgundy, etc., to fit any room in the home. I only had ten scents to choose from at the time. It was fun because people would send me pictures of their curtains or walls to try to match. Back then pictures weren't what they are now! The business went well for a year or so until I made a life change and moved onto something else.
2. What are your favorite scents for your own home?
I am a bakery and spice girl and have a love for fireside types. Apples and cinnamon, fireside, toasted marshmallow, vanilla, pumpkin. I love it all!
3. What is your vision for Streetman Company Store?
I hope to one day have a brick and mortar store that not only features our products, but handmade products from other small businesses.
4. What Streetman seasonings get used most frequently in your home?
Super Salt! Super Salt is used on pretty much everything in our home. This is a tough one because I really do use them all quite frequently. I make pasta with the Sweet Basil Italian Seasonings at least once a week and the Roast Beef Seasonings as well. The pizza is also a big hit in our home. Jalapeno Dip and Chicken Noodle Soup is also something I use quite often.
5. Streetman offers up an amazing sampler, do you have a subscription option?
Thank you. No, we don't have a subscription option at this time, but we hope to in the future, maybe starting off with a small subscription of three months to start.
6. What do you love most about your job?
Interacting with people is my absolute favorite part. Next to that it would be choosing scents and making blends. I love to be creative and it is so much fun when a blend you create is a success. As far as the seasonings goes- testing is my favorite part!
7. What aspect of your job is your least favorite?
Labeling. I have always had a love/hate relationship that eventually turned to a great dislike for it. With the new products, labeling isn't as bad for me as it was in the past.
8. What is your best selling scent(s)?
Top five? 'Nilla & Pumpkin, Bomb Pop, Vanilla Coffee Cone, Orange Caramel Sauce, and Toasted.
9. How do you splurge on yourself?
I am a big fan of scouting out great deals at flea markets, garage sales, online sales, etc. I love the thrill of the hunt and finding that perfect piece and bringing it home.
10. Please rank your Top 3 TV shows or books:
This is so hard for me because I don't really do much of either any more. I love Snapped, Kitchen Inferno, and for a book Cats Cradle.
11. Anything special coming at Streetman Company Store for the holidays?
Unfortunately, not this year, but there are ideas written down for next year.
12. Is there anything you "fangirl" over?
No, not really. Does jewelry count? :-D
13. Do you have a favorite personal fragrance you like to wear?
I do! I love Angel and have been wearing it for years. I also am a huge fan of vanilla and have worn vanilla scents for years, well, since high school. I have been called a Sugar Cookie more than once. I nearly called my candle company Sugar Cookie's.
14. Do you have any holiday traditions in your family?
Christmas Eve pajamas is our tradition. I love picking out "this year's" pj's and get excited when it's time for the kids to open them. Even though they're all teens, it's still fun for me.
I do hope you try Streetman Company Store out soon. I have greatly enjoyed the products I have ordered from them and I am plotting an order for the New Year. What is your favorite Streetman product?