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French Bulldog Sleigh Ride

There is never a dull moment living with bullheaded rescues and a husband!  Life is such a gas that I must share our laughable moments through my creations.  Knotty Or Spice candles are so much more than just scented soy candles.  They are pieces of my Bulldogs’ personalities and my heart and hyperactive mind.  Unlike many candle shops, I create my own scent combinations, hand-drawn labels and candle names.  The beauty and fun are in the creative process.  Mother Nature and life provide enough inspiration for all of us to be unique.


Welcome to my one-woman, Bulldog Smother shop.  I run all aspects of Knotty Or Spice® on my own, so it means everything to me that you love your purchase.  With three rescued French Bulldogs snorting and farting by my side in the mountains, I create each candle by hand with love, lead and zinc free cotton and paper wicks and USA grown soybeans.  Toxin-free and vegan-friendly fragrant soy wax is carefully hand-poured in reusable and recyclable containers.  Phthalate-free fragrance oils are infused with essential oils for a premium experience safe for the planet, animals and you.

- Jessica (Smother)

French Bulldog Bromance


Piper was a donut-obsessed, one-eyed English Bulldog who could barely walk a block.  She battled cancer, heart disease, hip dysplasia, and arthritis.  Piper took 8 years of being mistreated and unwanted and blossomed into an internationally collected artist who puts smiles on faces and helps rescue dogs, even after her passing.  Knotty Or Spice sparked from Piper’s naughty and spicy personality and ability to light up any room.  She never let any of her health issues prevent her from getting to a donut or making a difference.  Piper reminds us that we all have the strength to inspire, create and be good at something when given love and encouragement.  If it weren’t for Piper, I would have never established Rags To Royals® Rescue or saved other special needs Bulldogs in her honor.  I certainly wouldn’t have all of the inspiration for the silly candles, like Bulldog Fart Clouds®!

Piper The Painting Bulldog
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