There is never a dull moment living with a bullheaded husband and three bullheaded rescue dogs!  Life is such a gas with them that I must share our laughable moments through my creations. Knotty Or Spice® candles are so much more than just scented candles.  They are pieces of my Bulldogs’ personalities and my heart and hyperactive mind.  Unlike a lot of candle shops, I create my own scent combinations, hand-drawn labels and candle names.  I don’t understand the desire to take the easy route and copy other people’s creations or pour one fragrance oil straight from the bottle.  To me, the beauty and fun are in the creative process.  Mother Nature and life provide enough inspiration for all of us to be unique.


I’m passionate about animals and cruelty-free products.  I use vegan, natural and nontoxic soy wax grown by USA farmers.  I combine phthalate-free fragrance and essential oils.  Paraffin wax is petroleum-based and emits harmful vapors.  Bees are an endangered species now.  They have to work incredibly hard just to produce one pound of beeswax.  Humans would suffer devastation without bees. Our crops cannot survive without them.  Therefore, soy wax is a no-brainer for me.


Soy Wax Candles

- Clean-burning toxin-free vegan soy wax

- Eco-friendly lead + zinc free cotton + paper wicks

- Premium nontoxic + phthalate-free fragrance + essential oils

- Unique, one-of-a-kind branding + scents

To Recycle + Reuse Jars:

Break up solid wax

Remove wick + sticker

Melt any remaining wax with a hair blowdryer

Soak jar in soapy warm water

Do NOT pour wax down the drain

Lotion & Soap

- Natural + Vegetable Bases

- Moisturizing Cocoa + Shea Butters + Olive + Coconut Oils

- Premium nontoxic + phthalate-free fragrance + essential oils

Ingredients and supplies are purchased from companies that do NOT test on animals.

Legal Disclaimer: The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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™!