About Wally's Natural
After their youngest son struggled with ear problems and traditional medical remedies had been exhausted with little effect, the Sheppard’s tried holistic candling, a relaxing massage technique for the ears. With success the Sheppard’s decided that they wanted to share this practice with others, and Wally’s Natural Products Inc. was born. Wally’s Natural Products Inc. established its roots in Russ and Terese Sheppard’s Auburn, California home in 1991. Using only premium Bees and Paraffin wax, unbleached cotton muslin and an array of all-natural essential oils, Wally’s Natural Products Inc. soon became the talk of the Natural Products Industry. Through effective advertising and popularity with our customers, Terese and Russ were able to increase production capacity and began to plan for future growth. Their four children’s contribution was instrumental to the success of this thriving 3 generation family business. Working together as only a tight knit family unit can, the Sheppard’s created a positive reputation for the company, of consistently high quality standards and excellent customer service.
In 1997 Wally’s received hundreds of orders from GNC, Wild Oats and Whole Food Markets. Expansion began, a solar powered building was purchased, and with hard work and consistently high customer service, sales had far surpassed annual projections by 2006. Wally’s continued to add specialized products for healthy ear care. Today Wally’s products are now being sold in more than 14,000 retail outlets throughout the United States and abroad. With the addition of new products, Wally’s continues to grow in popularity as an innovative leader in the Natural Products Industry
Wally’s Natural has always been a family run organization who cares deeply for its employees. We strive to make Wally’s a fun, productive, and nurturing environment. We honor the diversity, talents and strength of our dedicated family of employees. Our staff of candle makers, quality control inspectors, administrative assistants, customer support representatives, and web developers, all contributes to the pleasant friendly atmosphere. From the beginning Wally’s has strived to hire friendly personable people that believe in providing our customers with the best service and product possible. Teamwork and synergy provide the most effective means of achieving our mission.
Wally’s Natural is proud to remain the #1 hollow candle manufacturer in America. Wally’s was the first to introduce picture illustrated instructions. We have pioneered the industry by fulfilling our promise of providing the highest quality candles to our customers. Wally’s also prides itself in being the only hollow candle company to develop a wax infusion technique that blends the wax and oils directly into the unbleached cotton muslin. This produces a much more consistent burn and ensures that the fragrances do not dissipate from the time the candle is made to the time it captivates your senses.
The Sheppard’s believe very strongly in giving back to both the local and foreign communities by donating money and other gifts to help others build a better future. This year Wally’s is celebrating 20 years of leadership and innovation, providing the world with Health and Well-Being thru contributions and donations to charitable worthwhile organizations. After all, Generosity is good Karma.
Wally’s also believes in trying to leaving this planet in better shape than we received it. We strive to be sensitive to the conservation of Earth’s resources. We honor nature, and continue to implement Eco-friendly practices, such as 100% solar-powered facilities, green manufacturing, recyclable packaging and sourcing that supports organic agriculture. In 1997 Wally’s purchased their solar powered facility which also takes advantage of sky lights throughout the facility and reduces energy costs even further. Even our packaging is 100% recyclable and produced on 100% virgin SBS paper that is made from trees that are grown in a sustainable forest and when one of the trees is cut down for paper there are two planted in its place. Even the ink on our packaging is able to be put into the same waste stream as vegetable or water based products because they are environmentally friendly. Wally’s makes every effort to care for the earth while producing the highest quality product possible.
Wally’s is your absolute best choice for quality hollow candles. We take pride in every single hand crafted candle we produce. Living up to our motto of “Quality, Without Compromise”, all of our candles are manufactured in a quality controlled environment that eliminates environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapors. Each candle is also subjected to a strict 3 point inspection at every stage of production to eliminate any defects or inconsistency. Our oils and wipes are also put thru similar quality control processes to ensure that we are providing the safest most consistent product possible to our customers. After all, we wouldn’t have the success that we do without the support of our family, our friends, and most importantly our customers. For that we thank you.