by Tomika Leverett
I have always been an avid candle lover. I really enjoy how the scent from the candle can destress me and cheer me up after a long and stressful day. I am an Army Veteran who suffers from PTSD, anxiety, and depression. At the start of the Pandemic last year, I was in therapy doing some mental work on myself. My day job had us shut down work in the office and work from home (we are still working from home). I live alone, with the exception of my dog, Cutie.
During a therapy session, I told my therapist that I was having a hard time being shut in my home all day everyday and was feeling my anxiety and depression trying to take over my life. She suggested I find a hobby to help distract me from the feeling of being lonely and isolated. I always wondered what goes into making a candle. So, I did a little research.
In my research, I looked up what goes into the candles of some of my favorite brands and was shocked to find out what they use. I get it, you want your cost of goods made to be a low as possible to increase your profit margin, but there are some toxic ingredients in candles that are typically purchased from a store or online from that same company. I wanted to make sure that I created products that are all natural and eco-friendly. So far, business has been good and I am just looking forward to watching the company grow!!