Long Beach, CA

“I’ve always loved candles and lip balms so my interest was piqued when I had a need for creative therapy brought on by the major life change of adulthood and my interest in knowing EXACTLY what was in the products I was using.”

Upon graduating with a degree in fashion marketing, Kristina landed a job with one of the top shoe companies in the world. Dream come true, right? Well, not quite. Kristina decided she needed to make a few changes, so she began perusing one of her old loves – making her own candles and lip balms. She makes everything by hand, in small batches, and most importantly, all organically. So, no, it’s not the top-floor career her college degree dictates – but she (and her customers) couldn’t be happier. Plus, the candles smell darn good. Did we mention that?