My name is Jackie. I am a Dominican candle maker who lives in Connecticut. I’ve been making candles for a few years, but it wasn’t until last year that I started working on my business full time. I am also a wife and mother to two boys, a 15-month-old and a soon to be 11 years old boy. Besides candle-making, my favorite hobby is learning about the human mind and how we can influence it to work in our favor. This lead me to study Psychology of Motivation and Sociology. I want to use the knowledge I have gained both in my personal life and my educational career to help other moms overcome their struggles.
In 2015, I read an article in the HuffPost that mentioned how harmful candles could be for our health, families, and even our pets. I went ahead and checked the candles I had been using, and guess what? Some of them contained harmful chemicals. As an avid candle lover and mother, I devoted my time to find a nontoxic candle company to replace my current collection. I wanted to find a candle company that was eco-friendly, sustainable, conscious, and inspiring, but most of all, that would cater to the complexities of a mother’s life. I could not find one, so I created Soul’s Journey Candles.
As a mother, I know what it’s like to feel burnout and to feel like you are drowning. I know what it is like to have postpartum depression. I know what it is like to do everything you can and still feel that you are not doing a good job. You are not alone. Many of us have been there too. We become so engulfed in trying to make sure that our children have everything they need. In the process, we forget about ourselves, we don’t do this purposely, but we do. We want to do the best job we possibly can. Sometimes this mindset leads us to a downward spiral that is difficult to overcome.
My mission is to help you prioritize your wellbeing to enjoy your life more intensely and guide you towards your dreams and aspirations one step at a time. You have all the tools necessary to achieve your ambitions, but you need to know how to access them. At Soul’s Journey candles, we want to accompany you on that path. It’s all about taking care of yourself first so that you can take better care of the people you love.
We aim to help you relieve stress through both the calming scents and the free self-care resources we offer. A candle’s flame showed me that no matter how big and expansive the darkness can be, a tiny spark can light up the place and steer us forward. We hope that we can help light that spark in you. Like a candle, you have a fire inside you that won’t extinguish quickly.
It may seem like a difficult path to take, but it is worth it. You are worth it. We need to take time to reconnect our mind, body & Soul, and for that, we need self-care, self-love, self-understanding, self-reflection, and self-compassion.
Because we care about you, we use the highest quality ingredients to make you feel great, and because we care about our planet, we use eco-friendly and sustainable packaging. Our aromatherapy candles are made with three simple ingredients; 100% premium soy wax, cotton and paper threaded wicks, and top-quality clean scents. Our candles are hand-poured at our home in Danbury, CT.
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