My Story


 

Hola (hello)! I'm Lee, owner and creative director of VigorWicks Candle Co. I'm 50% Puerto Rican and 50% Black American, which makes me a proud Afro-Latina.  I was raised in the Bronx, NY and currently reside in North Carolina, going on 7yrs., now.  My creative spirit was developed, naturally, growing up in the Bronx.  I attended a Performing Arts Middle/High School and became a member of one of my City's top Drum and Bugle Corps.  That allowed me the privilege to travel a good part of the world in my teens, which granted me exposure to all types of creatives and culture. 

In my early 20s,  I discovered a passion for cooking and later attended culinary school at ICE Culinary in NYC to gain the fundamentals of this industry.  Soon after, I became a mom again and this would take a back seat, with all of my energy going into raising my baby boy. Years later, and to no surprise, my creativity would organically lead me to falling in love with all things candles from the creative process, to production, and even engulfing myself into the science behind pairing aromas harmonious to moods.  

I source out my products, making sure they're of the highest quality.  They're cruelty-free and made with 100% vegan natural soy wax, blended with premium phthalate-free fragrance and essential oils free of parabens, petroleum, and carcinogens.  The wicks are made of lead and zinc-free braided cotton, which prevents contaminants from filling your space.  To ensure quality, production is done in small batches, each blended, wicked, hand-poured, labeled, packaged, and shipped by yours truly, right in my home.

My mission is to produce a sustainable quality product, while also drawing you in with catchy scent phrases that are fun/sexy/thought provoking, and ultimately 'the sauce' for inducing nostalgia and setting moods.  All this sprinkled with passion and love!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and for supporting my small business -- I'm extremely appreciative and grateful for each sale, review, and promo!

With Love,

Lee