This week's #RadVibeSpotlight of the Week is Alexandria Blanche from Andie & Co. Candles. Check out why below!
Tell us your story. Why did you get started with Andie & Co. Candles?
Since I was a kid, I've always been more creative, and I've always loved learning how to make everyday things. Almost a year ago, I started researching candles and how to make them, thinking I would make them as gifts for friends and family. I love candles - my home was filled with different scents and styles. At the time, I was living with roommates who would test all of my different scents and give me their feedback. After talking to them about how many toxins are released in paraffin candles and problems that can create for people and pets, I started thinking that my candles could be better, for people, pets, and the environment. I decided to start Andie & Co. as a way to provide a good candle, with ingredients that support other local businesses and won't harm you or your pets.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give someone who wants to be more mindful of their environmental impact?
I would say just to be mindful of your small daily choices, like not running the water while you're brushing your teeth. Research companies more to see what, if any, sustainability practices they have, and support them wherever you can. Little things add up over time, and while you may not realize how you're making a difference, if we all are more mindful, we can make a huge impact together.
Leave us with your favorite inspiring quote:
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Where can we find you?
Social Media Links: Instagram @andieco.candles