Zuzu Candle Co. was born from our love for quality candles, entrepreneurship, and passion to inspire each other. Our love story begins 7 years ago, at a chance meeting between our neighboring apartment buildings. Our kids were the same age (6 yrs old at the time), and became fast friends. Through many years of friendship (& eventually working together in the same company!) we were transformed into a bond neither of us expected. As with all relationships, times can be hard yet so rewarding at the same time. We support each other, encourage each other, and lift each other up. This is what life is all about. After many years of living our single parent lives, we were engaged in December 2016.
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." ~Harry Burns
(When Harry Met Sally)
At my soon-to-be husbands encouragement, I began making my own candles because I was having a difficult time finding awesome smelling candles that lasted for longer than a few hours. After much trial & error, I had the science pretty much down. We decided it would be a nice personal touch to make our own candle wedding favors. We created personalized labels and made a nice fall scent for our September 2017 wedding. The candles were a huge hit with our guests!
That's when we decided to start our little business. It's been a wonderful learning experience, not only connecting with our customers, but also gaining valuable e-commerce skills. It inspires us, and it inspires our kids to pursue their passion and not be afraid to try something new.
Be the Inspiration... Be the Light
Erika & Mo