My name is Estefany and I was raised in Arizona alongside two sisters (middle child here, please don’t judge). I have two beautiful children that keep up with all my candle chaos and are truly my biggest fans! Especially my daughter Isabella who helps in any way she can. I have thought about quitting but Isabella cried and told me to keep on going, like if that isn’t special idk what the fuck is.
I got into candle making in 2017. At first, it was just to try something new. I remember I bought $10 worth of candle stuff from OfferUp. Crazy right? I couldn’t even tell you the wax I used, wick types, dyes, fragrances, or anything. I made candles here and there, off and on until 2019. I really started reading, researching, watching videos, and got hooked. I have changed business names, candle names, labels, jars, wicks, I don’t even know how many times until I was finally happy with my product. All of my candle names are in Spanish with sometimes inappropriate English tag lines. I wanted to embrace my bilingual culture and incorporate both pieces of myself, my life, mi cultura. I often speak in Spanglish with my friends and family members, sometimes even with strangers lol. I just jump back and forth, hablo así, y luego cambio a inglés, so this really encapsulates me. The names, tag lines, ideas, always come from personal experiences, feelings, thoughts, and more with a sense of cultura y amor. Excuse the language though, I cuss. I like to cuss. I’ve tried to cut back but I’ve come to embrace that it’s just me with both of my Abuelas creativity. Unapologetically, yo.
And oh yeah, since our first day in business, Velitas has been offering our customers quality soy wax candles. We work tirelessly to produce funny and unique candles. Maybe you’ll relate to one, or several! Check it out and start shopping today!