Well HELLO there! My name is Bre and I'm the face (and product maker) of Wax and Lather. You may have found me by way of my self-care brand, Brown Girl Self-Care.
While I enjoy learning and facilitating conversations around self-care I had been feeling for a while the need to do something...well, active and different. I quit my mentally draining and depressing full time job in 2019 with the hopes of learning more about myself plus doing something that MATTERS, makes people feel good and allows me to get into a creative space.
In 2019 things came together (look at God!!!) when my daughter kicked up a coughing storm after lighting a (big brand) candle in her bedroom. That wasn't ok with me as I try to go the more natural, minimalist, "clean-ish" route for things like body care items and cleaning products.
I started reading up on what goes into mainstream candles and wasn't impressed. Toxic chemicals and iffy wax were the main results of my deep dive into how candles are created by large chains. A few weeks later I took a candle making class, started reading up on any and everything to do with creating cleaner, safer candles and started testing my heart out. I was immediately hooked and months later I decided to launch my own line.
In 2020 Wax and Lather was born! Not only do I take care of my family with cleaner products, but I do this for other people in the community as well. That's a win in my book. Thank you for allowing what Wax + Lather stands for into your homes and into your hearts. - Bre Mitchell