We're so glad you stopped by! Ascent Soy Candles is a small-batch, woman-owned business based in New England, where our natural soy candles are hand-poured. We use only the best, all-natural ingredients inside of each and every one of our candles. Our mission is to make the world a little brighter each time one of our natural soy candles is lit. We support this mission by using 100% pure soy wax to give our customers a longer, healthier burn. In addition, we use blends of natural botanical and essential oils instead of artificial fragrances riddled with chemicals.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
As a young child, Nina always took a strong affinity to the arts. Throughout her younger years, she primarily studied the performing arts where she specialized in dancing and singing. When it came time to go off to college she attended her first-choice, Carnegie Mellon University, for a year and a half. Here, she studied Drama with a concentration in Music Theatre. Unfortunately, that dream did not play out as she had hoped, and she took some time away from school to rediscover her passions. In that time, she worked part-time for MAC Cosmetics, all while she
ran her own successful makeup artistry business in Pittsburgh, cross-promoting with local hair designers, photographers and models. Because of her flair for entrepreneurship, when she decided to go back to college she chose to study Marketing and receive her Bachelors from Chatham University.
Our company was founded in November of 2012 when Nina was just one month away from graduating. She was looking for affordable holiday gift ideas for family and friends, as well as a creative outlet. Ascent Soy Candles became her passion project and personal art therapy, which helped her to heal from her past and rise above. The name "Ascent"comes from her own personal journey toward inner-ascension and happiness. She hopes to be able to offer that to all of her customers and supporters, if only in the form of a small, soy wax candle that she made.