I’m Loren Lewin, and I started my company Companion Candles in 2021, after many hours of quarantining with my rescue pup, Mylo. After nearly a full year of living indoors with candles burning around the clock, I began to question what was in the air I was breathing, and realized my store-bought candles did not live up to their claims, or my standards, and that most of them were filled with foreign ingredients that were not only harmful to me, but to Mylo too. I threw out my store-bought candles and started making my own: a purer, clean version; and I never looked back. I believe in living mindfully and providing products that serve multi-purposes. One of the great things about candle jars is that they can be reused to hold many things: toothbrushes, pens, makeup brushes, plants, hair ties, matches…the list goes on.
Companion Candles is more than another candle company (don’t worry, I know there are many for you to choose from out there!). Our scents are inspired by the delicate moments with your favorite companion by our side. It was important to me that this brand stood for something and had a backbone. Not only did I want to try to make the houses our animals call home safer, but I also wanted to ensure that we were able to help animals that didn’t have a home just yet. Research shows that companion animals not only provide us with unconditional love and joy but offer health benefits for both humans and pets. We strive to be a part of the movement that raises awareness about animal cruelty and abuse. This is why we donate $1 to an animal welfare organization of your choice with every candle purchased. Companion Candles
If you are thinking of building something and have not done it for whatever reason, take this as your sign to do it. You will never know unless you try and one of the worst things you can have in life is regret. I thought the only people who were going to buy my candles were my fiance and mom. We are now in stores nationally (and internationally) and launching in Macy’s this summer! The road is not easy, but it shouldn’t be. No one will believe in you more than YOU.
To me, being an entrepreneur means freedom. It means creativity. It means a long road with lots of risks. It also means I have a story to tell and if I’m good at it, I can help make the world a little bit better. Oh, and in my case, it also means getting to spend a lot of time with my dog. Companion Candles
I am excited for the road ahead; albeit unknown, and that is what makes it exciting and incredible. Companion Candles