WHO IS ARIZONA CRAFT & CANDLE?
Hi there! My name is Kayleigh and I'm the creator and maker of all things Arizona Craft & Candle. If you're interested in how Arizona Craft & Candle came to be, read on. If not, I suggest checking out our products instead, my passion!
A little bit about myself, I was born in Chicago and raised in Tucson. It is here in Arizona where my childhood memories were made, where I got my degree (University of Arizona – Go Cats!) and where my family resides. However, my journey and love for my roots really began in the summer of 2012 when I spread my wings and left the nest. At the age of 18, I moved to Israel for five years where I studied abroad, became a citizen, served in the Israeli Air Force, and met my husband and best friend, Mordechai. The experience was nothing short of wonderful and eye-opening but the desert called me home and luckily, Mordechai was ready for another adventure.
We moved back to Arizona together in the summer of 2015. In July 2018, we were blessed with our beautiful daughter, Noa, who has changed our life in all the best ways. My passion for candle-making began shortly after her arrival as a hobby after putting her to sleep each night. I would easily lose track of time when in creation mode and took advantage of every second I had to myself after becoming a new mom.
This shortly evolved from just candles to soaps, lotions, sprays, and more. After about six months of testing out different products, I decided to take the leap of faith to share my creations with my community and based on their feedback what started as something I enjoyed for myself has turned into a dream for my little family and our future.
The creations, scents, and ingredients I choose to work with bring me back to my childhood, growing up here in the desert, as well as full circle to our present and the new memories we’re making as a family. Tucson is truly a captivatingly scenic, and peaceful place to live; I'm so excited to share all of that through my products. My mission is to provide you with a collection of Arizona scents that enable you to share in the tranquility of the desert no matter your location.