Our journey began as a bold idea and turned into a life-changing commitment.
My name is Karla ("Kay" for short), and I am the face behind HaciendAroma Candle Co.
I started this adventure when the world was introduced to COVID-19. I wish there were a more charming story behind it, but this is it. After living groundhogs day(s) of my 9-5 job, I knew the glass ceiling needed to be broken. I searched for years and finally found my purpose, and that was to create a business with the sole purpose of creating unique custom pieces and giving back to those in need, and I am. Why a candle, you might ask? We all love a good scent, perfect for setting the mood and necessary when electricity isn't an option. I became obsessed with learning what goes into a candle and how to make them burn better, cleaner, and longer. Our goal is to create unique candles utilizing only the highest quality components keeping our ecosystem pledge in mind. A lot goes into making candles; never given them the value it deserves until now!
I am a wife, student, creator, adventurer, and mother to several livestock animals (horses, goats, roosters, dogs, rabbits, and a Pepa the pig). They are definitely a lot of work and require plenty of patience, but I love it all. The dirty clothes, muddy boots, and dusty face, but once, I walk in the house, is a different story. A lot of cleaning to do, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I love spending time with my family; my parents are my backbone (the best), my sister my conscious (haha), and my husband my heart (awww). I love to travel, so far Fiji has been the most memorable adventure for me. I am grateful, passionate, and purposeful.
We donate a portion of our sales to IRC (International Rescue Committee - $1 per candle sold and matching the total at the end of the year). The more we grow, the more we can give to those in need.