My Story

WHO AM I?

I am a single mom of 2, who lost my salary job due to the pandemic - this left me asking myself, what is my passion and how do I support my children?  With no time to waste, I quickly pivoted + adapted to doing what I value and love. The creation of Bode+Ev was born.  This "silver lining" has made me the happiest + strongest I've ever been...and it all started with an open mind, the loss of my job and a candle!

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

In the early 90’s, my sister and I started a small candle making business, named Sisters Candles, we’d sell to friends and at festivals in and around Atlanta. As life happened, we went our separate ways, but I continued to make candles on the side for extra money. Fast forward to 2020 when the whole world stopped, my whole world was just about to begin! My sole focus, and greatest opportunity was to revamp my candle business, and then some. I reached out to a friend to help me with my branding, and within days, my “BE.CANDLES” label was created, and they took off!!! The beautiful branding “BE.” was derived from the first letter of each one of my children’s names - Boden & Eviana. The birds are very special, as they represent each of them! After 20+ years, these hand poured, natural soy wax / coconut oil scented candle, now reside in various containers, of different sizes, with a cotton wick. All oils used are of the highest quality, free from toxins and questionable ingredients! These beauties are completely environment friendly and topped off with 100% recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds. Plant her and watch her grow!!

JUST THE BEGINNING

With my newfound success, my love of nature, pampering products and the environment, blended with my creative vision, passion, and dream, have all inspired me to expand my candle line, with the addition of natural, unique + eco-friendly Face, Bath + Body products*. All lines consist of high-quality products with sustainably sourced ingredients and customized by you!  Simply select your favorite scent to create your own personal body care line. It is essential to not only to feel good physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. Each product is named using “BE” along with self-assuring, positive words to motivate, inspire or empower its new owner. All are packaged in a glass container, as with natural ingredients, it is key to protecting what is inside and is the most sustainable choice for all products, consumers, and the planet. To encompass this incredible venture, BE.CANDLES has been re-structured and was appropriately renamed, Bode+Ev.

Our birds not only represent my children, they have a powerful symbolism of peace, transformation, freedom + power.  They are an inspiration to us to aim higher and reach our goals + dreams despite the obstacles we may face along the way. For years I have been chasing my dreams and am now I am living them! Thank you for being a part of it!

WHAT WE ASPIRE TO DO FOR YOU

Bode+Ev was created with a dream and a purpose: To provide cruelty free, high quality, natural, unique & eco-friendly products* to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing through touch + encouragement + smell.

WE BELIVE

Pampering yourself is essential for your BODY + MIND + SOUL. Light a candle, enjoy a good soak & spoil yourself ~ you deserve it!

AS WE GROW

Bode+Ev is excited to continue expanding by adding more collections starting with our BABY Bath , Body + Beyond!!! I so excited for the opportunity to collaborate with such inspirational women and their small businesses! Their values + stories are just as beautiful as their handmade, eco-friendly, made in the USA + not on Amazon products, of all kinds and it's gonna BE amazing!!!

*All of our products are made for us by: Certified Cosmetic Formulators + Licensed Aestheticians - Natural + Organic Formulations - Sustainably sourced Organic Ingredients - Eco-Friendly - Leaping Bunny Certified [Cruelty Free] - Not on Amazon - Made in the USA