My Story

When the whole world stopped, my whole world was just about to begin!  My sole focus, and greatest opportunity was to turn my candle making hobby into a candle making business.  I had no idea where it was going to go but it was my only option so I jumped in with both feet + fingers crossed. 

As a single mom of 2, who lost my salary job due to the pandemic - that 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. Ultimately the creation of Bode+Ev was born, and it all started with an open mind, the loss of my job and a candle!

The beautiful branding “BE.” was derived from the first letter of each one of my children’s names - Boden & Eviana. My birds are very special, as they represent each of them!   After 20+ years of making hand poured, natural soy wax + coconut oil scented candle, they have now brought on a whole new meaning and a whole new life for me + my family.  They are housed in 100% recycled glass containers with an all-cotton wick.  All oils used are of the highest quality, clean + free from toxins and questionable ingredients! These beauties are completely environment friendly, cruelty free + fill your home with unforgettable, clean fragrance.

Shortly after BE.CANDLES was launched, I just had to keep going!  My love of nature, pampering products, and the environment, blended with my creative vision, passion, and dream, had all inspired me to expand my candle line, with the addition of NATURAL+UNIQUE+CRUELTY FREE face, hair, baby, bath + body collections.  After extensive research I found an incredible lab where all of our Bode+Ev products are formulated.  All lines consist of high-quality products made for us by: Certified Cosmetic Formulators + Licensed Aestheticians with natural + organic formulations that are sustainably sourced organic ingredients.  They are Eco-Friendly - Leaping Bunny Certified [Cruelty Free]- Not on Amazon and Made in the USA.

Here at Bode + Ev we believe that it is essential to not only to feel good physically, but mentally and spiritually as well.  We have been working with several other woman owned, small businesses that share the same handmade, eco-friendly, all natural, clean-living, feel-good values as us to support them and bring to you.  What and amazing journey it has been thus far, and I am just getting started!

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! - Tracey