NaturalAnnie Essentials is a lifestyle brand. We create tropical inspired home fragrances with a feel-good vibe! Our non-toxic natural soy candles fill your home with vibrant scents, lift your mood and make you want to escape to a tropical place.
NaturalAnnie Essentials is a black woman owned and family operated business. All products are made in our Bridgeport, Connecticut studio to ensure the highest quality and effectiveness. Annie is heavily influenced by her Jamaican culture and has mastered the ability to use scents to transport others to a tropical place.
THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND
When Annie's first daughter was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, she turned to natural remedies to help her after she had a severe skin breakout due to a number of surgeries. Annie was born and raised on the beautiful island of Jamaica with her grandparents where it was the norm to use herbs and oils for medicinal purposes, so when she got undesirable results from prescribed medications, she turned to her roots for a remedy. Her blends of essential oils, herbs, and natural butters were what finally got her daughter some relief. Annie's passion and knowledge grew and so she later decided to channel them into developing this unique brand...and so NaturalAnnie Essentials burst into life!
The company started in 2015 in Annie's kitchen with a line of skincare products. In a short time she was selling in over 60 independent stores across the USA and Canada.
In 2016 Annie introduced soy candles to the product line as they were in high demands by her customers. She realized the potentials – a trending market for candles, an established brand in adjacent products, and a strong customer base to generate new sales. The candles were introduced to her already excited and loyal customers and soon they were a hit!
Short months after, her soy candles became 80% of the products she realized she was making. At that time she had to make the hard decision to pause production of the skin care products and moved forward with soy candles. Today NaturalAnnie Essentials is popularly know for it highly fragrant soy candles.
At NaturalAnnie Essentials our passion is creating premium scented soy candles that are safe for you and your entire family. Our candles are scented with a mix of essential oils & oil blends that are 100% vegan, 100% eco-friendly. The oils are never diluted, so each has a strong concentrated aroma that doesn't disappear when burned in a candle.
Our candles are hand-poured into a beautiful reusable amber glass container with a gold metal lid. Made with all-natural soy wax and ECO wicks which are free from lead and zinc.
The candle bar is an extension of the NaturalAnnie Essentials brand. Our “Sip & Pour” operation allows guests to come into our studio to gather, create new experiences, and learn the art of candle making in a relaxed atmosphere. At our Sip & Pour events our goal is simply to give you a space to make candles, sip wine, socialize and have fun!