A symbol of light and hope.
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Our Story

Meet our founder, Sarjia Esha. Sarjia was born in Bangladesh and she moved to the United States with her family to have a better life.

Essence Wicks was founded during the pandemic in 2020. As the world changed, businesses and borders closed, and Sarjia's University transitioned to an all online learning format. She felt her stress grow as so many of us had to change our routines and adapt to a new normal. Working full-time in health-care, Sarjia has seen first-hand the struggles the pandemic has caused, but she has also the witnessed strength that endures amongst the most challenging times.

When hope seemed to be all but lost, Sarjia began making candles to feel warmth, support, and bring back comforting and familiar smells. Our scents are designed to smell like home and our mission is to bring a symbol of light and hope into your home during difficult times.

Every purchase from Essence Wicks supports a family, small business, and a dream. We hope our candles allow you to take a step back, unwind and believe that the best things are yet to come.

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Friendly reminder to share your light with the world, and to never be afraid of shining too bright. ✨ 

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Wishing you all the best in this coming year and thanking you once again for your continued support. 

We can't wait to share with you what we have in store for 2022.

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A reminder we all need sometimes. ❤️🌲
Looking forward to warming up this holiday with some of our loved ones 🥰

What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

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Because some things just make good ✨ SCENTS ✨ 🤣

Black Amber and Lavender.

✨ Top — Floral
✨Middle — French Lavender, Egyptian Amber
✨Bottom — Black Myrrh, Tonka Bean, Egyptian Musk, Sage

Available for pre-order now! Link in Bio

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You don’t want to miss our pop up at Athelta Ridgedale December 19th!

10am-2pm, all women’s owned local business. 

Give the gift of light and hope this holiday season 🕯 ✨ 

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Thanks to all who came out to support at Holiday Parcel Market!

Wishing you a blessed December full of health, happiness, and light ✨ 

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Come visit us this Saturday!

10-2pm at the Holiday Parcel Market ❄️ 

6024 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis.

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Soy wax candles sustainably poured in Minneapolis.

This Week’s Picks

Finally Getting to Wear My Favorite Sweater

Cozy up with the perfect winter scent, this one smells like home with notes of bergamot, mahogany, and light musk.

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Morning Cup of Coffee

Nothing quite like that first sip of coffee in the morning. Light this up to start your day and feel the energy it brings with notes of espresso beans, sugar, and heavy creme.

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Snow-flake candle Warmer

Add our wax melts and some drops of your favorite aroma or essential oil. Our warmer spread the light and hope throughout your home.

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Blueberry Cheese-cake

You know the taste - warm berries, heavy cream, and a dash of whip? Well know we've made it into a heavenly sweet smelling candle for you to enjoy without any calories. Enjoy.

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A Symbol of Light and Hope 🌍 🌱

Sustainably made and eco-friendly. Based in Minneapolis.