Our Story

Our founder, Sarjia Esha. Sarjia was born in Bangladesh and she moved to the United States with her husband in 2012 to have a better life.

Essence Wicks was founded during the pandemic in 2020. As the world changed, businesses closed, and Sarjia's school transitioned to all online, she felt her stress grow as so many of us changed our routines and as many of us began to lose hope. Sarjia works full time in health care, and she has seen first-hand the struggles but also the strength the endures amongst challenging times.

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 dream. We hope our candles allow you to take a step back, unwind, and believe that the best things are yet to come.

Joyner aims to remedy this false choice, by making the types of high-quality, sustainable products which were once the reserve of the rich available to all.

Using only renewable materials and eco-friendly manufacturing processes, our products have been specially selected for their relatively low impact on the environment. 

A Symbol of Light and Hope 🌍 🌱

Sustainably made and eco-friendly. Based in Minneapolis.