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Daily Inspiration: Meet Michael Rivers

Hi Michael, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Sex&Candle was born out of working on an event for someone else and realizing this could be a business for myself. I was preparing to make gift bags for an Lgbt organization and one of the gifts was to be a candle. I started the research on how to make a candle and very quickly realize it was intense and wasn`t very easy to do. I enjoyed it even would it being hard work. Then Covid happen and the event was cancelled leaving me with all this knowledge and always wanting to start my own business, So in March of 2020 SexandCandlesonline LLC was created. Our soy blend wax and cotton wicks burn nice and clean and eco-friendly! We wanted your experience with our Candle to give you joy and light while filling your space with beautiful aromatic notes that inspire love, sexual creativity and relaxation and this is why it’s a BEDROOM candle.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
well, it hasn`t been all smooth especially when you Failed Chemistry in school. See making a candle has a lot to do with chemistry, you have to know ounces, grams what is a fluid Once vs a dry ounce so I had to relearn all of them and to be honest I am still learning something new every day. One misconception about candle making is you melt the wax and pour an essential oil in it and add a wick, NOPE! The furthest from the truth.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am currently an FML (Family Medical Leave) CaseManager full time and right now part-time working my business which I hope to one day be doing full time.

Are there any books, apps, podcasts or blogs that help you do your best?
between YouTube and Facebook groups help me along the way.


  • $20 per handmade 8oz Bedroom candle.

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Image and web design is DaeHowerton base out of L.A

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