Hand Poured In Tampa - Who We Are
Hippie's Homemade Candles - Est 2013

Krista at a farmers market, blackberry amber
Our Candles Are:

*100 % Soy Wax
*Plant Based
*Clean Burning
*Phthalate Free
*Preservative Free
*Hand Poured In Tampa
*Small Batch
*Cotton Wicks
*Heavily Scented
*Made With Love

Our Story

My name Is Krista, and I'm the creator of Hippie's Homemade Candles. 

People ask me all the time why I named my company this, and I'm always happy to share! I clearly am too young to claim to be a "Hippie" and I also may not look the part.

But here is my story...

My oldest brother James, nicknamed me Hippie when I was a baby.  I was born with this thick, crazy, naturally curly hair, and he must have just known I was an old soul. Even though he was 13 years older than me, we had a wonderful bond. He was a beautiful person with a beautiful heart and soul. He was an extremely talented musician who could play any instrument he picked up naturally and also a beautiful artist. He taught me so much about life, and the universe and how love is the most important thing in this world. His famous saying was, "It's All About The Love". When he passed away from cancer in 2008 I was only 22. Not only did I lose my brother, but my mentor and my friend. So this company is named in tribute to his memory. 

Hippie's Homemade Candles was started in my kitchen in 2013. At first, it was just for myself. 
I have always been a candle lover ever since I was old enough for my mother to trust me with candles. Unfortunately, we discovered I had Asthma and allergies in my teenage years, so i couldn't burn candles anymore...
 Fast forward to my Mid 20's and I found myself burning candles constantly as a massage therapist for my clients during their massages. 
And once again my asthma was becoming a problem. 

I became determined to learn how to make my own candles that would be safer for me to use and still smell great. So i got to work, did a lot of research and eventually came up with my own candle recipe. 

My candles are as natural as they can get, without losing the strong scent that we all crave in a good candle. I hand blend my oils in order to make unique fragrances that you typically won't find everywhere.

 With around 35 scents to choose from I'm sure you will find something that you will love!!!