sad girl story

the idea of sad girl scents was born one late night in July of 2020.

I (self-proclaimed ‘sad girl’) found myself unemployed for the first time in my eight-year career - and it unfortunately had to happen in the middle of a pandemic, too.

last year, I broke up with my boyfriend of ten years.

four years before that, I lost my mom to cancer.

without a job, without a partner, without a mom - to rely on, I was at a loss on what to do next. traveling is a no go. retail therapy is only for rich people or those with steady incomes. meeting up with friends is a health risk.

I spent months paralyzed from my anxiety while I dealt with all the feelings I have not healed from. most nights, in order to help me relax, I light up a scented candle from my huge candle stash in the dark or mix essential oils for my diffuser. it led me to making my own scented candles as a way to pass time and to achieve the scents I preferred.

while I’m still not happy nor fully healed, what I do have are candles. lots of candles. and you can have them too.