Hi! I'm Tyra, the one responsible for creating Virago Candle Studio. I started making candles because I love candles (maybe a little too much). I've always associated candles with stability and safety, especially during times in my life when things weren't.
That love for candles grew as I got older, so much that my friends brought them as gifts to my bachelorette party instead of your traditional bachelorette gifts. After moving to Dallas in April 2019 with my amazing wife Darline and our three fur babies, I was looking for a new hobby and a way to save money. Darline bought me a candle making kit and from that first pour I fell in love with candle making.
We moved back to St. Louis in March 2020, right as COVID-19 was leading to state and county lockdowns and although I was planning to get my small candle business going prior to our out-of-state move, the whole staying at home thing really motivated me and allowed me to give it my all. In April 2020 ,I officially opened up shop and never looked back! I've been committed to creating candles that will provide a form of self-love and care for you ever since and don't plan on stopping any time soon.
Other than making candles, I love to spend time with my wife and our three pets, true crime, tequila and watching the same TV shows over and over again!
I'm so glad that you are here on this journey with me. Thank you so much for your support and confidence in my small business. I'm truly grateful.