welcome to my little slice of heaven.

hi! i'm tyra, the one behind 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. candle making has now become a therapeutic process for me. it's so rewarding to create products for you and the people you love.

we moved back to st. louis in march 2020, right as the pandemic 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 you the opportunity to evoke memories, make new ones and practice self-care ever since and don't plan on stopping any time soon. 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.

tyra's pronouns are she/her.