About CandleTit LLC

How I Started CandleTit LLC

I started making CandleTits in 2019 as a passion project to experiment with body casting and create some fun, unique candles. It quickly evolved into something much more impactful and important. 

Since then, I've discovered countless opportunities to support people across the gender spectrum in celebrating the beauty of our diverse bodies in various states. By transforming a common household object into a work of art that uncovers something so taboo, CandleTits provide curious souls the opportunity to explore breast diversity through an everyday object, respectfully and without judgement.

The CandleTits available for purchase come from a variety of real bodies, whose owners were willing to donate their custom molds. With every mold added to the collection, I am better able to showcase and celebrate breast diversity across the gender spectrum.

Additionally, I offer custom CandleTit sessions for anyone, but I focus on connecting with individuals before major changes like breast surgery (mastectomy, top surgery, reduction), pregnancy and breastfeeding. I use a high quality silicone for these sessions, which allows my clients to create a wide variety of artwork with their molds for years to come, including artwork made from concrete, resin, metal and even food molds like chocolate and jello. 

 


How I Support My Communities

I founded CandleTit LLC with the mission to celebrate breast diversity across the gender spectrum with candles molded directly from real bodies and to support those undergoing breast changes, like surgery, with custom molding sessions. 

At every step in my journey of growing my small arts business, I have been careful and intentional about the impact my business makes both among my local community and environment. I source my beeswax from a local beekeeper and my paraffin wax from a local family-owned candle company, and I repurpose their recycled wax into my candles to reduce waste and because I know many people don't burn my candles but rather keep them as small sculptures. 

In addition to the body/breast positive community I've built with my business, I've built a community through partnerships with other local women in business, including my designer, lawyer, accountant, seamstress and ceramicist. As a small business owner, I see it as an opportunity and responsibility to set an example for creating a business model that establishes strong roots close to home.

 

 

 

How You Can Support My Business

Small businesses, like CandleTit, need your support more now than ever. For every dollar you spend at a small business, 67¢ stays in your community (compared to 14¢ when purchasing from big corps & online).

Keep in mind that your support doesn't have to be monetary. Share your love for CandleTit (and other small businesses) with anyone and everyone on social media, over dinner and even on your socially distant Zoom conferences! However, buying CandleTits is by far the best way to keep this quirky little artist in business.

CandleTits are great for every occasion — birthdays, anniversaries, breakups, romantic dinners, house warming gifts, sending love on a bad day or a good day, bubblebaths, starting a jobs, losing a job, recovering from surgery, opening a business, remodeling your home, celebrating breast diversity, self love, self care or even just because breasts are beautiful and these candles are fun and you love what I do and want to support my work.

 You can currently find CandleTits in the following 9 locations across the US: 

  • Raw Edge (Lincoln Square & Wicker Park in Chicago, IL)
  • Bon Femmes (Ravenswood in Chicago, IL)
  • Ourhermetica (Noble Square in Chicago, IL)
  • The Standard Goods (Naperville, IL & Capitol Hill + Ballard in Seattle, WA)
  • North Suburban (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Amano Print House (Appleton, WI)

If you're interested in wholesale, please email me, or find my wholesaler profile on Faire, Abound or Bulletin.