My first interview cant wait to share it
Today we’d like to introduce you to Julia Watson.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I’ve always been a bit of a homebody. I love to be social but there is something about being in a clean cozy house with candles going and good music being in my own little world that’s always made me happy. And to me a candle has always been a part of Those good days.
I made my first candle in 2003 on a history field trip to historic settlement town and my job with candle maker, I just thought it was so cool it was simple and took time but it was also artistic and relaxing and that was my first taste.
I made my first set in 2016 and gave them to my friends as gifts but definitely needed to gain more education and experience (gotta love supportive friend) the candles were not the best but the feeling that it gave me was still the same as the first time I made them in 2003.
During 2020 we all had a lot more time on our hands and lots of time at home and one thing that always made home was how it smelled. So while I was quarantined with my mom In Las Vegas, I told her I wanted to open a candle boutique and she was like go for it my parents have always been super supportive and that definitely gave me confidence but I was still scared we were in the middle of a worldwide pandemic and I was furlough with no job but I trusted that God would lead the way and I always believe that faith is seen In action and not In words. So I went for it. And Some Goof JuJu LLC was born June 6, 2020 and launch June 26th.
I started to buy selling some of my favorite candles from still some of my favorite companies and then in September, I launch my signature collection my first candle being 56th street a dedication Candle to my Grandparents and family that’s still my favorite and a fan favorite.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
No, it’s not always been a smooth road but I don’t regret anything. I understand that it’s all a part of the journey. The part that takes the longest any anyone who creates a product will tell you is formulation and making sure that your vision comes to life and that you give everything you promise your clients. So testing just for my first collection took four months and then finding suppliers during a pandemic was not easy there was a shortage in my industry but the key is knowing how to pivot.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Some Good Juju LLC?
Some Good Juju is a candle and lifestyle e-boutique that makes candles for the Enthusiast.
Here at “Good JuJu” I have curated handcrafted, unique aromas experience made with a proprietary coconut wax blend. All aromas are carcinogens and phthalate-free oils that are unique, sophisticated, and created using refined fragrance oils + pure essential oils sourced worldwide. The oils are created by master perfumers for a luxury candle experience like no other.
We are known for our unique blends like our 56th Street candle and Sweetness taboo.
We offer wholesale and private labeling along with custom sent blends for our candles along with wax melts and body products and herbal tea’s.
Sent has always been my closest grab on memories. From 56th Street, which reminds me of my grandparents’ home or P.T.O, that lets me know you don’t have to leave to getaway. Each candle has a story, an experience, or an aspiration that I have had. I hope that these candles are part of your new scent playlist for your adventures and memorable moments in your life. I believe candles can set any vibe with the right scent.
I want readers to know that Some Good Juju is always about uplifting your space and mood we want to be a part of your scent playlist.
Can you talk to us a bit about happiness and what makes you happy?
Besides creating, my family and friends. I have been truly blessed to have such a support system I thank God daily that I’ve been able to have that and it gives me the confidence to follow dreams and passions.
- Candles are 25-28
- Teas 10-12
- Body products 20-25
- Wax melts 5-10
- Email: Julia@somegoodjuju.co
- Website: www.somegoodjuju.co
- Instagram: Somegoodjuju_
- Facebook: Some good juju
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