I am Audrey and I welcome you to Tulivu Candle Co. I am so happy you are here! Your presence means the most to me and I can't wait for you to love Tulivu candles and wax melts as much as I do. I am a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Post graduation, I had no clue what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to continue my post-college life doing something I loved and could continue to grow within.
Candle making easily became a passion. When wanting to create this business, I was looking for something that was different. But aren't we all? When I picture having a candle lit and near, I think of the perfect Hallmark movie; the feeling of peace, calm, and tranquility.
My business name was where I knew I had to start. It would lead me to every decision I made and continue to make as the future unfolds. How would I name my business that I could live by and be proud of? That was easy. I wanted it to be named after an adventure that has already positively impacted my life forever. In June of 2019, I embarked on a trip I didn't know would impact me so much. I left the United States at the young age of 20, all alone, to head to Kenya. I volunteered at a women's empowerment nonprofit called Positive Life Kenya, where I learned, listened, and helped women and children who are affected by HIV/AIDS. My time in Kenya was the most freeing, eye opening journey I have taken thus far. It made me appreciate where I am from but I never appreciated anything more than the moments I spent in Kenya. Coming from a country that has everything, I never felt so whole than being somewhere that has so little. Coming back to the US, I knew I wasn't the same, just like Tulivu candles and wax melts. I strive for difference and uniqueness.
Tulivu Candle Co. has become so close to my heart and essential in my life. I hope it does the same for you! Let me live my passion by creating something special for you to bring within your home or gift to your loved ones!