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ViVO is a lively northwest candle company that enjoys vivid scents with a touch of clever personality placed in a mixture of soy and coconut wax. We use 100% natural soy and coconut wax, both waxes are non-GMO, pesticide free and produced by USA farmers. Our tops are made by my hubby out of Oregon grown myrtle wood here in Eugene.
We love candles but knew they represented more than just a scent. As a mom of three they brought back memories on a bad day, helped me diminish the scent of pets, kids, and husbands all while creating an ambiance of a comfortable home. Coming from a very creative mother and inspired by a very supportive family, my can-do attitude kicked in and I started my chemistry experiments! After ALOT of trial and error we had a winner. My love for art and marketing was just another way for me to put my personal stamp on each creation. It was also an outlet to raise money for a program very important to us, Safe Families for Children. This program supports host families opening their homes to the children of parents in crisis due to homelessness, substance abuse, or financial strain.
So while we have a blast mixing our potions together for the next intoxicating scent or jottingn down some ridiculous poem, I knew that where my treasure is, my heart is also, and that's with my children in my home and out in the world.