Welcome! I am so glad you are here!
A little bit about me -I grew up in rural Minnesota and now reside in the suburbs with my husband, Sergio and my dog, Kona. I served nine years in the Minnesota National Guard and worked as a paralegal for a few years. I was taught how to crochet by my grandmother at age 13 and have been crocheting ever since! Shortly after arriving home from my second tour from the Middle East in 2019, I began my candle making venture as a hobby. Soon, I began giving candles that I made to friends and family as gifts. ReCoopMN was born!
About ReCoopMN - I am proud to say that most materials I use are made in the USA! Each candle and wax melt are made and hand poured in my home in Minnesota. All of the candles are eco-friendly, made from 100% American soy wax, cotton wicks, and hand poured into mason jars. Each scent is tested by me to ensure you are getting a high quality candle and the most out of your purchase. I hand stamp and label each jar. Each crochet item you see is also crocheted by me. A lot of love and care goes into all of my products. :)
How did ReCoopMN get its name?Great question! "Re" is used for reuse and repurpose. There are so so many items that are thrown away these days. I enjoy finding new life to old items. "Coop" is inspired by the initial vision of this small business to be operated out of a retired chicken coop off my great-grandparent's old farm. And "MN" is obviously in the name because that is were this small business was inspired! And I have lived my whole life in Minnesota!