One of the great things about candles is that their fragrances can take you back to a different time or place, and bring about certain emotions.
This is exactly what you will experience when you step into Lit & Co. on State Street in Boise. There are more than 90 different fragrances with everything from Huckleberry, to Sage Brush, to Gingerbread Cookie.
Kristen Jackson owns Lit & Co. She started making candles in her house and was selling them on Etsy and at different local markets. Fast forward four years, and now she has a store after taking a huge leap in leaving her full-time job.
The candles are all natural soy candles. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on their containers. There are standard glass containers and there are also recycled wine bottle containers, among several others to choose from.
Jackson is really proud of the fact that her candle shop offers her customers a truly unique and personal experience. You can make your own candle at the fragrance bar by mixing up to three different scents. Depending on the size candle you make, it takes at least 90 minutes for the candle to set. Then, it's time to pick it up and enjoy!
If you have a group of people who would like to make a candle, Jackson does ask that you call ahead. You can also rent the event room right next door for anything from bridal showers to business meetings. Jackson says her customers get creative and sometimes host events like "Candle and Yoga" where they make candles then have a yoga class in the event room.
Lit & Co. is located at 3019 W. State Street in Boise. The phone number is (208) 994-1041. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lit & Co. is closed on Mondays.