Have you ever seen a candle that looks like a cupcake? How about a bar of soap shaped like an ice cream bar that smells like pink lemonade? If you have not, then it is a must that you check out Janay Xavier Essentials. Established in June of 2020 by Atisha Luke, this black-owned, family-owned company creates candles, lotions, soaps, and other self-care essentials made with love.
The inspiration for the production of these natural products sparked from a simple hobby. This simple hobby led to a successful online business. Now this online business has expanded into an in-store shop at Yorktown Center in Lombard. Janay Xavier Essentials is located on the first floor of Yorktown Mall. The scents from the quaint yet modern-day store lure in customers from all walks of life. Can you imagine walking into a store and smelling chocolate-scented whipped body butter? Likewise, the variety of candles, sweet-scented bath soaps, and body butters forces consumers to inhale deeply and make an immediate purchase.
The owner states that her candles are the best-selling product so far. When asked what products she recommends, she proudly says that she advises all of the products are great for use. All items are hand-made with natural resources. The owner is seeking to expand the business. She wants customers to know that all products are made from love, and there is more to come from this black-owned business.
The month of June brought about a massive amount of support for black-owned restaurants. However, there are many establishments run by people of color who need continued support to continue thriving. For example, Janay Xavier Essentials is a black-owned business with several beauty and self-care products created for all skin types. While this family-run company has only been in business for a short time, they have made huge strides towards long-term success. So let us close out this month and enter the rest of the year showing continued support for black-owned businesses. For more information on their products, follow them on social media @janayxavieressentials. You can also visit them in Yorktown Center during regular business hours.
Liz Lampkin is a Lifestyle, Love, and Relationships writer. Follow her on social media @Liz_Lampkin.