Hey, I'm Jonayris! Labor & Delivery nurse by trade, creative by nature y Dominicana hasta la tambora. Apagón occured to me on a sleepless night [story of my life...I work overnights].  As is my routine, I lit a candle dique to relax--but really in desperate hopes of being 'aromatherapied' to sleep (𝐃𝐎 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐓𝐑𝐘 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐀𝐓 𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐄 𝐈𝐌 𝐀 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐄𝐃 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋). Instead, what I lit was a world of creativity in my head. The marriage between two of my favorite things: candles and the Motherland----a collab second only to 'pan con aguacate' or 'domplin con pica pica' . This is my first business venture, so if it looks like I know what I'm doing, that's just the matatana in me. I'm so excited to see how this all turns out...and how my non-ESL folks interpret all the italicized Dominicanisms essential to this brand [lol]. 

By the way, I guess I should mention that all our candles are made of 100% natural soy. I hand pour, label and package them all with lots of love in my tiny kitchen. 

Thanks for your support. May you find light in any apagón, with a little help from our velas. 




As a Dominicana, these scents were EVERYTHING. I let my parents smell them and they were in awe that such products even existed. Such an amazing idea. Also, the name Apagón is genius!


I am able to smell it through the packaging but most importantly it burns so lovely


True to scent




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