It all started when…

I discovered how hard our bodies have to work to process all the synthetic materials in traditionally scented candles. I couldn't bear give up the romance of an open flame in my own life, so I endeavored to find a better way and in doing so, designed a better product.

The Carnes&Co. product line MOONSTRUCK, was born with all-natural candles, designed from essential oils for each equinox and solstice with a special Eclipse blend to promote clear communications. This creamy blend of organic coconut and American-grown soy wax is hand-poured by a candle artisan in Virginia, for you, with love.

When we saw what was possible, we couldn't stop there. The line grew to include a range handmade spa products and custom laser-cut combs by Cut With Light. Between ingredient sourcing, production, design and delivery, the line supports four small business, three of them local and three of them woman-owned.

See more photos by @L/A Flicks from the March 7, 2018 launch party hosted by HEIST DC, and shop the MOONSTRUCK line.

PRivate label:

Wise owl club

The Wise Owl Club, a barber shop located in Adams Morgan, reached out to request a private label line of products. Working closely with their staff, a proprietary beard balm, and two beard oils were designed especially with Wise Owl Club’s customers in mind. You can shop Balm No. 1, Oil No. 1, and Oil No. 2 when you visit Wise Owl Club for your next haircut, and if you’d a private label of your own, simply reach out!