We had the good fortune of connecting with tina rocca and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi tina, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
Outsiders and customers are unaware of what goes into a candle. Although they may not give a candle much thought and purchase on impulse, they are not aware of the ingredients that go into making a candle.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I make 100% plant based, vegan, sustainable aromatherapy wellness coconut wax candles using real essential oils for the aromas. In addition to handcrafting wellness candles that are non-toxic and clean ingredients, I make plant based bath & body products. I live a plant based lifestyle and have been making healthy wellness natural, products since 1995. I am experienced and am a woman owned family business with my daughters.

What sets me apart is that I am walking the talk of how to live healthier by making cleaner product choices. I know what is in the products we make and with my knowledge of ingredients you can be sure you are getting the healthiest product possible.

Business is tough when you are honest and really using plant based essential oils and plant ingredients as they cost more money. Unfortunately, I have to compete with all the big business that say their products are natural but are not really natural.

I want the world to know that big brands grow large by cutting corners on their ingredients. They are all about profit and not really about protecting your health. People need to get educated about ingredients because ingredients matter.

Your health and wellness is in your own hands. It is important to understand what you are eating, drinking, putting on your skin and smelling.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love being outdoors and active walking/hiking. Crystal Cove near Laguna Beach is beautiful. There are many great places to walk and see nature.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Many years ago, I was inspired by the original Aveda company when it was owned by the founder Horst Rechelbacher and my aromatherapy teacher Michael Scholes. I always loved essential oils and had a gift for creating exceptional aromas using them.

I have always been interested in health and longevity. I have a degree in Kinesiology and taught fitness before I began to make natural products. My passion is helping people enhance their health and wellness.

Website: www.pureplanthome.com

Instagram: @pureplanthome

Linkedin: Tina Rocca

Facebook: Pure Plant Home

Image Credits
All Photos are taken by my daughter, Sofia Ava, who has a company called Meaningful Mantras.

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