About us

I was born in Bogota, Colombia, and emigrated to the US as a teenager.  I worked in the travel industry in New York City.  I married Joe, my husband, in 2000, and relocated to Wilmington, NC.  Today, I'm pleased to say that we're the proud parents of 3 amazing boys.    

I have always been inspired by handcrafted art.  In early 2021, I decided to dedicate myself to doing something that I would enjoy.  I love candles (who doesn't?) so, I started doing research on candle making and learning all that I could.  I soon found out that all candles are not created equal and not all are good for our health. I learned some waxes are highly toxic while others are non-toxic and better for the environment. 

Agua Viva  translates to "living water."  The name is inspired by my native country, Colombia, a country known for it's natural beauty.

At Agua Viva, we strive to create our products in the most natural way possible.  We use 100% soy wax produced from US grown soy beans.  We also use fragrance oils that are infused with essential oils that are free from carcinogens, phthalates, and parabens.  

We strive to use sustainable and environmentally friendly materials.  Every candle is 100% handmade in our home in NC. Our candles are handcrafted one by one and poured in small batches.  

We want the fragrance of our candles to deliver beauty, relaxation, and a beautiful ambiance to your home.