Not only did they turn a passion project into a business, launcing JAÉ Candles and Co., they donated a portion of their Spring 2021 proceeds to Team Zoey
Three Essex County middle school students leaned into this creativity in Spring of 2020 when the pandemic forced the world to follow stay-at-home orders.
Between sessions of virtual learning, the trio started making candles. Though a new experience, they quickly realized how much they loved spending time with each other and creating wax batches.
While over 54% of Americans turned to cooking during the pandemic and 16 million new Netflix registrations have kept others occupied, some people became entrepreneurs. Jada Bednar, Ellie Ghingo, and Ava Tsettos, seventh graders, turned a newfound hobby into a rapidly growing small business, JAÉ Candles LLC.
Our candles are hand-designed and poured in small batches out of our New Jersey homes. Each candle is made with all-natural soy wax and cotton wicks to ensure low smoke and a smooth clean burn. Our scented soy candles captivate the senses and enhance any space they are placed in.