While many people took to binge-watching Netlix during quarantine, Kandace Florence was busy starting her own small business. She is now the successful owner of Glo Through It, a company that creates candles with inspirational messages that smell incredible. And, as of today, you can now purchase some of these awesome candles on iHeartRaves.com!
We sat down with Kandace to ask her some questions about Glo Through It's background and to learn more about her company! Check out the Q&A below.
What gave you the inspiration behind Glo Through It and when did you get started?
They always say artists are most creative when heartbroken and this was exactly what happened for me. Like many during Covid-19 quarantine, I started a new hobby. I started making batches of candles to keep myself busy in my small studio apartment. Isolation made me wonder if anyone else was battling a hard time alone. I would always write down quotes or words of affirmation to keep my spirit up. When I received so much great feedback from my candles I decided to pair my positive words with different scents. The whole line came together organically for me and I launched right away in June 2020. I wanted to spread love and positivity during this rough time to anyone who might need it.
Glo Through It is such a cute name! Is there any story behind it?
I wanted to change the narrative around “going through it” like its a bad thing. We all go through shit in life so I took back my power. This may be a rough patch in my life, but I’m going to love on myself, shine my light and Glo Through It.
What’s been the most rewarding and most challenging part of owning your own business?
The most rewarding part has been the genuine love and support from strangers! I am so happy that so many people can resonate with the overall message of self growth and wanting to feel and be better. The most challenging part has been how fast I’ve grown! I wasn’t expecting to sell out my first launch so I found myself struggling to keep up with orders for a few weeks, but it’s an awesome challenge to have first starting out!
What advice would you give yourself 5 years ago?
5 years ago I was 21, and if I could I would have a full on conference with myself to get my shit together. I would tell myself to stop being scared, save your money & ditch the boy. I would also tell myself that my creativity would open doors for me, so nurture it and explore every path life gives you with confidence and grace.
Do you have any tips for other small business owners?
My only advice would be to really understand why you want to go into business. When you know you purpose everything else feels like a bonus!
What’s your favorite Glo Through It product and why?
My favorite product is definitely the Self Care Essentials 4oz candle tin! It was the first product that I created and I am in love with the scent! It has notes of jasmine, lime and lemongrass with beautiful chrysanthemums and lemongrass on top. This candle reflects what the whole brand is about. The tope label says “Self Care: Doing the things that make you feel more like yourself”. The flower tins are so pretty I sometimes feel bad burning them.
Link us to your social media channels!
You can find Glo Through It on instagram @glothroughit or glothroughit.com