Hello! My name is Kayla. I, along with my husband, Flynn, and our cat, Dahlia, own and operate this wonderful company called Verbena Boutique.
The seed for Verbena Boutique was first planted in 1998 when the movie Practical Magic was released. In that movie, Sally Owens (Sandra Bullock) opens a ‘botanical’ shop after a tragic accident. She names that shop Verbena. I’m not entirely sure what she sells and they never actually discuss it, with the exception of a rather awkward scene involving a customer asking where exactly he needed to rub his ‘ointment’.
Attached to that film are so many wonderful memories filled with music, magic, and most importantly, love. Practical Magic is the film that my mother and I watch every year for Halloween. While not always together physically, we are together in our hearts. Cheesy I know.
Anyways, fast forward 20 years, I thought, “Hey, I love aromatherapy and candles, why don’t I open a candle shop?”. That thought lead me down the torturous journey of naming said shop, when I had an ‘ah ha’ moment which landed me on Verbena…something. It was perfect. I would be naming it after something that reminds me of some of the best times in my life. Of course in this day and age every name under the sun has been taken for various usages, so I needed to be creative. I finally decided on Verbena Boutique because I knew I wanted to do something more than just candles…and I was right. Yay past me!
The idea quickly grew into something I didn’t expect; creating less toxic products and teaching people how to live a less toxic life. I was inspired! Since I really didn’t know the first thing about using less toxic ingredients and products, my education began. I started researching the most natural candle waxes, the most natural ways of cleaning your kitchen surfaces, etc. I now know enough about Prop 65 that it really annoys my friends.
My goal for Verbena Boutique is to supply you with the best products for you and your home. I will always be 100% transparent with you about the ingredients I use. If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc, please do not hesitate to reach out via email or via the contact form.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me, and more importantly, Verbena Boutique.