About Us

Hi! My name is Maria and I have been blessed by God as the owner of two amazing businesses, 23Scents and Maria’s Crafty Hands. I have a beautiful family that support me at all times.  The number 23 has a lot of significance for me. It is my birthday, it is the number of my favorite basketball player, Michael Jordan, the number I played sports with throughout all my life, the year I decided to launch 23scents, and the most significant of all, was the day I gave my life to God which was on January 23,1993. Growing up, I was all about sports and had zero creative vibes. My first attempt at candle-making was a few years before Covid-19.  But I put it on hold since I felt it was not the right time for me.  But turns out, God’s timing told me, "Now's the time to go for it!" You’ve heard the saying, “If you love what you do, then it is not work.”. This is totally true for me.  Every time I work on any of my products it feels like therapy instead of work.  It is fun and super relaxing.

When it came to picking ingredients for my products, I ensured to work with eco-friendly ingredients.  Due to health issues, I wanted to make sure that what I chose was going to be safe for me and as importantly to my customers. So, I went all-natural from top to bottom, using natural ingredients for everything, from the wax to the fragrance oils. That means lead-free cotton or all-natural wood wicks and fragrance oils without any phthalates. Plus, the wax is gluten-free, toxin-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free. 

I'm proud to offer not just eco-friendly products but also ones that burn longer and better while providing exceptional fragrances that linger long as well.

Thank you for being a part of my journey!