We had the good fortune of connecting with Candi Brooks and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Candi, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process in starting a business was, how do I better serve the community. I am aware of my needs. I personally need to continuously relax, renew, and revive. How can I bring the joy of self-care to others? We choose to focus on the benefits of aroma therapy & Holistic body care because everyone has their own path towards pushing through the ups & downs of life. The mission of Blessed & Kech is the give the community the encouragement to push through the now and LIVE BEYOND!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Blessed + Kech LLC is an organic bath & body product, artisan candles and custom gifts provider. We manufacture our products with care & love and ethical source all of raw materials. As in life, the path is not always nice. We work tirelessly promote our message of self-care to the world. We are local to Houston and extremely grateful for my business partner Jay “Mr. Blessed” that always knows how to put situations in prospective. We don’t focus on competition at Blessed + Kech, the focus on LOVE. Luckily others feel the same way. Our LIVE NOIR LUSH tribe continuously support us and provide the inspiration we need to keep going.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Houston is such a diversity city, when my friends come to town I love to highlight that we have so much to offer. My itinerary would start at coordinating a picnic at Avenida Houston with at meal prepared by Local Chef Edwin Henderson, Next art exhibit at Bisong Art Gallery, and end the night enjoying the skyline at St. Arnold Brewery. The best quality of Houston life is that you can enjoy yourself without the pressure of fitting in.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shout out Anika Jackson, PR for all was supporting our brand. When I met her and her business partner at the time Shannah, I immediately appreciated that they provided an outlet for philanthropies, entrepreneurs, & creatives to engage and connect. I strongly believe in integrity in business. Because of that relationship my brand was able to collaborate with numerous like-minded business owners and gave the support system I needed. There are not many organizations that share their successful business models and promote inclusivity. Being a part of Social Graces Social Club, I grew personally and redefined how I wanted to grow my business. I am thankful to have had a seat for table & continually work to build my own.

Website: www.blessedandkech.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blessed_and_kech/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blessedandkech

Image Credits
Ryan Baker

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