Middle Georgia’s First Black Woman-Owned Candle Studio

Middle Georgia’s First Black Woman-Owned Candle Studio Blends Luxury and STEM to Empower Future Innovators

Trailblazing Entrepreneurship Meets Innovation

Middle Georgia has witnessed the birth of a trailblazing enterprise, Pretty Lux Co., the region’s inaugural Black-owned and woman-owned candle-making studio.

Anikitia Abram, the visionary behind this groundbreaking venture, has seamlessly blended her passion for crafting luxurious candles with a mission to nurture educational growth in STEM.

“By integrating STEM into the art of candle and skincare production, we aim to empower our community…The result is a unique space where creativity meets education, where customers can find products that enhance their well-being while gaining insights into the science that makes them effective,” Abram told The Telegraph.

The CandleSTEM Collective: Igniting Curiosity

At the heart of Pretty Lux Co. lies the trailblazing CandleSTEM Collective, an innovative program that fuses the artistic realms of candle and skincare creation with STEM learning.

Through workshops and seminars, individuals of all ages can delve into the scientific complexities that underpin everyday products, igniting curiosity and fostering a deeper appreciation for the intersection of art and science.

“Through these initiatives, we aim to empower and inspire the next generation of Black women in STEM, emphasizing the importance of diversity in scientific and entrepreneurial fields,” Abram said.

A Commitment to Quality and Sustainability

Pretty Lux Co. demonstrates an unwavering commitment to quality and sustainability, offering 100% vegan, cruelty-free products crafted from raw, natural ingredients and high-quality materials.

Every product is meticulously handmade from scratch and hand-poured, ensuring a personalized touch and attention to detail.

“The philosophy behind our Pretty Lux Co. products is simple — clean, safe ingredients are suitable for the planet and good for your health,” the company’s website states. “That’s why we avoid complicated chemistry for simpler formulations without compromising everyday luxury.”

Empowering Future Innovators

Beyond its unique product offerings, Pretty Lux Co. has secured an opportunity to facilitate educational sessions for Spelman College’s Black Beauty STEMinist Symposia and Lab Intensive.

This collaboration underscores the studio’s commitment to empowering and inspiring the next generation of Black women in STEM, fostering a more diverse and inclusive scientific and entrepreneurial landscape.

With its trailblazing approach, Pretty Lux Co. stands as a beacon of hope, igniting the flames of curiosity, creativity, and innovation in the hearts and minds of future leaders and change-makers.