By Zenobia Reed, The Drum Contributing Writer
If you’ve ever smelled a homemade pie and thought, “I can smell that all day,” then you would love the candle collection created by The Alchemist Table in Baton Rouge. These candles are warm, creative and flavorful accents in any atmosphere.
Created by Kenyata Fountain, all candles uniquely smell and look like a drink or dessert. The Unwine Collection is a collection of candles that look like alcoholic beverages. The Old Fashion candle is scented with bourbon and vanilla. Coffee candles are light and dark roast and there’s even the affogato candle with Amaretto, vanilla, espresso, autumn spices. Dessert candles include fruit pies, frappuccino crumble cake and Nana’s Pecan Pie.
“Ironically people started gravitating to me and expressing their problems, so I made Epsom salt, candles, teas and bath bombs for them for free,” said Fountain. “One Day a co-worker wanted to Cashapp me and gave me $200 and told me to start my business. Therefore, The Alchemist Table was founded August 1, 2020 with the help of my parents and brother as financial partners. Our mission is to take a holistic approach to help balance, relax, and purify the body.
“We offer a variety of alternative health products that treat you, not your condition. We believe that you are not living your best life possible, unless your mind and body are completely healthy. Our goal is to provide bath bombs, shower steamers, Epsom salt, and yoni steam to heal the body naturally without relying on industrially produced pharmaceuticals. Our candles are designed to be used during personal moments (bathroom, table settings for date night, spiritual healing and as ancestral gifts).”
After a request on social media, The Drum caught up with the candlemakers and scent creators from The Alchemist Table to learn more.
Who are The Alchemist Table owners and candlemakers?
The Alchemist Table is headed by Kenyata Fountain with partners Kesley Ebbs and Karey Ebbs. Fountain is the company’s candlemaker. She also started the Black Market Pop-up Shop in Baton Rouge.
A computer scientist by trade, Fountain is the information technology manager at The Baton Rouge Metro Airport with 10 years of experience. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Southern University and a Masters degree in information security and assurance from Capella University. She is also a certified mediation teacher, Yoni Steam tech, chakra healer, and herbalist. Kesley Ebbs is the herbalist and owner of Growing Futures LLC in Minnesota. Karey Ebbs handles distribution and Cara Ebbs manages corporate finances.
Are there any memories connected to the scent?
Every scent and candle all came in my dreams after deep meditation. All scents are designed to spark one’s own memory. Meaning, because my candles smell like the dessert and or pie and replicate the exact look. They’re made for one to smile and think of moments in their life with their friends/family and re-live and celebrate a moment or remembrance of someone who may have passed away.
These candles are to celebrate the past, present and future. It’s not just the scent it’s the aesthetic as well. Personally, my candles are tributes to my guardians, my family members, and to celebrate our legacies.
Are there any benefits of the signature scent?
Custom candles and our personal care products — bath bombs, salts, Yoni steams, and CBD products — have scents to help with different chakras.
Where can we buy these candles?
All products are at www.thealchemisttable.com and shops can purchase wholesale.
Any other information to share about your candles?
All our scents are unique because the wax we use is gel wax or a mixture with paraffin wax. I learned a lot of people are allergic to soy wax and can’t enjoy a candle. Also, as an alchemist, it’s easy for me to manipulate these waxes to [make them] look and smell delicious. A typical soy candle can burn out in less than a day and is a cheaper alternative. Our gel candles (depending on the candle) can last 30 hours or more and you don’t even have to burn one to smell the candle. I have sold candles internationally (Italy and France) and can be found at several shops throughout the US.
ONLINE: Visit @the_alchemist_table on Instagram, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for custom candles.