Connect
To Top

Check Out Shadeena Dawkins’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shadeena Dawkins.

Hi Shadeena, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
CaJe’s Organics started in September 2020. It started out as what was supposed to be an experiment for body butters on the skin, then I decided to order the candle makers kit and see what the process would be like. I ended up loving how creative I could be when I was mixing the different fragrance oils to create a scent. Then I went further and decided to order some jars, some wax, some wicks and see how it would have went. The process was not as simple as it seemed because working with different wicks and different waxes had different outcomes. Nevertheless, I turned it into a business, adding hair growth oil, body scrubs & our famous foaming Facewash. We recently added wax warmers and soy wax melts to our candle line & we are consistently working on adding new products and new candles scents to our business…

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The Candle making Process has not been a smooth one. We had experience, supplies shortages during the pandemic, some errors that were a loss during the process were due to poor temperature pouring techniques, wick stability issues, incorrect fragrance load, melting pool issues and wick compatibility. Making Candles require a lot of patience and I enjoy working to perfect the candles if a batch were not properly done.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am Mom with two girls, ages two and six years old. Recently Graduated from Marymount California University with a Double Major Bachelors degree in Biology and Psychology. In my field of work, I am Certified Nursing Attendant. I love what I do, and I aspire to go further advancing into the field of geriatrics.

I am most proud of the Goals that I set aside and accomplished thus far. I migrated from jamaica 15 years ago and I am proud of myself for creating a change in my family in terms of being the first to attend college, having kids and still advancing through. Changing the narrative and creating a different pathway for myself. I am proud of where this journey is currently because there was a point, I had no idea that I would get this far.

What sets me apart from others is my ambition, my persistence, my resilience and tirelessly working to create a legacy for my children to have and remember me by. I have a heart of gold and is willing to help someone in need.

Before we go, is there anything else you can share with us?
Cajes mission is to create the perfect ambiance around the environment through calming scents. Our Candles are created to uplift the mood in the room or space. Imagine coming home from work, a long exhausting day. Lighting one of our Candles and running warm bath water infused with epsome salt to take the stress away would be an ideal way to end the evening. Cajes Candles and Organics would love to set the mood for you.

Pricing:

  • 4oz jars are $7.00
  • 12oz jars are $14.00
  • 16oz jars are $18.00

Contact Info:

Suggest a Story: VoyageLA is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in local stories