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Meet Dani Weidner of VTVWX Candles in Playa Del Rey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dani Weidner.

Dani, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
For years I had been wanting to re-create the Santeria candles you’ve probably seen at your local grocer or dollar store. I wanted to make them more designerly and beautifully scented. December of 2018 I finally took the first step towards this long time thought. I have been a Senior Designer and Creative director for years and designed everything about the candles myself.

VTVWX is made from food-grade certified coconut oil. The wax provides the cleanest burn available and is among the first sustainable wax alternatives to hit the market. VTVWX provides an amazing, clean-burning candle that exudes fragrance and is truly ecologically responsible. The purity of coconut oil allows fragrances to burn true without distortion.

Every month I pick a new charity to donate some of the income from VTVWX to.

I have also recently opened a second studio in my home state of Nebraska.

Please tell us more about your business.
A lot of our customers love the idea that they can rub the coconut oil wax on their skin and wear the scent of the candle(s). I am most proud of my designs. I love coming up with new ideas for the candles that are one of a kind. Recently I launched the Legends of Sound series and have been working on rough sketches music artists that have passed. Each sketch is hand-drawn by me.

I also do custom candles for others. One of my biggest clients is Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. I have the privilege of making a range of four different scents and designs for them. You can smell them yourself at Calamigos Ranch, Spa Calamigos, Calamigos Beach Club, and The Victorian House. They even have some for purchase in their gift shop!


  • $34 per candle

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