With a degree from Culinary Institute of American, tons of art classes and passion to explore, this hippie chick was always creating and experimenting with candles, soaps along with other art mediums. Throughout her life she moved to 15 different states! Maryland being the 15th. While living in Iowa she discovered this wonderful stuff they call soy wax! After a few more years of experimenting Diane Starkell finally launched her Soy Candle business in 2010 while living in Vermont. She will joke with you that she has been pouring candles since before the turn of the century. Throughout her life Diane learned the patience in art of creating and fearlessness in trying new things.
The soy candles being the primary focus of business are made with American grown soy wax using an eco-friendly cotton wick and premium fragrances blends, a lot of which are Diane’s own custom blends. Later came the Handcrafted Artisan Soap, Shea Butter body Lotion, Skin Safe Omni Mist that can be used as a body mist, linen or room spray, AND finally came the ever-popular Bug Spray! All packaging is recyclable (the soap is wrapped in a biodegradable plastic) keeping it green to contribute to peace on this earth we share. After all – Terra Verde means Green Earth in so many different languages.