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Our Story

Urban Wanderlust is a one-woman business from Long Island City, New York, established  in 2017. Our highly fragrant collections are inspired by memorable moments from travel in our Founders life.

Each candle is hand poured, wicked and labeled in small batches, then tested for quality & freshness by our Founder + Artisan, Judith Rojas.

We use only the finest natural ingredients to create a clean burning experience for your household. Our products are cruelty-free, 100% vegan and fragrance oils free from all phthalates & additives. We strive to remain a sustainable brand by reusing items such as biodegradable packing peanuts for shipment, all the way to our recycled gift boxes and of course our Recycling Jar Program.

We appreciate your support as we continue to grow our small handmade business! 


Hi Friends!

It's Judith here! I'm the artisan behind Urban Wanderlust and the one who occasionally posts awkward photos of herself on Instagram (you're welcome). I wanted to tell you a little bit about myself, so here it goes... 

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York but now live in Queens with my husband, Peter and our 4yr old frenchie, Brooklyn.

Peter and I love to travel and have visited 11 countries so far, with so many more on our list to discover! Our passion to see the world actually inspired Urban Wanderlust's first candle line, The Destination CollectionWe tried capturing the scent of each place we visited in candle form as gifts for friends & family.

Growing up in a latin household meant there was always a candle burning in the distance somewhere, especially after our Sunday morning cleaning sessions, which I have my Mom to thank for that! I’ve always been crafty growing up, making things when I couldn't afford to buy them, and of course candle making was one of them.

This is why it's extremely satisfying to know that when you purchase from Urban Wanderlust you're making one person very happy, Me! Not a huge corporation, just a girl from Queens pouring wax into jars hoping you love them as much as she does. 

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