Founded in 2017, Urban Wanderlust is a Latina-owned artisan company in Queens, NY.

Inspired by memorable moments in travel from our founders life, we hope to evoke your olfactory senses with adventure & wander.

Specializing in natural soy candles, perfumes + skincare, each product is lovingly handmade and tested in small batches for quality & freshness.

We use only the finest natural ingredients to create a clean & non-toxic experience that's safe for you and your household.


Judith Keriopoulos - Founder of Urban Wanderlust Candles

Judith Keriopoulos is the woman behind all things URBAN WANDERLUST.

After recent travels through Thailand & Costa Rica, Judith felt inspired to transport everyone to all of the beautiful places she had visited, and what better way to capture these memories than in a candle!

She quickly founded URBAN WANDERLUST and within 4 years UW has grown, from making a few candles over the kitchen stove to now having a dedicated candle studio.

All thanks to the love & support of each and every one of you!


candle maker studio Urban Wanderlust Founder

We are proud to say our products are 100% cruelty-free.

Our soy candles are hand poured using soy wax, which is biodegradable and manufactured from American-grown soy beans.

We use fragrance oils that are certified "clean scents" and are non-toxic, containing no carcinogens, phthalates, parabens, infertility toxins or other hazardous chemicals commonly found in other fragrance oils.

Being a mother of one, this was extremely important for Judith during the creation process.

Our skincare line of perfume oils and lip balms use natural oils such as apricot kernel, grape-seed, sweet almond, jojoba, coconut oil, castor oil and beeswax.

Our glassware is of the utmost quality, chosen for reusability and made in the USA.

We strive to remain a sustainable brand by reusing biodegradable packaging and using recycled materials where-ever possible.