ALICIA GUIDRY WINDSTEIN
Alicia Guidry Windstein Owner, Southern Lights Candles
Alicia Guidry Windstein, is a life-long resident of St. Charles Parish and a graduate of Destrehan High School. Her creative flair, discipline and commitment to high quality contributed to provide the opportunity to fulfill her dream of opening her own candle business. Through the support of her husband, children and parents it has become a family affair. Her experience obtained over the years and her personal love of candles has resulted in a luxury fragrance line, exclusive and strongly scented, presented in beautiful and unique containers that capture the elegance and charm of the south.
Southern Lights Candles expanded as we started sharing our candles with friends and family. Social Media created another big push which created more interest in the candles. The growth of the candle line was fast and enormous. This growth provided opportunities to increase the Southern Lights line to include wax melts, room and linen sprays, and their compliment line of organic goats’ milk decorative soaps which are known for their skin healing and moisturizing benefits.
Private labeling is also available and Southern Lights has created exclusive candles for several local New Orleans restaurants and Spa’s.
The candles are blended, poured and packaged by hand in Destrehan, Louisiana. Southern Lights uses the highest quality soy blend wax, premium Phthalate Free fragrances and wicks specially designed to burn clean and produce a maximized burn time.
As a firm believer of giving back, Southern Lights has offered and provided products for a fundraiser for a local family which helped pay some of their medical bills. Since then the company has helped dance teams, school bands, sports teams, school drama departments, the local Animal Shelter and the Police department with the same support.
Southern Lights candles can be found in boutiques throughout the state of Louisiana and we have recently expanded to Mississippi and Arkansas. They can also be purchased on the website, www.southernlightscandles.net