It ALL began with the immense feeling of gratitude...

Yo Soy Candle is a handmade, eco-conscious, affirmation candle company based in Portland, Oregon, owned and operated by Leslie Abrams.

 In 2010, Leslie decided to quit her full-time job and immediately left for Costa Rica to study to be a yoga instructor in the jungle! After she returned from this life altering experience Leslie was looking for a meaningful way to show her gratitude to family and friends for supporting her through some BIG life changes. She decided to explore candlemaking, and lets just say the gifts were VERY well received!

Each unique scent is paired with it's very own “I AM” statement to inspire positive mindset, empower transformation by practicing the self loving ritual of I AM. Our candles are hand poured in small batches using a creamy 100% certified kosher soy wax, natural cotton wick, essential oil and high quality fragrance blends. Our products are free of phthalates, dyes, lead, parabens and provide a long, clean, eco-friendly burn. All materials are produced and grown in the U.S and sourced through small businesses.

“Yo Soy,” a Spanish phrase meaning I AM are two empowering words that create your reality. Along Leslie’s journey as a yoga student and teacher, she realized the power and importance of setting an intention at the beginning of each day. Adding affirmations to the candles is just a natural extension of Leslie’s personality and life. She believes that we all get to choose our attitudes and perception of life every day, and affirmations can be that helpful tool to steer us in a positive and intentional direction.

While you are experiencing the ambiance and aroma of your candle, allow yourself some time to focus on your I AM – breathing in and breathing out. Repeat throughout the day when you need a reminder. We invite you to use your I AM to reflect and create a daily ritual that will empower your thoughts and actions.


photo by Liana Cavness

photo by Liana Cavness

photo by Liana Cavness

photo by Liana Cavness