We had the good fortune of connecting with Mechelle Tucker and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mechelle, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
The most important thing I’ve done as a parent to impact my children is show them faith without works is dead, to feel empathy for others, succeed as best they can in their lives and to not just learn from your mistakes but to grow from your mistakes.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
1st Class Candles are custom-made and designed to give a long-lasting aroma that will capture even the largest spaces of your home infused with quality essential oils and herbs. Started by mother and daughter, Mechelle Tucker and Tashanay Dawson, the vision of of 1st Class Candles is to Relieve. Restore. Renew.

I’ve always been a candle connoisseur. Candles have been my go to therapy for years. No matter what I can be going through or facing in life, if I light a candle it will instantly relieve and help me restore balance.

Being in a pandemic for 2 years and counting, the level of mental, emotional & behavioral issues seemed to be at a all time high. I truly feel that candle therapy should be more widespread because it’s very important that we take better care of ourselves mind, body & spirit.

I’ve been in business for myself since 2011 and after catching Covid myself, I had a lot of time to think and candle making has always been a desire of mines.

My intent was to create a variety of aroma therapy scents, that will impact and bring tangible solutions to the health and wellness sector.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

Toca Madera

Sugar Jam Southern Kitchen

The Boom Boom Room

AZ Outdoor fun:
Butterfly Wonderland
Top Golf

Tru Lounge – Saturdays nights & R&B
Blue Martini (live music) – Sunday night

Hiking Trails:
Verrado Mountain

Further Distance things to check out:
Sedona (slide rock) hiking, views

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Shout out to my angel in Heaven, my beloved mother who lost her like at the young age of 47 due to lung cancer and all of her efforts, support, mentorship, prayers & unconditional love has fueled the fire inside of me to never give up on God, Family & My Dreams!

Website: www.1stclasscandles.com

Instagram: @1stclasscandles

Linkedin: @mechelletucker

Twitter: @1stclasscandles

Facebook: @1stclasscandles

Image Credits
Tashanay Dawson Keith Dubose Justice Davis

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