This Black Entrepreneur Is Lighting Up The World With Her Hand-Made Candles

Alexis Foster, C.E.O of Lexscentials and mother of 3 is an amazing demonstration of black excellence and perseverance.

While many businesses are facing the cruel economic consequences from the recent economic shut down, Alexis started her in business in the midst of the storm and hasn’t looked back since.

Her hand-made candles have become more than a local favorite in Terre Haute, Indiana. They have become a national sensation, bringing light and inspiration all across America.

The immediate success and explosive momentum of Lexscentials, despite the current economic circumstances, should be a symbol of hope for discouraged black business owners.

We can be successful business owners and black and proud at the same time, Alexis is a beautiful example of that. Make sure y’all check out the catalog at and support black business!

Meet Alexis, Lexcentials C.E.O

(From Lexscentials “About Me” Section)

Owner and operator of Lexscentials. Back in 2017, while sitting on my bed after a long day of work, I began to think about entrepreneurship. The thought crossed my mind for several reasons and I would like to discuss those reasons with you.

First, I was tired of working for other companies. I was helping them grow their businesses when I could be growing my own. I was also tired of having to choose between my job or my family and missing out on things. I have two beautiful daughters, a handsome son, and a handsome hubby who is not only my lover, but my best friend. They are my world.  My other reasons were more income (money was always tight), freedom, the ability to create and inspire, and just to be a dope ass boss lady. 

So why candles? First, let me start by saying that I absolutely love candles. Candle making has been a breath of fresh air and has helped me with stress and depression. Before candles, I didn’t have anything for myself and now I have my something. I am able to express myself, show my personality and creative side through candles. I also enjoy the many fragrances and the science and art of candle making. So back in 2017, I told myself I can make my own candles and start a business. I began visiting stores and browsing the candle aisles. I found that most candles in stores were kind of basic. Of course there is nothing wrong with basic but I wanted to create a brand that not only creates a relaxing atmosphere for everyone’s spaces, but to be unique, fun, promote self-love and inspire. So, I did tons of research and started experimenting in my own kitchen (which I call my lab).

Let me tell you, it has been a long journey but well worth it. In 2020, Lexscentials was launched and is a one woman show. Lexscentials is my pride and joy and I want to thank you for your support in advance. For every purchase, like and share, Thank you! 


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