Scented Pot is based in Los Angeles, CA and is founded in July 2020 by father and daughter, Tammy and Wesley Fong.
It all started in January 2020 when we lost grandma Fong suddenly. I had just seen grandma during Christmas and sadly, that was the last time I got to see and speak with her.
Shortly after that, a family member was diagnosed with cancer, and on top of that we were all trying to cope with the covid pandemic that was sweeping the world.
After grandma passed, Dad left his part time job to become grandpa's full-time caregiver and I could see that dad was struggling so I started to visit everyday to help out and keep them company. It was then, with all the free time that I decided to finally give candle making a try as it was something I have always wanted to learn (especially as a huge candle lover!)
Dad decided he wanted to learn and help and it eventually became a form of therapy for us and it was also something for us to bond over (we've always been big on entrepreneurship).
We got into disagreements and bumped heads a lot during the process but we also learned a lot from each other and ultimately, the most important thing that came out of this was that we got to spend time together! We even had grandpa help lid the candles and pack them back into the boxes for something to do, in case you all wanted to know that little detail!
While our journey began as a way to cope with something negative, we created something beautiful along the way and we want to share that with you!
We appreciate you taking the time to read our journey and your support!
Tammy, (and dad and grandpa Fong)