New luxury and personal care boutique opens in West Chester – Daily Local

WEST CHESTER – Odelia, Marie & Patrice is a brand new women-run, black-owned boutique in the borough specializing in luxury self-care products.

On March 5, owner Candace Parrish cut the ribbon and began selling all of her company’s hand-made, hand-mixed and hand-poured candles, soaps and body butters at 117 W. Gay St., Suite 204. She even designed the Labels. She has been selling from websites since 2018.

Parrish is an artist, designer, and professor of public relations at Penn State.

West Chester’s new boutique, Odelia, Marie & Patrice offers handmade candles and soaps. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

“It’s the job that brings me true fulfillment,” she said this week in the aroma-filled boutique. “I started making products for myself, then I shared them with others and they encouraged me to sell them.”

The six-year-old vegan said everything the company sells is vegan, sustainable and eco-friendly. She uses no plastic in packaging and all products are non-toxic.

“Everything, down to the wax used, is eco-friendly and eco-conscious,” she said.

Candace Parrish in her new West Chester boutique, Odelia, Marie & Patrice. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

The business was launched after Parrish, a PhD, started an Etsy store and took herbalism classes where she learned about how herbs are infused and about skin issues.

The company is named after his grandmother’s middle name (Odelia), his mother’s middle name (Marie) and his middle name, Patrice.

Parrish’s activism is a mainstay of the company. She supports the release from prison of Marqus Profic who she says is wrongly convicted of murder. She and Profic collaborated to create a candle.

Candace Parrish poses in front of a mural she painted for her new boutique, Odelia, Marie & Patrice. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

At Profic’s request, the hand-poured candle has a unique ocean scent and is made of concrete to symbolize his incarceration.

A portion of the profits is donated. To date, over $1,000 has been donated to the fund.

“Not only are you getting something for your home, but you’re contributing to someone else’s freedom,” Parrish said.

The boutique is a reality thanks to a small business grant from artist Beyonce and the NAACP. Forbes magazine recently featured the company.

Parrish hopes to grow up and one day occupy a storefront on the ground floor. For now, the shop is open from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. With a speakeasy-like, almost hidden atmosphere, enter the building at 117 W. Gay and walk past it, then up the stairs to Suite 204. For more information, visit www.omandpatrice.com or call 484-402-6674.

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