Vicksburg native Shandell Lewis has started an online company where she sells various home and kitchen accessories, including luxury candles, room sprays and wax melts.
Lewis started organizing A Touch of Magnolia six months ago ad is excited about selling products that have helped her along the way. In college, she was diagnosed with severe anxiety but the aroma of certain scented candles helped bring her peace during difficult times. Now, Lewis sees A Touch of Magnolia becoming a great success as she spreads her love of aromatherapy to others.
“I want to go as far as God wants me to, and I want to put Mississippi on the map,” Lewis said.
A Touch of Magnolias is in the beginning stages of the business, and the store will have a soft opening online Nov 30.
Lewis is a 2011 graduate of Warren Central High School and graduated from Tougaloo College in 2016 with a degree in psychology. She received her master’s in school counseling from the University of Mississippi in 2018 and currently works as a high school counselor.
Lewis is grateful to her family for her success over the years.
“I come from a family of carpenters, business and home owners,” she said, “and we are all used to using our hands.”