Review: kekemomo

Product Reviews


8-oz. Candle and 2-oz. Salve

Sisters Kellie Heap (keke) and Morgan Heap Zavala (momo) are the purveyors of the scentsational products of kekemomo. Sourced from natural, local-when-possible ingredients, kekemomo’s products—from candles and wax melts to salves, soaps and lotions—are handmade with the sisters’ intent of nourishing bodies and elevating spaces. Kekemomo’s fragrant aromatherapy candles are everything candles should be: bold enough to fill a room with a pleasing scent, yet subtle enough to not overpower one’s palate. Offered in varieties like Fig/Bergamot, Ginger/White Tea and Tangerine/Vanilla ($14.50 for one 8-oz. candle, $39 for three), these candles are a great addition to any home. Not satisfied with just nourishing your nostrils, kekemomo also make all-natural skincare products. Combining energizing lemon and warm sugar oils with soothing beeswax, aloe vera and olive, coconut and almond oils, the Lemon Sugar Salve was a perfect remedy for my dry, desert-chapped skin. Whereas most commercial lotions tend to be greasy and offer short-lasting effects, kekemomo’s salve applied as smooth as cake icing, moisturized my skin, and lasted for hours without being too oily. Presented in 1-oz. tins—$6 or three for $15—these salves are perfect for little gifts or for popping in your bag for sublime, on-the-go skincare. Visit the kekemomo booth at Craft Lake City DIY Festival to stock up, or visit their Etsy for a full range of products and varieties. –Christian Schultz