SoyMurga: Craft lake City Artisan
With the largest number of vendors to date, The 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons returns to the Utah State Fairpark with an exciting variety of homegrown DIY-ers. In the following pages, we’ve highlighted some craft foodies, inventors, performers, vintage curators and members of the next generation of artisans that will be participating in this year’s bustling event. Check out craftlakecity.com for more information about The 14th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival.
For Marcelino Murga, owner and creator of SoyMurga, the opportunity to leave a corporate job and pursue what he loves full time was pivotal to connecting with himself and his community. He also found it was a space to grieve lost loved ones. Selling candles, melts, room sprays and body scrubs, Murga curates scents and sensations he considers essential for making home feel like home.
SoyMurga started as a candle brand and expanded as Murga realized he could channel his passion for fragrance into body care, a passion deeply tied to a need for connection. “I chose to create the products I offer based on a need,” Murga says—”a need to enjoy home fragrance without the chaotic headaches that come from chemicals like synthetic waxes and harmful fragrances.” SoyMurga products are free of phthalates, a group of chemicals generally used to make products more physically flexible and perceived to be only slightly harmful to humans. But,“if we can do without it, why not?” Murga says.
SoyMurga products, according to Murga, are known for their earthy blends, such as Morning Flannel—bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, cypress and pine—and their Latinx-inspired blends, such as Santuario, or sanctuary—Palo Santo, saffron, smoke, driftwood and sage—“a sexy and tranquil fragrance,” Murga says.