TMPL (pronounced Temple) began in the winter of 2015. After spending the summer researching and using essential oils for their various healing properties, I came up with a signature recipe that replaced all other fragrances that I previously used on my skin. A clean yet woodsy combination of patchouli, rosemary and hyssop transported my senses back to the shore of Lake Michigan where I spend my summers. Once I arrived back to Kansas City, those around me took notice of the aroma and asked “who makes your cologne?” When I explained that it was a personal experiment on scent and is made up of only natural ingredients, friends (and friends of friends) were excited to give it a try. I made and distributed only a few bottles for those who had fallen in love with the calming rain-fresh smell. I naturally thought to myself, “How can I make this scent fill my home also?” I began researching how to make hand-poured candles scented with 100% pure essential oils rather than traditional fragrance oils that are created with numerous chemical combinations and are known to irritate the respiratory system. After some trial and error, that same clean and comforting scent I used on my body everyday found its way into a pure burning soy wax candle.

This brand gets its name from the idea that both one’s body as well as their home should be treated as a scared space; anointed with only the purest ingredients. Many perfumes, soaps, and candles on the market contain harmful chemicals that can irritate the skin and airways. TMPL products are made of only pure ingredients like organic coconut oil, pure soy wax, and purified water always scented with 100% pure essential oils. They are meant to restore moisture to skin and hair while balancing the scents in the air around you.

I hope you will try my products and experience the effect of natural scents for your home and body.

Thank you and enjoy!

- R.Shrum


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