About us

Emiliano and Keri Palustre Our Story




Candlemakers Emiliano and Keri Palustre poured their first candles in 2014 in their kitchen in Long Beach, California. There was something intriguing about the idea of upcycling bottles of the wine and beer they loved and turning them into something special. Over the next few months, they refined and perfected their process, and started attending local arts fairs, where their candles flew off the shelves. Keri soon left her office job to make candlemaking her full-time obsession, while Emiliano refined his glass cutting skills so he could hand-cut and polish each and every upcycled bottle. Today, EKP Creations’ candles come in a vast array of scents and formats, and are featured in retail stores and artisan markets throughout California.  

Our Candles

We use all-natural soy wax produced from American-grown soy beans. Soy burns clean and lasts long, but its greatest advantage is that it is completely renewable. Our soy wax contains no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants, which means it’s less likely to trigger allergies. Because soy wax contains no petroleum, it burns clean, with no soot residue.


Our wax is scented with craveable, memorable candle fragrances that are infused with natural essential oils. With scents ranging from floral and fresh to musky and earthy, we’ve got the perfect candle for every nose!