our story

Our first year we introduced ourself to the community by participating in local farmer's markets. Building relationships with stockists and growing our wholesale was the next natural step. Our first year in business, Whole Foods Market approached us at a local market and the dream quickly became a reality. Our little crafty hobby blossomed into a "mom & pop" small business. 

about us

Nectar Republic is a small family-owned, home fragrance brand founded by Lisa & Vince Laufer. Created with a foundation based on strong midwest work ethic; believe in yourself, work hard and do good. A formula that calls for a hands-on approach with eco-friendly materials, detailed craftsmanship and spirited ambition.(Formerly Milk + Honey Candles)

photography by Jaclyn Cage of Lovely to Meet You

photography by Jaclyn Cage of Lovely to Meet You

Good-bye Milk + Honey

In 2016, We rebranded and expanded our product line. Today Nectar Republic offers many aroma-goods. Lisa's vision was to "offer a well curated & stylized selection of handcrafted, natural goods. Reliving the simple times and knowing exactly where your milk or honey came from was the idea I wanted to possess. I wanted to offer wholesome goodness with a promise and a smile that meant something real." We worked hard to build a reputation for high-standards and superior quality and have carried over these principles into our new brand.

the candle kitchen

In November 2016 our little start-up officially took off. Nectar Republic grew up and moved out of our basement. Our humble candle studio is now located in a sweet little brick & mortar in the historic College Hill neighborhood of Wichita. Something is always brewing in our kitchen.  We invite you to swing by and see the faces behind our craft.