Kim Rowe first started making and selling homemade, scented candles online with her 14-year-old adopted daughter Terriaanna Rowe in March 2020. In December, Rowe opened a brick-and-mortar store called Blue Pearl selling candles and wax melts at 17538 Dixie Highway in Homewood.
Kim Rowe, founder with her daughter of Blue Pearl Candles in Homewood. (Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle)
To make the candles, Rowe and her daughter heat soy wax, add coloring and scents, and pour it into molds . . .