about the hive

hey there! so you want to know a little more about the salty hive, huh?
let's start with some fast facts!
  • northeast (akron!) ohio based company
  • woman-owned & operated
  • local ingredients & packaging
  • not your average home & body shop

"scents that spark memories, laughs, & the urge to recite movie lines"

🤘 the salty hive makes custom blend fragrances to create sarcastic & witty home & body products inspired by horror & pop culture.
the salty hive is for those who are looking for more than just your average plain ol' wax melt, candle, or hand soap. 

💙 i started my business in 2017, several months after i lost my father unexpectedly. 3 months prior to that, i left my job due to budget cuts. after losing my dad, i became even more lost & had no sense of direction or where my future was heading. after a month-long solo road trip through new england, i decided i didn't want to work in an office ever again & not have control of my own future.
so i got my creative mind going & turned one of my hobbies into a business.

🏬 in 2023, i acquired a local niche market, rebranding it alt street market, marking the official ownership of 2 businesses.  
- krystal c.
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