MoonCrafted Essentials of Shakopee, Minn., is a small handmade business that is fairly new to the local business scene. It is run by makers, and witches themselves, Theresa Mennig and Brandi Plaster, who have been creating their own magickal tools for about a decade. MoonCrafted Essentials began in September 2017 with a website and catalog of candles and ritual bath products.
MoonCrafted Essentials was born from the need for spiritual tools made with magickal intention. As a small, pagan, family-owned business, MoonCrafted Essentials strives to help pagan practitioners reconnect to the magick that surrounds them every day.
It may have all started with handmade candles, but the shop’s selection has now grown to include invocation candles, ritual soaps, bath potions, body butter, jewelry, crystals, and the newest addition of handfasting cords. Based out of their Shakopee home, MoonCrafted Essentials participated in both Southern MN and Twin Cities Pagan Pride, among other local events in 2018, with plans to attend both again this year along with Paganicon. They have also been featured in the July 2017 Bella Soul Box subscription box.
“We don’t want to be another drop shipping or wholesale business,” says Theresa Mennig. “Even though not all of our products are 100 percent handmade, there will always be some personal touch in all our products.” Brandi Plaster, wife and co-owner, said, “There is such an important connection between practitioner and the tools they use, and we want to help people bring magick back into their daily lives.”