About Us

About Rico Rosa:
Rico Rosa mission is to bring you comfort.  Comfort will improve your life! Our tagline is “Simple Comforts.” With the busyness of life, we need to find ways to bring comfort to our lives. Finding comfort will make us happier. As we are happier, we are more thankful.  

According to Psychology Today here is a list of benefits of being thankful.

  • Make us calmer
  • Help us to think better
  • Reduces our stress level
  • Reduces the need for materials
  • Make us more social intelligent
  • Leads to better relationships
  • Makes you sexier
  • Improves your sleep
  • Helps you make better decisions
  • Makes you healthier
  • Makes you better to others

Everything we make, we make so you will have more comfort in life.

Meaning of Rico Rosa 
My mom’s name is Rosa and I am Rico Dence.  I named the company Rico Rosa to honor mom.  I love her and she is a great mom.  
Like all of our mothers, my mom gives me comfort and love, she also has given love as a Mexican Mama dose for my brother and 3 sisters.  Every time you light the candle, our hope is that the candle brings you comfort and love. 
My mama Rosa was born in Guadalajara Mexico. When she was 9 years old she moved to San Diego County, California. She met my dad Richard, a Vietnam Veteran, and was born in Syracuse,  New York. They raise 5 kids, and unfortunately, my dad passed away in 2012 from esophageal cancer.

My dad dealt with PTSD and depression from Vietnam War. My dad was a hard-working mason.  He was great at building chimneys and making rock walls.  After his back injury,  my dad struggled to make money. We ended living off of welfare and struggled as a poor family did. 
During this time my mom really stepped up and was a big support for us kids.  She got her GED and then went to work with mentally handicapped kids in elementary school.   
Mom has sacrificed and worked long hours.  She heard me and my siblings complaining.  As a child, we really do not understand the hard work, love, and sacrifice she had given to me, my brother, sisters, and my dad.
The picture was taken by Hotel Del Coronado.  I spent the day sight seeing with mom Rosa.   
Mama Rosa
Thank you mom for being a wonderful mom, and I love you. 
When you buy a Rico Rosa Candle, know they are made with love and that every time you burn the candle take a moment to think about your mom, and the people who brought you love.
Help spread love and comfort:  Share a candle with a person you care and love, for candles help us to enjoy life.
When you buy a candle as a gift, tell them that you bought the candle for them because they brought you love and comfort, and you want to express that you love and care for them. Encourage them to burn the candle and remember about all the times people have brought them comfort and love.  
Reason Why I started the company Rico Rosa: I became a tentmaker to make a difference in the live of those affected by cancer. 
On November 22, 2014, I was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, and a year later I lived out of my car and traveled across the country to find out what cancer organizations were doing to help cancer survivors. As a result, I started two organizations to help young adult cancer survivors.  First: Up Cancer 501c3: our mission is to educate, engage, and empower those affected by young adult cancer. The second organization is called Team Up Cancer our mission is to eliminate cancer through legislation.
During Covid, I was collecting unemployment, I and was working on building Up Cancer a 501c3. (Yes I did look for work) and Team Up Cancer.   I saved as much as I could and knew unemployment was ending so I was like what can I do to make money and grow Up Cancer and Team Up Cancer.  I remember in my travels that my friend loved candles and I was like I am going to make a candle company. 

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