Why the Name Sea Oats?

“Sea oats represent traits I admire most; ones I try to develop in myself and my girls.”

~Alexia Chianis, Sea Oats Candle Company

Sea oats don’t have it easy. They feed on nutrient-poor sand, endure salt spray, bear season after season of high-winds and waves, and face the occasional hurricane. Yet, they survive. As Spencer Rogers of North Carolina Sea Grant puts it, “A half a dozen things out there would kill any other plant, but sea oats just thrive.”

With a hefty dose of fortitude and unstoppable resilience, sea oats charge on quietly and beautifully protecting our coast. This is why—in many ways, through many years—sea oats have been my symbol of hope through difficult times. Choosing a name for my coastal-inspired candle company couldn’t have been easier.