How candlehaven.ca Was Born
I first learned to make candles with my Mother when I was a young girl. She is a talented artist with an eye for beauty. I remember my fascination as I watched her prepare to make candles at home. She would ready the wicks, the candle wax, and the candle vessels. I would stand beside her on a stool and watch in awe as the wax melted in a double boiler on the stove. She explained that we would add color, scented oil, and dazzling enhancements to make each candle unique and special; that when they were done, they would be one of a kind, and even more beautiful than what you could find in a store; that when we lit them they would glow and make any room feel warm and inviting.
My Mother managed to make our modest home a haven every single day with her kindness, her warmth and her love, and somewhere in the background, always a homemade candle glowing. Because of her, candles always make me think of home, and love.
Throughout the years, I have lived in many homes. Each has had one thing in common; the radiant ambience of candles. I have always strived to re-create the same haven as the home of my youth. It is in this spirit that I decided to take what I had learned about making candles from my Mother, and apply it using the newest and most luxurious products on the market. When I learned with my Mother, paraffin was the wax de jour, but now soy waxes and luxury waxes such as coco apricot crème are available so that a candle maker can make masterpieces that are natural and clean burning. Our custom made candle line is inspired by two generations of artisans, our love of candles, and the warmth they evoke.
I want to share the gift of happiness that candle making has brought to my life. Learn to make candles yourself with one of our candle making kits, or browse our candle making supplies and make the candle of your dreams. If you don’t want to make it yourself, you can still enjoy a candle custom made to your liking with my signature custom candle line, iLite Candles.
Each candle is hand poured in Toronto, Canada using the finest quality materials. From the elegant vessels, to the cotton wicks, and the natural, clean-burning wax, no detail is overlooked to ensure quality and elegance at every step.