Our Story

Mary Blakely, Owner of Lighthouse Candles, Natural Candle maker

A Little Bit About Us

I started handcrafting soy candles simply out of love for beautiful smelling candles. However, what started out as a hobby and a way to create gifts for friends and family, soon turned into a thriving family owned business.

We are blessed to be based at the top of the beautiful Catlins area where we don’t have to go far to find natural beauty for inspiration! We pride ourselves on reflecting that natural and genuine beauty both in our products and in the way we operate our business. We are dedicated to carefully creating high quality products that we truly hope will be cherished by their final owners; whether that be people purchasing them for themselves, or receiving them as gifts on special occasions.

We make to order, which means every candle is hand poured especially for you and special care and attention is given to ensuring each candle is made to the same high standard. All of the ingredients used are high quality natural products and come from sustainable resources. We love using soy wax for so many reasons but mainly as it produces high quality candles with a long lasting scent and burn time, with a beautiful, creamy finish. We hope you get the same enjoyment from our candles as we do from creating them.