BeLightCandleCo

100% Soy Wax, 15% goes toward Suicide Prevention.

Salt Lake, Utah | 47 Sales

BeLightCandleCo

100% Soy Wax, 15% goes toward Suicide Prevention.

Salt Lake, Utah 47 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(10)

Announcement   Welcome to Be Light Candle Co!
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At Be Light Candle Co 15% of each candle sale goes to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention helping to support & bring awareness to suicide prevention.

We believe that every single one of us exists to be light, & to shine the brightness of hope in the world we live in.

Hope is not a secret to be kept.
We’re going public with it like a spotlight at an awards show;;
or a city on a hill.
No matter where you’ve been, or what you’ve done:
YOU WERE MADE TO SHINE.

We refill each glass when you are done for 10% off so save your glasses & we will give you a discount when you are done!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 29, 2018

Welcome to Be Light Candle Co!
Follow & Favorite Our Shop.
Be Light Candle Co | @belightcandleco | facebook.com/belightcandleco

At Be Light Candle Co 15% of each candle sale goes to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention helping to support & bring awareness to suicide prevention.

We believe that every single one of us exists to be light, & to shine the brightness of hope in the world we live in.

Hope is not a secret to be kept.
We’re going public with it like a spotlight at an awards show;;
or a city on a hill.
No matter where you’ve been, or what you’ve done:
YOU WERE MADE TO SHINE.

We refill each glass when you are done for 10% off so save your glasses & we will give you a discount when you are done!

Taylor Lamb

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About

Be Light Candle Co Exists to Shine Light Literally & Figuratively on Suicide Awareness & Prevention Through 100% Soy Wax Candles

Be:Light Candle Co was founded by a husband [my husband; matt] and a wife [myself] duo that have a love for people and mental health.

I, Taylor started making candles as a hobby when I became sick with autoimmune illness and chronic fatigue, and could no longer work in a salon full time. I had made a bunch of mason jars to sell, when we were previously living in california, and then I decided to make them all into candles because those weren't selling much on Etsy and I have always had a love for candles.

I started out buying the cheapest wax I could and soon realized that it was contributing to a lot of my continued health issues such as headaches, body aches, and not only that, but it was also the cause of the nasty black sutt that was staining the walls of the home we rented while living in Kalispell, Montana.

I didn't understand the hype about soy, and it cost me more to make and to buy, so it wasn't until we came up with the brand, and I had experimented with it enough to know that it made all the difference in the quality of the candle as well as the burn time. Soy wax burns cleaner and longer than paraffin or any mixture of soy combination you could buy. Our candles are 100% soy wax, non gmo, from American farms as well as all the oils we use in the candles. We are constantly coming up with new scents. I love the chemistry of candle making. I have always loved to cook and hair is a passion of mine, particularly hair color, and I am a licensed hair stylist. That has given me an advantage over understanding how the chemistry of mixing candles and balancing out or neutralizing any odors.

The vision and mission behind our brand and business is our biggest passion and reason for even doing what we do. I [Taylor] lost my mom to suicide when I was 12 years old, just four days before Christmas. She was my best friend and I even sat next to her on the plane ride to the East Coast the night that she killed herself in the hotel room down the hall from my sisters and I. My poor dad is the one who found her, and I really commend him for what a brave man he was and still is going through all he has experienced with my mom, the love of his life.

Even though he has since remarried, I know he really didn't understand fully how to help my mom while my two sisters and I were growing up. My mom struggled with mental illness my entire life. As a kid I didn't always understand this. My dad would tell us she was sick or I just thought she was sad when she would be in bed for days at a time.

As I've gotten older I have struggled with a lot of the same things my mom did and it has given me immense understanding and empathy as well as compassion for not only her, but everyone who struggles with any kind of mental illness. Whether that be anxiety or depression, mood swings, being our own worst enemy and biggest critic. The truth is life is just HARD.

I didn't get on any medication until I was an adult unless you count self medicating with drugs and alcohol most of my life after I lost my mom, I started drinking and using as young as 12 years old because I was in so much pain from her loss and I think I internalized it, not understanding, and I somewhat blamed myself for not being enough for her to stay. I blamed myself for not being with her in that room when she killed herself, all alone. I imagine what she was feeling, and it breaks my heart. There was no note, there was, and still are, so many unanswered questions that I have come to terms with I may not have the answers to this side of heaven.

My husband has been such a huge help in these last 7 years since we've been married. I really feel like I've noticed more grief and more triggers as I've grown up and into an adult, really beginning to understand the way she felt. Knowing that not only because of genetics, but also the trauma I experienced as a child growing up with a mom who dealt with mental illness, and ended up taking her life from it.

Creating this candle company has made me wish I started it ages ago. I have met so many people who have asked me about the sign and thanked me. Only a few that have asked me if they can ask why I chose that as my mission. I have bravely told them that it was because I lost my mom, my best friend to suicide and my life has never been the same. I believe there are a lot of stigmas and shame surrounding the topic and thats why I am so passionate about raising my voice as an advocate in shutting the shame out. Knowing that there is nothing shameful about mental health, and there is nothing wrong with taking medication for it. I think it is actually really good self awareness if you can pick up your emotions and understand what they are, because for the longest time growing up as a teenager, I never did. I felt so out of control that I just wanted to be in control of anything. I struggled with eating disorders for years, as well as substance abuse, and more, just to escape the pain I was in.

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  • Matt

    Owner, Designer, Photographer

  • Taylor

    Owner, Curator, Shipper

    Be Light Candle Co exists to bring awareness to suicide prevention as far as suicide and the high toll it has on those we know and love. Close friends, family, most everyone has been affected by suicide. Be Light is calling everyone of us to shine.

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Last updated on Apr 26, 2018
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Care instructions

Trim your wick about a fourth of an inch each time after lighting it to avoid soot getting on the glass of the candle if the wick gets to long, then the flame will get to big.