Live In Joy Candle Co. Inspired by Joy, made with love

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Last updated on Jan 11, 2021

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About LiveInJoyCandleCo

Sales 444
On Etsy since 2018

Why LIJ Candle Co.?

Over the last 8 years my husband and I combined have moved 9 times. With every move there were 3 things that were my absolute must-haves to provide our space with a cozy warm feel. Those 3 things were, throw blankets, pillows, and candles. Often, the candles were already out before we even officially moved in. I always felt that there is something about a candle that can take you back into time, set the tone of a room, or bring you into a world where you’re on do not disturb for the night (preferably with a glass of wine). My husband and I went through so (too) many candles and home goods was our sanctuary. But the candles never lasted or burned clean even when I trimmed the wicks and used our lids.

In 2018, my sister passed away from metastatic breast cancer. Her favorite holiday was Halloween and movie, Hocus Pocus (of course). In the fall of that year, I began carving circle candles into pumpkins. It became a form of therapy while also having a piece of her with me. I really loved it. A few pumpkins later, with the support of my amazing husband, voila, Live In Joy Candle Co. was created.

Why Live In Joy? LIJ is named after my rescue pup, Joy Natalie! She is 53lbs of pure Joy and her love is infectious. We may have rescued her, but the truth is she rescued me. She held down the “fort” while her dad was working hard for us, and mom was grieving. There is nothing like watching her share her love with the world. It makes your heart skip beats and worries melt away. I love her and my husband more than butter pecan ice cream and Christmas.

The same amount of love I have for her is how I feel about my candles. Each candle is 100% organic, and handmade from the wick to the label. My labels aren’t pre-cut, they’re made to order. I spent months testing different waxes, wicks, and fragrance companies, and once I had that down, I moved onto developing labeling and packaging. All ingredients are high quality and locally sourced within the U.S. While my products may get updated as I continue to learn and grow, the love I pour into each candle will not.

Shop members

  • Suzette Diaz Manchester

    Owner, Creator

Production partners

  • Lynnes Sweet Treats

    Mahopac, NY

    Local shop from Mahopac NY

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Last updated on Mar 1, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Do all your candles burn the same and what is your burn time?


Can vary and depend on factors such as: size of container, fragrance, surface, location, and wick size. It is recommended that you burn your candle on an even surface, away from drafts, and direct sunlight, Make sure to cut your wick prior to every burn and the candle is COOL. Doing so will prevent soot and extend the burn time of your candle. Longer wicks burn quicker. You want your wick long enough to allow your wax to burn to the edges of the container, thus providing you an optimal melting pool. (cut wick approx. 1/4")

Care instructions 1-6

1. For the first 2-3 lightings, place the candle on a covered surface (i.e. ceramic plate, aluminum foil, etc. anything non-flammable that can catch the wax). This will catch any spillage that may occur during burning.
2. Place your candle on a flat, flame retardant surface, away from drafts, children, pets, curtains, furniture, etc.
3. Keep away from pets and children
4. Light your candle with a grill lighter or long match.
5. If possible, each time you light your candle, allow the wax to melt all the way out to the diameter of its container and ¼” deep. If you can’t smell the fragrance, it means that the candle is too small for the area. Try placing it closer towards you or in a smaller room.
6. Burn for no longer than 2 hours

Care instructions 7-11

7. Trim Wick prior to every use
8. DO NOT allow wick trimmings to fall into wax, as this is a fire hazard
9. Never leave a burning candle unintended
10. It is recommended that you keep your candle protected from light. Because our candles are 100% eco-friendly, extended periods of UV light or fluorescent lighting could turn the candle yellow. This does not affect the performance of the candle.
11. Discard candle once wax is ½” deep

Custom Order and Bulk Shipment

Shipping time is dependent on buyer response time (for custom orders) and order quantity