Our Story

Lovelight Handmade began in 2019 when Mike, searching for a meaningful way to make a living, considered the gap between the tactile traditions surrounding candlelight and the reality of today’s overcrowded and underregulated candle market. His love for craft and experience in furniture production propelled him to create his own candles. 

Olivia's background in both sustainability and pottery drove Lovelight's early shift from glass candle jars to hand-built, reusable ceramic vessels. Together, Mike and Olivia began producing the ceramics in makeshift studios, driving long distances to kiln-fire pieces, and pouring the candles in their kitchen, between working full time jobs. 

In May 2023, Lovelight opened its doors in Bradley Beach, just a few blocks from the ocean where Olivia and Mike surf and draw inspiration for their work. The studio is a multi-purpose, collaborative space offering classes, workshops, and Lovelight’s trademark candles along with goods by other local makers. 

Lovelight’s half-glazed candle holders are sleek yet sturdy and earthy, emulating colors and textural moments found in nature. They are designed to be replenished and enjoyed for life. The refills are crafted from a mix of coconut, soy, and beeswax swirled with certified non-toxic, plant-based fragrance oils, ensuring an aromatic but pure burn.

Our Mission

Lovelight is driven to be a positive business role model in our community & beyond.  For us to do this, sustainability & social consciousness must continually be at the core of our decision making. 

We understand that everything has an impact.  From the vendors we select, to reducing waste we emit, every choice bears both a social & environmental consequence. We believe that why we make is as important as what we make.  We don't offer a product to be used & disposed of, but to be enjoyed for life.  We work with you to make sure that when your candle is finished, you can refill the same vessel with us for a fraction of what a new candle costs.

Our Ingredients

Our Clay & Glaze 

High quality glaze and clay sourced from New Jersey, USA.

Our Wax 

All natural blend of soy, coconut, and beeswax made in Wisconsin, USA. 

Our Scents

We use only the cleanest fragrances and essential oils - and ensure anything we put in our candles meet the following standards:
✔ Non-Toxic
✔ 100% Phthalate-Free
✔ Vegan
✔ Cruelty-Free
And do not include any: reproductive toxins, carcinogens, mutagens, organ toxins, or acute toxins.
We source our candle fragrances in North Carolina, USA.

Our Wicks

Flat braided cotton wicks with paper threads sourced in North Carolina, USA.

Our Packaging

All of our packaging is either recyclable or biodegradable.