About

Our Story

Lily, owner of The Glow Co.I'm Lily, a former baker who's obsessed with ingredients. When a chronic illness made me step away from my handmade pie business, I went back to school to find a sustainable job I could do from home. Working from home sparked my candle habit, but the ones I bought were never quite right.

To check all my boxes, they had to be non-toxic, smell strong enough to be noticeable but not overpowering, burn evenly, cleanly, and for a long time, and look gorgeous. So, a perfectionist to the core, I started making them myself in September 2020. With the help of my wife, Katie, The Glow Co. was born!


Whatever your journey looks like, take time to check in, rest and restore, and embrace each stop along the way. The in-between moments are the best part.

Our Ingredients

Fragrance

Your health, and that of our environment, is super important to me. That's why The Glow Co.'s scents are phthalate-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and contain no Prop 65 ingredients. They are made with a combination of essential oils, resins, and non-toxic, lab-made aroma compounds. For more about why I don't exclusively use essential oils, see FAQ.

Wax

The Glow Co. uses wax made purely from U.S. grown soy. This supports U.S. agriculture, protects critical wildlife habitat by not contributing to deforestation, and is an alternative to fossil-fuel-based paraffin wax. Soy wax also burns longer than other types of candle wax.

Wick

My wicks are made from paper and cotton, and coated with a tiny bit of beeswax. Bee-free, vegan candles are the goal, but I we are having supply issues! Join my email list at the bottom of this page, and you'll be the first to know when my candles are 100% vegan.

Container

Our 8.5 oz candles come in a durable rocks glass that can easily be cleaned and repurposed for your home bar, bathroom vanity, or anywhere you could use a beautiful catch-all.

Here's how to clean your candle container:

  1. When your candle has 1/4" of wax left, fill your container with boiling water and allow it to cool. The wax will melt and rise to the top.
  2. Once it hardens, pour the water down the drain, then use a fork to remove the wick and the wax that's risen to the top.
  3. If wax remains in the bottom, you can repeat the process with more boiling water, but a small amount of wax residue will dissolve in hot, soapy water.
  4. Your new glass is now dishwasher-safe!

Packaging

All packaging & labels are reusable or compostable! Our containers are reusable, and our labels are made of sugarcane fiber and compostable, recyclable adhesive. Even the packing peanuts dissolve in water, so they don't have to go in your trash bin.

 


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