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Our New Direction

Joyful & Playful @ Living Light Candles


Let the Festivities Begin!

Living Light recently launched our first Festive Collection. A delightful range, designed for summer celebrations.
Available in two fragrances full of the fruits and spices of the Festive season;

Sanguinelli Orange and Fennel,

and White Christmas.
To give you an opportunity to experience this delicious new range for yourself, we are offering a
FREE Festive Icicle (burn time of 75 hours), with every order over $1000.
Make the most of this offer through the month of October and let the festivities begin!

NZ icon in a pure soy candle

Celebrate New Zealand with our pure Soy candle in a recycled Fern bottle

Part of the NEW’d range, the Fern bottle comes in two beautiful and popular fragrances; Citrus Blackcurrant and Vanilla. The bottles are cut and finished by hand here in Golden Bay, then the pure soy wax is poured by hand, each wick is carefully straightened by hand to ensure a clean burning candle that lasts 45 hours. The Fern candle makes a great gift, and travels well in its matching recycled cardboard box. The iconic Fern emblem is embossed on the bottles, which can be reused again as a glass.

For the month of September, with every order of 6 NEW’d Fern candles receive 1 Free!

A hive of activity…

We have all been incredibly busy bees at Living Light, a veritable hive of activity in the lead up to the Gift Fair. We are releasing an incredibly exciting new range of products for the summer season, including our first Festive Collection! New colours, new fragrances with a new catalogue to match! For those of you attending the Auckland Gift Fair , Stand 2087 will be an experience of full sensory captivation. Enjoy!

Stitchbird in our Midst

We are fortunate to have in our midst the talents of one Stitchbird. We know her as Ngaire here, famous as the designer of the Celebration Collection, she is a very talented candlemaker and one of the Design Team. Ngaire also comes up with all the fabulous colours, making dye recipes and matching them to fragrances.

When she is not at Living Light pouring, sculpting and designing wax objects Ngaire is the seamstress Stitchbird.  Stitchbird sources vintage fabrics, often groovy ties, and sews amazing creations that can be worn. As I write a pair of Stitchbird mitts keep my wee mitts warm ! We love the gorgeous retro pinnies she wears at work too ( and the Poo Bear t.shirt).  Stitchbird has a store on the New Zealand design website Felt. Click here to check it out http://felt.co.nz/shop/stitchbird

Our Candles Travel the World

Our new Singapore distributors, Lynn and Joe visited the Nelson Gallery this week …Here they are with Cynthia

Lynn and Joe will have a retail showroom called Odore in Singapore stocking Living Light. We also have a new distributor in Japan.  Haruo Uesugi of Bolzano Company will be retailing our candles all over Japan. A warm welcome to our new distributors!

Clearance Sale On Now!

With the release of new products coming up in August we have to delete some of the current lines, which means a Clearance Sale!
Making way for the exciting new colours and fragrances means moving some of the less popular fragrances out of production.
We are introducing new colours into the Granite Range, as well as a vibrant new colour for the Devotee and Celebration Bowl – watch this space! 
15% off the following deleted lines while stocks last:
Starburst Candles in Mushroom (Sage and Sandalwood) and Pink (Teaberry)
Starburst Icicles in Ivory (Vanilla and Coconut), Dark Red (Plumeria) and Red (Pohutukawa)
Granite Candles in Golden Sand (Paprika Amber) and Mushroom (Sage and Sandalwood)
Granite Icicle in Sea Foam (Citrus Blackcurrant)
Devotee Bowls in Chilli Orange, Hot Pink and Sea Foam
Tea Light Line with Five Plant Wax Tea Lights – SOLD OUT

 Tea Light Cube with Four Plant Wax Tea Lights

Celebration Bowl in Sea Foam
Plant Wax Votives in Chilli Orange and Golden Sand
Round Floating Candles in all colours  

Mini Globe in Hot Pink and Golden Sand
Taper candles in Ivory, Blue and Purple
Soy Aroma Tea Lights in Guava, Lemon Grass, White Rose and Vanilla
Be In Quick – Only While Stocks Last!

Meet Mary…

       Meet …Mary, one of our candlemakers.. Mary has been making candles for ten    years ! The sweetest soul, Mary lights up our lunchroom with her character and crazy stories . Mary makes the Granite candles, and often the Roses, Hearts, Icicles and Soy Jars... Legend! Marys 11th anniversary is coming up in October, please send all presents and shared smoko contributions to the Factory.

Melt into our July special

What better way to warm up in winter than with our Fire Starters. Made of recycled wax, these wax and straw bars make lighting the fire fun ! Simply break off a piece and place amongst the kindling, watch the fire roar straight away. With their luscious red colour they look great displayed in a stack, or filling up a kindling basket. For the month of July, with every six ordered receive one FREE!

Triple Birthday !

One of the quirky perks of working at Living Light is the Shared Smokos …we celebrate birthdays and each persons “anniversary”, marking when they started working at Living Light. The last week of May is birthday time for Sinead, Nimesh and Cynthia , Happy Birthday !