About us

In 2011 Christchurch New Zealand was rocked by a devasting Earthquake. Sometimes out of adversity something beautiful is born. That is the story of Love Light Soy Candles.

In a converted garage in a beautiful country garden our dear friends Anna and Wendy decided to do some magic and create the most amazing hand poured candles.

Love Light has always been a family business and Anna and Wendy grew the business with a firm belief in creating a Love Light family, built on friendships and neighbours and new found friends. Our candles really are Hand Poured with Love.

The business grew and gained a huge following due to the fact that when you visited the studio you not only came out with a wonderful creation but also a new friend.

This is where my sister Tania and I come in. Anna and I had worked together a few years earlier in the corporate world and I so admired her and Wendy for what they had achieved. They were living my dream.

For Anna and Wendy circumstances changed and they decided to sell their wonderful business to us! We embarked on a journey to learn all of the skills they had gained over the 8 years they had Love Light. They have developed a superior product with lots of trial and error and perfecting their techniques. Each candle is handmade and individually quality controlled. No machines here folks.

So now here we are in our studio and shop in Rolleston, Canterbury. We love our new life and we love meeting all of our customers. Its so much fun working with my sister, we laugh and have fun and we are best friends. So once again there is love in Love Light and the legacy lives on.

Not only do we make candles but we also have a refilling service. Our candles can be filled over and over again reducing waste and reusing. Our wax is 100% Soy and our fragrances are based on pure essential oils.

If you are ever driving through Rolleston call in and see us, we’d love to meet you.

Lisa Mallinson and Tania Mitchell x