Lit Up Candle Co. was founded by Stacey and PJ, two beer lovers with a candle-making problem on a mission to promote sustainability.
As a DIYer, Stacey began making candles in college. When PJ and Stacey started dating 15 years later, PJ wanted to learn one of her hobbies and surprised her with a much better bottle cutter than what she’d been using. They got to work immediately; it took over a month to create 80 candles for their first event, a local beer festival, where they were pleasantly surprised by the customer response. After a handful of events they decided to remove the original labels and brand our own candles in order to brew Lit Up Candle Co. into the business we visualized it could become.
What started as a couple’s shared hobby and side gig, quickly grew into something more. Lit Up LLC was officially established in 2015. In 2017, they stepped away from their day jobs and into the business full-time. Lit Up sells direct to consumer and wholesale, vends and exhibits at local and out-of-state events, and is carried by more than 200 retailers nationwide and internationally.
Stacey and PJ married in 2019 and live in Decatur, Georgia with their two rescue pitties, Rizah and Sally. When we’re not working you’ll likely find us at a concert, which is actually where we met.
In addition to handcrafting sustainable products, we also make every effort to run a sustainable business. To reduce our carbon footprint, we work with local suppliers. We use eco-friendly packing materials, such as biodegradable peanuts, and cut down on waste by reusing any packing materials we can from our suppliers. Although the Atlanta-area municipalities stopped recycling glass, we sort all our unused glass by color and take to a local recycling center.
We pour a lot of love and intention into our handcrafted, sustainable products so you can enjoy high-quality home fragrances that are eco-friendly, sustainable, long-lasting, and fill your space. Learn more about our process.
Stacey & PJ
P.S. Please join us in our effort to reduce, reuse & recycle. You can find upcycling and repurposing DIY ideas on our Pinterest page.