Growing up, not a 
day went by that I wasn’t crafting. A passion for creating that started in scrapbooking, painting, and sewing, soon grew to include candle making. In 2019, I knew I wanted to turn this passion into something meaningful. Thus, PYKA Candles was born.

A candle is something so much more than just flame and scent – it’s a portal to another world. Light a pine-scented candle in July, and you can’t help but feel the Christmas spirit. Light a tropical-scented candle in January, and those warm summer months don’t seem so far away. Light a vanilla-scented candle for guests, and create a welcoming atmosphere that smells like home and puts a smile on everyone’s face. Candles are about connection, and I want to create that experience for people in the cleanest way possible.

This love and adoration of what candles can do for people is what drove me to research. I have spent countless hours over the past year and a half in my kitchen testing different waxes, wicks, fragrances, and vessels to create a product I would be proud to call mine. Through my research, my eyes were opened to how much waste there is in the candle industry, and this didn’t sit well with me. I decided that in addition to using only top-quality, eco-friendly ingredients, I would make my vessels eco-friendly too. In the effort of promoting recycling to reduce the high level of waste when it comes to the vessels, I encourage you to hold on to your jars when the candle is done. You can remove the residual wax and purchase refills at a lower price point.

Of course, nothing is ever finished. The candle industry continues to grow and change just like everything else, and I’m committed to staying up-to-date on the latest innovations and newest materials as they become available. However, candle making isn’t just about what’s on the inside, but the outside vessel too! I love to use my design background to create a candle that is beautiful both inside and out. The packaging is not only eco-friendly, but aesthetically pleasing with a minimal, clean design to complement and elevate your home’s look and feel.

With PYKA Candles, my mission is to produce high quality, eco-conscious candles that can change your mood as well as the space around you. Allow me the privilege of transforming your house into a home with a single match.