About Us

So who is behind all these candles?  Well let us introduce ourselves, we've been running this venture for almost three years now and in that time we've learnt HEAPS about business and making candles. What started as a side project to help us gain more knowledge about the big wide world of running our own company, has turned into driving our passion of making great New Zealand products.



Laura West, soy candle creator from Journey Candles 

My friends would describe me as the organiser and a big planner. I can sometimes be a bit clumsy but try my hardest to hide it. By trade I am a Business Analyst; although, when I'm not analysing or searching for solutions what I enjoy the most is chatting with friends over a glass of wine. Running is my favourite way to keep active, and of course it helps me with those Fitbit challenges.




Fay Pickering, soy candle maker for Journey Candles

Generally a bit silly, I have been known to come out with some daft sentences in my time but love to get a good giggle. By trade I’m a web developer so I guess I’m also the nerdy one. I’m not all about code though, I really enjoy hiking but don’t get out as much as I should. Probably since I got that Netflix subscription...




Want to hear more about why we got started? How we've managed to stay friends for 10 freakin' years! Well we wrote all about it here



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Where can you find the goods?


Matchbox Studio, Wellington
Florence Boutique, Marsden, Wellington
The Flower Boutique, Wellington
Haly Design, CBD Wellington





Twigs N Twine, Central Dunedin



Industria, Christchurch