Gracewood Candles - Arts Marketplace

My name is Alisha Lauchie’, and I am the Owner + Founder of Five14. I’m a wife and new momma to a sweet little boy. I first began making candles out of a love for crafts and creating special gifts for my friends and family. I was encouraged by my friends to turn my hobby into a business. I was super nervous but decided to take a leap of faith. Our candles almost sold out at our first event! Since then, I’ve spent countless hours researching and testing our products to ensure I give my customers the highest quality products. It was also important to me that these candles not only smelled and looked amazing but shared encouragement and inspiration! Having a background in social work I’ve grown to believe that self-care is so important. I also believe that pausing to share encouragement and love with those closest to us can be so powerful, and gifting candles is a great way to do it!

The name Five14 was inspired by the scripture Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill cannot be hidden”. We exist to spread light by providing handmade soy candles that you love with strong fragrances, inspirational designs, and a personal touch. It is my hope that our candles would be a reminder to not be afraid or hide who you are, but to let your light shine everywhere you go and to share that light with others.

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