My Story - A Journey to Natural Candles and Bath products

There’s nothing like the gentle flicker of a candle flame, and a warm, sweet scent filling your home to evoke feelings of peace and wellness. Originally, Little White Lantern was a candle business started by my Daughter-in-law, Catherine, who introduced me to her candle-making passion in 2016.

After discovering that many store-bought candles use paraffin wax, which may cause harmful fumes and toxins, we began experimenting with organic soy wax for our homemade candles. Finding them difficult to buy locally, and with so many people asking for specialty scents, we began selling our own Soy Wax candles under the Little White Lantern name. We found that the more unique the scents became, the more customers began asking for those same fragrances in other forms.

After selling in smaller farmers markets and at some local stores in the Ottawa area, we began selling online in early 2020. I now scour the world for the most invigorating fragrances, distilling them into Little White Lanterns for you to enjoy. Finding that many customers have asked for those same fragrances in other product forms, Little White Lantern has expanded to add lotion bars, hair & beard oils, face & body scrubs, and bath salts with the same invigorating fragrances used in our Soy Wax Candles.

As I discover the newest scents and natural products from around the world, I will continue to offer them in new products - always natural, always organic. From my home to yours, thank you for all your love and support! 

Karen Leslie