GoodLight Natural Candles

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The people behind GoodLight Natural Candles are my good friend Jon and me, David. We met each other in Telluride, Colorado in 1994, where we had both moved after college. Like a lot of folks in Telluride back then, we were tree hugging hippie ski bums. (We still are—at least on the inside; we just have shorter hair now and don’t get in as many days on the hill as we’d like.) Back then, Jon was also a nascent entrepreneur who had been hand-dipping beeswax tapers in his home studio for about 3 years and selling them locally. Now Jon’s other company,Bluecorn Naturals, is the country’s premier source of beeswax candles.

In 2005, I came to Manhattan for a month to work with Jon at the Bluecorn retail booth in the Union Square Holiday Market, where he had been plying his wares every December since the market’s inception in the mid-1990s. It was at this point that Jon shared his vision with me. For years, Jon told me, he had wanted to develop an affordable, non-toxic candle to replace all the little paraffin votives burning on the tables of New York's restaurants -- and everywhere else for that matter. (Although Bluecorn’s candles are all natural and non-toxic, beeswax and soy wax are too expensive to compete on a mass scale with the much cheaper paraffin—so the key was in the word affordable.) For the next few years, Jon and I diligently searched all over the States and the rest of the world for this elusive affordable non-toxic candle. It took a lot of trial and error to find a product we believed in, but we finally did it. Now we are delighted and proud to bring you GoodLight Natural Candles, a brand new source of light for a brand new decade....because you breathe what you burn.