this is us.


We handcraft artisan, eco-friendly candles with natural soy wax from USA-grown soybeans and blends of exquisite non-toxic fragrance oils and essential oils. For a clean, even, and long-lasting burn, a natural wick braided with cotton and paper finishes our candles.

I am Omayra, the creator and maker behind Candle Hugs and Co. I always need a creative outlet to express tangibly the gifts God has given me. Over the years, it has taken many forms: creative writing, photography, paper crafting, to name a few. Yes, I am the girl that prefers to send you a handmade card instead of a text message. 

I always loved candles. I love the cozy feeling of a lit candle while I work (I have been a book translator and editor for over twenty years.) I love burning candles to welcome friends into our home. Candles feel like a hug to me. I love how a candle evokes memories, makes me remember people I love and places I miss. 

I want you to feel the same. To consider yourself hugged.  


our reason.

We serve the light of the world, Jesus. We serve the One that hugs us every day with his grace, love, and wisdom.

You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

—Matthew 5.14-15 (NIV)


our story.

Candle Hugs and Co., LLC officially became a “company” in February 2021. The name came effortlessly: we love candles, and we are huggers. In our home, there is always a candle burning somewhere. But we wanted a healthier, cleaner, better candle. After many months of researching, countless hours attending YouTube University, participating in social media specialized groups, months and months of testing, testing, and testing, a global pandemic gave us the last push, and our company was officially born. The kitchen and dinner table are the operation headquarters, and we love every second of the process.

• We handcraft our artisan, eco-friendly candles in small batches in our Jacksonville, FL home.

• We source the best ingredients possible: all-natural soy wax from USA-grown soybeans; natural cotton wicks braided with paper fibers; and non-toxic fragrance oils with complex notes, infused with essential oils designed for candles.

• Our candles are paraben-free, phthalate-free, vegan, and never tested on animals.

• Unique to our brand, we tie a handmade tag to each candle with natural jute and baker’s twine. 

• Our candles do not have color additives for a simple, fresh, farmhouse vibe that adds a perfect modern-country style touch to any room and make a great gift all year round.

• We cure our products for 1-2 weeks to ensure quality, consistency, and top-notch fragrance.


We are stewards of our planet. We strive to reduce consumption, reuse the resources we already have, and recycle any waste created by incorporating eco-friendly practices in all aspects of our small business. From our candles’ ingredients to our brand packaging and shipping materials! You can even compost our packaging peanuts! We encourage you to upcycle your mason jar and metal lid. You can paint your mason jar with chalk paint if you want a different look. You can reuse them as storage containers for cotton balls, buttons, paper clips, candy, craft supplies, and much more. We love to use our mason jars with small bouquets of fresh-cut flowers. 

we are grateful for you.

When you purchase from Candle Hugs and Co., LLC, you are genuinely supporting a small, Hispanic-owned family business, and for that, we are eternally grateful. Thank you! ¡Muchas gracias!

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