Our Story


We’re Chris and Cyndi Hileman, co-founders of The Growing Candle and business Hyggelight. Since the day we met we’ve been madly searching for a great business venture. We wanted to bring something of value to people that also meant something to us.

Hygge (hoo-gah) is the concept of finding the special moments in everyday living- spending quality time with people, enjoying the outdoors and creating an atmosphere of coziness. The Growing Candle does just that and more - a zero-waste product that starts as a luxurious candle and transforms into a pot of wildflowers creating a healthy atmosphere for you and the planet.

Our family business in Toledo, Ohio is passionate about eco-friendly manufacturing, producing less than one household garbage bag of waste per month, and leading the reusable “growing candle” industry. We hope you enjoy our candles as much as we enjoy making them for you!

Forever Hygge-Inspired + Planet Obsessed,

Chris and Cyndi

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