Our Story

The Founders

Hi! We’re Chris and Cyndi Hileman, co-founders of Hyggelight | The Growing Candle in Toledo, Ohio. Since the day we met, we’ve been eagerly searching for a sustainable business venture that allows us to spend more time with our family and share thoughtful, inovative products of comfort and value.

Hygge Inspired...

Hygge (hoo-gah) is the Danish 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; we start with plastic-free packaging and 100% soy, naturally-fragranced candles that leave consumers with a repurposed pot of cheerful wildflowers and zero waste to discard.

Planet Obsessed

We believe taking care of our planet should be a part of life, not a hobby. Our goal is to use our hygge-like values to inspire people to slow down, be present, and be an active participant in our world, not a bystander. 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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