7 Benefits of Lavender

7 Benefits of Lavender

Lavender, lavender, lavender.

Our lavender candle has been one of our most popular candles since we introduced it in 2015. We work with a high quality lavender essential oil, so that our costumers whom burn the candle may really benefit from some of the healing affects that the aroma of lavender may bring.  

Here are 7 impressive benefits of Lavender Essential Oil: 

Sleep Issues: If you regularly struggle with insomnia, apnea, or restless sleep patterns, it can seriously impact your life. By brewing a few lavender flowers in hot water, you can steep a wonderful tea that has been used to induce sleep...

Women who inspire V1 - Alison Westlake

I was first introduced to who Alison Westlake (lovingly known as 'Coriander Girl') was from my friend Sapna, who sent me her website ( just before the One of a Kind Show in March of 2013 and said 'Nat, this woman is awesome, you should really try to connect with her'. It was a moment in time, and it was a website that I looked up and thought - yes, this lady is really, really, really cool.

The days and weeks that lead up to the One of A Kind Show were as...

Looking Back - Reminiscing on The Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District


Being asked to be apart of the Toronto Christmas Market was the absolute best, most fantastic invitation we received in 2013. The Market had a reputation of being fun, busy and full of life - and it didn't disappoint!

The atmosphere was awesome as Torontonians walked around with their children, or pet (or both) in one hand while holding a mulled wine in the other. Life was very much present in those 3 weeks and it was a memory that we look back at often with only fond...

History of La Vela Bella

In December 2012, La Vela Bella's owner, Natalie Mancini had a craft weekend at her cottage with her friends.

The intent of the weekend was for all the ladies to make a craft and at the end of the weekend, they would swap with one another thereby each lady would go home with one unique craft per person. Natalie took on the challenge of candle making. 

Upon returning home after the weekend, she presented her then boyfriend (now husband!) her handmade item. He looked at her with a sparkle in his eye and said...