About Us

About The Company

La Vela Bella Inc. specializes in taking an object which was once considered disposable and forgotten and we give it a new life; we ignite a flame within a once neglected cup, glass or bowl and celebrate the transformation that occurs. 
Whether it be an antique tea cup for a girlfriend or a vintage tumbler for your boyfriend or father, we pride ourselves in spotting a glass, cup or bowl and turning it into an awesome and unique candle. 
La Vela Bella uses only the best quality eco-soy wax with essential or fragrance oils. All of our candles are hand poured in our cute little studio located in the heart of downtown Toronto. 
In addition to amazing wax, oils and wicks, we promise that all of our candles contain love and positive intentions; two fundamental ingredients we believe to be absolutely necessary for a successful and long lasting candle.

About The Artist

Natalie Mancini is the founder and creator of La Vela Bella Inc. Growing up in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada she was always very active and heavily involved in school and soccer.  She accredits her ability to run her own business to her experience playing soccer and continuously working with teammates, coaches and athletic staff to achieve the same goal. She attended Port Credit Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario and began her university career at a small 
Division I university in Loretto Pennsylvania, called St. Francis University (SFU). After two years at SFU she decided that she longed for home and decided to transfer to a Canadian university where she completed her degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. Following university she had the opportunity to attend school and play soccer in a small town in Italy called Porto Sant. Elpidio where she travelled through the country, learned the language and continued playing the game she loved. After this experience, Natalie was given the opportunity to work for Georgia Hardy Tours, an educational group travel company. Natalie worked in Operations for the company for 5+ years and was able to travel to beautiful countries like Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, France, England, Spain, Greece and Kenya. Though the job was a dream job Natalie felt the constant desire to be her own boss, exercise her creativity and learn the world of entrepreneurship. In January 2013 La Vela Bella was incorporated and she hasn't looked back since. For a full history of how La Vela Bella came to be, check out the history blog post here

About The Products

Whats the big deal with soy wax anyway? 
Soy wax candles were invented in 1992 in attempt to meet the growing demand for an affordable, natural alternative to traditional paraffin candles. Soy wax is created from hydrogenated soybean oil (a renewable resource), it burns 3 times longer than normal, it is cheaper than beeswax and it releases a gentle but strong scent. Unlike the the former paraffin and synthetic candles, soy wax candles do not release black soot, CO2 or any kind of toxin when burned. 
When Natalie started to work with soy wax it was love at first light.