Our Story

We are a local small business in Vestal, NY who set out to create soy candles and wax melts that promotes inner calm, joy, and peace. We use warm woody, plant, and floral fragrances to invoke soothing feelings that make anyone want to curl up, relax and get away from the stresses of everyday life. Our apothecary rustic jars with cork lids create the perfect ambiance to promote relaxation and rejuvenation, while our clear mason style jars let the light shine through. Our hope is to delight you with not just a candle, but an experience that brightens your day.

Liz in the Mossberry Woods candle studio

Inspired by my profound love of nature and the calming effects it provides, I set out to make candles that promoted peace, calm, and harmony within. The goal was to make a candle that wasn’t overpowering to the senses, clean burning, and eco-friendly. I chose light, relaxing scents like our Creekside Oasis and Woodland Spa to invoke the sense of being in nature, and Black Raspberry Dream that reminded me of summer and picking raspberries as a child.


Before long, I had so many candles that I decided to give them to family and friends. The response was overwhelming! Everyone loved the candles—the soothing scents of nature, the glowing vessels, the ambiance they created. With that, I started on a journey to create a nature-inspired sustainable candle business so that others can fill their homes with our candles that bring so many happiness, joy, and peace.


What does the future hold? My goal is to eventually open a candle boutique for everyone to come and enjoy our candles, relax, or find the perfect candle gift. We will be showcasing our products at local craft fairs, getting more involved in our local community with fundraisers and events, and looking for more ways to make a difference in people’s lives. Because that's what life is all about! My hope is that Mossberry Woods inspires you to make a difference and bring light into your life too!

NEXT: Read about how we do our part to protect the environment through sustainable business practices.