About Us

The Lakebound Story

My favorite childhood vacations were always the ones that involved two things: the lake and a boat. It's no doubt I have my family to thank for this innate love I have for the lake, seeing as my sister and I are the 4th generation to travel the dirt road up to Lake Pillsbury Resort in Mendocino National Forest. This is where my love affair with the lake began. Endless summer days were spent on the boat soaking up the sun, learning how to water ski, jumping off the dock and gazing at stars that can only be seen when lights of a city are nowhere to be found.
I find myself struggling for the words that explain exactly how I feel about the lake. It's a place of nostalgia for me. A place that can transport me back to that care-free childhood, if only for a moment, while I float weightlessly in the water. It's a place of less distraction– somewhere I can slow down and enjoy the company and beauty that surrounds me. It's also the place I met the love of my life. 

When I was about 12 years old my family and I met what we would later refer to as "the lake crew" at Lake Pillsbury. Included in that crew were people that became life-long friends a dreamy teenager that would later become my husband. Ohhhh summer crushes, is there anything better? I've had a crush on Neal since I was 12 years old, but it wasn't until age 20 that we had our first kiss at Lake Berryessa in Napa County. At the time I was going to college in San Diego and after that first kiss Neal and I dated long distance until he eventually moved down south with me until I graduated. After graduation we couldn't wait to get back up to Northern California, we drove straight to Sonoma County (where my husband was raised), and eventually tied the knot and started a family.

We still live in beautiful Sonoma County and to this day our favorite family memories still involve two things– a lake and a boat. These child-hood memories we share and the new ones we create as a family inspired us to start Lakebound Candle Co. An evening cruise along the glassy water, sitting around a campfire with family and friends, cocktails on the dock... Our most treasured moments are tied to emotions that our sense of smell can help invoke. We hope our candles help to ignite a once forgotten memory while inspiring you to create new ones.

We can't thank you enough for supporting our small business, it truly means the world to us. Now, go jump in a lake (after you blow your candle out).

 

Our Candles

We strive to create a unique, quality product with each and every candle. Our candles are hand poured in small batches with simple ingredients: American grown soy wax, phthalate-free premium fragrance and essential oil blends and cotton wicks. We choose to use soy wax because it is clean burning, Eco-friendly and has a longer burn time than paraffin wax. We purchase everything for our candles right here in the USA.