About Us

Spreading Light With Every Flame!

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My name is Alisha Lauchie', and I am the Owner + Founder of Gracewood Candles (Formally known as Five14). I'm a wife to my husband Evan and momma to our sweet little boy Elijah (with our little girl on the way!), and a social worker turned entrepreneur! Gracewood was born out of a desire to create meaningful and beautiful gifts with an inspiring message. I first began making candles out of a love for crafts and creating special gifts for my friends and family. After just completing my masters degree in social work, I found that candle making sparked hope in my own life and began my journey of taking big leaps of faith to dream and pursue my goals again.
Since then, I've spent countless hours researching and testing our products to ensure we give our customers the highest quality products. It was also important to me that these candles not only smelled and looked amazing, but shared encouragement and inspiration! Having a background in social work I've grown to know and believe that self care is so important. I also believe that pausing to share encouragement and love with those closest to us can be so powerful, and gifting candles is a great way to do it!
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We wanted our candles to be bright, colorful and inspiring while having all the benefits of a natural clean burning candle! Our candles are hand poured in small batches using 100% soy wax, cotton core wicks and non-toxic phthalate free fragrances. They feature colorful designs and inspirational words to bring light to your day.
Life is full of beautiful ups and downs, I know I've experienced my own. We strive to spread light by sharing inspirational products, relatable faith-filled stories, dreams and goals, and ways we can show encouragement and love to ourselves and others. "You are the light of the world!"