About Us

'Sthoothi' means thank you in Sinhala, and pays homage to our founder's island home of Sri Lanka. Hand-poured in Madison, WI, we strive to produce unique candles that are made with non-toxic ingredients. The wax we use is a proprietary blend of coconut oil and apricot oil (and some soy wax), and ensures our products are among some of the cleanest burning candles on the market, with minimal soot and smoke. We also only use essential oils and fragrance oils that are phthalate-free, carcinogen-free, and mutagen-free. Some of our candles are naturally dyed due to certain intrinsic properties of oils that they contain. All the dye in our candles is eco-friendly and Reach Compliant (Reach is a set of European Union Regulations that protect that environment and human health).


There is a certain magic about lighting a candle that makes you stop for a second and enjoy the moment you're in - the dancing flame, the scent enveloping you. We often underestimate the power that fragrance can have in our space, but our sense of smell is intertwined with memory and emotion, and certain smells have the capability to lift you up or add a tangible quality to certain memories. All our scents are carefully curated with this in mind. 

Gratitude isn't just about saying thank you, but really appreciating what you have and being thankful for it, and therefore we have made that a central tenet in our candle making journey, and always strive to give back to our customers. You're the reason we are here and can keep doing what we love!

Thank you for supporting our small business!