Time to Be Candle Company is a small business located in The Hudson Valley, NY. All of our candles are handmade with Virgin Coconut + Soy Wax which makes them eco-friendly, sustainable, and slow-burning. We pride ourselves on hand-picking our fragrances and delivering a product we can be proud of.
Hello and thank you for visiting my website! My name is Tiana, and I am the founder of Time to Be Candle Co. In 2020, like many others, I was laid off from my job due to Covid. I was scared, I'm a single mom to a sweet and rambunctious toddler. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't overwhelmed. I was fortunate to have an amazing family and a side hustle to help keep me afloat. This however only helped me survive, not thrive.
I decided to go back to get my master’s in social work while taking care of my son and continuing to work. This left me feeling burnt out. I just wanted time to breathe, and time to sit still. I wanted to take pleasure in something and utilize what felt like my stifled creativity.
One day I saw a video on candle making and I thought it looked fun. I had no idea that this 3-minute video would snowball into an actual business. Candle-making is therapeutic for me. It's a period that I can focus on what I’m doing and forget about stressful things. When it came time to name my company I went back and forth between names. I decided to google what the most popular noun is in the English language, and I found the word "Time" then I searched for the most popular verb, "To Be". I thought what a lovely notion, taking time to just be and exist in a moment.
I want my candles to inspire others to take some time out of their day, take a deep breath, and just be. I also love when I can remind someone of a sweet memory. I had a customer pick up a candle and after she smelled it, she said it reminded her of her home when she was growing up and she has missed that smell. It's moments like that I am reminded of why I do this. It also allows me to connect with others in a way I may not have. I've had other moments just like the one above and I look forward to many more.