Big Moon Beeswax is a family/woman-owned private candle studio on Camano Island, in the Island County of Washington State. Our family brings a variety of talents to Big Moon Beeswax Handcrafted Candles as we have two artists, a photographer, a product developer, a ceramic artist and two experienced candle-makers. Together, we create unique candle designs that our artists dream up and our candle-makers bring to life. As a family, we love creating uniquely designed, high quality beeswax candles and accessories, while promoting a healthy lifestyle, and giving back.
Big Moon Beeswax is my second ‘official’ company. My previous business (H2O4K9 Inc.) was in the pet industry. Back in 2009, I had invented a line of portable water bottles for dogs that sold in North America and internationally. Before I knew it, my passion for product design and development was eclipsed by having to run a company that worked with overseas suppliers, distributors, large companies, held sales meetings, attended trade shows, managed a warehouse and did everything but work in product design and development. Though I was grateful for the success of H2O4K9 and the ability to put a product to market that people used and appreciated, it took a toll on my lifestyle. I had very little time for family and there was no healthy balance in my life and the scales were tipped completely on the side of work. When another company approached me to buy my pet products company, I made the decision to trade a hectic lifestyle for one that was more family-centered and slower-paced. I was in search of a hygge lifestyle even though I didn't know there was a word to describe what I was looking for. This change in my life came at the perfect time because soon afterwards, my Mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 EGFR Positive Lung Cancer (she's a non-smoker) and that brought our family together in more ways than one. Living a healthy, slow-living lifestyle had now become our family's priority.
Starting a beeswax candle company was not the next step in my life that I had planned, but like life has a way, we sometimes end up in places we never dreamed of going. I’m a product developer by education and trade, so when a candle-maker in my family asked me to design custom candle accessories, it was just the kind of thing I loved to do! Starting Big Moon Beeswax has allowed me to team up with experienced candle makers and artists to create beautiful, 100% pure beeswax, hand-crafted candles and accessories for beeswax candle lovers. It allows me to collaborate with talented family members to design unique, beautiful, and healthy beeswax candles. I still work long hours but now I get to work on product development and spend a lot more time with family.
It all starts with the beeswax. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with some of the best beeswax on our continent. We work directly with local apiaries, getting to hand select our wax and ensure the wax is the highest quality, and that we are supporting the beekeepers within our region.
All our candles are made from 100% Pure Beeswax from the Pacific Northwest .
I have always tried to give back in a way that would create positive change.
One of the products I am most proud to say I created, was a hydration solution for military working dogs. I worked on this project with an Army Ranger, and the ‘K9 UNIT’ dog water bottle continues to be used by working dogs around the world. Leaving a legacy that benefits working dogs is an honor I will always cherish.
With Big Moon Beeswax, we are just starting to develop unique candle offerings that shine a light on areas we have personal experience with and feel we can create positive change. Check out the ‘Let Your Light Shine’ page on this website to see what we are doing to give back. My Mother and step-Dad taught me to give in order to receive in this life and I try to live up to this motto in whatever way that I can.
Our first offering is the ‘Adopt Love’ 4oz. travel tin, which we donate to select shelters and pet adoption facilities.
For every Adopt Love candle we sell, we donate one to our current shelter of choice. The shelters use the candles for fund-raising and receive 100% of the profits. We list each shelter we have donated to so our customers can verify that your purchases went to them.
We are currently working on another area that is even closer to my heart. My mother is a Cancer Warrior who inspires me to keep my light shining no matter what, and she leads by example. We are designing a candle we can use to help raise money for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance where my mother receives treatment. Please stay tuned for that candle!
Check out the “Let Your Light Shine” page on our website for more information.
I hope this gives you a better understanding of our studio, and why we do what we do. If you want to know how seriously we take candle quality, just head on over to our “About Our Candles” page and find out more.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about Big Moon Beeswax.
With kind regards and gratitude,
Bryce Lien, Founder
Big Moon Beeswax