Lit Up Illuminations was founded by two beer lovers with a candle-making problem on a mission to promote sustainability.
Their process starts by collecting empty beer bottles from local events and businesses (saving them from the landfill). To craft the upcycled vessels, they hand-cut the bottles and put them through a 3-step finishing process to give them a smooth, polished edge.
Then they give them new life as soy candles: they attach a hemp wick (because hemp is more sustainable than cotton) then hand-pour a blend of natural soy wax plus the maximum amount of fragrance (almost double the recommended amount), giving their candles the best scent throw possible (both hot and cold) - AND they burn up to 60 hours.
With a variety of collections to choose from, there’s something for everyone (no, they are not beer scented or beer themed): the Lumberjack collection is earthy & masculine - loved by both men and women; the Hippie collection is earthy & herbal; the Aromatherapy collection is herbal & clean; the So Fresh, So Clean collection is well, fresh & clean; and the Ripe for the Pickin’ collection is fruity. The Horsin’ Around collection is equestrian-themed. And there are seasonal collections for Fall and Christmas.
Lit Up is dedicated to using locally sourced, eco-friendly materials to create their premium candles which are handcrafted with love in Decatur, GA by Stacey Fish and PJ Carroll.