Our Mission

Willow Ridge Candles is a woman-owned business that has been operating for 13 years in Southeastern Massachusetts. We make our candles in micro-batches, using ethically sourced premium oils. Our commitment is to provide our customers with clean burning, beautifully scented candles that promote both personal well-being and environmental sustainability.

About the Maker

Elissa Carr is the candle maker behind Willow Ridge Candle. She loves working with animals and uses her candles to help support them, doing good in person and allowing you to help her care for more animals (and her incredible family!)

Established in September 2011, Willow Ridge Candles emerged following the birth of Elissa's first child. Raised in a family of candle enthusiasts, she delved into candle making during a period of health challenges. In her inaugural year of crafting soy-based candles, she ventured into fundraising, designing a special candle for Scarlet Rose Farm Equine Rescue. By mid-2012, How On Earth in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, began carrying her candles. Though she occasionally reminisces about her time at the Animal Hospital, Willow Ridge Candles has flourished over the years. She has since expanded and offers a wide range of custom options for brick and mortar stores, authors, corporatations, baby showers and so much more!


Willow was a founding member of Willow Ridge Candles, inspiring not only our name but every person she touched with her inspirational life. Before she passed onto the Rainbow Bridge on Nov 9, 2015, she was able to teach her younger apprentice, Alice, a few things in regard to supervising candle production


Alice the border collie is currently our senior team member at Willow Ridge. She has taken over Willow’s job as Senior Production Supervisor of Willow Ridge Candles. She is quite adamant that we live up to Willow’s prior mission which was to make the best candles each and every time. Alice is fun and lively to work under. We sure do love our new addition!


Esme is our junior operator. She is in charge of making people smile and some social media content. Like her senior supersivisor, Alice, she takes quality seriously!