The name ‘ilha’ comes from my parents’ native country of Taiwan. When Portuguese sailors came upon the island in the 1500s, they named it ‘Ilha Formosa,' which means “beautiful island.” I wanted to give a nod to my heritage while connecting it to my present on another beautiful island, New York City.

ILHA Candles are carefully handcrafted with cotton wicks, natural soy wax, and toxin free fragrances. To ensure each candle is handled with care, our candles are hand-poured in small batches, packaged and shipped from our Long Island City apartment. You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @ilhacandles for product updates and musings. Hope you enjoy! 

xo, Michelle