21 Feb LOOSHA Candles – Got The Shining – Vanessa Elliott
This Little Light of Mine – Vanessa Elliott – The Shining Behind LOOSHA Candles
The inspirational story of Torquay’s LOOSHA Candles…
Live as intensely as possible, burn your candle of life from both ends. — Osho …
After moving to the Surf Coast from her faraway country digs, Vanessa Elliott – owner and operator of LOOSHA Candles – has been lighting up our lives with a pretty big flame, and in a big way.
The LOOSHA story is one of MSCL’s favourites. What does a girl do after moving from a small country town – with two tiny people tripping about her flip-flops – to a new life and an unknown community? She gets cracking, of course. And…she fires up.
Vanessa fuels her creative bent by making some of the most beautiful candles you’ll find along the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road – and other beautiful destinations now, too. Vanessa jumped on an opportunity to buy a local candle-making business that was up for sale – took hold of the torch with both hands – and ran with it. And love this bit – Vanessa had never made a candle in her life – ever.
Since then, LOOSHA Candles have spread like wildfire – in a good way, of course. We don’t like real wildfires or bushfires here. After 11 months at the helm, Vanessa has grown the LOOSHA brand from supplying 6 to 20 stockists.
Vanessa’s candles are branded Surf Coast unique, as they showcase the flavour of the all-too stunning beaches and world famous locations along the Great Ocean Road – and places a little further afield. And they’re all made in LOOSHA’s little candle-making home on the Surf Coast.
We’ve been gifting LOOSHA candles to everyone we know since first discovering them after our move here, too. And yep, we’ve even sent them over the Surf Coast water, to boot.
Lemongrass & Persian Lime, Ambered Sandalwood, Zeally Bay and Cosy Corner are MSCL favourites. The Torquay Candle is pretty fantastic as well. But of course we would say that!
Goes without saying that Vanessa is a strong advocate of all things #supportlocal. We love LOOSHA because of its commitment to so many local fundraising endeavours – and for Vanessa’s panache, and enthusiasm for collaboration.
This is a love-where-you-live story of passion and heart – and some pretty fine fumes, too.
LOOSHA Candles can be found at RACV Torquay Resort One Spa – and all over the shop about these parts…
Oh, and LOOSHA also do diffusers – divine.
Online shop and stockists are listed here…