Our Story

There is such profound beauty and power that radiates from a single candle.

A single candle can light up an entire room, create calm all the while surrounded by chaos, ignite hope in a seemingly hopeless world. A single candle can light a thousand other candles and still stay lit. Every breath it takes, every flicker it makes activates a feeling, a mood, a memory, joy, sadness, nostalgia, euphoria. 


We humans are far more similar to a candle than one would ever think. We have strength beyond measure to spread love and light, igniting hope in a seemingly hopeless world. Individually we are capable of so much, yet collectively… whoa, we are breathtakingly beautiful and an absolute force to be reckoned with.


I founded Higher Love Candle Co. (formerly known as Gypsy Sisters) back in 2015 with a plan to curate, in a nutshell, more people and planet friendly products. It was really just for myself and my loved ones, as I was becoming increasingly more conscious about what I was putting in and on my body, as well as the toxins I was allowing into my personal living space. I didn’t really have any intention of making it into a full blown company, as I had a full-time career at the time, and still do now (minus a bit of a hiatus during the peak of the COVID 19 pandemic), however Higher Love has really developed into a passion project of mine.


As corny as it may sound… and I am pretty famous for being corny, this is just the beginning. That is something that I try and tell myself every morning and any time I need to hear it throughout the day. Every day that we are blessed to open our eyes once more, is another opportunity to do whatever we can to ensure we are taking care of our people and taking care of our planet. It’s another opportunity for us to start again. Start something, anything. Whether you think it’s silly or won’t make a difference, do it anyways. I can assure you that it will! 


In 2020 I discovered what has quickly become one of my absolute favorite non-profit organizations, Start the Wave. The founder, Dominique, and their amazing crew of beautiful humans, volunteer their time, outside of their full-time careers, to help make a real difference in communities around the world. 

Much thanks to individuals and organizations like Start the Wave, I have personally been more inspired to take my original vision for Higher Love of curating more people and planet friendly products and have found myself working daily toward expanding that beyond candle making. I am integrating myself deeper into my community, working on different ways to spread love and light to our people and our planet, in whatever capacity I can. Supporting and fighting alongside those underserved and far underrepresented. Living in my own truth, unapologetically, each and every day. Showing all my humanness and hopefully shining a bit of that soulful glow along the way. Waking up imperfect every morning and going to bed the same. And doing my damnedest throughout the day to be more like a candle. 


So much deep deep gratitude to each and every one of you that continues to ride beside me as my journey, and that of Higher Love, consistently evolves and changes directions; like a candle in the wind… okay, last candle analogy… for now.


Sending YOU so much LOVE & LIGHT and a billion BESITOS!

Xoxo Melissa