About Us

We're Sherah + Shelby, the husband and wife team behind Misiyo. In early 2019, we decided to take our love of candles and our heart for Rwanda and make something of it!

Close up of candle making. Silver and rose gold candle tins are filled with melted wax from a hand-held pouring pitcher. Photo by Danica Matson photography

We started from scratch using beeswax almost by chance. The more we discovered about the benefits, the more we were determined to make our candles with it! After six months of trial and error (soooo many mason jar testers!) we developed our own wax blend for a luxurious, clean and eco-conscious burn.

Wide angle of Misiyo founder Sherah pouring candle tins in her home studio.  Photo by Danica Matson photography

Our candles are made with this blend of local beeswax and pure coconut wax, scented with either pure essential oil blends or fine fragrance oils and poured into reusable jars & tins at our country home studio just outside Edmonton, Alberta

Misiyo translates to 'mission' because every candle we make has a mission to help someone and do good in the world. We've seen how marketplace solutions help empower others while bringing beautiful goods to you too!

Handcrafted from start to finish, we're so excited to bring the beauty + joy of a flame to your home!

Close up of an amber jar candle being labeled by Misiyo founder Sherah in their home studio. Photo by Danica Matson photography