Wood and Heart Design co. is a small-batch candle business, created, owned and operated by Muskoka native, Ciara Thompson.
Born in Huntsville, Ontario, Ciara had a love for all that Muskoka had to offer from a very young age. After graduating university with a degree in Sociology and Fine Art, she dreamt of one day owning her very own business. She took a few years after graduating to develop herself and do things to step outside her comfort zone, even winning the title of Miss Canada 2017 along the way. In 2018, Ciara delved into the world of candle making, with a desire to create non-toxic products that were safe for the environment, as well as being safe for people to use in their homes. Wood and Heart then began operating as an online storefront, offering quality Muskoka-inspired candles made with your health and your home in mind. After a successful first year, Ciara was able to open her first brick and mortar location with a like-minded business partner, Samara Bloxam of Moon River Apothecary, in November 2021.
Ciara hand pours each candle you receive out of her workshop at her home in Seguin, Ontario. Each Wood and Heart product is made with premium ingredients that are hand-selected and carefully considered before being used. Each and every candle is hand poured with love.