About us

Elume is an Australian candle company and was established in 1999. The founders, Mark and Joelle Lavender, had a vision of creating a bold and beautiful candle range using exotic and delicious fragrances.

They found a niche for their products where consumers were yearning for high quality, Australian made candles. Mark and Joelle were already experienced candle makers which gave them the expertise needed to get started.

The beginnings:
Elume's signature range of scented pillar candles was the first product developed using highly refined paraffin wax blended with vegetable waxes.

The wicks are all cotton, or cotton with a paper core and contain no lead. The emphasis was on creating the best possible burn, using the best quality ingredients.

This range still has a huge following and continues to be one of our best sellers. We have found that our paraffin blend is the best wax to use for pillar candles, and is the only way to achieve the bold colors elume is so well known for.

Throughout the history of elume, consumers have become much more aware of the value of a quality candle. Shop owners have also become more educated about candles, and this has helped us spread the word about our products!

Our passion, experience, and dedication have helped establish the following elume still enjoys today, and we have achieved our goal of providing the consumer with the best value for their money and beautiful products for everyone to enjoy!


As a result of the popularity of the scented pillar candles, elume has now expanded into votivesfloating candles, specialty ranges 'elume outdoors' and 'elume christmas', soy wax containers and soy wax melts.

 All of our products are still proudly hand poured by Mark and Joelle in our Sydney factory, and elume is a well established family business!