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True Northern Life Inc.

True Northern Life Inc.

True Northern Life Inc.
Justin Pauley
and Emily Pauley

Kanata, Ontario, Canada


True Northern Life is a celebration of all things Canadian, founded by Emily + Justin as a way to explore and share everything we love about this amazing country.

Emily: originally from the USA, went to university in New Brunswick, married a Canadian and here we are! The creative brain behind the products + blog, loves to cook and try new recipes, doesn't know how to ice skate (yet).

Justin: a Maritimer originally from New Brunswick, convinced an American girl to move up north! The business mind behind TNL (his commerce degree comes in handy) who makes things happen, website builder extraordinaire, and pilot for most of our roadtrips.

In a fast-paced, global society, we think it's important to slow down and appreciate everything we have right here at home. We live in a diverse and beautiful country with so much to offer from coast to coast to coast. Our blog features recipes, photos, and stories from across Canada. Our shop has a variety of products for your home, each designed with care, responsibly sourced, and handmade by us in Canada.

Why We’re One of a Kind

Each of our candles is inspired by Canada. We have one for every province and territory, along with our newest collections inspired by funny Canadianisms.

Primary Materials

Every candle by True Northern Life is made from natural soy wax and hand poured right here in Canada. We use cotton wicks and recyclable glass jars because we believe a high quality product can also be a sustainable one.

We strive to make candles that are clean burning, chemical free, and better for our environment. We don't use additives so our candles may have slight imperfections, but these are a sign of a handmade product, and we'd rather have each candle be unique than add unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients.

Most commercially made candles use paraffin wax, which is an unsustainable petroleum product, and the wicks can contain zinc or even lead. When burned, candles with these substances release harmful chemicals and can actually worsen the air quality of your home. We don't want these chemicals in our own home, and they're certainly not something we want to include in the handmade candles we sell to you.

Shipping Policy

Our full shipping policy can be viewed here.