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143 Candle

143 Candle

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Like a beacon of love, shining through the night. Indulge with this sultry blend of mandarin, sandalwood and jasmine, reminiscent of the first feelings of ‘I Love You.’ 

7 oz. soy wax candle with an 40+ hour burn time. Packaged with a gold lid. 

The Story

The first ever recorded meaning of 143, the shorthand for ‘I Love You,’ dates back to the early 1900s from Minot’s Ledge lighthouse off the coast of Cohasset, MA. Upon recommendation from the Coast Guard, the lighthouse was randomly assigned a flash pattern in the order of one quick flash, four flashes, and then three flashes. Soon after, it was equated with the phrase I (1), love (4), you (3). 

In 1915, a new assistant lighthouse keeper, Winfield Scott Thompson, came to the Minot’s Ledge lighthouse. His family lived on a neighboring island and could see the flash of the lighthouse at night. According to legend, Mary Thompson, Winfield’s wife told their children that it was the ‘I Love You’ flash, their father’s way of telling them how much he loved them from across the water. Each flash corresponded to the number of letters in each word of the phrase: I love you. This tale proved popular, so much so that the Minot’s Ledge lighthouse is nicknamed Lover’s Lighthouse. 

Our candles are free from parabens, phthalates, carcinogens and hormone disruptors. We pride ourselves on creating eco-friendly, cruelty-free and vegan candles.


Made with 100% sustainably-sourced soy wax, cotton wicks free from lead and zinc and plant derived oils.


Domestically sourced soy wax candle packaged in a glass vessel in 100% recyclable packaging.

Care Instructions

Trim the wick to 1/4" before each burn to help foster an even melt pool and minimize smoking/soot buildup on the glass.
Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep out of reach of children, pets, and drafts.

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