About Us


It is my deepest desire to bring more joy and light into our world…and I believe we all can one moment at a time. It is our birthright to shine our light and be all that we ARE… to let all of our energy be and not hold ourselves back. When we do this, we give those around us permission to be all that they ARE.

I believe we all need to l i g h t e n u p, whether it’s through the beauty of candlelight, the energy of a crystal, healing jewellery, meditation, laughter, or the pure joy of creating. Throughout the years I found myself delving deeper into self-exploration and healing, and coming to a greater awareness that this is indeed a unique lifetime journey for each and every one of us…and we can have fun along the way!

So how do we want to create ourselves? Our life? We are all cut from the same cloth and we all have the ability to shine.

I can support you in shining your light in any of the following ways:

  • Wearing a piece of healing jewellery
  • Experience a Crystal Healing
  • Having an Intuitive Reading
  • Receiving a Gemstone Jewellery Reading
  • Signing up for a series of Meditation Classes 

Thank you for being here. Hello. It would be a privilege to be of service to you.

In joy & light,

Our Story

In the beginning…

Holly Steiner, founder of Lighten Up Creations in 1991, resides on Canada’s scenic West Coast just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia. Having grown up on a farm in the countryside, she has always had a love of nature and its unassuming beauty, as well as a love of candlelight.

But it was even more than that - she saw the flame of a candle as that of our inner light. So she merged the two together and with a spark of light, and the flicker of a flame, their first candle was born! It was Holly’s vision to bring more light into the world… and they did that one candle at a time, finding their way to over half a million homes throughout the world.

What Holly loves most about owning a business, is the freedom to recreate yourself anew in any moment. So she expanded her fascination with crystals and gemstones (that they used in the candles) into wearable art and introduced a collection of healing gemstone jewellery.

"I design all of the creations with gemstones and crystals from all over the world, as well as 925 sterling silver and quality pewter from California. Each stone has its own unique light vibration and healing properties, so when I create a piece of jewellery, I am following my inner guidance as to what stones to bring together to support the healing intention of the creation."

All of the jewellery is adorned with a Lighten Up hang-tag and is nestled in a whimsical organza pouch along with little cards explaining the gemstones’ healing properties. Each creation is cleansed and charged on a large crystal quartz cluster, and completed with a blessing to further support you in shining your light!

No two pieces of jewellery are identical, as all of the stones have their own unique character…just like each of us!



Holly is a firm believer in connecting with our inner wisdom and following our passion. So in 2013 she made the decision to sell the candle division, which in turn has allowed her more time and space to explore the energy of crystals and the gifts they have to offer.

The jewellery or “jewels” have continued to blossom over the years, along with Holly’s love for healing the body mind and spirit. She has spiralled deeper into the very words:

“Lighten Up”:
to be a beacon of light for all to see,
and to support others in shining their light.


…now offering a sacred space of healing services to further support us in lightening up our energy field, connecting more with our true self, and shining our light even brighter!

Holly is an Intuitive Healer and Energy Practitioner holding a Teacher’s Certification of Energy Awareness. She has an AAS diploma from Capilano College (now University) in Retail Merchandising, and is a Master Practitioner in NLP.