We love creating bespoke candles as unique gifts for wedding guests, party favors, corporate gifts, and other special affairs. Having custom candles made really adds a sense of occasion.
Custom Labeling: Our tins and jars can accommodate labeling on the side of the vessel as well as the top. We can provide you with a sample container so you can create a label in whatever size and placement combination you wish. We can deliver the candles to you without labeling and you can affix your own labels as you desire. If you would rather we label the candles for you, we can print your circular non-bleed artwork onto our labels and affix them to the candles just as in our regular line.
Fragrance Selection: All of the fragrances from our line of candles are available for you to choose from, and are included in the price of your order.
Custom orders require a lead time of 4 weeks. To get started, contact us for more information on ordering and fragrance consultations.
What are your candles made from?
Edgewater Candles are made from midwestern soy wax, cotton wicks, and a blend of essential oils and phthalate-free scented oils. Using only these simple materials, with no additives or dyes, makes our candles clean burning and long lasting.
Can the Mason Jar be reused?
Yes. Our Mason Jars can be reused once the wax has been spent and the jar has been cleaned.
How long do your candles last?
Our 12oz Mason Jar candles burn for approximately 75 hours, and our 6oz Travel Tins burn for approximately 30-35 hours. To get the longest burn time from your candle, allow the wax to melt across to all edges of the container before extinguishing. This will help avoid “tunneling”, which can prevent some of the wax from being used. Keeping the wick trimmed will also ensure a longer burn time.
Are your products made in the US?
Yes. All of our materials are sourced from the US, and we make our candles by hand in Illinois.
Do you offer special prices for large orders?
Yes, we can provide candles for parties, weddings, special events, or as gifts to clients. Please see our Weddings and Custom Gifts page for more information.
When will my order ship?
We will ship your order within 2 business days. You'll receive tracking information as soon as your package is sent. Please inquire about international shipping.
Do you sell your collection wholesale?
Yes! Click here to order, or contact us for more wholesale information.
Unlit candles may be returned for a refund within 30 days of purchase. Contact us to arrange return shipping.
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We’ve always been makers. So when we came across some wax for practically nothing, it seemed like an opportunity to learn a new skill. But with us, hobbies often look more like obsessions. We quickly found ourselves searching for higher quality ingredients and customizing our fragrance offerings. Just a year later, Edgewater Candles could be found in shops and craft fairs across Chicagoland.
The one thing we love more than making candles is being a part of an incredible community of crafters, small business owners, and candle lovers. It allows us to collaborate with other artisans, learn and grow with fellow makers, and share the passion for our unique palette of elevated modern fragrances.
Mark Towns & Stephen Pearlman
Mark & Stephen work out of their main studio in Evanston, where they also teach candle making classes.
Kelly Johnson pours candles in her home studio in Austin. She also participates in many local markets and craft fairs in Texas.