We love creating bespoke candles as unique gifts for wedding guests, party favors, corporate gifts, and other special affairs. Our customers tell us that having custom candles 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 provide 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.
Custom Fragrances: 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. If you’d like a custom fragrance, we’re happy to arrange for a scent consultation. We will talk to you about what notes you desire in a fragrance and will develop three 6oz tin candle prototypes for you to evaluate. The scent consultation process requires 3-4 weeks, and a service charge of $100 will be added to your order.
Customer orders require a lead time of 2-4 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 candles 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 candles 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.
We started in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago in 2016 out of a love for fragranced candles and a desire for more sophisticated scents. Our candles are made with sustainable soy and come in reusable mason jars, but our hallmark is our uncommon scent palette. Our evocative combinations are inspired by the seasons, botanicals, and earthy woods.
We like to think of lighting a candle as the 'finishing touch' for your space. We all put thought into curating our furniture and art so that our environment is visually appealing, we incorporate textures to invite touch, and we build playlists so that it sounds just right. An Edgewater Candle adds the final additional sense of scent to really complete the atmosphere of warmth and comfort.
Mark Towns & Stephen Pearlman
Mark & Stephen work out of our main studio in Evanston, where we 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.