LEARN OUR STORY
The journey started in 2015 when Stephen was introduced to candle making from a US-veteran who had been making candles since the 70's! This lit the spark to learn everything we could about creating a candle, and the fascinating science that goes into this craft.
First, our candles needed to be natural and safe. That's why we chose soy wax, it's a eco-friendly, carbon-neutral, sustainable, and a renewable resource that's completely safe to burn. We are proud our soy wax is produced from soybeans grown in the USA.
Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated.
The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated. This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it a solid at room temperature. The leftover bean husks are commonly used as animal feed.
CLEAN BURNING WICKS
Our wicks are made from natural flat cotton threads woven with paper threads that produce a consistent flame and even burn.
Years ago candles were made with metal cores. These wicks contained lead which is harmful to adults and children alike as well as household pets. We wanted to use wicks that didn't have these chemicals and would burn clean without any worries of the effect on our customers health.
BEAUTIFUL, HEALTHY FRAGRANCES
Fragrance was another huge factor as we formulated a candle that produced an amazing fragrance but not produce any harmful bi-products.
All of our fragrances are infused with natural essential oils and are skin-safe and phthalate-free. Our candles have a pleasant fragrance strength but are not overpowering.
Phthalates are chemicals often used in plastics that are harmful to inhale over time. We definitely wanted to avoid these at all costs!
In 2016, after much research and numerous months of testing Maryland Candle Company was born. Our name and logo was an original design by Devon and fine-tuned by Stephen to bring the logo to what it is today.
We brought all of the above design elements together to form the healthy, luxurious candles available in many retail locations throughout the US as well as our online through Amazon.com.
We look forward to growing with you and are excited to bring you a clean burning candle that you and your family will feel good burning.