Creating and Crafting the Homesick Candle

Lighting candles has become a part of many people’s everyday lives. Whether it’s to unwind, set a mood for love, or fill a room with a gentle scent, lighting candles is a given. However, a true artisan candle summons a greater sense of feeling and pleasure. What is it that separates a luxury candle from the average candle on the market? While most would say it’s the price tag, there’s a much deeper reason at play. How the candle is made, from inspiration to manifestation, is what truly defines the high-quality candle.  



Finding Fragrances that Tell a Story


Think about smells. Whether it’s grandma’s cookies or the fresh green smell of tomato plants, smell evokes memory and feelings. That’s where the Homesick candle begins – in the nostalgia of scent. Each candle begins with a feeling, an energy all its own that makes it unique and memorable. It transports us from a stressful day that’s been go-go-go since six am to a beach cottage from a past vacation or a Friday night football game with your high school sweetheart.


Homesick’s team of storytellers, researchers, and chemists come together to create each scent. The process begins with conducting surveys and creating focus groups of people who live in a given area to understand the scents that define the location and combine that with extensive research about the area’s landscape, history, traditions, and food culture. After all the information is gathered, the Homesick chemists create several scents, formulate a wax concentration, and take them back to the locals to smell and select the scent that best conjures the distinctive feeling of their locale. These complex, well-balanced scents are the first part of the creation process.



Crafting Candles with a Personal Touch

A Homesick candle is an individual experience starting with how the candles are produced. We make our candles of a natural soy wax blend because it burns slower and at a lower temperature. This results in a clean candle with pure scent and burn power.  That’s why one 13.75-ounce candle boasts up to 80 hours of burn time. Homesick candles are also packaged in clever branding that announces exactly those places you hold in highest regard or the experiences that linger in your heart. They are great conversation starters or just quick visual reminders of those things held most dear.


Homesick Candles Creates “Home” Wherever You Are

No matter the reason, whether it’s to personally escape back to a childhood in Maine or gift a far-away friend the scents of home after a big move, Homesick candles usher those warm, fuzzy memories into the present with the flick of a match. Designed by the locals who know, created clean and long-lasting, Homesick candles make sure you’re never far from home.