All of New Scotland Candle Co.'s products are hand crafted in small batches using 100% Soy Wax. This creates a candle that burns completely clean, as well as cooler and longer than traditional paraffin candles. They use cotton based wicks and don't use any dyes, instead preferring the natural, creamy colour of the wax itself. They use premium fragrant and essential oils that help us create scents that are true to life and last throughout the life of the candles.
About the makers:
We're Erin and Mark and we own and operate New Scotland Candle Co. We live in the beautiful Annapolis Valley with our two rescue cats, Fundy and Digby. We first experimented with making soy candles in 2015 as a way to repurpose some mason jars. Our experiment soon grew into a full-time business, and in February 2020, we opened our first retail shop in Kentville, NS.
As a couple of wanderers at heart, we have collectively lived in 4 other provinces before settling in Nova Scotia. Though we live in the Valley, as we explore our province, we are continually struck by the beauty and diversity of the landscape. The inspiration for our business name came from a trip to the Cape Breton Highlands (if you don't already know, Nova Scotia means New Scotland in Latin). What Nova Scotia means to us, is home. We hope that the love of our home reflects in the products we create.
We donate a portion of our profits to Feed Nova Scotia, an organization that works to increase food security across the province.