We're happy to make your favorite candle

Kalamazoo Candle Company was founded on a simple premise: you deserve a better candle. Our journey began in October of 2013. With time, hard work, and a dedicated team, we added wholesale partners across the country, established our own retail stores, and expanded our production facility.

Our small-town values and dedication to craft continue to guide us. We believe our commitment to sustainability and the highest-quality materials to make an artisan product at a fair price is authentically and uniquely, “Kalamazoo.”

It's because of you, our customers, that we have been fortunate to grow over the years. We look forward to bringing you the candles you love (and deserve) for many more years.

  • Our Candles

    clean-burning, long lasting

    metal-free wicks

    paraben phthalate-free

  • Our Promise

    handcrafted by caring people

    community minded partners

    friendliest & best service

  • Our Values

    honest & transparent

    inclusively & sustainably made

    trusted partner

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Candle Buring Tips

Trim that Wick

Grab your wick trimmers, or even a pair of fingernail clippers will do. Trim your wick to 1/4” every time before lighting your candle. It will ensure that your candle reaches its maximum burn time and reduce soot!

Take your Time

Let your candle burn until a full melt pool has formed across the top (about 4 hours for the first burn and about 2-3 hours for each additional burn). This will prevent your candle from tunneling (wax build up on the sides).

Location, Location, Location

Keep your lit candle off uneven surfaces, in a safe place that is away from drafts and items that can catch fire, and out of reach of children and pets.

Dip the Wick

Instead of blowing your candle out, submerge the flame under the wax pool with a wick dipper. This prevents smoke from filling the room and embers from being blown onto the floor. No wick dipper? No problem! Use an old butter knife.