Small Town. Big Promise.
Kalamazoo Candle Company was founded on a simple premise:
You deserve a better candle
- Clean, long lasting candles
- Metal-free wicks
- Paraben & phthalate-free
- Crafted by caring people
- Community partners
- Friendly customer service
- Honest & transparent
- Inclusive & sustainable
- Trusted partner
How it started
Our journey began in October of 2013. Adam, the founder, started making candles and discovered a passion for perfecting the candle making process. With time he found a way to make a candle that smells great without overpowering the room and lasted a really, really long time.
With time, hard work, and a dedicated team, we added over 1,000 wholesale partners across the country (including Whole Foods and Fresh Thyme), established our own retail stores, and expanded our production facility.
Candle Burning Tips
1) 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!
2) 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).
3) 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.
4) Dip the Wick
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.
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.