I started hand-pouring beeswax candles in my kitchen when I was a young mom with five active children. I loved the relaxing process of working with molten wax, and sharing my candles with family & friends. 

A few years later I left my position as Director of Development at a non-profit to turn my candle-making passion into a business. I hired several friends who had children similar ages. We managed to strike a balance between carpooling with candle-pouring. 

Today we still hand-pour 100% pure domestic beeswax candles in our studio in Downtown Lynchburg, Virginia  in the upper level of our building, where the walls are exposed brick and the ceilings are over 15 ft. high. Downstairs we have a gallery, where our friends and customers come to visit, and fill all of their candle needs.

Most of my original staff are still with me, though now our children are in college and beyond. 

Our studio hours are Monday - Saturday 10am – 5pm. We're only an hour from Charlottesville, Virginia and approximately 3 1/2 hours from Washington D.C. When you're in the area, please stop by, we would love to meet you!

Kathy Shaw
The Beeswax Candle Company, Est. 2003