Our Candles

We create and hand-pour all of our candles in small batches locally in Charleston, SC. Each scent we choose for our candles represents a historic or significant part of Lowcountry culture. Charleston has been voted time and time again as one of the top destinations in the world, and we want to share a bit of this magical city with you.

All of our candles are made with all natural soy wax. Our soy wax is produced from US grown soybeans and create clean burning, eco-friendly candles that contain no toxins, carcinogens, or pollutants. Soy candles also last longer than typical paraffin wax candles. We also use eco-friendly candle wicks made from natural cotton and paper threads that are lead and zinc free.

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Who We Are

Charleston Candle Co. is run by husband and wife team, Chaz and Kristen Schwiers.  In the summer of 2016, Kristen began making candles for fun out of their small apartment kitchen.  When the idea arose to develop candles based on different places and things in Charleston, the Etsy shop was launched and a fun side project had begun.  As the candles gained in popularity and sales, this fun side project became a full-fledged business - Charleston candles can now be found in stores across the southeast and online customers order from all over the US. 

Chaz now works full-time for Charleston Candle Co. – from making candles to managing logistics to running the website, there is never a dull moment.  Kristen continues to run the behind-the-scenes of Charleston Candle Co., managing the communications, marketing, and branding for the company.

Chaz attended College of Charleston, and after getting married in 2013, Kristen moved down to join him.  There was never a second thought of leaving Charleston and a love affair with this historic, coastal city was born.  From walking around downtown to spending weekends on Sullivan’s Island, Charleston is truly home, and Charleston Candle Co. is the perfect representation of that.  Kristen and Chaz have a dog, Finn; cat, Sullivan; and recently welcomed their first child, Charlie, in January 2018.



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The Style LoDown, September 2017 - Charleston Candle Co. Fall Collection
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