Calling all candle and wax melt lovers. 1871 Candle Co. Candles made in a basement, by hand, by little ol’ me. Heavily scented soy candles, melts, and cinnamon bun candles all made with love.
1871 Candle Co.
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Back in 2003, I, Sheila Thomas, started a candle business in my kitchen out of my love of candles. Having a hard time finding quality and great smelling candles I took to learning my craft. Gramma Fran’s Fixins was born. Gramma Fran was my Grandma, and my Mom’s mom. Growing up she was a role model in my life. That business grew and did great things.
In 2007 my Mom passed away very unexpectedly. Being my biggest supporter, best friend and my Mom, my life just took a huge twist. Losing a loved one had me feeling lost and no zest for creating my candles anymore. Selling the business off to a friend who did amazing things with it warmed this girls heart. Gramma Fran’s Fixins closed years back as Melissa’s life went in a different direction.
How was 1871 Candle Co. Started
In 2010 a candle making friend put her business up for sale, and I took the leap and purchased 1871 Candle Co. Back in business I was and loving it.
Candle making is in my blood. Deciding to take the plunge again I feel things happen for a reason. Finding out that 1871 Candle Co. name was available to be used was a sign that this is where I should be. This name has special meaning as my birthdate is 1971.
Launching soon and with an amazing product line that will include all these items and many more to come. All made with 100% soy wax. Because of the shortage of jars the lines jars might change from time to time.
- Wax Melts
- Cinnamon Bun Candles
- Wax Dipped Bears
Starting out it’s so hard to pick what scents to carry, so this is what we will start with and it might get bigger or smaller over time.
Banana Nut Bread – Warm & nutty, just like Grandma’s! One of America’s favorite home baked treats!
Better Than Sex Cake – German chocolate cake that is blended with semi-sweet chocolate chips and laced with crunchy toffee bits to create this decadent treat. Vanilla creme and butterscotch syrup create a luscious undertone, while hints of almond and coconut complete the yummy blend. Better Than Sex Cake Recipe
Beach Babe – Crisp aldehydic accents add dimension to this super fantastic citrus blend. Hints of sweet orange balances with tons of juicy lime as sweet creamy vanilla finishes the blend. A perfect margarita for every beach babe!
Bite Me! – Fresh citrus notes of lime and orange sparkle with effervescent highlights as they lead to a luscious blend of berry and cherry in this playful scent. Leafy green accents add intensity as a base of vanilla creates sweet tones for the fragrance.
Blackberry Lemonade – Rich, fruity blackberry top notes boosted by lemony citrus and sweet raspberry bottom notes.
Blueberry Muffin – Overflowing with ripe sweet blueberries! Warm notes of this freshly baked sweet treat are what makes this fragrance simply irresistable!
Butterbeer – Scrumptious fragrance with notes of warm vanilla, et & creamy melted butterscotch with notes of dark rum making this fragrance take straight into Hogwarts castle! Did you know I was at Universal Orlando and visited the Harry Potter World.
Buttercream Icing – A very rich, buttery vanilla scent sure to make you gain a few pounds just by smelling it! Just like the buttercream frosting on a cake!
Buttery Gingerbread – Melt in your mouth, fresh from the oven and slathered with butter. The best gingerbread scent ever!
Butterscotch Candies – Sweet, creamy, delicious butterscotch candy wrapped in bright golden foil.
Carrot Cake – This is THE Carrot Cake you’ve been looking for! The ultimate carrot cake complete with cream cheese frosting!
Childhood Dreams – Bring back those childhood memories with this mix of orange and vanilla cream, just like an orange creamsicle from the ice-cream man!
Cinnamon Crunch Cake – Hot cinnamon, sweet cinnamon, cardamom, hints of clove, nuts and brown sugar with rich buttery goodness waiting on the bottom!
Chocolate Lover – Bold aroma of velvety smooth… deep… rich… mouth watering molded chocolates, decoratively arranged in the window display of the downtown German Chocolate Store. This is the ONLY chocolate fragrance you will ever want, or need. Guaranteed!
Donut Shop – The most dead-on warm sugar Donut fragrance you will come across. The crisp outer shell, the cotton-candy like soft inside, the aroma of warm pastry and toasted sugar overwhelming your senses… This is it. Throw in the towel… call ‘er a day… we’ve done it again! We have once again found your new favorite fragrance!
Drunk Marshmallows – Bourbon infused marshmallows – old fashioned goodness meets the hipster revolution. Top notes of melted butter, mimosa and hints of coconut. Middle notes of Kentucky Bourbon, sweet fluffy marshmallows and confectionary sugar. Bottom notes of crushed vanilla, soft amber and musk.
Elf Sweat – Bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup, with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles to provide a unique, magical top note.
Fran’s Kitchen – A delicious scent with touches of clove, cinnamon & vanilla that will remind you of Grandma Fran’s Kitchen!
Friendship Bread – Take comfort in the aroma of sweet, warm, homemade bread fresh out of the oven! Our traditional recipe includes warm milk, white sugar & flour, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, raisins & nuts.
Grandma’s Cookies – Freshly baked sugar cookies with buttercream frosting, with fresh notes of vanilla extract. Just like Grandma baked for Grandpa.
Granny’s Apple Pie – Warm spices of cinnamon and clove blend with crisp autumn apples to bring back days of Granny’s apple pie! This is THE apple pie everyone raves about!
Hot Toddy! – Nostalgic aroma of an old fashioned hot maple toddy with maple syrup, buttery rum, cinnamon sticks, vanilla and a touch of nutmeg.
Island Breeze – Warm Lemon with a dash of sweetness makes this the perfect summer scent. Not over-bearing on the lemon, but the warmth adds a very nice element to this new fragrance line addition.
Kettle Corn – Popcorn Kernel, Granulated Sugar, Sweet Vanilla, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Yellow Popcorn, Vanilla Musk and a hint of Seasoning Salt.
Kickin Nog! – Coffee beans, mocha, cocoa powder, condensed milk, fresh nutmeg and a splash of vanilla rum – just enough to give this oil some attitude and a “kick”.
Kissin Cousins – Apples, candied yams, marshmallows, sweet cream butter, brown sugar, nutmeg, crushed cinnamon bark and fresh cloves.
Lemon Blueberry Danish – Fresh sugar dusted Blueberry Lemon Danish Pastries, set out at the local bakery in the early morning hours beside a tray of hearty bagels and oven-fresh whole grain bread rolls. Notes of warm pastry fills the air as buttery blueberry and creamy lemon awaits that first bite!
Lemon Icebox Cake – This incredibly luscious confection balances citrus, spice and vanilla for a nostalgic treat. Lemon and orange lead to a warm accord of cardamom and clove bud for instant appeal. Sweet, creamy vanilla surrounds it with long lasting gourmand tones.
Mom’s Pecan Pie – Southern pecans smothered in a pralines and butter sauce, with a baked crust.
Morning Kisses – The full bodied aroma of strong black Columbian coffee to kiss your lips Good Morning!
Mouthwatering Mulberry – Knock your socks off mouthwatering mulberry!
Peanut Butter Cookies – Rich, warm nutty tones blend with a cookie dough accord to create the signature of the fragrance. Lingering tones of sweet vanilla and maple sugar complete the creation.
Pumpkin Cornbread – Sweet pumpkin is blended with cornmeal, ground clove and cinnamon in this warm fall bread, straight from the oven. Super strong and mouthwatering!
Pumpkin Spice – Fall is in the air but this is a year round favorite as well! Rich, warm, creamy pumpkin, spiced just right!
Rocker Chic – Sweet jammin’ berry trio of juicy ripe cherries, strawberries, and raspberries harmonized with hints of tangy citrus brought together by icy peppermint and sugary hard rock candy.
Southern Cornbread – Just like Granny made! A warm, buttery, buttermilk cornbread aroma.
Snickerdoodle – A delicious vanilla cookie rolled in sugar and a touch of cinnamon!
Spice Cupboard – A super strong, warm cinnamon and clove with hints of sweet nutmeg.
Winter Kisses – A crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. The perfect winter kisses!
Supplies are arriving and soon I will be setting up my candle lab in my basement and getting freaky with the wax. Super excited to be creating candles again and can’t wait to showcase what is done and for sale.
Keep up on the 1871 Candle Co. Facebook page and this page as well. Lot’s of fun to come.
Where to find 1871 Candle Co.’s products?
Soon as the candle cave is set up (room in my basement) and I get settled then I’ll figure out if it will be Etsy, Shopify, or FB that products will be sold from. Join the Facebook group so you don’t miss all the announcements.
Fun Facts about 1871 Candle Co.
1871 Candle Co. takes great pride in every item that is created. Made by my 2 hands with love. The goal for this company is to bring customer not only amazing products, but great customer service.
Shipping – Shipping charges are exact. If an order is over paid, the difference will be refunded. Shipping prices are high and we understand that so will always ship the cheapest possible way we can.
Packaging – 1871 Candle Co. also takes pride in recycling. Boxes, bags, bubble wrap, tissue paper, packing peanuts, etc., will always be reused. The box might look messy, but it’s what comes in it that counts. If a box says Amazon.. believe me what’s inside is way better when from 1871 Candle Co.
There won’t be just a “candle line” that is found at 1871 Candle Co. Nope, there will be fun, one of a kind items because I love to use unique containers. Recycled containers (yes they are candle tested for safety), fun containers I get deals on and more. When things are one of a kind it makes it fun, because you can snag them before anyone else.
Games, Giveaways, and lots of fun will be had in the Facebook group so hurry and join and invite everyone you know that is a lover of candles and melts.