Three Hens Candle Company


Handmade Soy Candles

Becoming Three Hens

When my husband and I moved into our first home in the country, we fell in love with the natural setting and the peaceful lifestyle. Being in a rural area with frequent power outages, we soon realized our supply of candles was woefully inadequate and name brand candles were overpriced. My husband remembered making candles from his arts & crafts childhood with his mother and decided to make a go at them again. After our quest for the right fragrances, the right wick, and the right wax and rigorous testing we were proud of our candles and began giving them as gifts to our friends and family. I was excited when asked to make candles as favors for a friend’s wedding and my sister’s baby shower. From a practical perspective at the beginning to a product that could be enjoyed by many, it was clear that we could turn this hobby into a business. Not only were we excited about our product but we were proud to know that using soy wax in our candles supports the US farmers and the soy bean industry. Though soy wax has only been around less than 20 years, it renders wonderful properties such as a cleaner burn as well as hypoallergenic properties.