5 local hand-poured candle companies in Birmingham, PLUS their best autumn scents

Candles poured in Birmingham are sold nationwide. Photo via @greatbearwaxco

It’s no secret that Birmingham, AL is home to some pretty remarkable artisans and small businesses. A booming property type in the Magic City? Hand poured candles! Now that the cooler weather has arrived, it’s time to give your living spaces a seasonal scent – ​​here are 5 local candle makers and their best fall scents.

1—ecam and co.

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All ecam and co. the candles are made in recycled glass bottles. Photo via @ecamandco
  • ecam and co. the candles are handmade, 100% soy and burn clean.
  • The best fall scents: Pumpkin chai, apple-maple bourbon, white currant and mountain berry
  • Where to buy: You can still find these goodies at The Market at Pepper Place, and you can also order online! She is also Illuminated’s featured local pick in Mountain Brook.
  • Discover ecam and co. on Instagram and Facebook

2—Great Bear Wax Co.

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Great Bear Wax Co. recently opened Bungalow Bungalow, a new refill store helping Birmingham homes go zero waste! Photo via @greatbearwaxco
  • Great Bear Wax Co. has been recognized in Vogue, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, etc.
  • The best fall scents: Pumpkin, fall and campfire
  • Where to buy: You can still order online, but Great Bear Wax Co. is now at Bungalow Bunglaow as well as Upswing Bham across from downtown Pizitz.
  • Check out Great Bear Wax Co. on Instagram and Facebook

3—Crave Candles Co.

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These batter bowl candles are a Crave signature, and they’re sure to keep your home both smelling and looking great. Photo via @cravecandlesco
  • The owner and founder of Crave Candles Co. was born and raised in Birmingham, and the city’s rich history inspired his Steel City collection
  • The best fall scents: Harvest, pumpkin soufflé, smoked vanilla and a walk in the woods
  • Where to buy: You can find Crave Candles at tons of local Birmingham retailers as well as The Market at Pepper Place! And of course you can buy online
  • Check out Crave Candles Co. on Instagram and Facebook

4—Bemele Candles

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These concrete bowls are Bemele customer favorites – they can be reused as planters once burned! Photo via @bemelecandles
  • Bemele Candles gets creative with its containers. In honor of #spookyseason, you can purchase candles in a skull container!
  • The best fall scents: Alabama Fall, Caramel Crunch, Cranberry Jam, Apple Crisp, and Pumpkin Spice
  • Where to buy: Order online or buy in person at Woodlawn Street Market, Urban Suburban, and more.
  • Discover Bemele candles on Instagram and Facebook

5—Stack the candles

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Orange Peel Cinnamon is a fan favorite at Stack. Photo via @stackcandles
  • Stack Candles has a unique history as a company, and their tagline reflects this: “The Scent of Gratitude”
  • The best fall scents: Fall Harvest, Orange Peel Cinnamon, Fall Grace and Firm
  • Where to buy: You can find Stack Candles in Birmingham on the shelves of Alabama Goods, Betsy Prince, and more, as well as in stores as far afield as South Carolina and Florida! You can also order online here
  • Discover Stack Candles on Instagram and Facebook

Which local candle makers did we miss? We want to highlight them! Let us know on social media @BhamNow

Beth Cunningham

Beth Cunningham

A Birmingham transplant usually found on a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when not writing stories and taking photos for Bham Now.

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