Columbus Candle Shop Provides Visitors with a Hands-On Experience

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Buckeye State company helps visitors not only find the perfect candle, but also make their own that is unlike any other on the shelf.


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  • Penn & Beech Candle Co. has three locations in the Columbus area
  • The company helps visitors make their own candles
  • The candle-making process begins at the candle wall, where over 100 different scents are located
  • It takes 45 minutes to an hour to pour candles

Sarah Chait is Director of Customer Experience at Penn & Beech Candle Co.

She said there is something special about creating the perfect aroma.

“Often times the sense of smell is overlooked and it’s actually the only scent that’s directly connected to the brain,” Chait said. “So when you smell something, it’s immediately connected to a memory. “

At Penn & Beech, the candle making process begins at the candle wall, where over 100 different scents are located. On the wall, unique scents like old books and basmati rice mingle with familiar favorites.

“It’s so much fun exploring and playing with scents that normally don’t get a lot of attention,” Chait said.

After choosing the jar of their choice, visitors are invited to combine their scents and create a truly personalized candle.

Chait said Penn & Beech aims to turn pouring candles into a sensory experience.

“A lot of people think candle making is something only really astute people can do,” Chait said. “I’m here to tell you that I’m not really a cunning person and that pouring a candle is a lot of fun. “

Penn & Beech has three locations in the Columbus area.

It takes 45 minutes to an hour to pour candles.

Elizabeth J. Harris