Our mission

To be a local and handcrafted, soy candle company producing quality, small batch, highly fragranced candles and wax melts that will inspire your senses with persuasive aromas.  We want you to love our candles as much as we love making them.

our story

After making candles as wedding favors for our wedding in October 2017, our friends and family wanted more. Many people inquired about buying our candles as gifts and to have in their homes. In the five months following our wedding, we couldn't blow out this flickering idea of having our candles, made with a funky kind of love, burn in homes just like yours. We further confirmed this would be a mission worth taking on when we held an adoption fundraiser for our daughter & son-in-law. The candle fundraiser led to more interest and more voices telling us DO IT. Create a candlelit dream.  Fast forward to March 2018, 865 Candle Company is established in Knoxville, TN. For those familiar with East TN, 865 is our area code and intentionally spells VOL. We love our local community and our volunteer spirit!

We found that amidst the chaotic world around us, making candles brought us closer together. This provided us the time to create something we are both passionate about while affording us the ability to involve our family in the labor of love. We are a non-traditional blended crew with four kids, 2 fur babies, a son-in-law, a goldfish named Sharky, and soon to be grandson. We are making this company a family affair.  

One of our goals is to offer an array of generously scented candles that can be enjoyed for personal use or as gifts. We are passionate and dedicated to hand pouring a candle that is an affordable luxury. We have learned that life truly is all about the journey and we are moving toward something greater. We have dreams about where 865 Candle Company will go but realize that we can’t get there without pouring ourselves into every aspect of our candle making. We aim to light up our customers' lives with incredible customer service and a burning passion for what we do, every single day

Why choose 865 Candle Company?


  • We are proud to offer premium soy candles, which is an eco-friendly, clean burning, renewable and biodegradable wax.

  • Our candles have just three ingredients, soy wax, wood or cotton wicks, and premium fragrances and they are phthalate free, non-toxic and dye free.

  • We offer customization on select candle sizes. You can create a unique or a personalized treasure for anyone on your gift list.

  • We make our candles and wax melts in small batches that are poured and labeled by hand.

  • We use all natural wicks - no metal or lead core wicks that are found in the traditional retail candle market.

  • Our containers are reusable, just wash with hot soapy water.

  • We will make you our priority. We will provide you with stellar customer service alongside our high quality candles and wax melts.