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My Experience: The Cleveland Candle Company

My Experience: The Cleveland Candle Company

I proudly identify as a candle-holic, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to create my own unique candle fragrance along with other self-care items at The Cleveland Candle Company’s new Ohio City location. 

Upon walking into the chicly-decoratedspace, I was instantly whisked away into candle heaven; the walls were painted with calming hues and the esthetic of the storefront immediately gave me a little taste of home. I would have been content simply staring at the candle-covered displays for hours, smelling and sniffing the variety of premade candles. However, co-owner Tanya McCollister and her fabulous team took my experience to the next level. 

 Unique Food-Scented Candles

Unique Food-Scented Candles

The Cleveland Candle Company takes pride in their one-of-a-kind Candle Bar where you can stop in to make your own hand-poured, 100% soy wax candle whenever your heart desires. Take your time interacting with the unique fragrances on the pre-made candle wall before choosing 4-6 scents that fit your personality. Then, choose your own unique made-in-the-USA candle jar, find a seat at the bar, and channel your creativity into mixing your fragrance oils to invent your scent! Fun fact: 90% of the oils used are sourced directly from the state of Ohio! 

 One-of-a-Kind Candle Bar at the Ohio City Location

One-of-a-Kind Candle Bar at the Ohio City Location

As fall approaches and pumpkin spice lattes are once again a reality, I set out to create my own autumn aroma; But, the options were endless! From plant and flower scents to food aromas, with Cleveland-inspired smells in between, The Cleveland Candle Company does not skip a beat in the fragrance department.  

While my candle was setting and drying, I was sent back to the candle wall to choose a fragrance for my bath bombs. For this project, I chose a fresh scent called Lavender Fields and headed over to the mixing table. Tanya and her team provided all the ingredients needed to create luscious bath bombs and walked us through the process. I loved the unique, relaxing feel of this activity and would highly recommend signing up for a bath bomb making class with Tanya if you are in need of a night full of self-care. You will be just as relaxed making them in the store as you are using them at home!

 Bath Bomb Ingredients

Bath Bomb Ingredients

 Yellow Colored Lavender Fields Bath Bomb in the Drying Stage

Yellow Colored Lavender Fields Bath Bomb in the Drying Stage

I capped off the evening by making my very own set of essential oil lip balms. While there was an abundance of oil options to choose from, I created Lavender-Vanilla beeswax/cocoa butter balms infused with grapeseed oil for anti-aging effects and vitamin E for added shine. I was amazed by how simple this process was and am thrilled to have these perfect lip balms for years to come. 

 Lavender-Vanilla Lib Balms Finished with Custom Handwritten Labels

Lavender-Vanilla Lib Balms Finished with Custom Handwritten Labels

My evening at The Cleveland Candle Company was one that I will never forget. Tanya and her team were delightful and more than willing to answer any questions I had. I was blown away by their hospitality and knowledge of the products we made and the scents that we used. I would highly recommend checking out their locations and treating yourself to a pre-made candle or a Creative Class—you will not regret it!


About The Cleveland Candle Company

In 2014, a fun date night idea quickly led to candle-making parties and the creation of The Cleveland Candle Company’s first store in Mentor, Ohio. Now, four years later, this locally owned business has 3 storefronts, in Mentor, on Coventry Road, and in Ohio City, with dreams of opening more in the near future. 

Whether you need to unwind by yourself or get creative with friends, The Cleveland Candle Company has an artistic outlet to meet your needs. Sign up for one of their limited-seating Creative Classes, book your own private party, or simply walk-into any of their locations to take advantage of the build-your-own Candle Bar. 

Not in the Cleveland area? No problem. Click here to shop The Cleveland Candle Company’s line of unique scents!

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