About Columbia River Candle Co.
Ashley has always had a passion for making and selling handmade crafts. After getting married in 2009 to Alex, we began attending markets with the craft business. Dreaming of continuing to expand, we thought about making soy candles. But as fates would have it, the vendor next to us at our first market was a candle maker. We shelved the idea for later.
After moving to Westport, WA in 2012, we began to think about making candles again. When our other business opened a shop in mid-2013 it was the right time. Not knowing anything about making candles ourselves, we started researching. After extensive testing, we attended our first market selling candles in 2014. From there the business has grown ever since.
In 2018, our family decided it was time to move back towards family in the Portland, OR-Vancouver, WA area. To prepare for this move, we changed the business name to relate to our new service area and focus. And so, Columbia River Candle Co. was born.
Our Process & Products
From the beginning, we knew we wanted to keep our business small and personal. Each candle, melt or soap that you buy from us is handcrafted using the best quality materials. We make every product in small batches to ensure the highest quality. And we test all the materials used to make sure they meet our high standards.
You can pick up any of our products at any of the markets we attend in the Pacific Northwest region. We also work with local schools to provide a candle fundraiser. This has helped the schools raise money for trips, events and even school supplies. And of course, you can buy our candles, melts & soaps here on this website.
Lukas – Master of sales & pitchman
Kaylee – Mystery shopper & conversationalist
Skyler – Product testing & inventory control