Quality candles made in Canada
East Coast Candles was established in 1997 as a quality maker of handmade Canadian candles. Each of our candles, wax melts, diffusers and other products are handmade in small batches. We offer several complete lines of candles and related products with over 200 scents to choose from. Many different styles and types of waxes available- including 100% natural soy wax and beeswax.
Whether it’s our signature dessert bowls that look and smell like real fruit and tasty treats, reed diffusers that give you the same great scents without having to tend to a burning candle, or favours for your special occasions – we have what you’re looking for.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our handmade candles. To ensure the best quality product we only hand pour our candles in small batches. Each new candle design is burned completely to ensure we’ve chosen the proper wick to maximize the hot scent throw, eliminate tunneling and proper flame size.
Each step of the process is done by hand, ensure the candle is poured to perfection, packaged properly and ready for another satisfied customer. Through plenty of testing, trial and error and innovation we’ve developed a line of high quality candles that burn better and longer than many commercially inferior candles.
Premium Soy Candles Canada
These days many people are seeking all natural products for their homes, we feel the same. We offer a selection of soy candles made from 100% natural soy wax, and soy wax blended with carefully selected botanicals for a better performing natural wax.
Some of our candles are scented with premium fragrance oils and highest quality dyes. If you’re looking for 100% natural our Essentials line is for you. All products in our Essentials line include non-dyed 100% natural soy wax, and all natural essential oil blends.
Alternatively we offer 100% pure Canadian beeswax candles and unscented soy candles.
Gifts For Her
Have a candle lover in your life? We have the perfect gift idea for that special someone! A beautiful candle that looks and smells like a fresh bowl of fruit or a delicious dessert as a gift for her birthday. Choose from a large assortment of pillars in her favourite colour or scent as a thoughtful gift for Christmas.
Simmering bars or melts in hundreds of amazing scents make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day. Jars and tapers to set the mood for a special anniversary celebration. Not sure what to choose? How about a gift basket of some of our most popular items? It makes a great gift for under $50. Let us help you choose that perfect gift for her.
Choosing a Quality Candle
Three main ingredients make up candle – wax, wick and fragrance or scent. There are many types of each of these components and all are not created equally. A premium candle is made up of the best wax, wick and fragrance oil.
Soy and paraffin wax are the two most common types of candle wax. They both have good characteristics; however soy wax is certainly the higher quality of the two. Candles made with soy wax and premium fragrance oils will burn up to 30% longer than paraffin and cleaner burning. Soy wax can also be cleaned up with hot water and soap. It also has a much lower melting point which gives it a lower burn risk should the hot wax come in contact with your skin. Some low quality paraffin waxes will give of a petroleum smell due to poor refining. East Coast Candles uses only the highest quality soy and paraffin waxes available.
There are many different types of candle wicks on the market including paper core, cotton, zinc core and wood wick. Although lead wicks aren’t banned in Canada, they are no longer manufactured – so there is no risk of purchasing a candle with a lead wick. Not all candles on the market have the proper wick for the size of the candle. As a result the candle will have a smaller wax pool and cause tunneling, or in the case of a wick that is too big for the vessel the candle will not burn as long. All candle wicks should be trimmed to 1/4″, allowing a candle to burn for too long without trimming the wick will result in smoking (and reduce the life of your candle).
Candle scents are not all equal. Some are more true to life than others, and some are more potent than others. Some candles will give off a strong cold scent throw, but don’t have much to offer when it comes time to burn the candle. Other times, candles have too strong of scent throw and can be overwhelming. It can be hard to pick out a candle with a good fragrance oil at the store, the only way to know is to burn it. The best way to avoid a poor scent is to pay attention to the price, the lower the price – the lower quality fragrance oil is in the candle (fragrance oil is very expensive). Alternatively you can take a look at candle reviews.
What our Customers Think
I just got my order in the mail today:) I ordered as gifts for Christmas and was so surprised to see she had expressed shipped the order! They are an amazing price and the scents are unique and smell so good. I’m a huge soy candle fan so I know they will melt just awesome. My only regret is I wish I had ordered some for myself!
Great products, solid packaging, and awesome people. Picked up a few candles/simmering bars yesterday and love the Holiday Wassail scent. One block is enough to fill our apartment! The Candy Cane Candle smells just like candy canes and will be great around the holidays! Definitely recommend!
Handmade Canadian Candles
What do we mean by handmade Canadian candles? Although some of our scents and supplies are sourced from elsewhere, all of our wax and the majority of our raw supplies are sourced from Canada. All of our candles and products are hand poured, prepared, and packaged in our modest shop here in Sussex, New Brunswick. The result is high quality genuine handmade Canadian candles. You can find our hand crafted candles in shops, seasonal markets and weddings.