Our Story

I have been a hairstylist for over fifteen years, and opened my own salon in 2010. I realized quickly that I really enjoy the ambiance that a quality candle added to my salon environment. I was purchasing your run-of-the-mill candles at big box stores, and noticed aspects that I really wished were different. After looking for a local company I could purchase a higher end candle from, a lightbulb went off, and I redirected my searches towards how to create my own. After several years of creating my own candles primarily to fill my own needs, I noticed more and more of my clients and friends continually repurchasing my candles as gifts, and for themselves as well. With the support of my incredible husband, Jeremy (his picks: Spiced Pumpkin and Oak & Amber), I decided to give these beautiful candles a new name and look- and Jill & James Candle Company was found. Jill is short for Jillian, our daughter, and James is the middle name of our son, Elliott.

By bringing these candles into your home, or the homes of those you love, you are supporting a small business, artisanship of a handmade craft, and you’re supporting our family. We thank you, and hope you form wonderful memories with our candles creating subtle ambiance. 


all photography by Melissa McClure Photography