Hi! I'm Jenny Harrison, owner and chandler of Seminole Candle Company. I love candles, and started my business to share the healthiest and highest quality candles I know how to make! Because you ponder the name and meaning of this new candle shop you've come across, I want to share its meaning to me. I'm not from Florida, didn't attend Florida State University, and knew very little about this Native American tribe - until my husband Eli and I bought a house on Seminole Drive in 2009. In fact, I'm a Buffalo, New York native that's called South Carolina home since 2002 - with a stint in Hawaii somewhere in between.
Our neighborhood's street names range from Mohawk, Cherokee, and Osage, to Comanchee, Natchez, Mohegan and Navajo. Our backyards are full of Dogwood trees, the first to blossom in the spring, signifying renewal. The flowering trees were also signals for Native Americans to plant corn. This is why we chose it as our logo!
Clearly, you can google the history to learn more, but our findings were fascinating enough to name a company after our Seminole home. Their values represent freedom, community, sustainability, perseverance, and self-sufficiency. Good stuff to keep in mind no matter who you are, and it's what we embody as the provider of your favorite candle and as community members of Seminole Drive.
We were inspired to research ways of becoming more self-sufficient and sustainable. Creating homemade, limited ingredient products instead of potentially toxic store bought products resulted - and became a passion and foundation for Seminole Candle Company. Did you know that paraffin candles are a major contributor to indoor pollution? Once we were privy to the fact that they were, we began hand pouring small batch renewable soy candles in 2013, and the rest is history! The completion of our shipping container studio/workshop in 2016 enabled the growth of our home based business, allowing us to share our beloved candles with you and your loved ones. In the spring of 2021, another dream came true, and we expanded into a brick and mortar building located in the River District of our beloved West Columbia, SC!
We love to serve our community by creating products that evoke memories and emotions. Our signature fragrances transport you back to that unforgettable day at the beach, your grandmother's flower garden, campfires with your favorite people, or that awesome spa you visited that smelled so good. Light a Cucumber Mint or White Jasmine candle to transform your space into your spa, or try our prized Fresh Pine seasonal candle to get into the holiday spirit! Our goal at Seminole Candle Company is to enhance your quality of life and relationships through sustainable home fragrance. Remember your cherished memories and create new ones with our beautiful soy candles.