Where unique fragrances are common and common "scents" is a rarity ™
My name is Laura Scheuy and I started White Oak Candle Co. I’ve always loved scented candles, the soft glow, the wonderful aromas. I used to take many road trips to Deerfield, Mass. to get my scented candle fix. My cupboards were full but my pockets were empty!
After some life circumstances, however, I found myself with time on my hands and in need of a hobby. In 2004, I started making simple votive candles for family and friends and it didn’t take me long to realize I could be very happy doing this every day. Nearly everybody loves candles, right?
After years of educating myself on how many different waxes, wicks and fragrance oils are available, hours upon hours of testing, lots of trial and error, White Oak Candle Co. (formerly Candles by Laura) was launched in 2007! I named my company "Candles by Laura". Simple and logical, right, I mean, what else would I call it? Farmer's markets, craft shows, home parties - I was having so much fun!
In 2017, we decided to change direction and target those customers who enjoy cabin life, rustic decor, hiking, wildlife. We started adding more outdoor fragrances such as "Mountain Leaves", "Campfire" and "Lakeside" and changed our name to give a nod to Connecticut, where I've lived all my life. We became White Oak Candle Co.
My workshop is nothing more than the back room in my home. I pour each candle individually by hand in small batches using a custom blend of paraffin and soy (parasoy) wax. What's created is a long-lasting, clean burning candle with a brighter flame and stronger scent throw than all-soy candles.
My candles can be purchased here online, at various local shops in Connecticut, by visiting me at any of the several events I do throughout the year or by messaging me directly.