Our Story

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Cheryl, owner and candlemaker of Old Post Candle Company. I live in Port Jefferson, New York, a beautiful town on the north shore of eastern Long Island, with my husband Erik and our two fur babies Dunkin and Boots. 

The idea of Old Post Candle Company first started on a trip to upstate New York to visit family one summer weekend in 2020. It was there that we visited a local farmers market and saw a vendor selling handmade soy wax candles in these cute rustic mason jars. Me being obsessed with candles and all-natural, organic, eco-friendly products, I quickly ran over to the booth and of course bought one or two for myself. It was then that I knew I wanted to make my own candles with the hopes and dreams of someday starting my own business. With a background in business and passion for healthy living, it was important to me to create products made with clean ingredients that were both safe for family and pets.

About a month or so later, I began researching candle making which led to purchasing supplies from a candle supplier. I then began creating my very own candles in the basement of our home with only a hot plate and double boiler. What started as a hobby, quickly turned into something more. I immediately fell in love with candle making and the crazy idea that doing what I love might turn into something bigger.

Fast forward about a year or so later and months of testing, research and planning, Old Post Candle Company was born. We attended our first local farmers market October 2021 and haven't stopped since. 

Thank you to everyone that has supported my dream and continues to support us! We look forward to seeing you at a local market.