From the beginning.....
In 2002 we purchased our existing business as Lamb & Heart Americana Shoppe, with focusing primarily on home decor, furniture & antiques. Shortly after that we changed the name to Walnut Street Traditions (because we were on Walnut Street, and our building reflected a history filled with "traditions"). In 2009 we embarked on our biggest adventure yet.....candle making. Since 2009 Hoosier Candle Company has found it's way into many homes, many countries, and many quaint and cozy shops across the USA. We have worked diligently to ensure that our products are proudly "Made in the USA." You will not only find our Hoosier Candle Company brand, you will also see our "Handmade by a Hoosier Farmer's Daughter/Granddaughter" line of wonderful items! Read the history/story behind the "birth" of Hoosier Candle Company below........
Hoosier Candle Company……….The story unfolds
After selling candles for so many years I decided it was time to figure out the “science” to all of it. So after some trial and error (quite a bit I might add) I finally did it! Hoosier Candle Company..... small batch candles, handmade soy candles was born! (All of which are scented candles)
The name was just one of those “aha” moments. I knew somewhere in the scrapbook of memories there was the most perfect picture. The little girl in the photo is actually my mom at age 3 in my Grandpa Harold’s wheat field. As my Grandma Betty tells the story…….”Pet (my mom) was never in the fields but was always in a dress so when she went into that field…in her sweet little dress I grabbed my camera and snapped a picture”
Being a “Hoosier” my entire life the name just fit. So I had all the pieces to the puzzle as little by little I pieced them together. So the picture of my mom tells the story on a daily basis….a small town rural community filled with multi-generation farmers that through hard work, strong family roots, and a belief in yourself….anything is possible. That is exactly what it is all about!
On January 23rd of 2017 we lost our Grandma Betty to Alzheimer's. I was so blessed to have been given the treasures of many memories before the disease took them from her. Gathering details of our family history, and precious memories was such a blessing. Her gifts bestowed to her family will never be forgotten. Memories, life skills, love, hope & dreams...all of our days...all of our lives.
In addition to our handmade soy candles, we also create many other wonderful things. Be sure to checkout our handmade pillows, signs, barn quilts & more! Please visit our store, which is located in the historical town of Dayton, IN.
We are who we are, and do what we do because of you...our wonderful customers. Kindness matters...and is served daily. Everyone deserves a "cup of kindness"
2021 SCENT DESCRIPTION HOOSIER CANDLE COMPANY
Apple Harvest-Smells like fresh apples
Apples & Maple Bourbon-Our customers say this is the best ever, this is truly our best selling apple scent. It's a great mix
Apple Dumplings-Said perfectly by my mother....it smells like the Covered Bridge Festival
Banana Nut Bread-Smells just like it!
Blueberry Cobbler-Just like a patch
Blue Spruce-Our BEST selling pine smell, not too "piney" BEST seller during holidays! Favorite of men
Brown Sugar & Fig-A bath and body type scent, it’s a very clean, soft scent. Perfect to burn in the bathroom.
Candied Apple-Smells just like a caramel apple
Caramelized Pear-A very sweet pear with a hint of caramel. A wonderful spring bakery/fruit blend.
Cherry Almond-Cherry blended with Almond. A sweet yet fruity scent. Many say it smells like Jergens lotion
Cinnamon Stick-#1 seller all year round, a wonderful true cinnamon, IF this is your style you'll love it!
Cinnamon Buns-Very good cinnamon with a bakery mix
Country Store-#1 seller, favorite, hints of orange, nutmeg, cinnamon and many other spices, perfect combination
Clean Cotton-A STRONG clean cotton scent. For those that want something other than bakery, here it is!
Clove-By popular demand, and always because of a memory.....glad we could take you there
Cranberry Marmalade-Another favorite for the holidays, turning into a year round favorite, wonderful cranberry scent
Cranberry Woods-A blend of pine and cranberry. Cannot keep this one on the shelves during the holiday season! Many burn this one year round.
Cup of Kindness-Created in 2015, this has become a signature scent created by HCC. It is bakers dozen meets coffee lovers. BEST SELLER YEAR ROUND!
Fraser Fir-Best Selling, most popular pine at Christmas time!
Fresh Peaches-This one. It’s indescribable. It’s a BEST SELLER! It’s a YEAR ROUND FAVORITE! Cannot keep enough on the shelves!
The Olde Homestead-Honestly you'll either love this or you won't. Combination of clove, musk, nutmeg, hint of cinnamon, kinda woodsy, reminds me of visiting an old plantation home!
Hazelnut Coffee-personally, my favorite coffee scent, as I am not a coffee drinker, just enough of coffee with hazelnut!
Hansel & Gretal-Honestly of ALL of our scents this remains our BEST seller. It's a bakery, spice, warm your heart, type of scent....and no Hansel & Gretal are not in this lol!
Hot Cocoa-deliciously wonderful
Hoosier Vanilla-An AMAZING vanilla. Kind of cake, with a lot of vanilla. A best seller!
Iced Cinnamon Rolls-Go ahead...confuse your family, they'll think you're baking
Karamel Kettle Korn-Popped fresh! Coated with caramel!
Lemon Pound Cake-Smells just like lemon pound cake, very fresh & bakery
Lemon Blueberry-Blueberry Cobbler mixed with our lemons. So perfect!
Lots-O-Lemon (LOL)-A blend of our best selling lemons. So YUMMY!
Mango & Coconut-A day on the beach. That is what this one smells like, a fresh coat of sun tan lotion!
MacIntosh Apple-Great smelling apple scent….smells like an apple orchard. New 2020
Mulled Cider-Added fall of 2020. Quickly became a best seller!
Orange Clove-Once again, take a stroll down memory lane, as many tell us "smells just like the old stove top potpourri mom used to boil"
Orange Cranberry Muffin-I'm not a huge orange fan but this is amazing and has been flying out of here!
Peppermint Bark-Ok, we left off "york" and that is exactly what it smells like, this was one of the season favorite this past Christmas
Pumpkin Pie-Yummy fall scent!
Pumpkin Pecan Waffles-Sweet, yummy, in the off season becomes “pecan waffles” A BEST SELLER!
Pumpkin Zucchini Bread-A BEST SELLER in fall!
Red Hot Cinnamon-Smells like Big Red gum. It is our STRONGEST cinnamon. Many say it smells like “Fireball”
Snickerdoodle-The perfect cookie scent! Very strong!
Spiced Cranberry-A spicy cranberry
Strawberry Shortcake-Just like helping Grandma Betty pick strawberries, then make homemade shortcake, this one is the most special memory for me. One of our 1st scents ever and still a favorite, as many memories are visited.
Strudel & Spice-A little slice of heaven. Another bakery favorite. A touch of cinnamon, a splash of sugar, mixed with a pastry
Toasted Pumpkin-A spiced pumpkin scent. Perfect fall scent.
Welcome Home-Hint of raisin, dash of bread, a blast of cinnamon, smells like friendship bread, would make a wonderful housewarming gift!