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."
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. Please visit our store, which is located in the historical town of Dayton, IN.
Apple Pumpkin Butter: crisp apples spiced with pumpkin, cinnamon, sugar, & cloves
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
Apple Dumplings: said perfectly by my mother...it smells like the Covered Bridge Festival
Banana Nut Bread: smells just like it!
Banana Pecan Pancake: yummy is the word, amazing bakery scent!
Beloved: hints of cotton candy, strawberry, raspberry, tonka, and musk paired with saffron, sandalwood & citrus
Biscotti: buttery-almond goodness with touches of vanilla
Blueberry Cobbler: just like a blueberry patch
Blueberry Pumpkin Muffin: yes, it's just that and it is AMAZING!
Blue Spruce: pine smell, not too "piney", great seller during the holidays, favorite of men
Brandied Pear: sweet, juicy pear mixed with aged brandy
Brown Sugar & Fig: a bath and body type scent, it's a very clean, soft scent; perfect to burn in the bathroom
Buttercream Frosting: buttery, buttercream frosting with a touch of vanilla
Caramelized Pear: a very sweet pear with a hint of caramel, a wonderful spring bakery/fruit blend
Caramel Kettle Corn: the sweetest, yummy popcorn scent you'll smell!
Candied Apple: caramel & apple, so yummy!
Cherry Almond: cherry blended with almond, a sweet yet fruity scent; many say it smells like Jergens hand lotion
Christmas Cottage: sweet vanilla, cinnamon, and spice with a touch of spearmint
Christmas Memories: cinnamon, peppermint, balsam pine, & sleigh rides
Cinnamon & Clove: During Christmas this one is renamed “Reindeer Poop”. The name sold it, but the fragrance earned its position in our year-round scent roster.
Cinnamon Donuts: yummy beyond belief!
Cinnamon Stick: #1 seller all year round, a wonderful true cinnamon, IF this is your style, you'll love it!
Clean Cut: fresh clean aroma, masculine scent
Cocoa Butter & Cashmere: warm & cozy fragrance with soothing scents of musk and creamy cocoa butter.
Coffee & Cream: the perfect blend of STRONG coffee with sweet cream
Country Store: #1 seller, 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
Coconut Soleil: a wonderful summer coconut scent!
Cranberry Marmalade: another favorite for the holidays (and year-round), wonderful cranberry scent
Cranberry Woods: a blend of pine and cranberry, many burn this one year-round.
Cup of Kindness: created in 2015, this one has become a signature scent; it is baker’s dozen meets coffee lovers. A unique blend. A must try.
Fraser Fir: best-selling pine scent, most popular pine at Christmas time!
Fresh Lilac: if you're looking for a fresh lilac bush, THIS is a great scent for you!
Fresh Peaches: this one, it's indescribable...it's a BEST SELLER and year-round favorite!
Fruit Loops: smells just like the cereal, customers love it!
Garden Thyme: Earthy & herbal. Very different.
Grandpa's Pipe: a sweet pipe smell with hints of cherry. The most common reaction is “it smells just like my grandpa’s pipe”
Hot Apple Pie: smells just like a hot apple pie cooling off in the window on a breezy fall day
Hazelnut Latte: my favorite coffee scent, as I am not a coffee drinker, just enough coffee with hazelnut
Hansel & Gretel: a bakery, spice, warm your heart, type of scent
Hot Cocoa: deliciously wonderful!
Hoosier Vanilla: an AMAZING vanilla; kind of cake, with a lot of vanilla; a best seller!
Hot Buttered Rum: a soothing treat perfect for those cold winter nights, baking vanilla and simmered rum
Iced Cinnamon Rolls: go ahead...confuse your family, they'll think you're baking
Lemon Pound Cake: smells just like lemon pound cake, very fresh & bakery
Lemon Blueberry: another signature scent, its blueberry cobbler mixed with our lemons, so perfect!
Lemon Verbena: zesty lemon and floral, hint of sugar, sweet not of citrus
Mango & Coconut: a day on the beach; that is what this one smells like, a fresh coat of suntan lotion!
Macintosh Apple: a wonderful aromatic apple scent…. smells just like you’re standing in an apple orchard
Mint Mojito: smells just like a freshly created cocktail with pineapple, rum and citrus
Mulled Cider: touches of apples and oakmoss with added blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
Olde Homestead: you'll either love this or you won't, combination of clove, musk, nutmeg, hint of cinnamon. It is a BEST SELLER for us because it is so unique
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: You may not be a huge orange fan but this is amazing and is hard to keep on the shelves. Sells best during Christmas Season
Orchard Christmas: fresh cut boughs of pine, balsam, holly berry and handpicked apples. Because this one is so popular, in the “off season” it is renamed to Pinecones & Apples
Palo Santo: very "trendy" scent, said to have properties that clean negative energy and promote well-being; VERY POPULAR!
Peppermint Bark: ok, we left off "york" and that is exactly what it smells like; a season favorite last Christmas
Peppermint Kisses: sweet combination of peppermint, pine, eucalyptus, and fresh orange
Pink Sugar: sugary sweet yumminess with hints of strawberry, raspberry, black currant, with base notes of tonka and vanilla
Pumpkin Caramel Cupcake: touches of butter and orange peel blended with caramel, maple and pumpkin
Pumpkin Pie: A very simple pumpkin pie. Great fall scent
Pumpkin Pecan Waffles: yummy fall scent! sweet, yummy, in the off-season becomes "pecan waffles"; a BEST SELLER!
Pumpkin Spiced Cider: a GREAT fall scent and best seller for FALL!
Pumpkin Zucchini Bread: an amazing and unique scent that is a best seller for FALL!
Salted Caramel Frappe: a great coffee aroma with a mix of brewed coffee, sea salt and caramel
Snickerdoodle: the perfect cookie scent. Very strong!
Strawberry Cheesecake: very strong like strawberry shortcake, however you can definitely smell the cheesecake
Strawberries & Cream: sweet sugar, heavy cream, and mouthwatering strawberries
Strawberry Shortcake: just like helping Grandma Betty pick strawberries, then making homemade shortcake, this one is the most special memory for me; one of our first scents ever and still my favorite
Strudel & Spice: a little slice of heaven; another bakery favorite; a touch of cinnamon, splash of sugar, mixed with a pastry
Sugar Cookie: a yummy sugar cookie, smells as real as the dough and as wonderful as the cookie baking
Sweet Amaretto: Nutty almond with creamy amaretto, hints of cinnamon, nutmeg & lemon zest
Sweet Pea: Delicate scent of sweet peas
Sweet Potato Brown Sugar: sounds like an odd scent, however…. customers are pleasantly surprised by the blend of sweet potatoes, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla.
Sweet Clementine: orange citrus scent with basil, mint leaves, and chamomile
Vanilla Caramel Latte: blend of warm cinnamon with middle notes of coffee, caramel, brown sugar & butterscotch, finishing it off with a yummy blast of vanilla. This scent reminds us of our discontinued favorite Vanilla Hazelnut (only with caramel)
Warm Vanilla Sugar: sweet brown sugar, buttery vanilla with soft undertone of musk
Welcome Home: hint of raisin, dash of bread, a blast of cinnamon, smells of friendship bread, with a cherry on top. Customers love it!
White Sage & Lavender: blends of herbs, lavender, sage, rosemary, and chamomile
Winter Candy Apples: sweet candy, crunchy apples with a hint of spices
Yummy Cake: this one is amazing! We’re calling this one yummy cake because it smells just like a birthday cake or cake batter; it is a MUST have in your bakery candle line-up