Photographed in Auburn, AL at Acre
I started a candle company because I have always loved what candles to do a room but never felt comfortable burning a chemical latent, kitschy smelling candle. There is also a gap in the marketplace in regards to men and candles. You either have what folks call “man candle” or “mandles” – which are BBQ, Grass, and Bikini Babe (I wish I was kidding) scented – or you have the opposite spectrum of candles mostly marketed to women. I wanted to create a candle that was both beautiful in design and safe for any room.
The Red Cedar Essential Oil candle. It is a very timeless fragrance and really adds to the room.
Meet Jake Carnley, founder of Great Bear Wax Co. We had the pleasure of meeting him in Opelika recently and bonded over our mutual love of Garth Brooks. We also bought two of his candles – Tobacco Bay and Grapefruit – and they’re amazing. Use code backdownsouth to get 10% off your purchase! Go shop.