The Durham Candle Company specializes in small batch, high quality beeswax candles. 




Each candle is poured by hand in Durham, NC. We offer an array of traditional options year-round, as well as a unique selection of seasonal offerings. Our stock is updated frequently, and if there is something specific you're looking for, just ask us.



Candles provide light and warmth. Our classics include hand-dipped tapers, tea lights, votives and pillars in a range of sizes. Keep a small stash on hand so you have them when you need them.



From birthday candles to wedding favors, candle-making is our passion, and creating unique offerings for customers is our favorite part of the job. We take custom orders for special events and can create a range of molds to suit your needs. 



Have you ever wondered what your candles are made of? You should. Our ingredients are earth-made, not man-made, and we are dedicated to providing our customers with a non-toxic product that is pure and simple. Beeswax candles burn longer, drip less, and generate a brighter light than other candles. Their mild, natural aroma creates a welcoming, tranquil environment- something we could all enjoy more often.



We will recycle your spent Durham Candle Company candles. 


That's right. Beeswax never goes bad, and we want to do our part to reduce waste in every way possible. When you have burned through your DCC candles, simply drop off what is left, and we will re-melt and re-pour the wax. And, then we will send you on your way with a new candle from our recycled stock because we think it is really cool when people work together to minimize waste in the community we love. 



Tell someone they are a flame.

Tell them they have ignited a spark in you.

Tell them not to let their light die out. 


We believe candles are more than just beautiful decorations. They are a metaphor for life, for renewed hope, and for building community. Tell someone you love that you see and appreciate their light by giving them one of our candles. Doing so is a wonderful, environmentally friendly way to convey your feelings. If you are stuck and don't know what to say, let us help put together a thoughtful package for your loved one to enjoy. 


We are actively seeking ways in which we can spread kindness and love throughout our community. Do you have a suggestion for how we can achieve this goal? Please contact us.