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Middle Davids Artisan Candles


Our Story

In 1970 A. David Catlin started pouring candles as a hobby and his 2 year old son Dan helped stir the pots.  David spent many years perfecting his techniques and original fragrance recipes.  Middle Davids Artisan Candles was started in 2003 when David and Dan began pouring candles to be sold in fundraisers.  The name for the company comes from the fact that both of their middle names are David.  In 2009 we opened up a brick and mortar store so we could offer our candles to people in the community and we’ve added the works of over 50 artists as well.  Along with continuing our fundraiser business, we are committed to helping our small town prosper and are active in the local bicycling community.  We reuse or recycle all the packaging for our raw materials and even offer an in-store credit if our customers return their used jars so we can refill them and continue the cycle.  We love to try new fragrances and find beautiful colors to match them, using ingredients made in the US including custom made jars by Anchor Hocking.  

Ingredients made in the US

Our Products

Hand poured all-botanical soy wax 13 oz. Jar Candles, 5 oz. Votive Candles, and 3 oz. Wax Melts.  All the candles are beautifully colored except the Spa line which is dye free.

Product Description

We pour our candles here in Franklin, Indiana. We use soy wax because it is a renewable resource as well as much better for then environment than paraffin which is a by-product of the petroleum refining process.  We follow careful recipes for color and specific production techniques, our candles are very consistent in texture and color batch to batch, unlike most soy manufacturers.

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