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Our Story

Orcas Island Candle Company is based in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State.

The company changed hands in the summer of 2020. The new owner and candlemaker, Ethan, is very excited to be taking on this endeavor. He first lived on Orcas Island in his early 20's, and has felt a strong connection to the island ever since. His journey led him to settle on a neighboring island, San Juan, but he always enjoys making trips via the ferry back to Orcas. 

First coming across the candles at a local market, Ethan was a fan of Orcas Island Candle Co. from very early on. When the business came up for sale, it felt like a natural step for him to take it on. 

Ethan is excited to continue on with the vision that founded Orcas Island Candle Company, using essential oils and other clean, non-toxic materials to make elegant, high-quality candles. Many an evening you can find Ethan burning a candle to bring a little peace and serenity to the world, and he is honored to be able to create and share these gifts with others.

Thank you for your support!