Our Story

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Our story is a little different from other candle companies.

Standard Wax didn't start with a dream to make candles, but instead with a vision for what could become of an artist's gorgeous ceramic vessels. From the very beginning, our focus has been on creating thoughtfully designed ceramic containers for our candles to live in, and that's still our mission today. 

That's why each vessel is specifically made to live on, long after the candle burns down. They can hold succulents and houseplants, spare change and screwdrivers, makeup brushes and desk accessories. We've paired handpoured, uniquely scented candles with artist-designed ceramic vessels to make a multipurpose piece of functional art.

We're inspired by the endless number of places to explore and strive to convey our sense of adventure in everything we do. We gather all of the inspiration of our travels and adventures and bring them to life in our candles and other goods. We bring the sense of wonder and adventure home to be enjoyed at any time, and to inspire you to get out and experience something new.

We're so incredibly lucky to live the life we do. We run a business that brings adventure and inspiration into people's lives, with time leftover to practice what we preach by taking in the wonder and beauty of the many corners of this crazy planet we live on. But in between adventures it's nice to have a little reminder of those travels close at hand... Something to remind us to never stop exploring and never stop being inspired. That's what we try to create.

If our candles can remind you to get out and explore, to appreciate the wonders of life whether big or small, then our work is all worthwhile.