We're Erin and Mark and we own and operate New Scotland Candle Co. We live in the beautiful Annapolis Valley with our two rescue cats, Fundy and Digby. We first experimented with making soy candles in 2015 as a way to repurpose some mason jars. Our experiment soon grew into a full-time business, and in February 2020, we opened our first retail shop in Kentville, NS.
As a couple of wanderers at heart, we have collectively lived in 4 other provinces before settling in Nova Scotia. Though we live in the Valley, as we explore our province, we are continually struck by the beauty and diversity of the landscape. The inspiration for our business name came from a trip to the Cape Breton Highlands (if you don't already know, Nova Scotia means New Scotland in Latin). What Nova Scotia means to us, is home. We hope that the love of our home reflects in the products we create.
We donate a portion of our profits to Feed Nova Scotia, an organization that works to increase food security across the province.