About Us - the History of Colonial Candle of Cape Cod
American Made with Pride - Colonial Candle®
For more than 100 years, Colonial Candle® has been burning brightly in the homes of America. Our candle story begins in 1905 with Mabel Baker, a former Massachusetts school teacher, who began making hand dipped bayberry taper candles in her tiny Cape Cod kitchen. The candles became so popular with family and friends that she started selling them in her husband's local hardware store. By 1909, many stores in the Cape Cod area were selling Mrs. Baker's candles and Colonial Candle® was officially in business.
Recognized as the first candle company started by a woman, Colonial Candle® is still proudly made in the USA. All Colonial Candle of Cape Cod branded collections are crafted with care in North Carolina. We source our materials from the USA and globally with adherence strict quality guidelines. Some of our other brands and our accessories are designed and quality tested in the United States while be purchased from around the world.
From the mixing of our fragrance with color and wax to the perfect wick, every candle is made to exact specifications. Our signature oval jars truly set Colonial Candles apart providing an understated sophistication and a cleaner, more even burn.
We invite you to experience Colonial Candle, the glow that has warmed the homes of America since 1909. You can also find us in local retailers all over the country.