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Our History:

CT River Candles, a soy candle business located on the banks of the Connecticut River in Haddam Connecticut, was established in the Fall of 2007. Brenda Hunter, the founder of the company, begin researching the art of making soy candles for her own enjoyment. She chose soy wax for it's healthy and clean burning properties.

The prototype of the first candle featured a label of a photograph of the Connecticut River and the name “CT River Candles”. Being boating enthusiasts and living on the river, this just seemed like the perfect packaging for what would become a very successful home based business. Since those early days of offering just ten scents in the first mason jar style, the company has expanded to offer more than 75 scents in 3 jar styles. In addition to Soy Candles, we also make other scented products and all are still hand made. Retailers carrying CT River Candles products can be found thru out Connecticut and New England.

For Press inquiries, contact: [email protected]


Connecticut Magazine
2016 Holiday Gift Guide

WeCarpe - Local Artisan Newszine - December 1, 2016
Special Pet Edition by Peachy Deegan featured July 10, 2016

WFSB Channel 3 Crafting in Connecticut Segment

November 29, 2015

Connecticut Magazine

2015 Ultimate Gift List

The Haddam-Killingworth Patch
Haddam Small Business Spotlight
by Wendy Mitchell

Haddam Now

Business Spotlight
by Kathy Brown

Whom you Know

Review of our Angel Type Preserver Jar Soy Candle
by Peachy Deegan

Review of our Oakmoss and Amber Soy Spa Candle
by Peachy Deegan

Review of our Honeysuckle Jasmine Mason Jar Soy Candle
by Peachy Deegan

Hartford Magazine

28 Holiday Gifts Made in Connecticut
Jenn McCulloch

Grace Magazine

Candlemaker's Future is Looking Bright
by Amy Barry

Move over Yankee
by Marisa Nadolny

Business Spotlight: CT River Candles
by Wendy Vincent

From Corporate to Candles
by Ann Nyberg

Haddam Woman's Candles Spread Scent to Celebrities
by Ann Gamble

Burning bright: CT River Candle provides goodies to actress Sarah Jessica Parker
by Ann Gamble

Home Grown Holiday Gifts
by Amy J. Barry

CT River Candles Gifted Mariska Hargitay

Hartford Magazine
Down to Earth Holiday Gifts

by Meghan Reilly

My Story
by Brenda Hunter

Candle Review: CT River Scented Candles
by Julia Wooten

CT River Candles
by MaryBeth Mitchell