It started as a hobby.
Christine Poole, owner of Boone County Candle Company, has used candle making to relieve stress. Then her friends and family started asking if they could buy them, one thing led to another, and she launched her business.
Poole makes all of her candles at home and first sold them at various craft shows. She then had the opportunity to move into her aunt’s old jewelry store at 101 E. Main St., Lebanon.
“I felt like it was meant to be,” Poole said.
Early in her career in candle making, Poole said she became interested in the different types of wax available for making candles.
“When you start researching them, you find that many commercially made candles are made with paraffin wax, which contains a lot of toxins as it is a by-product of the gas and oil industry. oil,” Poole explained.
Poole uses soy wax for its candles, along with simple fragrances, to create a “healthier” atmosphere around the candle as it burns.
She offers scents like Georgia Peach, which actually smells like a peach ring; apple orchard, for the summer; and his favorite cranberry crop.
You can find her hand-poured candles on her website, in the Downtown Lebanon store, and at local festivals. Poole said she plans to be open at all major events in downtown Lebanon this year.
Her storefront is only open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, as she has another job during the week.
All his candles are available online at boonecandleco.com.