Our Story


"For some reason, she let me start a candle company..."

Borderland Handcrafted Candles (BHC) was established in Brandon, Mississippi in 2016 by husband and wife duo, Chris and Anna Baldwin. "For some reason, she let me start a candle company" is a phrase that Chris often uses when telling our story. In a miraculous occasion, we had a babysitter and decided to go out on a date. Browsing through a department store, we came across a candle aisle - who can resist that temptation? We were lured in by the fragrances and of course had to smell each candle multiple times. Then a comment was made..."We could make our own." We laughed it off but the thought stuck with Chris. Over the next 15 months there were many late nights of research, testing, brain storming, surveying, and burning lots and lots of candles. 

We launched BHC in February of 2016 and are amazed at where we are today. We are so thankful to have met so many amazing people on our journey and for the support we have received from family, friends, and consumers.

Keep it simple

Our objective has always been to create beautiful candles that capture the fragrances and overall essence of nature. We are very intentional to create products that compliment any personal and interior design style. Whether for you or for a friend, a Borderland Handcrafted Candle will look amazing on any coffee table, kitchen counter, or even in a man cave. You won't find dyes or additives in any BHC product - we will leave that to the other guys (you know who you are). Each product is hand poured with 100% premium soy wax to ensure a clean, even, and fragrant experience with every use.

"Be the change you want to see”

We always envisioned using BHC as a catalyst for positive change which is why we have teamed up with Hydrating Humanity. It is amazing the things that we take for granted. Most of us will never wonder if the water we drink could give us diseases, but this is a question that millions of people are faced with every day. We are honored to donate a portion of every purchase to Hydrating Humanity in order to assist in their efforts to educate villages regarding sanitation and hygiene while also giving them the gift of fresh, clean drinking water.