About

If you're going to light a candle make sure it's a good one.

Effing Candle Co. is: 
Self Funded. Woman Owned. LGBTQIA Friendly (Hi, I'm Bi). Meticulously Crafted.

Hi! I'm Birdie. After working at Anthropologie, I've seen, smelled, and burned thousands of candles and, to be honest, a lot of them were not great. Our mission is to create affordable luxury candles that elevate the ambiance of your home with the strike of a match.

We're obsessed with high-quality ingredients to bring you the best candle you've ever burned. We use: 

  • All-natural, slow-burning vegan wax made of coco apricot crème. Our wax is paraben free, phthalate free, and comes from renewable sources. It has an excellent scent throw, both cold and hot, and has the ability to carry a higher fragrance load than other waxes. It is the most expensive wax (3x more than paraffin wax) available, but it burns smoothly and without toxic fumes and we think you're worth it 😉
  • Sophisticated fragrances with universal appeal. We carefully curate our fragrance collection and only choose scents we love. We use phthalate-free fragrance oils and intentionally chose to go with fragrance oils instead of essential oils. After many burn tests, fragrance oils provided a far superior fragrance throw.
  • Eco-friendly, clean-burning, wooden wicks made from FSC Certified Wood, hand-crafted and made in the USA. Our single-ply wicks are all-natural and produce a soothing crackling sound when lit.
  • Reusable vessels. We carefully select our candle jars to be beautiful and reusable. We're actively working on a local refill program so that you can get your candles refilled in Kansas City. 

We're an online-only candle store (no plans for a retail space, but we are working on expanding our wholesale relationships) and we're passionate about our products, social justice, giving back to the community, and having fun while we do it. We donate funds through our partnership with DailyKarma. The causes we support and the percent we donate changes over time. Here's how much we've donated in our very short time as a candle company: