From the time she was a little girl, Emily was intrigued with how scent could trigger memories and evoke emotions. While completing her Entrepreneur Business Degree her interest for candle making and running a small business ignited. With those two passions, she convinced her best friend Chelsea to move to Chattanooga, Tennessee and together, they established The Rustic House in 2013.
It all began with $500, a used wax machine, a bunch of recycled glass and a dream. Weekdays were spent testing candle formulations and scent combinations. The weekend meant it was time to tear down the work tables in 'production' (the garage), pack them and all the candles made that week into a '93 Honda Civic and reset the tables for selling at local farmers markets. It was the encouragement and love from loyal locals that got the pair through those first years. Together they created a perfectly scented soy candle.
The company mantra to Follow Your Scentses, really is proof that dreams can come true. Our products are now available in every state in the U.S. as well as a dozen countries internationally. Made in small-batches with high-quality ingredients, it is still the love and encouragement of our loyal customers that powers our success. We are thankful every day for your support that allows us to live our dream.
The Rustic House is inspired by a love for simple living and the rustic, yet modern, farmhouse-style.
As southern girls from Alabama, Emily and Chelsea's childhoods were filled with family reunions around rustic farmhouse tables, lake days and running through tall grass. Life was simple, and everyone was happy.
The Rustic House unites the best of the traditional and the new, with a classic candle designed to complement virtually any decor. We work with the industry's finest perfumers to create exclusive and unique candle fragrances. Each candle is hand poured to ensure the finest quality. Our fragrant candles are the final touch to call your house a home.
Since The Rustic House was established, our goal has always been to make a perfectly scented candle that is made with a lot of love and care. So, what else goes into each candle?
THE WAX. Each candle is made with sustainable, American-raised soy wax. Our proprietary blend was created to have a slow, clean burn, that's even to the bottom from first to last light.
THE WICK. Each wick is made of 100% braided cotton and lab tested for scent strength and performance. Our wicks are designed to emit a large scent throw that fills the space, but does not overwhelm you. Trim wick to 1/4" between burns as needed to prevent soot and to ensure the longevity of your candle.
THE FRAGRANCE. We have worked closely with our chemists to create scents that are unique to The Rustic House. Inspired by our love for nature, we care deeply about quality. Each candle is scented with cosmetic-grade fragrance and essential oils and are phthalate and paraben free.
THE CONTAINER. Designed by our team and custom painted, each candle is housed in a chic and clean white matte glass with a wooden lid. Why white? The absence of color complements virtually any decor. The wooden lid is also functional; you can use it to snuff out the flame once you are finished enjoying the candle.