Founded in 2015 by John and Sarah Collins, Modern Forestry was born out of a passion to find a cleaner healthier burning candle. At the time Sarah was struggling with severe migraines. Her doctor traced her migraine triggers back to traditional paraffin wax candles. Not wanting to give up candles, she set out on a mission to find a better quality candle. After much research, she began making 100% pure soy candles with high-quality fragrance oils infused with essential oils. Her dedication sparked an interest with friends who encouraged her to begin selling the candles she had created. Her hobby turned into a small business, which has now become a thriving candle company. Every Modern Forestry all-natural soy candle is hand-poured in Powdersville, SC in the Blue Ridge foothills.


At Modern Forestry all candles are made with 100% American grown soy wax (not watered down with paraffin fillers) which lasts 30-50% longer than paraffin wax. They are clean-burning, phthalate-free and contain essential oil-based fragrance oils. Soy candles are non-toxic, have very little soot release, and maintain a longer scent throughout the life of the candle. We do not add coloring, additives, or stabilizers to the candles. We let it dry in its natural form and allow the oils to react with the drying process some of which create different variants in color. Most of our candles dry in the natural creamy coloring from the soy wax. Some dry with a darker hue while others are a little brighter depending on the temperature and oil reactions. This doesn't change the structure and quality of the soy candle. We use lead-free cotton wicks and cedar wicks. Our candles are hand-poured into glass mason jars.

~ John & Sarah Collins