Local Makers: Jacob and J.R. of Spirits Scents

I met Jacob at our local yoga studio. Jacob part of the team behind Spirits Scents - amazing hand poured candles in upcycled bottles. Read more about how they got started below! 


What do you make?

Custom Liquor and Wine Bottle Candles. 

How did you get started making?

By accident! When our local trash company stopped accepting glass as a recyclable, we took action. J.R. started a "Save the Bottle Campaign" with fellow bartenders and restaurants that grew very quickly. Then, along came Jacob with his entrepreneurial spirit and some candle making experience and Spirits Scents was born. We now have over 40 recycle partners and that number is growing daily.

What does your average day look like?

We collect bottles from our recycling partners in the mornings. We usually cut bottles in the afternoons. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, we make candles.

What inspires you to keep making work? 

The fact that we make something 100% unique for each customer. (Create a custom candle here!)

What is the hardest lesson you learned through your business/creative process?

That what we like isn't always what other people like. (Uhg! Yes! This is so tough.)

What's the best part about doing what you do?

Knowing how much glass we are preventing from hitting a landfill.

What are you working on now? 

We are continuing to find recycling partners and finalizing our website.

See the Spirits Scent team at the maker's Mash on Saturday June 30th! And check out their Facebook and Instagram for a sneak peek at what they're working on! Get more info on the Maker's Mash here!