New Scent: Bay Leaf

December 12, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping

Give the Gift of Custom Scent

Let's be honest - gift giving is HARD.  Finding the perfect sweater in the right size?  Almost impossible.  Gift cards are nice, but they can sometimes feel a bit generic.  And maybe you want to give an experience, but two tickets to Bermuda is a bit out of your price range.  

But before you give up and just stick cash in a card, wait!  What if you could give a gift that is both a gift AND an experience, all without breaking your budget?  And what if that gift was unique and also made for a fun date or girl's night outing?  Pouring your own candle at The Candle Lab is just the gift you've been looking for.  

Now you can give the gift of custom scent with a unique experience and take-home gift all in one special package.  Pick out any candle jar from $16-$32, and we'll wrap it in a festive bag with a pour-your-own-candle card inside the jar.  The ease of a gift card with the pizazz of a special present!  

Stop in to any of our six stores in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh to pick up your pour-your-own candle gift!  Don't live near a The Candle Lab store?  You can still gift the gift of custom scent with an electronic gift card or call a store to ship a pour-your-own candle gift.  

December 12, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping

Free Scented Ornaments for the Kids

December 12, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping

Nina's Winter Wonderland Candle

Nina West's Winter Wonderland Candle is ready to be lit!  With hints of Sugared Cranberries, Christmas Tree, and First Snow, this candle is sure to be a delightful addition to your holiday gatherings and makes the perfect gift for your friends!    

The candle is available at our Short North store, but you can make things even easier for yourself by shopping online!  

Buy Nina West Candles

All proceeds from the sale of Nina's Winter Wonderland Candle will go to The Nina West Fund, located at the The Columbus Foundation and be divided evenly amoung 6 increidble organizations - Besa, Equitas HealthKaleidoscope Youth Center, Family Pride Network of Central Ohio, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.

Artwork by the amazing Christian Cimoroni

Happy Holidays and thanks for supporting The Nina West Fund!  


December 08, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping

Upcoming Events

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  And for us, that means lots of time pouring candles in our stores and enjoying plenty of festive events.  Join us!


Short North
Short North Scavenger Hunt: Sunday, December 10 | 1:30 PM
Hosted by Columbus Food Adventures, this scavenger hunt features five tastes from various neighborhood food providers, discounts, and a make-and-take gift (we wish we could tell you what they are without spoiling the hunt, but trust us – they’re good!). After the hunt, everyone will head to the super-secret happy hour location for a celebratory drink and plenty of food.  

Holiday Hop: Saturday, December 9 | 4-8 PM
Grandview Avenue will be ground zero for holiday cheer this Saturday night and our store will have cocktails, hot cocoa, local art, and a store full of candle elves ready to help you dazzle your loved ones with the gift of custom fragrance. 


Second Sunday on Main Winter Edition: Saturday, December 10 | 12-5 PM
Join us for the first-ever winter edition of Second Sunday in Over-the-Rhine!  Cheer on the pups of Cincinnati in the Raildog parade, enjoy festive spirits, and support the local merchants of OTR.  

City Flea: Saturday, December 16 | 5-10 PM
It's the final City Flea of the season in Washington Park - don't miss it!  Stop by to pour a candle, and while it cools, check out the local vendors at the flea market.  By the time you've purchased lots of Holiday gems at the market your candle will be cool and ready for you to take home.    


Warmth & Wreaths: Thursday, December 8 | 6-8 PM
Choose from over 100 fragrances to blend a custom 8oz candle. While your candle sets, get lost in a sea of blooms and foliage while making your very own live holiday wreath!  Every guests will get to choose from a local brew or hard egg nog, but you are also welcome to BYOB.


December 07, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift of custom scent!  Cross off everyone on your list - including yourself!  Mix and match any three items and get the fourth free (we recommend keeping it for yourself).  Here are some of our favorites that we'll be gifting to the parents, sisters, friends, teachers, and hairdressers in our lives: 

Pour-Your-Own Candle
Now you can give the gift of custom scent with a unique experience and take-home gift all in one special package!  Pick out any candle jar, home, or body product ranging from $13-$31 and we'll wrap it in a festive bag with a pour-your-own-candle card inside the jar or bag.  If you're lucky, maybe the lucky recipient will invite you to join them!  

Four-Pack Gift Packs
We've done the creative work for you with these four-pack gift sets.  Available in a variety of sets including "Happy Holidays" and "Winter Bliss" as well as a number of year-round sets like "Man Cave" and "Vacation", they make the perfect hostess gift.  

Pour-Your-Own Lotion or Sugar Scrub
What's more thoughtful than a gift that was made especially for you?  Give the ladies in your life a scented honey-and-goats milk lotion or sugar scrub that you blended just for them with the fragrances you know they'll love.  And for the men in your life, we like them to have soft hands too - so make a lotion in a scent you know they'll love by blending any number of "manly" fragrances we make in house.    

The Candle Lab Gift Card
Not sure what to gift your favorite Aunt who lives in California?  How about a candle or lotion from your favorite local shop!  A e-gift card allows your friend or loved one to choose a candle, lotion, room spray, etc. in one of our 120+ custom scents.  From Holiday scents like First Snow and Christmas Tree to unique ones like Yuzu and Peppercorn, they're sure to find a scent that speaks to them.  
December 01, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping

Scent your Holiday

Everyone loves the smell of a fresh pine tree in the living room or Grandma’s gingerbread cookies in the oven.  And now you can surround yourself with those Holiday scents and memories no matter where you are!  At home, in the office, in the car, or even in hotel rooms – The Candle Lab has just the scents you need to fill your nose and heart with Holiday cheer all year long:

  • Christmas Tree:  Fake tree lovers, rejoice!  Now you can fill your home with all the fresh pine scent of a real Christmas tree without the hassle.  And even if you have a real tree, now you carry that scent throughout your entire home.
  • First Snow:  Just like you remember it from your childhood!  Fresh, cold, and ready for snow angels.
  • Gingerbread:  Straight from Grandma’s oven and full of ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and sweetness.

Enjoy all of our Holiday scents, wonderful on their own or blended with any of our 120+ fragrances to conjure your favorite Holiday feelings!

  • Santa’s pipe
  • Hot Cocoa
  • White Christmas
  • Christmas Ale
  • Candy Cane
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Mistletoe
December 01, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping

Plan a Memorable Holiday Event

It’s that time of year...time when you want to say thanks and share a little festive cheer with co-workers, friends, and family. But who wants to eat another catered lunch in the company boardroom or host yet another Holiday cookie exchange? Instead, treat your colleagues and friends to a unique and memorable experience that they’ll be talking about until next Holiday season!  Pour your own custom candles together, have lunch or dinner at a nearby restaurant, and pick up your candles after your meal. It’s an experience and a gift all in one gleaming package! 

Each person can pour their own candle, mixing any of our 120+ fragrance oils together to create their own custom candle. Our candles combine all natural soy-based wax, cotton paper wicks, and pure fragrance oils to make a long-lasting and pure-burning candle.

To plan your event, please call or email one of our stores. We will work with you to create the ideal Holiday experience that fits your group, budget, and timing needs. We look forward to celebrating with you!


December 01, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping

Now Open in Anderson Township, Cincinnati!

Cincinnatians, rejoice!  You can now pour your very own custom-made candles in two convenient locations:  Over-the-Rhine, and our newest shop in Anderson Township!

Located between Salon Lofts and Bar Louie in Anderson Towne Center, The Candle Lab Anderson Township is a one-stop shop for all of your Holiday needs.  Meet your girlfriends for a festive drink and candle-pouring before grabbing dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants.  Plan a Holiday date night with that special someone and cross off gifts from your shopping list at the same time.  Or for a fun family outing, grab the kids, exercise their creative side by pouring candles together, and then get their energies out by heading across the street to bounce at SkyZone Trampoline Park for an hour while the candles set.  And for that hard-to-buy for best friend or Mom? Give the gift of togetherness and fun with a Pour-Your-Own Candle Gift Card!  

Visit The Candle Lab Anderson Township at 7454 Beechmont Ave. in the heart of Anderson Towne Center, or give us a call to plan your next party or event: (513) 882-2353.

December 01, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping

Holiday Happenings

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  Pour your own candles and celebrate the season with The Candle Lab.  Join us for these upcoming events:


Short North
Holiday Hop:  Saturday, December 2 | 5-10 PM
Join us for the biggest and most festive Gallery Hop of the year!  Take a break from the cold by stopping in to pour your own candle - perfect for yourself or as a personal gift for friends & family.  Pour a candle, warm up, and then grab a cocktail or dinner before picking up your candle on your way home.  Or simply stop in and pick up any number of quick grab-and-go gifts for everyone on your list!  


Anderson Township
Tree Lighting Ceremony: Sunday, December 3 | 4-6:30 PM
The perfect family gathering or day date!  Check out Anderson Towne Center decked out for the Holidays with crafts, ice sculptures, live entertainment, a toy drive, Santa, and plenty of cheer!  Pour a custom candle for yourself or a personalized gift for someone you love, or simply pick up a candle or room spray for anyone on your list.  You are encouraged to stop by all stores and collect a stamp to receive a goody bag.    

Second Sunday on Main Winter Edition: Saturday, December 10 | 12-5 PM
Join us for the first-ever winter edition of Second Sunday in Over-the-Rhine!  Cheer on the pups of Cincinnati in the Raildog parade, enjoy festive spirits, and support the local merchants of OTR.  

City Flea: Saturday, December 16 | 5-10 PM
Join us in Washington Park for the final City Flea of the season!   


The Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour:  Friday-Sunday Dec 1-3 
1500 homemade cookies await you...just at our shop alone!  Eat your way through this annual event perfect for kids of all ages.  And when you need a break from all the sweets, pouring your own candle is just the ticket.  While your candle sets, stroll through more shops and when you've hit your sugar limit, stop by to pick-up your custom-made candle!  

We look forward to celebrating the Most Wonderful Time of the Year with you this month!  


December 01, 2017 — Bench Bookkeeping