Hippie's House of Candles
Hippie's Homemade Candles - Est 2013
Hippie's House of Candles

What's coming up for May!

One Tribe Fest
It's road trip time!!! May 5-6 We will be in Raleigh, NC for a hippie festival! I am still in the process of trying to find a fill in for me at Hyde park that weekend so stay tuned if we can make it or not. This summer is looking super busy and I am trying some new directions this year to see is traveling for festivals is worth it or not. So bare with me guys! I need to grow but it seems Tampa has been flooded with new candle business everywhere in the last few years.... Crazy how fast that happens.

Last year brought a lot of changes in my life, all for the better... But, since I did so much changing and growing last year, it is only natural that those changes will become apparent in my work as well. If you've been around me long enough you know that my candles are a part of me and they reflect stories of my life. So this year there will be a lot of growing and changing in my candles as well.

First was some fresh and more modern jars being added to my collections. They will be up for sale on my website shortly. The two big winners were the tall status jars and the square tumblers. So I have ordered those in bulk and will be carrying those from now on.
Also we introduced our new tins, which have done surprisingly well and they are here to stay as well. Will be available online soon!

Second. you guys have been asking me to do zodiac candles forever now, so I have been working on those as well. So far we have Earth & Water. Air and Fire have been trickier but are almost there! 

Third, I will be a traveling little candle gyspy this summer! I usually stick to my bread and butter local farmers markets, but this summer I have decided to take a risk and see if I can spread my wings and customer base through traveling with my candles. I am trying my best to find someone to work my normal market schedule here while I am gone. So don't worry and stay tuned on my social media if you can... That's usually the most up to date places. ( I will try to be more organized this year, I promise) And remember you can ALWAYS order online and free pick up will soon be available online!!! 



Yellow Daisy Here I Come

Yellow Daisy Festival!!! 

Stone Mountain Georgia
September 7-10

Off I go to fulfill a life long dream to be a part of this festival. I grew up in Stone Mountain GA and went to this craft festival since I was a little girl with my mom every year! This place holds a dear place in my heart and I am so beyond excited to be selling my candles here this year!  I used to save up my babysitting money and go shopping here when I was just a little girl. I never knew that one day I would be in this festival selling my candles! It's truly amazing how life can come around full circle like this... I just feel so blessed and it's only possible because of all my beautiful customers who support me and love my candles. I am so thankful for each and every one of you :) 

I will be posting about my trip so stay tuned! And if you want to stay updated while its going on, be sure to check out my Facebook or Instagram. 



Any online orders placed between 9/6 and 9/12 will be processed as soon as I return! 

Thank You and Much Love 

Southern Girl

"Southern Girl"
New scent #3 is ready for her debut! "Southern Girl" was created to represent my southern roots... I'm a Georgia girl and this candle has a special place in my heart ❤️ It's iced tea, lemon and honeysuckle blended together! In the south we make our iced tea with love, I added lemon  because I love them and honeysuckle because that reminds me of home! It grew wild all over my back yard and I was constantly covered in it! I hope you enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed creating it for you!


Another new scent for you guys!

And it's a special one...

Introducing "Ellie"... named after my beautiful daughter who has brought so much joy to my life! She is my world  and I truly believe the universe brought us together... this one is for you baby girl!
Lavender, vanilla and sandalwood blended together to make this sweet and unique scent... just like Ellie! 

Write your post here.


First new scent going out into the world has been named "Trouble"! Why? Because it smells like a guy. A guy who would be nothing but trouble, like the kind of guy who you know would definitely end up hurting you... the kinda guy who girls can't help but be drawn to. This one is for anyone who's been that girl, take this candle home and say goodbye to that guy for good! Light it up and burn it down...  #trouble #newscent #masculine #thatguy #burnit #formygirls#lovehurts #haha

New Scents In The Making.....

When life happens, you get inspired and your girl is in the zone! 

Stay tuned because these are all turning out really good  a bunch of new scents are in the making... 

Been spending long nights in the studio with the music up, vibes right, and pouring my heart and soul into these new beauties.#newstuff #creating #growing #changingitup

Mays scent of the month.....

Gemini is the scent of the month!!!

Naturally since I'm a Gemini born in May, this month I'm discounting this awesome candle! It's a really complex scent that's  light and fresh... and if you know a Gemini woman than you know we are complex, happy and usually like to keep things light! :) Not to mention we are all over the place!!! Well at least I am LOL and so is this scent in the best way imaginable... 

Everyone who smells it says something like this... "I love this, I don't know why but I do...." Which makes me smile because I have heard that a million times when it comes to why people love me... Best thing is to just go with it and don't ask yourself why! Haha

Happy May everybody! 

Positive Vibes

One major lesson this life has taught me so far... Everything happens for a reason and when things get turned upside down, there is usually something beautiful that comes out of it. Staying positive and open minded is how I get through the crazy times!

You can find me this Saturday at Wire Grass again! We will be there from now on on both the 1st and the 3rd Saturdays of the month! Come see me and get your fix and support local. 

Much Love 

How to clean out your candle jars...

Recycling Your Containers!

Hi Everyone, 

As most of you know, if you bring back your used Hippie Candles, you will receive a discount on your purchase. (At Markets Only) 

I love seeing them come back to me after they have been enjoyed. They are like my babies coming back home after being put out into the world! But I thought I would share how I get them cleaned out just in case you wanted to clean them out yourself! :) Not that I mind doing it for you, I actually enjoy it as part of our daily/ weekly routine... 


I like to put a liberal amount of any kind of oil you have laying around on the label to let it soak for a few hours/ overnight.      (we have used baby oil, coconut, olive, vegetable and canola and they all work fine) You just pour some onto a paper towel and rub it liberally on each label and let it soak and they should peel right off. 


Once I've peeled off all the labels, I put the jars onto a baking sheet and pop them in the oven on warm just enough to melt them down. About 15 minutes is all it takes. 



I have an old grill grate the I use on top of my trash can so I can multitask. But you can just pour it right into the bag and it shouldn't hurt it. 


Hot soapy water will help get everything off along with a magic eraser sponge... 

Once they are all clean you let the water cool so the left over wax will harden again and you can just scoop it out of the sink and throw it away. We use an old strainer/sifter... Then you can let the water out while running the faucet on hot for a second to keep your pipes clean. I have been doing it this way for years and have had no problems... 

Hope this helps and please keep recycling! 


What we've been up to this week

Had a fun week taking it easy with miss Ellie and my family... Spent some much needed time getting my garden ready for the next grow season and teaching baby girl all about getting dirty! Then over the weekend we spent the day with my dad for his birthday on the golf course and surrounded by 5 little girls! 

Pure Chaos! Haha

Now its time to come back down to earth and get cranking in the candle studio! Next markets will be in 2 weeks... 

March 4- Wire Grass

March 5- Hyde Park

Night Time Vibes...


Up late in the candle shop tonight! It's too hard to pour candles during the day while Ellie is awake! LOL 

She is 15 months old and sooooo full of energy! I know it's only temporary but this momma is tired! 

So we have 2 Markets coming up this weekend: 

Saturday 2/4/2017 --Wire Grass Mall from 10-2 pm

Sunday 2/5/2017--  Hyde Park from 10-3 pm 

It's supposed to be absolutely gorgeous this weekend! So please come and say Hi, and support all the small local businesses at the farmers market this weekend! I know I need to pick up my monthly stash of Honey, Bread, Farm Fresh Eggs and of course whatever Locally Grown Produce is available this weekend! 

I Love My Farmers Market Life!!!! 


Whats up?

It's been a while since I posted... So just an update of whats coming up and what we've been up to! 

After such a crazy fall and holiday season we have been very low key over here! I have been spending a lot of time with Ellie and having a blast with her. She loves to "help" me with everything I do, but especially when I'm in the candle shop! So it can be distracting, but so much fun. :)

Our next round of markets starts off Feb 4th... Wire Grass.
(I know that seems really far away, but it will give your girl a chance to get organized and have my full selection available for at the next market.)

2/4/17- Wire Grass 10-2pm

2/5/17- Hyde Park 10-3pm

2/11/17- Carrollwood 10-2pm

2/12/17- Seminole Heights 10-2pm

In the meantime if you need me you can always order online or contact me! 

Nothin but love for you all as always! 


Happy Holidays!

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you all had a beautiful holiday with your friends and families this year! It didn't quite feel like Christmas here in Tampa :( It's still soooo HOT! 

Yesterday was like 87, and I know I shouldn't be complaining because we I spent the day floating in the pool with miss Ellie and running around barefoot in a sun dress. Still didn't feel like Christmas though... I always wonder what it would be like to actually see snow on Christmas! Maybe one day....yea right! 

I'm officially back in the candle shop and working to restock my shelves after a very busy last few weeks since I got back from AZ. All is well and ready for 2017 to hurry up and get here. I'm excited to see what next year will bring me, and according to my psychic, lots of new changes and beautiful adventures... :)
 I can't wait! 

Leaving On A Jet Plane...... & Online Orders

It's been a crazy fall/ holiday season here in the hippie house and your girl is ready for a break! I have to first thank all of my amazing candle junkies for your love and support! This year has been a huge success and it's all because of you... I started this business in 2013 first in my kitchen, then moved to the garage and soon I will grow out of my home base! I have taken over our entire garage and our shed out back... My poor husband has no where to put his things! LOL But he loves watching my little business blossom :)

This year I have gone through over 4,000 lbs of wax!!! That's a lot of candles made by yours truly! It's time for me to take a much needed break, and that's just what I'm going to do. 

Thanks to my amazing family and the support of my wonderful husband I will be  leaving for Arizona tomorrow to go on a retreat! Nature is where I  find my peace and can recharge my soul so I'm headed to the desert where I will be doing massive amounts of yoga, meditating, dancing under the full moon, lying in hammocks, star gazing, reading and soul searching... It will be amazing!!! 

 I will be back next Thursday and that means any online orders placed between now and next Thursday will be made on Friday when I get back into the candle studio. 12/16/2016. All orders will be shipped on Monday 12/19/2016 which will get to you before Christmas! 

My tent will still be set up both Saturday and Sunday this weekend thanks again to my man! He has volunteered to work my markets for me while I go let my crazy out in AZ! LOL
 ( It takes a very patient man to love me & I got really lucky) 

Anyways.... Nothing but love for you all as usual and you will hear from me next week! 


No market for me tonight..... :(

Sorry for the last minute notice..... :(

I will not be able to attend the Makers Market @ Whole Foods in Carrollwood tonight due to a last minute important family issue. Nothing to worry about, just needed to help my dad out today and no matter how much love I have for my work and my customers, my family has to come first. I hope this doesn't mess up anyones plans for holiday gifts... 

We will be set up this weekend for you though! 

Saturday I will be @ Carrollwood Cultural Center 10-2

Sunday : Seminole Heights @ Hillsborough High School 10-2
(I won't be there personally, but my sweet husband Jordan will be setting up for me. So if you can make it to this one, give him a hard time for  me. Haha!) 
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