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8 Great Candle Shops in Kansas City

As the day grows shorter this fall, light up your life with locally-made candles a cut above the rest.

{1} CREATIVE CANDLES – In business for nearly 50 years, these artisans create candles by hand in small batches using a fine blend of waxes. They make and sell a wide variety of shapes and styles, including a snazzy line of metallic candles that add a touch of class to any home or event. Their 100-percent pure beeswax taper candles have a mild, natural, honey scent and produce a slow, even burn. Call 800-237-9711, shop online at creativecandles.com or search the site for retail locations.

{2} TRAPP FRAGRANCES – Founded in the 1990s by interior and floral designer Bob Trapp, this line of candles is all about fragrance, as the company name states. Products include poured candles, votives, diffusers and room sprays in evocative scents, such as mandarin goji, fig and mimosa, fine linen and patchouli sandalwood. Joining the fan club gives you first notice about new items and fragrances, limited edition releases and special promotions. The website has a fragrance portfolio so you can peruse exact descriptions and product options before you buy online or at a location near you. trappcandles.com

{3} 5B & CO. CANDLEMAKERS – This locally owned and operated Brookside shop (6231 Brookside Plaza, with a second location in Weston) offers an aromatic experience once you step inside the door. They provide friendly service to help you find just the right scent from among their many options. Their online scent catalog includes categories such as beach, floral, fruity, spicy, woodsy and relaxing. Whether its pillars, votives, tealights or diffusers, you have no shortage of choices. 5bandco.com

{4} MIXTURE – This Merriam-based business starts with an Earth-friendly focus in how it selects ingredients, containers and packaging for its products. Their soy candles, votives, travel tins and other products come in dozens of fragrances. Our fall favorites include pumpkin spice, cinnamon cider and apple-scented fall harvest. Find Mixture at Stuff in Brookside and also shop online at mixtureusa.com.

{5} PERFECT SCENTS – This midtown KC shop (5010 Main) specializes in perfume oils and custom scents, but also sells many top brand name lines such as Lampe Berger for those who prefer fragrance without the fuss of candles. A perfect place to shop for a gift or to freshen up your home. perfectscentskc.com

{6} INDIGO WILD – Locally owned, universally awesome. Their line of Zum products include soaps, fragrance sprays and Zum Glow soy candles. Lavender, patchouli, rosemary mint and more. Shop indigowild.com or use their store locator.

{7} S-SCENTS – Another purveyor of fragrances in many forms including many upscale candle lines in distinct scents. Because s-scents.com doesn’t list any candle product information, it’s best to shop in person. 5037 W. 119th St., Overland Park, Kan.

{8} WAXMAN CANDLES – Produced in Lawrence, Kan., they make beeswax candles in fun, funky shapes, such as a beehive and bee as well as more traditional tealights and columns. Show your Kansas pride with their Kansas and Sunflower Silhouette line and, of course, a candle shaped like a Jayhawk. Soy candles come in scents including green tea, lemongrass and white gardenia. waxmancandles.com