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Photo Credit: Alimond Studio

How candles became my passion:

How it all started:

Candle making started as a fun project and hobby that my husband, J. Denison Reed , decided we should try one day. Our blended family played with different fragrance oils and colors and each of our four children developed their own scent and has a signature blended fragrance named after them.

We gave our creations fun names and gifted them to friends and family. After many requests for more, we thought we'd try to create a business to sell locally.

A small fan base started to grow in our community and I found that I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. I became a student of the science behind it all and my creativity soared. I realized that a suggestion on a boring afternoon became my passion and my joy. 

I have also become an expert contributor on candles and wax melts in a community magazine and collaborated with other small businesses and local schools. 

My husband and I dream of the day we can open a bookstore/candle shop in a quaint town with enough property to allow other artisans to showcase their talents.


Our Company:

Reeds in the Valley, LLC is a small, family and veteran-owned and operated business that makes quality hand-poured soy candles and wax melts.


Each candle is homemade and carefully hand-poured and cooled in our home. We use premium, 100% soy wax, and our oils are all Phthalate free and from vendors who adhere to the strict RIFM standards to provide a quality product that is safe and enjoyable for every family.


We also use wooden wicks that are sourced and manufactured in the USA from FSC-certified mills. Our wicks not only create a soft crackling sound but unlike cotton wicks, they do not mushroom and there is little to no soot, debris, or carbon build-up. (


We are happy to offer wax melts in every fragrance as our candles for a flameless option.


J. Denison Reed 

Action Crime Novelist
Author of the Clifford's War Series

The patriarch of our family and business is also known as, J. Denison Reed.
He is the author of the Award-Winning Clifford's War Series.
Please bring your copy of his work to one of our events, and he will be more than happy to sign it for you.

*Books may be available at select events and will be announced beforehand*
If you are unfamiliar with his works, please visit his website.

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