Banner Elk Soap & Candle Co

Experience Candlemaking in Banner Elk

Take a piece of the mountains home with you

Join us at Banner Elk Soap and Candle Company for candle pouring classes every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11:00 am! Whether you’re visiting the area or a local, don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn the art of candle making in a fun and relaxed environment. Secure your spot by clicking the button below to reserve online.

Got questions or want to schedule a private or custom class? Call us at (828) 898-4006. We’re here to help!

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Ratings and Reviews from TripAdvisor

Amy O
Amy O
2024-06-28
Candle Making Class We had a wonderful time during the candle making class. Small group and personalized attention. Quick history lesson on Banner Elk. Beautiful shop and highly recommend.
Lindsey O
Lindsey O
2024-01-30
Great for girl’s trips! Such a sweet family owned business! Nice people! The soaps and candles are made in house. William is great - loved the class!
Brittney M
Brittney M
2023-12-14
Amazing 🤩 Charlotte was incredible! Her knowledge and sense of humor made the candle pouring experience so much fun and memorable!!!
Kelley B
Kelley B
2023-12-11
Not just a candle and soap shop. It’s an EXPERIENCE!! It’s not “just a candle and soap shop!” It’s an Experience! I originally thought, why make a candle when you can just buy one? Living here two years, I had never stepped foot in the shop, however, my mother only likes vanilla candles, and I had not found any that I particularly liked. I thought, why not make Mother a hand- poured candle for Christmas? So off I went to explore the shop. Wow! What I found was not anything like I thought I would. Handmade soaps, hand-poured candles, lotions, gifts, and other interesting items greeted me. The new owner of the shop, his wife and new baby were actually there and he explained to me about the candle making classes. I’m going to go and actually make my mother a special candle for Christmas! I am so excited! It will mean more to her that I actually spent time making it (remember when you were a kid and made things for your mom that she treasured??) than just buying one off the shelf in a store somewhere. I will definitely be back, and I encourage you to check it out for yourself. While you’re there, check out the shop next-door, too! Owned by the same family, this shop has many different types of T-shirts that you can have printed (or buy already done!), gifts, and fun little items that can be used for stocking stuffers! I encourage you to run by both of the stores and check out all of the different items that they have! Supporting small businesses is very important, and when you actually get something really neat in the process, it’s win-win for everyone! Kelley Bagwell
Emily R
Emily R
2023-12-09
So much fun! Absolutely amazing class! So personal and intimate. Mrs. Charlotte took the time to explain the history of Banner Elk! Such a charming relaxing environment. A MUST EXPERIENCE!
Crystal R
Crystal R
2023-10-12
Awesome shop Fabulous shop and friendly owner. I loved the hand soaps made with coconut and Shea butter. Makes great gifts. Visit when you are in town
Melkisede
Melkisede
2023-10-08
Must go Great experience, learned how Soap is made and got great advice on how to make my own. Charlotte is amazing and if you get a chance come by and see her. Will definitely be back soon.
GatorPrincess
GatorPrincess
2023-10-05
Fun Class & Local History Watched this cute shop be built a few years ago but never stopped in until taking a candle class today. What fun! Not only did I learn to scent and pour a candle, we were also given a brief history lesson of the area and the local names given to some of the scents. Students then received 25% off other merchandise in the store which included a nice selection of local T-Shirts as well as soaps, candles & bath bombs. Enjoy this sweet locally owned & run shop!
Susan T
Susan T
2023-10-05
Family time learning experience Amazing place, got a great history lesson and lovely couple. Had a great time with my granddaughter.
Jessica P
Jessica P
2023-09-22
Cute little shop, smells amazing! Cute little store with lots of choices for gifts or for yourself. They offer a pour your own candle option that we passed on since the minimum age is 6 and my kiddo is 3. Still happy we stopped to shop.

A little about us

Take a piece of the mountains home with you

At Banner Elk Soap and Candle Company, we take pride in being a locally-owned business nestled in the heart of the mountains. Our products are more than just items; they’re symbols of our region’s essence, crafted with care and passion right here in our store.

Each candle and soap we create is infused with the spirit of Banner Elk, reflecting the beauty and charm of our surroundings. From the lush forests to the crisp mountain air, our products capture the essence of what makes this area so special.

What sets us apart is not just our commitment to quality and craftsmanship but also our dedication to our community. Some of our products are even named after local landmarks, traditions, and flavors, serving as a tribute to the rich tapestry of our region.

When you purchase from us, you’re not just buying a product; you’re taking home a piece of Banner Elk, a tangible reminder of your time spent in our beloved mountains.