All candles are handpoured in our Virginia farm studio. We use only 100% American-grown soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks, premium fragrance oils, and natural essential oils.
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PHILOSOPHY 
The Bathing Raven celebrates a true, DIY philosophy. From the initial inspiration for a collection, to the handwritten appreciation note to each customer, our team does it all. Not only is your candle handcrafted in our studio, each fragrance is an original scent blend, created in-house. All label designs are also created in-house, unless otherwise noted. We do not buy finished products from perfumers or designers. 
We believe this makes each candle a cohesive, artisan creation, instead of a curated combo of others' talents. We are proud to call each product our own.
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MEET THE MAKERS
Husband and wife team, Doug and Jennifer Reynolds, are hands-on owners, and play a large role in everyday production and creation.
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Jen started The Bathing Raven in 2014 with a common small-business story: It all began with making gifts for friends, while working a full-time job she didn't love. "Candle-making is a great creative outlet, and I loved that I was making a useful, tangible product. People have such strong emotional reactions to our scents. It's really amazing to watch."
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With a background in sales, photography, management, and a Fine Arts degree from Loyola University in her native Maryland, Jen was excited to put her varied experiences to use in one position. "As a small business owner, you learn how to do everything yourself. You have to. But that's also the joy of it. One day you're the creative director, the next you're helping out in shipping. That definitely keeps things fresh! It's all an opportunity to learn." She now does graphic design, sales, scent creation, and day-to-day business operations for the company.
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With 20+ years experience as a retail buyer and merchandising director for a national, Manhattan-based company, Doug was thrilled to leave the grind of New York life behind. He came onboard full-time in 2016. Always a creative person, Doug has found a new, unusual talent as a skilled perfumer. Now our main scent developer, Doug also oversees candle production, and serves as our main wholesale rep. We like to think of him as the Bobby Flay of fragrance mixing.
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And then there's this guy. The real mastermind here, Ollie is our 9 year old Macaw, and the trusted office assistant. He can say "Hello! How are you?", so we're trying to teach him to answer phones. But that could take a while. In the meantime, he's a big fan of watching soccer and our Banana Nut Bread fragrance. He's NOT a fan of morning meetings.