jackson rose

If you’ve ever left the South, you understand what it’s like to miss it. You miss the little things, like your grandmother’s sweet tea, or the smell of a backyard bonfire. But you also miss the big things--the aroma that the local trees and flowers fill the South with is hard to replace. Luckily, Sara is here to help. Whether you’re away from home, or just want to add even more Southern-ness to yours, Jackson Rose candles will make wherever you are smell just like home.


Sara grew up in Georgia, and has lived all over the Southeast. After residing in the Midwest for a while, she realized she was missing those little and big things that she loved about the South. She missed the magnolia blooms, the drawn-out vowels, the roadside peach stands, and the monogrammed table linens. She discovered that candle making could connect her to her Southern roots, and chased that idea all the way to Jackson Rose Candles.


Her candles are a mixture of traditional and modern Southern design elements, and her unique scent combinations. They are sure to bring the South to wherever you are. All of Jackson Rose candles are handmade in small batches using 100% soy wax, custom non-toxic fragrances, and cotton wicks and packaging.


In addition to being extremely environmentally conscious, Jackson Rose is also passionate about giving back. 7% of their profits go to local organizations that are doing good to improve education, the environment, and making the world a better place.


Currently they’re supporting Friends of the Fox River, an Illinois nonprofit that serves to “preserve, restore, and protect the Fox River Watershed’s resources by connecting people with nature through education, research, restoration, and advocacy.” Jackson Rose is extremely open to helping all kinds of organizations — if you have one in mind, Jackson Rose encourages its customers to contact them about an organization you’re passionate about.


With two collections featured on their website, you’ll find whatever makes up your own personal memories of the South. Shop the “Southern Roots” collection for candles that will take you to a time and place uniquely Southern with scents like Front Porch, Sweet Tea, and Magnolia. Or shop the “Talk Southern to Me” collection for fresh, bold, and colorful soy candles inspired by timeless Southern expressions. They have them all, including Lord, Have Mercy, All Get Out, and the classic Hey Darlin’.


You can find their candles all over the Southeast, stretching from the coast to Texas, and up to Wisconsin. There’s even a store in Bishop, California where you can buy Jackson Rose candles if you’re out west! You’ll be transported to the South no matter where you are.