Beeswax Candles and Rainbow Candles was founded in Ireland almost 40 years ago by Pete Kern in an old farmhouse just outside the picturesque village of Dromahair in Co. Leitrim. Originally from Germany, Pete is a real character – soft spoken, bearded, bespectacled with well-groomed long hair tied at the back and with many a story to tell.
It all began on an old kitchen-table as a part-time job as there were not any coloured candles available in and around Sligo. Pete prefers to make candles from beeswax because it is a more natural product. Unscented, these candles produce a pleasant, natural smell. Beeswax is a renewable resource and no chemicals are used in the production. Today, Beeswax Candles continues as small craft artisan business, with a core team of 3 candle makers who continue to make beeswax candles using traditional methods.