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Date Established 09/2015
Founder Michelle Simmons
Headquarters Austin, Texas
Health & Wellness
Press Contact Michelle Simmons


We are a woman-owned, small business dedicated to creating a collection of beautiful, sustainable goods. We handcraft natural, quality products in small batches with you, your home, and the environment in mind.

Our company was built with a mission to create authentic, transparent products that contribute to healthier people, homes, and environment.

As a family business, we are committed to curating a growing line of small-batch products – serving as a constant advocate for your daily renewal.

With purposeful intentions, energy and a passion for quality, we create beautiful products for everyday living in a happy environment. Slow North candles contain only pure essential oils – often referred to as the “life force” of plants – which can provide unique and varied therapeutic benefits. Our therapy packs offer all-natural, pain managing solutions for cold and hot relief.

Hand crafted in-house from our new, off site studio, our production process is hands on from start to finish.

Our packing materials and boxes are recycled, recyclable and biodegradable. From our Made in USA glass to the renewable, natural resources we choose for our ingredients, we are continually seeking ways to lighten our impact.

Founding Story

After years of slowly ridding her home of less-than-healthy, toxic products and replacing them with natural alternatives, Michelle hit a roadblock when it came to finding a suitable replacement for candles. She lived without candles for a good while but greatly missed the calming ritual of lighting a candle to relax in the evenings.

The impetus for creating Slow North's line of plant-based candles was the birth of her first son in 2015. While pregnant, she became even more aware of just how many products in her house contained mystery concoctions of synthetic chemicals – some of which are not required on ingredient listings. She became increasingly unsettled.

She searched for alternatives and recognized a need for well-designed, naturally healthy candles on the general market. Motivated to create products that boasted all ingredients honestly and with integrity, Michelle began experimenting with candles that we would feel good about burning in her own home.

While the operation was initially intended to be a hands-off side project, she followed our instincts and quickly became a candle maker. Her studio grew from a backyard operation to a full storefront & studio space in north central Austin in 2017 to our newly-expanded off-site production studio, which they moved into in March 2020.

Slow North's core values and dedication to whole living serve as daily reminders to be present and enjoy the little moments we share. Michelle feels grateful that her three sons will grow up in a household where thinking “big” is encouraged and celebrated. As a family business with her husband Jon joining her, they're motivated to work together, intentionally and respectfully, so the heart of Slow North is reflected in all that they do – in their home and in their products.


Orange + Clove Candle
Orange + Clove Candle $35.00




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