Our Story


The New Local Soy Candles & Wax Melts shop closed at the end of 2020 as Nicola made space for a pivot in her life and finished out her third trimester of pregnancy! Now she's on baby leave!

The New Local Soy Candles & Wa Melts was a small-batch candle company operating out of Hickory, North Carolina, that offered hand poured,  scented soy candles.


Nicola launched this candle company in 2016, with a Studio Art background and a passion for smelling everything. These candles and wax melts were hand poured in small batches - with lots of love. From there, they were sent out to land in the homes of dreamers, do-ers, and self-care advocates. 

The New Local soy candle mason jar Nicola Gouchie Hickory NC