We are more than a candle company. We are a ministry that restores hope, an enterprise that values the discarded, a light that offers peace. Our mission is to create something beautiful and pure from regional and recycled products. To invest in the potential of our women and to be a light in our community.
The Refinery was created in November of 2013 to sustain the home of Still Waters, a safe place for women and their children in south Georgia. We seek to provide job skills, develop opportunities and create a sense of community for our current and former residents. Our goal is to create something beautiful from regional and recycled resources; to invest in the potential of our ladies and to be an ever-present light in our community.
We take our name from Psalm 66:10 as we believe we are all in a refining process. We are carried through difficult times, we are stripped of things that seem to matter and we are being made new. We are best when we work together; rubbing like sandpaper at times to a smoother, softer, level surface.
- Handmade in GA
- 100% soy wax
- Southern inspired scents
- Cotton wicks
- Recycled cans
The Refinery is a non-profit social enterprise in Bainbridge, Georgia. All proceeds from sales go to employ residents and former residents of Still Waters.
Still Waters is a free faith-based residence where women are given tools to re-establish themselves through a variety of resources. We currently employ two former residents and we will expand our employment opportunities. With every purchase you offer hope. Still Waters, a division of Friends Ministries, operates solely on donations and receives no government funding.
The Refinery is open Monday – Thursday 8-5, Friday 12-4 and Saturdays 10-2. You are welcome to tour our operation and purchase candles during those times. Or our candles are always for sale through us at email@example.com and at these wonderful retailers (several of which have custom scents*):
A to Z Children's Boutique
Flint River Outfitters
Hampton Inn 229.246-1341
*In the Garden
Sharon's House of Antiques 229.246-8999
Sterling IT Solutions 229.400-9005
The American 229.515-3098
The Mane Salon and Spa
Cricket Dry Goods https://www.cricketsdrygoods.com
St. John’s Bookstore
Julie Guyot Studio http://www.julieguyotstudio.com
The Birds Nest 386-454-2200
Bachman Studios http://www.bachmanstudio.com
PORT ST. JOE
Joseph's Cottage 850-227-7877
Iris Jane Boutique https://irisjane.com
Need a candle or two? Have questions about customizing an order? Want to smell all our lovely scents? Have time to volunteer? Email us below or contact us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and we will get right with you!
Historic Downtown Square
115 N. West St.