Our Purpose

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.

 
 
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For you, God, tested us; you refined us like silver.
— Psalm 66:10
  • Handmade in GA

  • 100% soy wax

  • Southern inspired scents

  • Cotton wicks

  • Recycled cans

  • Hand-stamped

 
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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 – Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 12-4. You are welcome to tour our operation and purchase candles during those times. Or our candles are always for sale through us at therefineryga@gmail.com and at these wonderful retailers (several of which have custom scents*):

Retailers

5 Points Cleaners

723 E. College Street

Bainbridge, Georgia 39819

A to Z Boutique

116 Broad Street 

Bainbridge, Georgia 39817

229-246-5350

Bella's Boutique

303 E. Shotwell Street

Bainbridge, Georgia 39819

229-246-1720

Betty's Xchange

222 Broad Street

Bainbridge, Georgia 39817

229-309-5620

Chehaw Park

105 Chehaw Park Road

Albany, Georgia 31701   

229-854-5090

Cricket Dry Goods

4446 Washington Road

Evans, Georgia 30809   

706-723-1790

Embellish Ashville

Broadway Street     

Asheville, NC 28801     

828-656-1281

Flint River Outfitters

400 Clay Street   

Bainbridge, Georgia 39817

229-246-2112

Fringe Hair

770 Quail Roost Drive

Quincy, Florida 32352   

850-643-8974

Fuzzy Goat

223 W Jackson Street

Thomasville, GA 31792

229-236-4628

Grimsley Pharmacy

1508 Evans Street

Bainbridge, GA 39819   

229-246-7733

 

Hampton Inn

1522 Tallahassee Hwy                 

Bainbridge, GA 39819                         

229-246-1341

High Cotton Decor

2090 Thomasville Road

Tallahassee, FL 32303

In the Garden

400 Planter Street

Bainbridge, GA 39817

229-246-0966

Iris Jane Boutique

1380 Old HWY 24

Trinity, AL 35673

256-350-3365

Joseph's Cottage

403 Reid Avenue

Port St. Joe, FL 32456

850-227-7877

Julie Guyot

618 McDonnell Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32310

850-227-7877

Mad Rose

402 North West St

Bainbridge, GA 39817

229-248-0024

Maiden South

121 N. West Street

Bainbridge, GA 39817

Mane Salon

96 Love Street

Folkston, GA 31537

Reeves Gifts

124 E. Broughton Street

Bainbridge, GA 39817

229-246-2200

Roberts Pharmacy

803 N. Wiley Ave

Donalsonville, GA 39845

Sharon's House of Antiques

113 E. Water Street

Bainbridge, GA 39817

229-220-0421

St. John's Bookstore

131 N. Calhoun Street

Tallahassee, FL 32303

Stella Boutique

1098 Bermuda Run

Statesboro, GA 30458

912-681-7008

Sterling IT Solutions

113 N. West Street

Bainbridge, GA 39817

229-400-9005

Southern Roots

Toccoa, GA

Sweet Caroline's

188 Court Square

Blakely, GA

The American

122 E. Broughton Street

Bainbridge, GA 39817

229-515-3078

The Birds Nest

18568 High Springs Main Street

High Springs, FL 32643

912-681-7008

The Bookshelf

126 S. Broad Street

Thomasville, GA 31792

229-236-7839

The Little Mustard

437 Harrison Ave

Panama City, FL 32401

The Queen Bee

208 NW 1st Street

Havana, FL

859-294-1134

The Wooden Butterfly

2902 S. Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

850-339-0314

Vuntage Junkie

1756 Brackenhurst Place

Lake Mary,, FL 32746

229-236-7839

Wirewood Market

762 Alamonte Drive

Alamonte Springs, FL 32701

Weezies Cottage & Home

1350 Market Street

Havana, FL

 


Contact Us

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!

Production/Retail Space
Historic Downtown Square
115 N. West St.
Bainbridge, GA

Hours
Monday–Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 12-4pm

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