Handmade soy wax candles in eclectic reused containers.

Chicago, Illinois 572 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (223)


Handmade soy wax candles in eclectic reused containers.

Chicago, Illinois | 572 Sales

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About miltonandmargies

Sales 572
On Etsy since 2008

Building Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles

At craft shows, people who don’t know me generally think my name is Margie, but it is not. Hello, my name is Jess Snively, and Milton and Margie are my cats. Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles was born in a small apartment in Minneapolis in the mid 2000s. I set out to make soy wax candles in a few reused containers I had lying around the house, and candle-making turned into an obsession. I was a consumer and admirer of the handmade crafting movement, and I hoped these candles would be a ticket in. Now based in Chicago, I continue to churn out candles and sell them online, in a few shops, and at craft shows in the Chicago area.


Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles creates hand-poured, 100% soy candles made in reused containers, sustainably making your space smell nice.


We make unique soy candles in everything from tin cans to vintage mugs to retro glasses, meaning that many of our handmade candles are one of a kind.


Our natural scents evoke the landscapes of the Midwest, with uncommon scents including Cedar Campfire, White Ginger with Amber, and Wild Honey.

(Two of the above photos were taken by Michelle Klosinski.)

Shop members

  • Jess Snively


    I'm a candle maker, animal lover, and all-things-vintage enthusiast living in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 11, 2016
Welcome to Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
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Returns and exchanges
All requests for returns and exchanges will be addressed on an individual basis. Please contact us within 7 days of receiving your delivery. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will do our best to resolve any situation.
We accept payments through Direct Checkout, PayPal, or cash. Please contact us within 48 hours if there is a problem with your payment, or we will cancel the order.
Items are shipped USPS First Class Mail with delivery confirmation. If the item is in stock and not "made to order", shipments will be made within 5-7 business days of receiving payment. "Made to order" items will ship within the period of time specified in the individual listings. We will notify buyers by email once the item has been shipped and will provide the delivery confirmation number.

International shipments will be sent USPS First Class Mail International. Any customs fees or duties are the responsibility of the buyer.

If you are in the Chicago area, contact me and we can arrange delivery/pick-up.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love to do custom orders! Contact me through Etsy or at miltonandmargies [!at] I am also open to wholesale orders, and will provide a 40 percent discount on orders of 20 or more candles.

Remember: Always burn a candle within sight; keep candles away from things that can catch fire; and keep candles out of the reach of children and pets.