About Rust & Wicks


Hi, I am Grace Hendricks, owner and chandler here at Rust & Wicks.

Since as long as I can remember I have had a passion and love for the candle making craft. It was my childhood love for this art that motivated me to start making my own candles in 2014 as gifts and honestly to support my own candle habit,  but over time they became a hit and went on to being requested in local shops. After some successful markets and amazing feedback Rust and Wicks was born. 

I believe that memories are paired to scents, and our line reflects just that.  My memories with fragrances tied to growing up in Mendocino County and its unique microclimates are something I cherish dearly and wanted to share with the world.

From my small town you can find cool salty ocean air at the coast, travel 5 miles to beautiful damp forests, then 10  more miles to get to the warm dry farms and gardens you’ll see inland. Our line has a little bit of everything you find here in our small corner of Northern California. I strive for an elevated candle expirience combining the highest quality fragrance oils with USA grown all natural soy wax.

I love combining a modern farmhouse luxe with a rustic antique feel.

It has been so heart warming to watch this small candle company grow and I cannot wait to see what the future may bring.

I hope you enjoy these little pieces of my home town of Mendocino as much as I love making them!