Artis Handcrafted

Locally Crafted Soy Candles Make the Perfect Holiday Gift for Anyone

Article by Joanna Tannenbaum

Photography by Philip Andrews Photography

Originally published in Midlothian Lifestyle

Jay Artis, a Richmond local who owns Artis Handcrafted, has always had an intense fascination with the aroma and combustion of candles. In 2017, he ventured into the art of candle making as a hobby and concocted the perfect formula - a blend of soy and a small quantity of paraffin wax to enhance smoothness, coupled with natural cotton wicks.

After receiving positive feedback at craft fairs, Jay turned his candle hobby into a small business. He hand-pours every candle, offering classic, traditional, or seasonal scents. If you're looking for a thoughtful holiday gift, consider giving an Artis Handcrafted candle with dreamy, long-lasting scents to show your affection. Order online at

All scents are available in three varieties: wax melt ($8.00), 8 oz. tin ($15.00), and 13.5 oz. glass jar ($30.00).

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