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Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Co. joins Chamber
Great Bend Chamber of Commerce welcomes Kansas Earth Sky Candle Company and celebrates with a ribbon cutting.

ELLINWOOD — The Great Bend Chamber Ambassador’s Club hosted a ribbon-cutting at Kansas Earth and Sky Candle Company, 23 N. Main Street in Ellinwood, and welcomed them as new Great Bend Chamber of Commerce members. Scott and Jennie Andersen, the store’s owners, spoke to the group about the history of the building, as well as starting as a small wholesale business with one chili pot to melt the wax — and growing beyond expectations.

Scott spoke about joining the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce. “Being an Ellinwood business since 2016 and primarily running as an online and wholesale/production business, we have yet to formally reach out to Great Bend, so this is an exciting step to welcome the good people of Great Bend to Ellinwood to check out what we are doing on Main Street Ellinwood.”

Beginning in 2016, Kansas Earth and Sky Candle the Andersens have been making soy candles, wax melts, room spray, incense, and lip balm. They moved into the Ellinwood Main Street location in 2018 and have been growing ever since. They focus on sustainability with an emphasis on promoting the idea of rural revival. This idea also is represented by a fragrance line, including scents like Dirt Therapy, Sunflower, Shelter Belt, Evening Tobacco and others. Kansas Earth & Sky Candle Company has approximately 40 wholesale accounts, from flower shops to museums around the United States that carry their products, in addition to eCommerce at

Furthermore, they have been able to renovate and help restore a gorgeous downtown building in Ellinwood. Originally built in 1892, The Cyclone building has a rich history for Ellinwood and the couple’s goal is to help bring some of that history back and, at the same time, develop it into a top-notch and often unexpected storefront. The large studio space allows them to also offer candle pouring and fragrance building classes from time to time. They are excited to bring those classes back soon and continue to promote a positive, progressive, and creative experience to the rural communities.

The couple stress the importance of sustainability by offering renewable soy wax, organic hemp wicks, and recycled and plastic-free packaging. Their candles are made with high-quality products, which leads to a better experience, strong, phthalate-free fragrances, and a creative platform based on the idea of merging the memories of yesterday with building new memories in a rural celebrated atmosphere.

Find more information at, email at, or visit the storefront in Ellinwood at 23 N. Main Street.