Our candles are handmade in Marshfield, WI from start to finish! Kailey's Kandles is a family-owned, candle company founded in 2018 by Kriss Schmitt. We make our candles with ingredients all sourced from the United States with 100% soy wax and fragrances to elevate your space made from the highest quality materials that are safe for your family!
Kailey’s Story and Our Why….
On October 25, 2014 we were blessed with our miracle Kailey. She was born with a rare complex syndrome called Goldenhar Syndrome, she also has a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, and Hydrocephalus along with a host of other complex medical conditions. Kailey is the reason why Kailey’s Kandles is here today. I would have never gotten into making candles or even thought of wanting my own business but having Kailey at 36 weeks stopped me dead in my tracks (like hitting a brick wall). Once she was born mine and my family’s whole life was thrown upside down and turned inside out. I had to rethink my job, and our families’ path in life, and how I was going to support all 5 of us because I was a single mom at that time.
While she was in the NICU I was told that Kailey would need multiple surgeries before the age of 2 (As of 2019 she’s had 15). So, I knew there was no way I could go back to work. I also couldn’t find a daycare that could or was able to take Kailey when she was finally able to be at home at 6 weeks old because of all her complex medical needs. Kailey did however bring certain people and events into my life, as she got older she proved all doctors wrong and learned to walk and is learning to talk.
In Jan 2018 Kailey’s Kandles was born…
A Wisconsin-based, family-run, and family-oriented business (with this mom’s sense of humor) and a company Kailey can have and grow with her as she grows….