Red Sky Candles: Beeswax Candles Carving Indigenous Heritage

Red Sky Candles: Beeswax Candles Carving Indigenous Heritage

Red Sky Candles sells beeswax candles and various infused honeys using cedar, sage, birch, cranberries, and other herbs and spices. Their beeswax candles are inspired by nature, seasonal celebrations, and cross-cultural interests. 

Red Sky Candles are made in Canada by the Anishnawbekwe entrepreneur Jackie Esquimaux-Hamlin. She belongs to the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nations Reserve on Manitoulin Island. She moved to Toronto, the Hollywood of Canada, after completing high school in the province of Northern Ontario.

She got connected with the Indigenous community once she arrived in Toronto and was able to complete her studies by earning a diploma in Early Childhood Education.

After a few years of working as a teacher and raising their family, she and her husband, Brian, decided to launch Red Sky Candles. They decided to launch a candle company due to Brian’s continuous involvement in beekeeping projects in Toronto and the Peterborough areas that support pollination awareness and environmental sustainability. They made use of renewable resources from the beehives for their business. 

They were accompanied by their grandson, Waaseya Giiwe Niibwin (Jaden McGregor), who has, over the years, been active and contributed to the positive benefit of everyone.

Red Sky Candles is a unique business that offers exquisite art on beeswax candles. To know more about their products, visit their website at

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