The Madison Candle Company

Mendota Red Candle

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  • Regular price $ 15.00

Mendota Red, our signature candle, is part of our MadisonCandleCompany collection. Mendota Red, a 9 oz candle jar dressed with shore sand hand-collected from the shores of Lake Mendota, Madison, Wisconsin, is actually a dye-free, creamy white candle made with 100% soybeans.

Take yourself to progressive Madison, Wisconsin with our handcrafted 9-ounce soy candle... hand-poured in the heart of Wisconsin, USA. Go, Bucky! Go Badgers!

Mendota Red has a hearty, crisp-air scent that captures a bracing lake breeze, the unique vibrancy of a Big Ten university, the political diversity of a capital city, and the liberal boldness of a mid-sized college town.

Lake Mendota gets its name from the Sioux, meaning "meeting of the waters." Lake Mendota meets Lake Monona, and the heart of Madison is located on the isthmus of the two lakes. The color red, a zest for life, is symbolic of the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Burn time is approximately 55-60 hours, provided wick is properly trimmed to 1/4 inch before each new burn.

Please note: Candle does not include a lid.

Price includes cello bag with red hemp twine and informational card. Red satin ribbon can be substituted for the twine.



100% soy wax, dye-free
Premium fragrance oil, phthalate-free
Cotton wick, lead-free
Madison Jar, 9 ounces, 3.5 inches tall by 3 inches diameter
Metal lid, push-on
Red hemp twine
Kraft-paper label with eyelet
Shore sand, hand-collected from Madison's Lake Mendota


FIRST BURN: It is important to burn candle for 3-4 hours until a melted wax pool is visible across the entire candle. If not, all future melt pools will NOT surpass the distance of the first melt pool, causing "tunneling" with wasted wax.

TRIM wick before each burn (1/4 inch) for the best possible burn and to avoid soot.

BURN no longer than 4 hours at a time.

NEVER leave a burning candle unattended! NEVER!


Made from American-grown soybeans which support USA farmers
Renewable source
Biodegradable, not made from petroleum
Cleans very easily with soap and water
Natural creamy white, dye-free
Burns longer, more evenly, produces less soot than paraffin candles
Does not release toxins into the air - better for the environment and for you


As a critical safety precaution, please be aware that the bottom 3/8 inch of candle wax will NOT burn. Wick holder has a tall metal neck at bottom of jar to snuff out the flame.