Update From Jake

To everyone, 

It's your pal Jake with an exciting update.

As most of you know, I founded Great Bear Wax Co. as a way to capture the memories of where I’m from. Sharing stories by the campfire, hitting the trail, and spending time in nature. Every scent we have is deeply meaningful to me.

As I look back on the past 8 years, I very fondly remember taking candles from shop to shop asking owners to buy in to this new project I had. I think about loading the car full of candles, tents, Piper pup, and myself, to make the trek from Birmingham to Joshua Tree after being invited to vend at a festival in the desert. I have dear friends in New York, Montana, California, and just about everywhere else in America because of these candles. I am unbelievably grateful for what it has provided me thus far and very humbled by all of you who have supported us since 2013.

Though running Great Bear has been the challenge and delight of my adult life, last year I started feeling ready to explore other passions. While stepping away from something you made is a very difficult decision, I found the right partners to continue the Great Bear legacy and the perfect crew to take the business to the next level.

I’m still involved with Great Bear in a consultant capacity, but I hope you get to know the new owners – The Leitners and The Houstons. I am very excited for this brand to live on with them, their families, and with you in your homes.

I sincerely hope you continue to burn bear in your home. I know I will. 

I will love you forever for taking this journey with me,



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