About

hello, i'm jen!

Before starting The Paper Flame, I would save my empty candle jars but never know what to do with them. I bought some candle supplies and re-used those jars to make new ones. I wanted to expand it to the local Indianapolis community, and over a weekend I had collected over 100 empty candle jars!

I am passionate about being eco-friendly and supporting local businesses, and I hope with this endeavor I can achieve both. All candles are hand-poured by me in my kitchen with 100% natural soy wax. All art prints are drawn by yours truly!

about me

I’m an engineer by trade but a creative at heart. As a kid, I wanted to be a comic book artist, then a graphic designer, then a car designer… and ultimately picked mechanical engineer. I started this candle business as a creative outlet to my engineering 9-5 and it brings me so much joy!

solo traveller

fish mom

plant lover

yogi

support our sustainable goals

upcycled & reused jars

we reuse or repurpose glass jars
for our candles. You can trade-in jars for a discount!

reused packaging

Packaging for shipping and local deliveries are reused from
saved shipping materials.

secondhand supplies

We aim to gather supplies from overstock or secondhand (in good condition) as much as possible.

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