Dennis & Beverly Mecum
Meet your chandlers
Meet Beverly and Dennis Mecum, the chandlers of Southern Oak Artisan. When Dennis and Beverly retired, they decided to live their dream of moving to the North Carolina mountains and start a business crafting handmade candles that are safe to breathe and sustainably made. Southern Oak Artisan was born!
The intricate detail in each candle they make is a testament to their collective care for those who purchase their products. Drawing inspiration from nature and the surrounding area, their products bring functionality, charm, and a hygge feel to any home. With their exceptional craftsmanship, the Mecums are proud to provide artisan items to those who appreciate them.
We are most proud of being a female-founded, small business and thrive supporting other entrepreneurs. We love being creative and enjoy providing the best southern hospitality anyone can offer through our business, Southern Oak Artisan.
I love my Namaste Candle! Not only does it bring serenity and coziness to my home, but the fragrance is pleasant-not overwhelming!
Oh my stars and garters! Even my husband (who never notices anything around the house), was like woah, this is so pretty! The tiny mason jar! This so well made and I can't wait to buy another one!
It is difficult finding truly natural soy candles. Once I purchased my first few, I knew that these are clean...well, my nose knew it was clean! I am now a devoted customer!
I can only have soy candles in my home, so these win with that, but more specifically, they are handmade, don't have overwhelming fragrances, but are sustainably made. I reuse my glass jars all the time!
Its perfect!!! These make the best gifts!
Love supporting handmade crafters, but really love these candles! You can tell they are of great quality soy! Thank you!
When I burn these in my home, and people come over, they immediately want to know where I got my soy candle. These burn clean and you can reuse the jar. What a great sustainable gift!
I only buy soy candles, but now I only buy Southern Oak Artisan candles. These are so adorable, have a clean aesthetic, and clean scents. I will keep returning to buy your candles and wax melts!