Who is More Than A Candle?

MTAC started from humble beginnings. In March of 2011, Dustin and Noel Shultz decided they wanted to try something new, so they learned a few tricks of the trade from Randell and Terri Hamm. Randell and Teri taught them a little about candle making and then decided to take things a little further. They opened their first store in the Glades area of the Great Arts & Craft district of Gatlinburg, TN. During that time, they saw their business and family begin to grow. Since the time of their opening, they have had three children who are now learning what it means to be a "candle maker." Their kids have all been brought up in the "shop" around candles every day. Just as the family has grown, so has the business. From the beginning, Dustin and Noel have focused not only on making the best smelling candles but also on producing and selling them where everyday people can afford them. That focus has not changed.

The mission of More Than A Candle is based on four things:


We firmly believe in utilizing only the finest raw materials in crafting our products. As a business centered around a select range of offerings, we firmly believe that our products should be truly deserving of their value. When customers invest in our candles, they can trust that they are receiving an exceptional product that is worth every penny.


While we prioritize quality, we also strive to make our products accessible and affordable for everyone. We believe that every person should have the opportunity to enjoy a great product at a great price. By maintaining a balance between quality and affordability, we ensure that our candles are a delightful addition to any home without breaking the bank.


We encourage customers to consider repurposing our product containers for other uses. Our candle wax can be easily broken down with dish soap, making it convenient for you to reuse the jars. By doing so, you contribute to reducing waste and minimizing your environmental impact. Join us in our commitment to sustainability by giving our candle jars a new life beyond their initial use. Together, let's make a positive impact on our planet by embracing creative and eco-friendly solutions.


At MTAC, we embrace the sanctity and worth of every person, inspired by Jesus. We strive to be a beacon of light in a world burdened with pain. Beyond exceptional products, our mission encompasses compassion, empathy, and positivity. Through our candles and actions, we spread hope and well-being, embodying the teachings of Jesus. Together, let's create a brighter, more compassionate world, honoring the sanctity of each individual.

At MTAC, we prioritize four essential elements: quality, affordability, sustainability, and sanctity. We believe in crafting candles that exemplify the highest standards of quality, ensuring a remarkable experience for our customers. While we strive for excellence, we also maintain affordability, making our products accessible to all who seek them. Our commitment to sustainability drives us to use eco-friendly practices and materials, promoting a greener future. Moreover, we embrace the sanctity of each individual, fostering a sense of worth, love, and compassion. Together, these elements shape our mission to provide more than just candles – an exceptional and meaningful journey that transcends the ordinary.

 Why choose soy candles?

Here are a few reasons:

Eco Friendly

Soy candles are made from natural soybean oil, a renewable resource. They produce significantly less soot and pollutants compared to paraffin candles, which are derived from petroleum.

Clean Burning

Soy wax burns cleaner and longer than paraffin, resulting in less black soot and a healthier indoor environment. It also minimizes the risk of allergies and respiratory issues.


Soybeans are a sustainable and biodegradable resource, supporting farmers and reducing the carbon footprint. By opting for soy candles, you're making an environmentally conscious choice.

Longer Lasting

Soy wax candles have a slower burn rate, meaning they typically last longer than paraffin candles, providing you with more hours of delightful fragrance and ambiance.

Enhanced Fragrance

Soy candles have excellent scent throw, meaning they fill your space with a stronger and more consistent aroma. The fragrance oils blend seamlessly with the natural soy wax, creating a captivating sensory experience.

By choosing soy candles from More Than A Candle, you not only enjoy the warm glow and enticing scents but also contribute to a greener and healthier planet.