The National Candle Association (NCA) is the major trade association representing U.S. candle manufacturers and their suppliers. The National Candle Association is widely recognized as the leading technical authority on candles and candle manufacturing.
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The National Candle Association (NCA) is the major trade association representing U.S. candle manufacturers and their suppliers.

Founded in 1974, NCA acts as the collective voice for the candle industry in promoting the safe use and enjoyment of candles; pursuing product excellence through quality formulation; monitoring and responding to issues impacting the industry, and advancing the industry as a whole.

The National Candle Association is widely recognized as the leading technical authority on candles and candle manufacturing. Its member companies account for approximately 90 percent of all candles made in the United States.


Candle Safety Tip

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Freezing your candles!


Perhaps you’ve heard that freezing your candles before burning them is an inexpensive way to make them burn longer.

It may be true for a few minutes, but it’s more likely that your candles will crack or burn improperly. Learn why.