Man Made Candles & Gifts
Kanawha County
Basketmaking, Candlemaking, Fashion Design, Graphic Design

Jonathan Johnson

Man Made Candles & Gifts was created with the idea of one day putting men to work to create things that women love. Women are primarily who my business caters to. Over the course of my business growing and changing, I have learned that Man Made has created a name for itself on its own in the realm of home and fragrance. What inspires me most in my designs is simplicity. When an object is so beautiful yet simple, to me it is perfect to market and sell. I am also inspired by nature, celebrities, current events to fundraising, and the awareness calendar. With a candle company, the possibilities are literally endless. I also follow the holidays and a 4 season fragrance list of changing fragrances, along with a top 10 fragrance list. I am beginning a new line of fragrances in 2017 with unique scents like Racing Fuel, Dr. Pepper, Pizza and Beer to attract male customers.


Hey there! My name is Jonathan, but you can call me JJ. I am a professional candle maker from the Cross Lanes area in West Virginia. If you can imagine a candle, I can make it look and smell realistic. I love what I do, I also make tarts and wax melts and some soaps along with bath bombs. I dream of a running a huge enterprise one day in the home and fragrance industry including home decor.

I have a strong back ground as an entry level medical professional in my early twenties I became a CNA, EMT, and Pharmacy technician. I took these courses each summer when I was in college studying pre-nursing.