#64 of 76 Gatlinburg Things To Do

Novus Candela

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Explore Novus Candela's Vast Selection of Scented Soy Candles and Goat's Milk Soaps
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5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Novus Candela exemplifies the spirit of Gatlinburg's arts and crafts community. Stop by to check out the vast collection of scented candles, goat's milk soap, and creamy lotion. You'll enjoy interacting with the owner as you explore this cute shop and support the local small business scene. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Stop by Novus Candela to support Gatlinburg’s small business community while treating yourself to an array of luxurious products that beckon you to relax. This charming little shop is chock full of natural items ranging from soy candles to soaps crafted from goat’s milk.

With so many delightful scents, it’s impossible not to emerge with at least one handcrafted item that you adore. Many of these are difficult to find elsewhere, so don’t pass up the chance to score them at Novus Candela. Favorites include candy apple, pumpkin cheesecake, banana nut bread, and plumeria. Silly varieties known as Bear Farts and Deer Farts make for great gifts. All candles are vegan-friendly and free from phthalates.

There’s a lot to love about the standard soy candles sold at Novus Candela, but some people prefer the vast selection of wax melts. These wick-less pieces of wax can melt with help from warmers. Every pack comes with several cubes, each of which can deliver up to twelve hours of fragrance.

If you struggle with dry skin, you could be the perfect candidate for the many soaps and lotions sold at Novus Candela. These are also great for people with sensitive skin. After just one application, your hands will feel wonderfully soft.

In an effort to support local artists, Novus Candela features a variety of beautiful works that beckon you to take a second look as you examine the candles, waxes, and soaps. This is your opportunity to support not only a talented candlemaker but also, the wonderful individuals who make the Gatlinburg arts and crafts scene so special.

Like many local shops, Novus Candela beckons you to take your time and explore. The cabin environment and the array of scents will immediately ease any stress you may have experienced prior to entering the store. Feel free to chat with the shop’s owner, who will make you feel welcome but not smothered. She loves talking about her creations but will also step back to let you browse at your own pace. Feel free to mention if you have any special requests, as custom creations are possible.

Whether you invest in local artwork, a scented candle, or luxurious lotion for pampering your skin, you’ll leave Novus Candela feeling refreshed. It’s amazing how quickly a visit to the right store can provide the rejuvenation you need. Don’t miss this opportunity to support the arts and crafts community in Gatlinburg.

Insider Tips:
– In addition to its premises in Gatlinburg, Novus Candela sells many of its top items on Etsy. This is a great option for previous visitors who want to continue enjoying the best of the store long after they’ve departed.
– If you struggle to choose between the store’s many scented candles, consider investing in a subscription. This unique approach provides anywhere between three and twelve months worth of candles, which can be shipped directly to you.