Our Story

Hello... My name is Ronnie McCray Jr. and I love candles and Washington, D.C. So I figured, why not combined the two with D.C. themed candles.
I’ve lived in the District for 10+ years and now call it home. After paying so much in rent, I bought my first home in 2017 which happens to be the same year I fell in love candles. There was a particular smell inside the house that I couldn't shake until I bought a candle and my life changed forever.

During the pandemic, I chose to take my love for candles up a notch and learned how to make them. What an experience. This was the first time I applied those science and math skills from high school that teachers told us we’d need later in life.

I’m excited to share my love of candles with you, and I hope their scents will transform your home as it did mine.

Our Name

Susie Lee Candles is named after my late grandmother, Susie Lee. She passed away when I was younger so I really don't know much about her. My goal was to bring a way for me to start talking about her more and increase my curiosity. So when someone ask, "Who is Susie Lee?" I can start a conversation about the magnificent woman she was.

About Us

Welcome to Susie Lee Candles, your destination for beautifully handcrafted candles made with love and care. All of our candles are hand poured in the District of Columbia. We take pride in creating high-quality candles using premium ingredients to deliver an exceptional sensory experience. 

At Susie Lee Candles, we understand the importance of creating a safe and eco-friendly product. That's why all our candles are meticulously crafted using coconut wax, a sustainable and renewable resource. Coconut wax burns clean and evenly, providing a long-lasting and delightful fragrance that fills your space with warmth and serenity.

We prioritize the well-being of our customers, which is why our candles are crafted with phthalate-free oils. Phthalates are synthetic chemicals often found in fragrances, and we have consciously chosen to exclude them from our candles. This ensures that you can enjoy our scents without any harmful additives, allowing for a safe and enjoyable candle-burning experience.