Lighting Up Old Town Orcutt…Parable Candle Company

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Strolling down the street in Old Orcutt recently, I caught a whiff of amazing, soothing aromas, wafting from a storefront and I had to pop inside!  The owner of Parable Candle Company, Elaine, greeted me warmly and invited me in...and what a delight! Lovingly hand-poured, aromatic candles, homemade gourmet and luxurious soaps, lotions and bath bombs, all using the finest ingredients, including essential oils and long lasting emollients, to delight the senses and soothe your world... were everywhere!

Owner Elaine greets everyone who walks in the door with a warm smile.

In Elaine’s  words…”Parable Candle Company and Gourmet Soap Shop was a vision that was blessed enough to come into fruition!  I had a strong desire in my heart to pursue this venture early summer of 2015, while receiving aggressive medical treatment.  I will be an overcomer, and being able to be creative and productive is better than any therapy!

There is much joy in creating these delicious smelling luxuries to share with you!  I appreciate the unwavering support of my wonderful husband and daughters.”    Hearing her story, it’s easy to see that this is her calling.

Parable Candle Company also offers hosted and private classes and private events, for candle making, soaps and bath bombs.  These classes are fun, and Elaine loves to share her craft with her friends and customers!

Candle and soap making classes are great for all ages.

There are consignment niches, with unique, “on trend”  home decor and collectibles, and her own creations are available for purchase as well.   Ask her about the repurposed beams and counterspace front, which is actually an old door set on its side!   Very clever and decorative!

Old Town Orcutt is experiencing quite a renaissance, with long time businesses repurposing and reviving their storefronts, and new businesses bringing a fresh energy and vibe to the community.  The timing for this charming and aesthetically pleasing environment couldn’t have been more welcome! And we love how the elevations and architecture reflect and pay homage to the history of this quaint Central Coast community!

Pick up the perfect gift for someone special or treat yourself!

In your travels here on the Central Coast, treat yourself to a stroll through town, and visit Parable Candle Company.  Online at  or call them at (805) 314-2662.   The Shoppe is located at 125 Union Avenue, in downtown Old Orcutt.  Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am - 6:30pm, Friday, 10:30am - 6:30pm, Saturday, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 12 noon - 5pm.  Parable Candle Company is quite literally, a delightful, aromatic breath of fresh air, in Old Town Orcutt.

By Pam Adkisson - Keys2TheCoast