100% American soy wax candles made in Skaneateles, NY | paraben, phthalate and cruelty free | no plastic packaging



We are Janine and Krista: mother and daughter, the best of friends, and business partners. 

Janine's Story:

Four years ago, my husband and I saw an opportunity before us to live a better life. We could live almost anywhere in the country, thanks to technology and the ability to work remotely. After visiting and enjoying Skaneateles, New York as tourists for many years, we chose to make it our home. There’s something very special about this beautiful place. We now live differently: more intentionally, more naturally, more responsibly. 

I'm a Registered Nurse and the Vice President of Product Management for a healthcare analytics company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Todd and I have adult children: Krista and her husband Michael, Adam and his wife Cassi, and Brock. At home with us are our two black Labrador retrievers, Bentley and Royce, and a beautiful grey kitty named Freyja. The "homestead" is our three-acre property with a Cape Cod-style house and traditional red barn overlooking pristine Skaneateles Lake. It's our home - the place we love - and we look forward to sharing a bit of it with you. 


Krista's Story:

I started making exclusively handmade holiday gifts for friends and family a few years ago. As the years have passed, my passion for handcrafting natural products has grown. I love hearing feedback about my items, and I feel good when someone loves and appreciates what I’ve made.

I’m an Admissions Case Manager for a senior care facility by day. My husband and I live at Newton Farms, an old farmhouse and wood-framed barn on seven acres of land in Alden, NY. My dream has always been to have a big enough “homestead” for all of my animals. Since childhood, I’ve been drawn to animals – whether it be dreaming of horses or taking in the strays from the neighborhood. Looking back on it, I think this inspired my love for nature and living in a more eco-friendly way. We have goats, chickens, and two beautiful rescue dogs, Tinkerbell and Hercules. 



The Savage Homestead embodies the way we live today and how we strive to live better. For us, this means:

  • Natural – using the highest-quality ingredients and botanicals with no harmful chemicals
  • Responsible – being environmentally conscious, cruelty-free, and sourcing locally whenever possible
  • Low-Waste – promoting sustainability through reducing, reusing, recycling, and packaging with environmentally-friendly materials
We create inspired products for better living.