Amber Sunset


  Well, you certainly can feel the change of season coming.  Fall is in the air. Along with the fall colors, the sound of crisp leaves under foot as well as the flavors of apple, spices and pumpkins abounding in the stores and farmer’s markets.   This is the perfect time to introduce a new… Keep Reading

Southern Jasmine


    Our Southern Jasmine fragrance has been one of our best selling florals since the beginning of Milkhouse Candles.  Dew-kissed white jasmine flowers in the early morning.  It is like a walk down a path in a groomed southern garden.   Now, we are way up here in the midwest and the evenings this… Keep Reading



  What does tranquility mean to you?  Is it the kids going back to school and being able to enjoy that second cup of coffee in solitude?  Is it a weekend with nothing on the schedule but a good book?  Or maybe a long walk through the woods with nothing but the sounds and scents… Keep Reading

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie


The temperatures say summer.  The sun is shining and the gardens are in their full glory.   But, even though everything says we still have many days left to enjoy our balmy summer weather, a recent walk across a store parking lot showed a few colorful leaves scattered on the pavement.   That is all it takes… Keep Reading



When I hear the word silk, it creates a sensation that I can feel, smell and taste.  It is a texture, a luxury, and an indulgence.  It is the feeling of being pampered and soothed.   Silk production dates back to 2700 BC.  Silkworm larvae are fed with mulberry leaves and after about the fourth… Keep Reading

Cinnamon Stick


    Cinnamon has a long history as both a spice and a medicine.  Cinnamon is the brownish- red inner bark of the cinnamon tree, which when dried, rolls into a cylinder.  It is one of the oldest spices known.  It was mentioned in the bible and was used in ancient Egypt as a beverage… Keep Reading

Lilac & Wildflowers


    The spring and summer flowers are an example of nature at it’s best.  The delicate petals that the light catches and seems to move right through, the vivid colors that can not be recreated by man, and the intoxicating aromas create an unsurpassed sensory experience.  The Milkhouse Lilac & Wildflower fragrance captures this… Keep Reading

Carrot Spice Cake


The colors that you are treated to when you walk through a farmers market are amazing.  The purple eggplants, the bright red tomatoes, the vivid greens of lettuce and beans.  But, few things can compare with the earthy orange and bright green tops of carrots right out of the garden.  Occassionaly you will even find… Keep Reading

Root Beer Float

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The root beer float is an iconic childhood treat.  As the last hot days of summer would shorten and remind us that the start of school was quickly approaching, there was always the reprieve of this cold and sassy treat.   There are great root beer vodkas on the market, but I found it really… Keep Reading

Olde Glory


    I love the big traditional barbeques that are usually the common fare for patriotic holidays.  I mean, how can you not like the platters of barbecued chicken, the abundant racks of sticky ribs, tangy potato salads, pots of baked beans, pitchers of ice cold lemonade, coolers of beer  and pies and cakes scattered… Keep Reading