Safed Candles began almost two decades ago. The candle factory was originally set up in a small cubby-hole on the edge of the Old City, next to the Ari Ashkenazi synagogue. There, a small staff of men and women hand-dipped and wove candles from beeswax into candles. During the summer of 2008, the Candle Factory was renovated, and new rooms were discovered underneath the existing store - rooms which had been covered over through successive earthquakes in Safed and remained underground. This discovery came fortuitously, as in October 2008, a massive fire destroyed the candle shop, burning the structure and the entire inventory within a few hours. Within a few weeks the staff regrouped and reopened in the small rooms which had previously been unknown. Safed Candles emphasize utilizing environmentally-friendly materials in the making of their candle.