MiVT: Icy Palmer Company

ARLINGTON, Vt. -
They're historically inspired candles without the chemicals and these long-lasting flames with flashy names and fun artwork are made in Vermont.

Today at the Icy Palmer Company, it's show and tell and smell.

Melissa Klick is unveiling her latest line of soy, Phthalate free candles.

"Melissa is so much fun to be with. She's so passionate about what she does and she's so excited about each new candle," said Cindy Granger, customer.

Melissa's excitement and inspiration comes from the woman who bares her business's name.

"She's our CEO," said Melissa.

Icy Palmer was a member of the Tuscarora Native American Tribe, she was abandoned as a young child at a sugar house in Manchester. Growing up in the town, she made and sold candles. When Melissa was a kid, she came across Palmer's grave.

"And I've been intrigued by her ever since," said Melissa.

Melissa started making and selling her own candles a year ago. They can last between 30 and 40 hours.

"They want something that smells as wonderful when you light it as you did when you bought it," said Melissa.

But it's not just the scent that makes people light up when they see these candles. They have unique names.

"Bridle party. That's our new scent for the horse people," said Melissa.

"My current favorite one is grumpy old man," said Granger.

And artwork that draws in the buyer's eye.

"When I burn my candles, I never put the cover down. They always are up next to my candle, because if they're in my house, what is that smell, they want to see it and they laugh," said Kim Rizio, customer.

One of Melissa's newest candles is called the Scent of Money and the cover says smelling money will draw it closer to you.

"I have to represent Icy, I have to represent myself as a Vermonter, but I don't want to be in the box of Vermont candles, so we go to the lipstick or we go to the money," said Melissa.

Melissa makes unique candles influenced by a local legend keeping customers coming to the Icy Palmer Company.