The Refinery was created in November of 2013 to sustain the home of Still Waters, a safe place for women and their children in south Georgia. We seek to provide job skills, develop opportunities and create a sense of community for our current and former residents. Our goal is to create something beautiful from regional and recycled resources; to invest in the potential of our ladies and to be an ever-present light in our community.

We take our name from Psalm 66:10 as we believe we are all in a refining process. We are carried through difficult times, we are stripped of things that seem to matter and we are being made new. We are best when work together; rubbing like sandpaper at times to a smoother, softer, level surface.

The Refinery is a non-profit social enterprise in Bainbridge, Georgia. All proceeds from sales of The Refinery go to Still Waters. Still Waters is a free faith-based residence where women are given tools to re-establish themselves through a variety of resources. Still Waters, a division of Friends Ministries, operates solely on donations and receives no government funding.

We are staffed at our facility Monday -Friday 9-5 and Saturdays 10-2. You are welcome to tour our operation and purchase candles during those times. Or our candles are always for sale through us at and at these wonderful retailers(several of which have custom scents*):



Iris Jane Boutique| 256.350-3365



Chehaw Park | 229.430-5275


*5 Points Cleaners | 229.246-4669

A to Z Children’s Boutique | 229.246-5350

*Bella’s Boutique| 229.246-1720

*Betty’s Xchange | 229.309-5620

Grimsley Pharmacy| 229.246-7733

Hampton Inn| 229.246-1341

*In the Garden| 229.246-0966

*Mad Rose| 229.248-0024

*Maiden South|, @maidensouth

*Reeves Gifts, Jewelry & More| 229.246-2200

*Sharon’s House of Antiques| 229.220-0421

*Sterling IT Solutions | 229.400-9005

*The American | 229.515.3078


Sweet Caroline’s| 229.359-0828


*Cricket Dry Goods| 706.723-7190


Stella | 912.681-7008


*Fuzzy Goat| 229.236-4628

Sturdy Brothers | 229.236-7839

*The Bookshelf | 229.228-7767



Fringe Hair Experience | 850.643.8974


The Queen Bee | 859.294-1134


* The Birds Nest | 386.454.2200


Vintage Junkie | 407.319-2364


*Joseph’s Cottage| 850.227-7877


High Cotton Decor and More | 850.296-0660

Julie Guyot Studio| 850.445-0085

St. John’s Bookstore | 850.222-8814

The Wooden Butterfly| 850.339.0314

-North Carolina


Embellish| 828.656.1281



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