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 The Refinery go to employment and restoration of women’s lives in 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 and The Refinery are divisions of Friends Ministries,  and operate 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 online ,  therefineryga@gmail.com 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| shopmaidensouth@gmail.com, @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


*Roberts Pharmacy|


*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

Panama City

The Little Mustard Seed|000000


*Joseph’s Cottage| 850.227-7877


Wire Wood Market|



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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