Introducing the California Collection

Candles inspired by the beautiful destinations of our home state




100% Woman-Owned.

Our premium scented candles are hand-poured in California by a female-owned business. Each small-batch soy wax candle is generously scented with phthalate-free fragrance oils infused with essential oils, making them a clean-burning addition to your home decor. 

Free of all the things you don't want and full of what you do, including our commitment to sustainability and giving back through 1% for the Planet.

sustainable brand - 1% for the planet member

Explore Our Collections

Spring Candles

A curated collection of fresh & floral scents for spring.

Let's Celebrate!

The perfect candle gift for anyone and any occasion.

Customer Favorites

Not sure where to start? Check out our best-selling candles you're sure to love.

3 Steps to Choose a Perfect Gift

1) Choose Scent & Style

Browse our curated selection of candle sizes and scents. If you're a business owner or looking for corporate gifts, be sure to check out our corporate & client gifting lookbook for tiered bulk pricing and customization options.

2) Your Order is Prepared

Prep, pour, and package - it's our time to shine! Our top sellers are always in stock, but for small businesses & corporate clients ordering in bulk - your candles are made to order, and can even be customized with your logo.

A soy candle sits on a kitchen counter. Spa rocks and eucalyptus are behind it. The soy wax candle is being lit by a match.

3) Open & Enjoy!

Maybe you came here looking for a special gift for clients or to find something fun to say thank you to employees - either way, we hope you grabbed an extra candle just for you!

Gift Boxes

Soy Candles are always a great gift idea for any occasion! Personalize your gift by combining our many scents and styles - we have it all! 

Psst...looking for custom gifts in bulk? Check out our corporate gifting options too!

Soy Wax Candles

Looking for the perfect non toxic candle?

Our signature jar candle features 7 oz. of natural soy wax, generously scented with fragrance oils infused with essential oils. 

This means a candle that burns clean, long, and strong for 50+ hours.

Take a Piece of Home

We are now offering all scents in these convenient travel tins. Now there is no excuse to be caught without a hand poured candle!


Our San Jose Candle Company

Scented Designs is a California small business devoted to the ideals of creativity, craftsmanship, and small business.

​I grew up in San Jose attending art and craft shows with my mom. We would spend hours shopping for gifts and admiring people's endless creativity. I fell in love with the unique nature of handmade - no two things are ever exactly the same and therein lies the beauty.

​As a small business candle shop, we believe that one of our scented candles is more than just a candle: It's a commitment to small business, the people behind them, and the positive impact shopping small + locally can have on the environment.

I'm proud to bring you high-quality, highly-scented candles made in California. And I would be honored for you to bring our scented candles into your home, your business, or a gift to special people in your lives. I'm so glad you're here to take a look at our California soy candles and shop with us.



What Friends Are Saying

Absolutely love Scented Designs!! Fantastic customer service and fast shipping, and so many great scents. Perfect for gifts for friends and family, or for yourself!
— Lia G.
plumeria scented candle for women's month. happy customer photo of candle
I purchased candles for some friends and they all smelled so good that I had to order some for myself! I love the variety of scents, sizes, and packaging available
— Melanie V.
women love our candles - two women smelling our hand poured soy candles
Scented Designs candles are some of the best scented candles I've ever owned! Highly recommend to seasoned candle-lovers and candle-newbies alike :) The Citrus Agave scent is especially amazing!
— Emily C.
citrus scented candle burning on a bedroom nightstand
If you're looking for soy wax candles for corporate gifting, client gifts, or holiday gifts for your family and friends, we highly recommend these clean-burning candles from Scented Designs.
— Tanu P. (The White Mulberry)
candle gift boxes for employee holiday gifts

Who are you shopping for?

Whether you're a consumer shopping for yourself, a business owner looking for client gifts, or a retailer stocking the shelves of your store, let us know so we can tailor the Scented Designs experience to you.