Why hello there... I'm Kate!

Handmade Soy Candles

I am the proud owner of Scented Designs Candle Company, operated out of my home studio in San Jose, California. I founded my small business in 2016 while taking some time away from my work as an English teacher. This woman-owned business of mine quickly grew beyond what I ever imagined from a side hustle, and I'm so grateful to everyone who has supported

Scented Designs over the years!

Scented Soy Candles

Each of our soy wax candles is hand-poured in small batches & highly scented with body-safe, phthalate-free fragrance oils infused with essential oils. Lead-free cotton wicks create a long, clean burn that will fill a room with fragrance for hours. 

Much of our business over the past 5 years has been at local craft shows and pop-up markets in the SF Bay Area. Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of many of our favorite in-person markets, we are transitioning to being more of an online candle store while expanding our wholesale and private label options. We especially love partnering up with other local small businesses to create the perfect candle for them and their clientele. You can find a list of our stockists and recent collaborations on our Stockists page. 


Shop small with Scented Designs and you'll find lovely, unique gifts for yourself and others while also supporting a female founder & American small business. Thank you!