california candle collection

The California Candle Collection: A Sensory Journey Through the Golden State

Calling all wanderlusters and California lovers! We're thrilled to unveil our brand new California Collection, a line of luxurious soy candles inspired by five iconic destinations within the Golden State.

This candle collection is particularly special to us as a California-based small business. Our founder, born and raised in the Bay Area, has always held a deep love for the diverse landscapes and vibrant spirit of California.

So, when San Jose International Airport's Discover San Jose store (find it near gate 11!) approached us to create a line of candles capturing California's essence, we were incredibly honored and super excited. 

May 14, 2024 — Kate De Palma
spring cleaning for your home

Spring Has Sprung: Your Refreshed Home Checklist (Naturally!)

Nontoxic Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring awakens nature and our desire for a fresh start. It's the perfect time for a spring cleaning – a chance to banish winter blues and revitalize your home! But harsh chemicals can leave you with more than just a clean space.

This year, embrace a natural home refresh. Our guide unlocks the secrets to a non-toxic cleaning routine using everyday household items. Breathe easy, create a healthy environment, and discover the perfect finishing touch with our non-toxic, plant-based candles. Let's get started!

April 13, 2024 — Kate De Palma
soy candles benefits

Soy Candles: The Safe and Fragrant Choice for Your Home (and Gifts!)

Looking to fill your home with beautiful aromas and a warm ambiance? Candles are a classic choice for scenting your home, but with so many options on the market, it's natural to wonder: are all candles created equal?

The answer is a resounding no! Here at Scented Designs Candle Company, we're passionate about soy candles, and for good reason.

Soy candles offer a multitude of benefits that make them a safe and delightful choice for you, your loved ones, and your home.

March 14, 2024 — Kate De Palma
Embrace the Cozy Vibes: Discover the Best Fall Scented Candles for a Warm and Inviting Home

Embrace the Cozy Vibes: Discover the Best Fall Scented Candles for a Warm and Inviting Home

As the crisp autumn air settles in and the leaves begin to turn vibrant shades of red and gold, there's no better time to embrace the cozy vibes and create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home. And what better way to do so than with the flickering glow and enchanting aromas of fall scented candles? I mean, come on.

From the comforting scent of pumpkin spice to the earthy notes of freshly fallen leaves, these aromatic wonders have the power to transform any space into a haven of relaxation and comfort (and they make our candle studio smell really really good!)

In this Fall Candle Guide, we'll take you on a delightful journey through our best fall scented candles here at Scented Designs, carefully curated to ignite your senses and bring a touch of autumn magic to your living space.

August 07, 2023 — Kate De Palma
The Science Behind Candle Care: Understanding the Importance of Trimming and Storage

The Science Behind Candle Care: Understanding the Importance of Trimming and Storage

Candles have long been a symbol of relaxation, ambiance, and comfort. But did you know that there is a science behind candle care that goes beyond simply lighting and enjoying their warm glow? In this blog post coming to you from California candle company Scented Designs, we'll delve into the importance of trimming the wick + candle storage.

From understanding the benefits of keeping your wicks trimmed to learning how to properly store your candles, we'll explore the secrets behind prolonging the life and enhancing the performance of your favorite scented companions.

So, whether you're a candle enthusiast looking to elevate your candle game or someone who simply wants to make the most out of their candles, this easy guide will give you the tips you need to maximize your candle experience.

Hint: Our tips on candle storage are also great for retailers who buy wholesale candles for resale!

July 25, 2023 — Kate De Palma
Our Top 5 Best Selling Candles of 2023

Our Top 5 Best Selling Candles of 2023

Looking to add some ambiance and fragrance to your home? Or delight a friend or client with the perfect scented candle with wide appeal they're practically guaranteed to love?

Look no further than our Top 5 Best Selling Candles of 2023, each a customer favorite for a different reason. Let's dive into these top candle scents and discover what makes each one such a crowd pleaser.

July 02, 2023 — Kate De Palma
Are Soy Candles Toxic?

Are Soy Candles Toxic?

I was at a pop-up market recently for Scented Designs Candle Co, selling our hand-poured soy candles and talking with customers about all things candles. One question that came up is, Are Soy Candles Toxic?

I've often heard the questions, Why soy candles? or Are soy candles better? but I'd never heard this question phrased quite this way, and it struck me as a really important question to answer, not just for that customer but for all Scented Designs customers and candle lovers out there. 

So, in this blog post, let's dive deeper into the question: Is Soy Wax Toxic?

March 24, 2023 — Kate De Palma
Non Toxic Candles

Non Toxic Candles

Who doesn't love a good candle and the power of a single (or multiple!) flame?Candles have been a staple of homes for centuries, providing warmth, light, and ambiance. Today, candles can bring all of those into your home while also transforming your space through aroma.

However, it's important to note that not all candles are created equal and some are even toxic to your health.


So, what are some of the toxins that you should avoid in candles? Some of the most common culprits are paraffin wax, fragrances with phthalates, and lead wicks.

March 20, 2023 — Kate De Palma
Shop Wholesale Candles for Your Store

Shop Wholesale Candles for Your Store

Are you a retail business looking for high-quality, eco-friendly candles to sell in your store?

Look no further than Scented Designs! We are a small, woman-owned candle business in San Jose, California that specializes in wholesale soy candles, made with high-quality ingredients and hand-poured in small batches.

At Scented Designs, we take pride in our craftsmanship and attention to detail. Keep reading to learn more about why you should shop wholesale candles with us!

The Ultimate Guide: Fall Candles 2023

The Ultimate Guide: Fall Candles 2023

Happy Fall, Y'all!

I just switched over my tiered tray decor from my summer themed decor to my fall decor, and that makes it feel real. 

Does anyone else not feel like it's Fall until the pumpkin decor (and pumpkin everything else) comes out?

So, here we are. Fall 2023.

And here at Scented Designs, we've got a few new fall goodies for you, all requested by you, our fabulous customers! 

Get excited! Here are our 3 New Candles and Candle Sets for Fall.

September 25, 2022 — Kate De Palma
3 Perfect Candles for Grandparents Day Gifts

3 Perfect Candles for Grandparents Day Gifts

Every year, on the Sunday after Labor Day, Grandparents Day is celebrated in the United States. As the story goes, the holiday was first suggested to President Nixon in 1969 in a 

letter written by a 9-year child advocating for a day to celebrate Grandparents. 

Officially, Grandparents Day was proclaimed to be a national holiday by President Carter in 1978. 

For Grandparents Day 2022, celebrated this year on Sunday, September 11th, we've put together this list of 3 candles that would make perfect gifts for Grandparents Day. 

September 07, 2022 — Kate De Palma
Is Soy Wax Safe For Skin?

Is Soy Wax Safe For Skin?

Here at Scented Designs Candle Company, we've been making our hand poured soy candles for 6 or 7 years now, and we've learned a thing or two about candle wax in this time. Over the years, a common question we've heard from customers at crafts shows or online is if soy wax is skin safe, or even if soy wax is good for your skin. 

August 13, 2022 — Kate De Palma