Why is Smell Connected to Memory?

Why is Smell Connected to Memory?

Did you know that of your 5 senses, the sense of smell has the strongest connection to memory?

That scents can trigger memories? And there's even a term for when a smell reminds you of something (scent memory!)?

Perhaps you've experienced this phenomenon before - you'll smell something and it'll immediately take you back to a moment in time or a place where you smelled that scent. The scent may even remind you of a special person in your life and of shared experiences you have with them. 

Here's why. 

September 06, 2022 — Kate De Palma
What Are Good Employee Gifts? 3 Things to Consider

What Are Good Employee Gifts? 3 Things to Consider

Gift giving isn't always easy. We stress about what the recipient wants, what fits in the budget, and will it get there on time?

Corporate gift giving can be just as stressful, especially if you're not sure where to start and you're trying to find quality employee gifts in bulk. 

Well, the team here at Scented Designs is here to help! We believe that employee gifting (or client gifts, or corporate gifts, or whatever gifts you're trying to come up with) shouldn't be difficult or stressful.

It should be simple, straightforward, and stress-free. 

September 01, 2022 — Kate De Palma
World Candle Month - September 2022

World Candle Month - September 2022

Candles are some of our favorite things, and, since you're here, we bet you love them too!

That's why we are so excited to be getting ready to celebrate World Candle Month with you this September 2022. 

With September just a few days away, we wanted to take a minute and share with you a little bit about the history of World Candle Month before we get to the celebrations all month long!

August 28, 2022 — Kate De Palma
Corporate Gifting for Companies Big and Small

Corporate Gifting for Companies Big and Small

Want to learn a little bit more about how we got into corporate gifting?

First, a little bit about how our small candle company started making thousands of candles for companies across the United States.

The decision to turn to corporate gifting wasn't one we as a small business consciously made. Instead, we were asked by one of the leading tech companies in Silicon Valley - PayPal - to provide employee holiday gifts. 

August 19, 2022 — Kate De Palma
3 Ways We Can Help You Create the Perfect Employee or Client Gift

3 Ways We Can Help You Create the Perfect Employee or Client Gift

Welcome to Scented Designs Candle Company! We are a woman-owned company in the heart of Silicon Valley, California and we've been in business hand-pouring our soy candles since 2016. 

From corporate holiday gifts to custom corporate gifts any time of year, we have created thousands of unique corporate gifts for employees and clients alike. 

So, what can we do for your company? 

Here are 3 Ways We Can Help You Create the Perfect Employee or Client Gift. 

August 18, 2022 — Kate De Palma
pitcher of melted soy wax

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
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Are Soy Candles Better?

Are Soy Candles Better?

Are Soy Candles better? If you find yourself wondering if soy candles are better than other candles out there, the short answer is "Yes."

Sure, we may be biased since we make soy wax candles, but - trust us - we did our research before learning how to make soy candles and beginning our handmade soy candle business based in San Jose, California.

Here's what we've learned about soy candles in our 10 years of candle-making experience. 

June 06, 2022 — Kate De Palma
Introducing Our Earth Day Collection: One-Off Candle Scents

Introducing Our Earth Day Collection: One-Off Candle Scents

Eco Friendly Candles:

It matters what goes into the candles you're burning in your home. You already know that soy candles are a better, more environmentally-friendly choice than paraffin candles.

The qualities of wick and oils are equally important in making a candle safe for you and good for the air. Know what you're buying (and stay away from candles that say soy wax blend!)

June 06, 2022 — Kate De Palma
5 Candles Mom Will Love for Mother's Day 2022

5 Candles Mom Will Love for Mother's Day 2022

Let's be real. Moms are the best. And having one day a year to appreciate them isn't nearly enough. But it's a start - especially if you show them some love through a unique, thoughtful gift that will bring them joy and relaxation (especially these days...).

Bonus: all these candles will also make their house smell wonderful while they're staying at home.

After all, the best Mother's Day gifts are gifts that are both meaningful and useful.

Here are 5 of our soy candles & collections that moms and mother figures are sure to love.

June 06, 2022 — Kate De Palma
7 Best Fall Scents - Your Guide to Candles: Autumn 2022

7 Best Fall Scents - Your Guide to Candles: Autumn 2022

The weather is cooling off, it's getting dark earlier, and Starbucks has released their Pumpkin Spice Latte. That only means one thing: it's time for fall candle scents to take center stage!

With so many different fall scented candles out there, it can be hard to make up your mind. We're here to help with this guide to our best fall scented candles: 7 Best Fall Scents - Your Guide to Candles. 

June 06, 2022 — Kate De Palma
valentines day candle collection

5 Romantic Candles for Valentine's Day

Have you been looking for ways to add a little romance to your quarantine life at home?

Have you been wondering what candles are the best valentines day gift for your wife or hubby?

Are you looking for romantic candles for your bedroom?

Look no further: here is our hand-picked list of 5 romantic candle scents perfect for Valentine's Day. 

June 06, 2022 — Kate De Palma
Support 3 Women-Owned Businesses in 1 Lovely Gift Box

Support 3 Women-Owned Businesses in 1 Lovely Gift Box

What's there not to love? We've teamed up with other woman-owned businesses to create this sweet and thoughtful Valentine's Day gift box for your sweetie. 

Learn what's inside this cute gift box and how you can personalize it to create the perfect gift. 

Shop the best Valentine Gift for girlfriends, pick up something sweet for your boyfriend, and maybe treat your friends to something nice too, all while supporting small business.

June 06, 2022 — Kate De Palma