summer candles

Summer Lovin': Why Candles Are Still Your Best Friend for the Warm Weather Season

Summer whispers sunshine, beach days, and carefree vibes. But does that mean candles get relegated to a dusty corner until fall arrives? Absolutely not! In fact, strategically chosen summer candles can enhance your warm-weather experience in surprising ways.

In this blog post, we'll cover why candles are still perfect choices for summer, how to take care of candles when it's hot out, and some of our favorite summer scents for 2024.

May 18, 2024 — Kate De Palma
how to properly burn soy candles

Candle Care 101

At Scented Designs Candle Company, we're passionate about creating beautiful, clean-burning soy candles that fill your home with delightful aromas.

But just like any treasured possession, your soy candle needs a little TLC to ensure a long-lasting and enjoyable experience.

Here's our quick, helpful guide on How to Take Proper Care of Candles to get the most out of your Scented Designs candle:

March 18, 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
Why Should You Trim Candle Wicks

Why Should You Trim Candle Wicks

I know, I know...does it really make a difference if you trim your candle wick? And what happens if you don't trim your candle wick? Would it really be the end of the world? 

As a candlemaker and owner of Scented Designs Candle Company, I've heard all of the questions around trimming candle wicks and whether or not it's necessary or makes a difference. (And how about those fancy wick trimmers - why would you even need one of those?)

I thought it was time to share the hows and whys of wick trimming with all of your, our past, present, and hopefully future customers of Scented Designs!

In this blog post, we will guide you on how to properly trim the wick of a candle and why it actually matters.

February 27, 2023 — Kate De Palma
How to Keep Candles from Tunneling

How to Keep Candles from Tunneling

Have you ever been really excited about a brand new candle you bought from [fill in your favorite candle shop here]?

Only to find a couple of days later that the candle has tunneled down around the wick and isn't burning all that wax around the edges? 

So frustrating, right? A brand new candle ruined.

Let's talk about this phenomenon called tunneling, why it happens, and more importantly, the quick and easy fix to prevent tunneling in candles

September 22, 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