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
clean home fragrance for living room

How to Scent Your Home with Clean Fragrance

Did you know your home can be more than just a place to live? By strategically using clean scents, you can transform each room into a haven that caters to your mood and needs, all while prioritizing your health and well-being.

Our recent feature in an ApartmentGuide article all about scents for your space got us thinking not just about home fragrance but about clean home fragrance and why it's so important to know what types of scented products we're bringing into our homes. 

This blog post is all about how to scent your home with clean fragrance, including more info about one of our favorite things: clean scented candles!

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
As Seen in Redfin: 20 Inviting Scents to Welcome the Fall Season

As Seen in Redfin: 20 Inviting Scents to Welcome the Fall Season

As the leaves change and the air turns crisp, there's nothing quite like filling your space with scents that capture the essence of fall. From cozy evenings by the fire to pumpkin-picking adventures, these are the types of scents that warm our hearts and homes.

Here at Scented Designs Candle Company, we love fall. Seriously, our fall scented candles are some of our favorite to make! 

So, when well-known real estate company Redfin reached out to Scented Designs recently, asking us for our best recommendation for a scent that is just perfect for fall, we were super excited to share. 

October 25, 2023 — Kate De Palma
5 Ways to Creatively Incorporate Fall Candles Into Your Home Decor

5 Ways to Creatively Incorporate Fall Candles Into Your Home Decor

As the crisp air and golden hues of autumn descend upon us, there's no better way to welcome the season than with the flicker of fall-inspired soy candles. At Scented Designs Candle Company, our passion for crafting clean-burning soy candles harmonizes perfectly with the enchanting spirit of fall.

We believe that candles are the ultimate companions for transforming your home into a haven of warmth and comfort, and that incorporating fall-themed candles into your decor is an art that can instantly elevate your space.

Here are Five Imaginative Ways to Incorporate Fall-Inspired Candles into Your Decor, creating an ambiance that's as enchanting as the season itself.

August 24, 2023 — Kate De Palma
7 Tips for Creating a Cozy Atmosphere with Fall Scented Candles

7 Tips for Creating a Cozy Atmosphere with Fall Scented Candles

Your Ultimate Guide to Creating a Cozy Atmosphere with Fall Candles

As the days grow shorter and the air turns crisper, there's a certain magic in the atmosphere that signals the arrival of fall. With pumpkin patches, apple picking, and warm sweaters making a comeback, there's one more thing that can truly transform your space into a cozy haven: fall scented candles.

The captivating fragrance of fall candles can instantly transport you to a world of comfort and tranquility.

In this blog post, 7 Tips for Creating a Cozy Atmosphere with Fall Scented Candles, we'll dive into the world of fall candles, where to find them, and how to use them to create the perfect autumn ambiance.

August 16, 2023 — 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