I loved that candles could transform a space, and I was intrigued by the power of scent. I also got bad headaches throughout much of my young adult life - triggered by things like sulfites, too much sun, and overly-chemical candles. As a candle lover, I wanted to create scents that people who were sensitive to smells could also enjoy.
When I started making candles, I was worried that they would give me headaches, especially since I was working so much with the oils in enclosed spaces (with probably not as much air flow as there should have been!).
Even so, I've never gotten a migraine while making candles for Scented Designs, and I attribute much of that to caring about what raw materials go into them. Plant-based wax. No paraffin. No phthalates. And I've had customers tell me, too, that while other candles have given them headaches, ours are the only ones that haven't. That's high praise, and exactly what I'm going for.