Did you know September is World Candle Month?

 Phthalate-free. Lead-free. Paraffin-Free. 100% Woman-Owned.

Our scented candles are hand-poured in California by a woman-owned business. Each small-batch soy wax candle is scented with body-safe fragrance oils infused with essential oils, making them a lovely addition to your home decor. Free of all the things you don't want

Phthalate-free. Lead-free. Paraffin-Free.

Explore Our Collections

Floral Scents

Get ready for the new season with one of these springtime favorites

Fall Scents

Get your home ready for fall with our collection of oh-so-cozy scents

Sweet Treats​

A unique gift for any occasion - want it in a gift box? We do that, too!

3 Steps to Choose a Perfect Gift

1) Choose Your Style

Whether your purchase is for you or a gift, consider a style based on room size. The right size will fill the room the way you hope. For bulk orders, be sure to check out our corporate & client gifting lookbook or our wholesale catalog.

Preparing your candle order. Woman pouring soy wax from a pitcher in a candle studio. She is making hand poured soy candles.

2) Your Order is Prepared

Prep, pour, and package - it's our time to shine! Our top sellers are always in stock, but our corporate clients and wholesale clients - your order is made to order, and can even be customized with your logo.

A soy candle sits on a kitchen counter. Spa rocks and eucalyptus are behind it. The soy wax candle is being lit by a match.

3) Open & Enjoy!

Maybe you came here looking for a special gift or to shop new inventory for your store - either way, we hope you grabbed an extra candle just for you!

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Gift Boxes

Soy Candles are always a great gift idea for any occasion! Personalize your gift by combining our many scents and styles - we have it all! Psst...looking for employee gifts? Check out our corporate gifting options too!

Soy Wax Candles

Our signature jar candle features 7 oz. of natural soy wax, highly scented with body-safe fragrance oils infused with essential oils. 

Take a Piece of Home

We are now offering all scents in these convenient travel tins. Now there is no excuse to be caught without a hand poured candle!

About

Our San Jose Candle Company

Scented Designs is a California small business devoted to the ideals of creativity, craftsmanship, and small business.

​I grew up in San Jose attending art and craft shows with my mom. We would spend hours shopping for gifts and admiring people's endless creativity. I fell in love with the unique nature of handmade - no two things are ever exactly the same and therein lies the beauty.

​As a small business candle shop, we believe that one of our scented candles is more than just a candle: It's a commitment to small business, the people behind them, and the positive impact shopping small + locally can have on the environment.

I'm proud to bring you high-quality, highly-scented candles made in California. And I would be honored for you to bring our scented candles into your home, your business, or a gift to special people in your lives. I'm so glad you're here to take a look at our California soy candles and shop with us.

 

~Kate

What Friends Are Saying

Love the variety of scents, sizes, and packaging. I purchased candles for some friends and they all smelled so good that I had to order some for myself! I love the variety of scents, sizes, and packaging available
— Michelle
Day at the Spa candle with a small mason jar lit next to it
These candles smell so lovely! I've purchased about 5 or 6 now and would recommend them. Super quick delivery as well. My favorites are the Eucalyptus Mint, Bamboo and Lavender candles. They smell great and last a long time and seem to burn evenly.
— Melanie
Rose scented candle sits next to a real rose on a stack of books
Love. Love. Love. These candles are so fragrant and beautiful. Kate and I live in the same city and I was able to have some of my favorite wine bottles transformed. ♡
— Javiera
custom candles poured in upcycled wine bottle candles with the labels on them

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