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

Floral fragrances are always in season.

Summer Scents

Candles aren't just for cold weather anymore.

Sweet Treats​

A unique gift for any occasion - want 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 scents, see Kate's guide here! (add url)

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.

3) Open & Enjoy!

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


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...Companies, check out our corporate gifting options too!

Scented Jar Candles

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

Never leave without candles!

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


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.



Currently, only 3% of philanthropic giving goes to the environment.
Our planet needs more support and the 1% for the Planet® network is
on a mission to change that.

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
— Melanie V.
Scented Designs are the best! If I can give Kate 10-stars, I would! I have included Scented Designs in all my gifts including clients’ gift baskets, friends and family birthdays and holidays gifts, or just because gift-giving! Not only are the candles scents amazing and beautiful, but also her gift wrapping gives all our gifts that special touch.
— Linh T.
I ordered a couple of candles and asked for recommendations. Long story short, I ordered about 6 more right away. A year later, every room in my house has at least one or two! These candles burn for quite a while and are basically perfect to scent a room beautifully after about 10 minutes. Huge fan.
— Trevor B.
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.
— Alyssa G.
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 D.