Where to Get Scented Candles that Don't Suck

Welcome to Scented Designs! Thanks for stopping by our online candle shop - I hope you have a chance to look around at all the hand poured soy candles we’ve got for you.

Spoiler alert: our candles smell amazing, last a long time, and - most importantly - don't suck.


It’s been a while since we’ve introduced ourselves, so I wanted to take a moment to say "Hello" and say a few words about our scented candle business. We know you could've just gone to the nearest Yankee Candle store, but you must be interested in something more than an ordinary paraffin candle, which is why you're here.


Hand Poured Candles Near Me


Maybe you found us at a local craft show (we’ve done a LOT of pop-up shops over the last 5 years), or maybe you’ve just done a search for locally made, hand poured candles. Either way, we’re so happy you’re here!



Local California Candles


For those who are new to Scented Designs, my name is Kate and I am the owner and candlemaker of this San Jose candle company of mine. We’ve been making candles since 2012 and in business since 2016. We are woman-owned and -operated in San Francisco Bay Area, and we sell to retailers and customers across the country. My background is in education - not business - so I’ve had to learn a lot along the way...from launching my business at our first pop-up shop to now selling on multiple wholesale platforms including Faire and Abound in order to help retailers find high quality wholesale candles for resale.