The Scrumptious Wicks Story
Hi there, I'm Sonya! I'm what you call a self-proclaimed candle obsessive, and I founded Scrumptious Wicks out of necessity. I was burning through candles so quickly that I would often hesitate to light them because I just wanted them to last longer!
Finally in 2017, I decided that there had to be something better, so I set out to make my own scented candles.
The Ingredients. As I did my research, I found that candles sold in most department stores were made with paraffin, which is a petroleum by-product that can release harmful toxins into the air. Soy wax, however, is a great all natural alternative that not only burns cleaner and longer compared to paraffin wax, but is sustainable and made from American farmer-grown soybeans. This, along with lead-free wicks and phthalate-free fragrances, makes for a candle that virtually releases no soot or smoke. That’s why I only use these high-quality ingredients in all of my scented candles — so that they can be enjoyed by your entire family. Plus, with longer burn times, you’ll get more bang for your buck than those department store candles!
The Inspiration. I often draw inspiration for candle scents from cooking, travelling, and even my memories of growing up in an Indian-American household; the woody aroma of incense sticks burning or the spicy, warm scent of masala chai brewing on the stove — these are scents that evoke feelings of comfort and home to me and I love sharing them with the world. The scents are a tribute to my unique upbringing in an Indian and Western household. I love that my friends from all backgrounds can celebrate their own cultures and everyone is connected through memories of scent and aromas.
The Scrumptious: I am also a Food Network junkie. So naturally, when I was coming up with candle scents, I would always gravitate towards the food-inspired ones (hello Cookie Butter!). It was important for me to include my favorite Indian-inspired “scrumptious scents” too -- like the mangoes I ate everyday with my family in the summer (hello Mango Lassi!). You'll find that there's something for everyone to enjoy here!
--Sonya, Owner & Founder of Scrumptious Wicks
Clean design fits seamlessly into your decor.
You won't find any big multi-colored picture labels here! A modern, clean design allows you to use Scrumptious Wicks candles in every room of your home.
High-quality ingredients you can trust.
- Vegan soy wax made from American farmer-grown soybeans
- Phthalate-free fragrances infused with essential oils
- Reusable and recyclable vessels
- Lead-free, zinc-free cotton braided wicks
"The ginger and red saffron candle is one of my favorites. It's such a unique scent, it's warm, spicy, and lasts so long, even after extinguishing the flame! You can really tell Sonya cares so much about the scent profiles in her candles, the balance here is perfect. All of her products are beautifully made and packaged, I cannot wait to buy more for myself and as gifts!" - Meril P.
"Love everything about these candles! I have received compliments every time someone has walked into my apartment while they are burning. They burn slowly and smell amazing! Delivery was on time and packaging was well-done." - Kaitlin A.
"These candles smell exactly as described and burn evenly! I gave it as a gift and the recipient was incredibly happy. This shop is professional and efficient. I will definitely purchase again in the future!" - Molly L.