Who We Are
Kandelita Company is based in Elk Grove, California and we make small batch, handcrafted candles in scents inspired by Filipino culture and flavors. 🇵🇭
Our goal is to capture the unique nostalgia associated with scent, and infuse them into non-toxic, phthalate free candles.
All candles are made using a plant-based soy and coconut wax blend which minimizes soot, ensuring a clean burn for you and your household.
About Our Founder
My name is Ashley and I founded Kandelita Company with a simple concept: redefining what "home" smells like and what that means for people of different cultural backgrounds. Scents are intrinsically tied to memory and the emotions that come with them.
During quarantine of 2020, I contemplated the connection between scents, memories and culture. After missing large family gatherings and the feeling of togetherness, I wanted to help others feel more connected too. Specifically, I wanted to create and share something inspired by my own Filipino American upbringing. A candle that smells like pumpkin pie is nice, but doesn't remind me of home the way that a steamed leche flan or a freshly sliced mango would.
I also wanted to build my business with sustainability in mind. From the plant-based wax, lead-free cotton wicks, biodegradable packing materials and the reusable candle jars, these are all conscious decisions intended to leave as small of a carbon footprint as possible.
I hope that you will find something that gives you a pleasantly nostalgic feeling, or that you might be adventurous enough to try something new!