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candlemaking studio

Brooklyn Candle Studio is an independent candle design and manufacturing studio based out of Brooklyn, New York. Our small team handcrafts our candles with precision and pride using a blend of soy wax, essential oils, and phthalate-free perfume oils. Our dreamy scents are inspired by nature and travel, and our aesthetic is stark and minimal yet impossibly chic.

We use 100% soy wax derived from American-grown soy beans for an eco-friendly, clean burn and lead-free cotton core wicks primed with vegetable based wax. Our candles are preservative and petroleum-free, cruelty-free and 100% vegan. We are an eco-conscious company, opting to use recyclable packaging and shipping materials and as little plastic as possible.

Our candles are ethically produced by our small team in our studio space in Industry City, a hub of of makers, designers, artists, and small businesses. All of our employees earn at least $15 an hour with benefits: paid time off and subsidized healthcare, dental, and vision. We pride ourselves on safe, comfortable working conditions and a harassment-free environment. 

We like to think of our wares as full sensory experiences—from the artful minimal packaging to the warm candlelight and delicate aromas that fill a room.

Featured in Vogue, Fashionista, Conde Nast Traveler, Town & Country, Martha Stewart Weddings, and more.

About Brooklyn Candle Studio Founder, Tamara Mayne

Tamara Mayne is fragrance obsessive and designer who founded Brooklyn Candle Studio in 2013. A former art director in the fashion industry, she sought to create beautifully packaged natural candles at an affordable price point. Originally from Virginia, Tamara studied Studio Art and Economics at the University of Virginia before moving to New York City. After working a series of jobs in finance and tech, her desire to work in a creative field led her to enroll in the Fashion Institute of Technology to study Graphic Design in 2009. She was working as a designer and art director in 2012 when she decided to make candles as gifts for family with a candlemaking kit from her local craft store and became deeply obsessed with aromatherapy and the art of candlemaking. The rest, of course, is history.