We are Brooklyn Candle Studio. Our mission is simple: to create candles with captivating scents, beautiful minimalist design, and the best ingredients. Essentially, everything we love about luxury candles, but at accessible prices. Our dreamy scents are inspired by nature and travel, moments and memories.
We use 100% soy wax derived from American-grown soy beans for an eco-friendly, clean burn and lead-free cotton wicks.
Our candles are petroleum-free, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and 100% vegan.
We produce our candles out of a 2000 square foot workshop in Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a hub of makers, designers, artists, and small businesses. All of our employees earn fair wages and benefits: paid time off and subsidized healthcare, dental, and vision.
Each of our candles is wicked, poured, and labeled by hand by our in-house team of artisans.
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. So, go ahead, light one up.
Tamara Mayne is fragrance obsessive and designer who founded Brooklyn Candle Studio in 2013. Tamara hails from Virginia and studied Fine Art and Economics at the University of Virginia before moving to New York. Creatively unfulfilled after subsequent jobs in the finance and technology fields, she enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2009 to study graphic design. Armed with nothing more than a kit from a local craft store, she began making candles as gifts for friends and family in 2012 and soon became deeply immersed in aromatherapy and candle-making. She now spends her days working on creative, marketing, and product development for Brooklyn Candle Studio, shooting campaigns, chasing her young son around, and practicing some sort of art form (current passions are woodworking and painting).