bia candle co started years ago when Bia moved to São Paulo, Brazil and could not find quality scented candles for her home. Raised in the US and like most Americans, Bia decorated and scented her home with candles. On her trips to the US, she would stock up on Henri Bendel, Nest, LAFCO, Dyptique and bring them to Brazil for her home and gifting. She noticed her Brazilian friends loved the scented candles and didn't light them to preserve them as treasures! Realizing there was a demand for scented candles, Bia attended the National Candle Association's annual conference, where she met the best suppliers in the market. Bia imported the best ingredients and started making candles in her home in São Paulo. After a year of researching, testing and asking the pros for advice, Bia was able to make a beautifully scented, clean & slow burning candle and started selling to friends and stores in Brazil.
In 2018, Bia moved back to her hometown, Sarasota, Florida, and started analyzing the very competitive US candle market. With so many indie brands to compete with and large companies with competitive prices, it was daunting. After a closer look, she realized companies shorted on fragrance to keep costs down. Some only scented the top layer of wax instead of the whole candle. Some candles burned very fast, others had a very high, dangerous flame. Some had soot or a lot of wax left over. Conclusion, many companies are selling poor quality candles; while others are selling great candles with a very high price tag.
Bia set out to produce a candle with superb ingredients and a reasonable price tag. Some companies invest a lot in marketing and packaging. Bia set out to reduce packaging: "no boxes, no trash", and chose a simple yet beautiful amber glass jar that should be re-cycled and up-cycled. The gold metal lid keeps dust and debris out. The narrow label is positioned so the flame can glow visibly. The customer pays for the candle and its ingredients, not excessive marketing or packaging; and at the same time reduces its negative impact on our Earth.
bia candle co has chosen each of its 8 fragrances for their complex olfactory compositions. All scents have an impressive eau de perfume olfactory quality. Meaning these candles will scent your home as you would scent your body.
Fragrances composed of essential oils and free of parabens and phthalates. Soy wax blend is kosher, vegan and cruelty-free. Burns slow and clean.