Sweet Dish & Darling | handcrafted soy candles

Cleveland, Ohio On Etsy since 2010

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Sweet Dish & Darling | handcrafted soy candles

Cleveland, Ohio | 1,053 Sales

SweetDCandles is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thanks for stopping by! We're renovating our Candle Studio and are putting the shop on a temporary vacation. Please visit our website at www.darlingcandles.com for current ready-to-ship listings of items we created pre-reno. Looking forward to talking soon!
Wishing you a beautiful day!
Very Warmly,

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 15, 2020

Thanks for stopping by! We're renovating our Candle Studio and are putting the shop on a temporary vacation. Please visit our website at www.darlingcandles.com for current ready-to-ship listings of items we created pre-reno. Looking forward to talking soon!
Wishing you a beautiful day!
Very Warmly,

Sarah Sampsell

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Sarah Sampsell


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About SweetDCandles

Sales 1,053
On Etsy since 2010

Sweet Dish & Darling // Grown, blended, hand poured and sewn in the USA

Sweet Dish & Darling is a small batch, hand crafted business, pouring candles since 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. We began as a hobby to help fill a candle void in a friend's establishment and have grown into a full blown home-grown candle business.

Each fragrance is brainstormed, blended, tested, poured and packaged in our home studio. We find beautiful fabrics and sew each package with care and consideration for every candle we send to market.

We travel to trade shows, craft fairs and flea markets spreading Cleveland candle love and find so much joy in sharing our fragrances and stories with people.

There's nothing more satisfying than pouring your heart into a craft ... it's made even sweeter watching a patrons smile when they pick up a tester and hang onto it while they continue to shop.

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Benefits of Soy vs. Parafin
Soy is made from soy beans. burns longer and cooler than other waxes. produces little to no soot when burning. is a better alternative for people with athsma and allergies. is easy to clean with soap and water. is a renewable resource, biodegradeable and non-toxic.

Parafin wax is a byproduct of petroleum. produces harmful carcinogens when burned. burns hotter than soy. contains benzene and toluene (cancer causing agents). many typical parafin candles also contain wicks with metal (zinc or lead) cores which leach into the air when burned. is non-renewable and a known allergen.

Shop members

  • Sarah Sampsell

    Owner, Candle Maker

    My favorite part of candle making is creating fragrances based on memories and moments. By passing on a candle I'm handing you a moment, story or a memory that I love and want to share with you.

  • Todd Alexander

    Assistant, Heavy Lifter, Display Builder

Shop policies

Last updated on December 5, 2019
Candles are a state of mind. A state of being and of memories.
Be well. Remember yourself.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Your order is packed to make it to you in one piece and I'll refund any candles with broken glass if they arrive to you this way. My deepest apologies if this happens.

We will issue a refund for the purchase price of the order plus shipping upon review of your request.
△Current Payment methods:
Etsy Gift Cards

Typical turnaround time for orders is 4 days prior to shipping. In addition, expect 2-6 days once your order is in route. Ordering during the Holiday season may extend these times to 8-10 days before shipping. Send us a convo if you are concerned and would like piece of mind on this time before purchasing.

Ohio State Sales Tax of 8% will be charged to all Ohio residents.

△Internatinal orders
Customer/ Receiver of the package is responsible to pay all Customs duties and taxes associated with the purchased order. Please check your package for damages before paying these fees and return to sender if you suspect any broken merchandise in your order. Seller is not responsible for any customs duties or taxes incurred if any broken merchandise is to be returned to the seller.

△Shipping Address Changes After your order is placed
On the rare occasion that you may need to change the destination address of your order, please let us know within 24 hours of your initial order placement. Once your order has shipped, it may still be possible to change your shipping destination at an additional charge. If your package is returned to us as undeliverable to the address you've provided, we'll refund you the purchase price of your order less the original shipping cost. We can then make a custom listing for you to repurchase your item along with a new shipping label.

△Cancellation Policy
Orders can be cancelled via email at sweetdcandles [!at] gmail.com up to 12 hours after the purchase is made from Etsy. After this time, cancelled orders will incur a 10% restocking fee.
Shipping will be carried out through UPS or USPS to all US States. If you are out of the country we will work with you to get a shipping quote to suit your needs.

Message us at sweetdcandles [!at] gmail.com with any shipping inquiries about insurance, upgrades and deadlines if you need your order before a certain date.

Once your order is placed, your order will begin production. You will receive a shipping confirmation with tracking through etsy when your order is shipped.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesalers and creative minds welcome!

We love working with you and welcome custom orders and wholesale inquiries!

Projects we've collaborated on so far:
△custom scents for boutiques
△wedding favors and decor
△bridal and baby showers
△bulk orders for individuals
△and of course wholesale pricing for retailers

Contact us at sweetdcandles [!at] gmail.com!

More information

Last updated on May 17, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

We love working with new Wholesalers! Send us a convo to start up an account and review our wholesale policies and minimums.

How long do your candles burn?

Our Burlap Line typically gets between 40 and 60 hours of burn time! 20 ounce Apothecary Jars burn for around 140 hours and we see around 175 hours of burn time for our 30 ounce Apothecary Jars! Travel tins usually last between 10-12 hours!

How do I trim my wicks?

You can purchase special scissors to trim your wicks to 1/4" but we typically wait for there to be a sizable 'knob' on the top of the wick and just use our fingers to break it off. It usually leaves the perfect amount of wick left over. Remember to keep your double-wicked Apothecary candle wicks trimmed to similar heights!

On our travel tins, we usually wait until the wood wick has cooled and there is a noticeable split between the sides of the wick. we pinch it with our fingers and make it nice, clean and straight again.

Always trim wicks when they're cool! And remember to always keep candle free of debris and to dispose of your wick trimmings in the proper manner to prevent fire.

How do I get the longest life out of my candle?

We always suggest allowing your candle to melt along the entire surface from edge to edge before extinguished it the first time. Candles have a 'memory' and will have a really hard time burning anything outside the burn pool of your first burn, so make it count and give yourself about 1-2 hours for this first burn to get the best and longest life out of your candle. Also, keep your candle away from drafts and humidity for the longest burn.

Trimming your wicks properly will also aid in a long candle life (see above wick trimming advice)