Sweet Dish & Darling / / handcrafted soy candles

Cleveland, Ohio · 124 Sales


Sweet Dish & Darling / / handcrafted soy candles

Cleveland, Ohio 124 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Last day to order and receive by Christmas is December 18th!!
Enticingly scented eco-friendly soy candles handmade with love in Cleveland, Ohio.

Check out our website for more info!
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Last updated on Dec 8, 2016

There's a candle in those bags!
Free Shipping orders $100 or more! Use code: FREESHIP100

Last day to order and receive by Christmas is December 18th!!
Enticingly scented eco-friendly soy candles handmade with love in Cleveland, Ohio.

Check out our website for more info!
△ ☾ ☄ ◯ ▽ ☼

Sarah Sampsell

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Sarah Sampsell


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Carmen Wulff

Carmen Wulff on Jan 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Can't say enough good things about the scents this shop has to offer! I just received my second of order of many to come! I love the originality of the scent combinations and will eagerly await new ones. The scent sampler is an excellent way to familiarize one with all the lovely candles. They last a good long time. XOXOXO

Kristin Beller

Kristin Beller on Dec 11, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely packaging, amazing scents, and fast shipping. Not to mention a local Cleveland brand. Will continue to purchase more items in the future!


kimberb03 on Nov 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These adorably packaged sample scents came so quickly!! Thrilled to try and share some for Christmas 🎄 thanks for fast shipping! Will be purchasing more, I could smell them in the mailbox!! 😍👌🏼

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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 8, 2016
Candles are a state of mind. A state of being and of memories.
Be well. Remember yourself.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
△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.

△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 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 me at sweetdcandles [!at] gmail.com with any shipping inquiries about insurance, upgrades and deadlines.

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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
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)