Nikki Makes Scents

Baldwin, New York

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Announcement    Welcome to our shop! Take pleasure in some of your favorite scents (we have over 700) and discover some new ones along the way while experiencing our quality candle, bath & body products.


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Last updated on Jan 2, 2021

Welcome to our shop! Take pleasure in some of your favorite scents (we have over 700) and discover some new ones along the way while experiencing our quality candle, bath & body products.


Are you Local? If you live in NY find out how to get free shipping!

We love custom color & scent combinations! Contact me for more info.
Connect with us on Instagram:
Follow me on Twitter:
Be our fan on Facebook:
Are you new to Etsy or our shop?
Welcome! Here is a simple tutorial on the checkout process:
please review our shop policies before purchase



All Items

Incense Holder


Soothing Spa Set


Soap Gift Set


Butter Creme


Zodiac Candle


Nikki Makes Scents

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Nikki Makes Scents


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
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About nikkicandles

Sales 6,122
On Etsy since 2008

I see (smell rather) the light!

I started dabbling in candle-making in 1998 for my love of candles but frustration for not finding quality candles I wanted to accent my new apartment. To this day my mom still has the first candle I made out of a sour cream cup. Hopefully you feel my candles have progressed since then :-)

None of our candles are mass produced like department store candles that could be on the shelves for months. Almost all are made fresh to order. Therefore, no two candles look exactly alike.

All of our candles are lead-free!! We currently have over 700 candle scents to choose from with new scents coming in regularly. Our small American company has the big candle factory feel with the ability of creating thousands of candle styles, scents and colors variations, yet still maintaining our personal touch with our customers by making one candle at a time. For sensitive noses, we can make unscented candles, and bath & body products so all can enjoy. For the green, vegan or environmentally conscious, we have a line of natural wax candles as well as many natural ingredients in several of our bath & body items.

I hope you enjoy our products as much as I love making them!

All products are made in a smoke-free environment.
Supplies: I am currently downsizing on many materials that I have in excess and have never used. I am only asking for what I paid for them.
you can find a listing of what is currently on sale at this link
I also have tons of used molds (Metal/Aluminum pillar molds, soap & cavity molds), bottles, boxes Gel candle-making accessories. Contact me if you are looking for something in particular.

I love so many items on Etsy and I'm open to trade for items such as:
baked goods
white gold/silver jewelry

Take a look at my favorites to see my taste.
Please don't take offense if I don't trade with you.
Consider the TOTAL price including shipping for fair trades.

Shop members

  • Nikki Makes Scents

    Owner, Chief CandleMaker, Scent Addict

    I'm Nikki. Raised blocks from the beach and in the North East I appreciate ocean breezes, spring flowers, fall baked goods & holiday fragrances. I currently live back on Long Island however I travel when I can to discover other fantastic aromas.

Production partners

  • Levine GIfts

    CA, United States

    out of business

  • Madina

    Brooklyn, NY

    materials and accessories

  • SKS bottle

    Saratoga Springs, NY

    their accessories pair well with my handmade products

Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2018
Welcome to my shop. I am very excited to be a part of the Etsy community. I have been in business for almost 15 years and finding a community who appreciates your craft is wonderful. I make candles of every type from soy, paraffin, to beeswax and gel. I also have a line of bath & body products in which compliment my candles. I have over 700 candle fragrances and being an admitted scent addict I am always searching to add more to my collection.

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
All sales are final. We strongly suggest you buy samples or a smaller quantity before buying a larger item or multiple items.
You can also find all our scents and descriptions at
We do not make exchanges once the item is shipped.
Custom items (i.e a requested color with a scent) and bath & body items (due to hygienic reasons) are not returnable or refundable.
If you do not like the scent of a non-custom item you can return it at your expense.

Due to the fragile nature of our products we will not accept responsibility for melted items but do make concessions to deliver items in the summer months on only certain days to avoid layover in the carriers warehouse.
I accept all major credit cards via Etsy, PayPal and U.S Postal Money Orders.
Unless it has been discussed beforehand please do not use the "other" payment button. It is for wholesale and fellow Etsy shop vendors only.

*Please note: We do not accept COD's.
I no longer accept checks or out of country money orders. If you are mailing in your payment please let me know. If I haven't received the money order within a week of when the order is placed the order will be cancelled.
We are a small business for holiday orders please order early and allow us to create your custom order to perfection.

Domestic (United States) Shipping fees are based on zip code, weight andshipping speed. If we over calculate any shipping fees over $1 we will be refund the difference.

We ship Internationally and APO's!
(All custom, taxes or VAT fees instituted by your country/state/province is the sole responsibility of the consumer.)

Please allow 4-5 business days for orders to be processed. For our busy seasons (Oct-Jan, May-July) processing may take longer. My preferred method of shipping is USPS Priority Mail. If you would like UPS or FexEx rates please provide the destination (City/Province, State, Country and zip code). Smaller items such as incense/perfume oils are shipped First Class Mail unless one request otherwise.
The more you buy the more you save on shipping! Discounted shipping for each additional item. If I can fit it in a flat rate box I will. Special handling for some products is required in extreme seasons such as winter and summer.
Please note: our processing times include the time it takes to make, package and bring your order to the shipper (USPS, UPS, FedEx). Except for providing a tracking number, Nikki Makes Scents has no control over shipping delays and lost packages once it leaves our workshop. Please first contact the shipping vendor. As per USPS, first class mail can take up to 10 days and inquires to them should be made after that time.

For summer months I only ship candles and other perishables Monday-Wednesday to avoid packages being left in a hot warehouse over the weekend. I ask that all items be picked up from the post office immediately or left in a cool dry place. If you would like items shipped express or overnight please contact me for the additional shipping rates.
Beeswax is sensitive to cold and can get brittle. I suggest purchasing these type of candles in the fall for winter enjoyment.
Additional policies and FAQs
We specialize in custom orders! We have so many scent and style variations it would be impossible to list them all. If you are looking for a specific scent please concact me. I'm sure I can find it.

Please make sure you choose a scent/unscented for each item that has multiple scents available. Some items have hundreds of scents available. If a scent is not chosen we will contact the customer. If we fail to reach the customer we will choose a scent for you.

We can change a color if it's not listed however we cannot guarantee a specific shade of the color of a swatch. Pictures on our webstore may appear darker or lighter than they are.

We are available for wholesale orders on many of our handcrafted items. Please contact me for wholesale prices or go to the following URL for more info
We do not accept consignment for stores outside the New York area.
We also discount prices for wedding or bulk orders over $150. Contact me Nikki[at]NikkiMakesScents[dot]com

We are currently downsizing several products sizes. If you are looking for a larger or smaller size product contact me and I am sure we can accommodate.

Your purchase from Nikki Makes Scents signifies your acceptance of the aforementioned information and policies.

More information

Last updated on Jul 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Samples & Donations

To keep our quality products reasonable we do not offer free samples. However; we offer several giveaways on our blog and social media sites. Please follow us for a chance to win.
We also offer generous size samples of almost all our products.

Although we are flattered by request we cannot send/donate products or samples to all the bloggers/vloggers and charities that ask.

Nikki Makes Scents is currently part of one of Out the Box sampler boxes.

Nikki Makes Scents currently donates bath products at local shelters.

Nikki Makes Scents offers candles for Breast Cancer, Lupus & Sarcoidosis and donates 40-50% of these sales to their organizations annually.

Custom and personalized orders

One way we come up with new styles and products are from our customers request. Most of our products can be customized (color/scent combination). We cannot customize colors (tints or shades).
We can personalize some items for an additional fee. Please contact us for more details.

Candle Care

Keep wax free of wick trimmings, matches or other flammable objects.

Keep wick centered and trimmed to 1/4" at all times.

Keep candles away from direct sunlight to avoid color fading and molting.

Burn only on a stable, heat resistant surface for no more than 4 hours at a time.

Keep burning candles out of drafts.

Discontinue use if any cracks appear in glass.

Discontinue use when only 1/2" of wax remains in bottom.

Do not move candle while burning or if wax is hot.

Keep out of reach of children and pets!!

Never leave a burning candle unattended.

Use a candle holder or plate for any pillar/votive candle to avoid spillage or dyes ruining furniture.

Gift wrapping and packaging

We are happy to add a complimentary note card with your message to any gift basket or gift set order.

Gift wrapping is also available for an additional fee.

Do you have this candle scent?

First browse through the over 750 scents we currently carry and you will probably find it. Try our samples which are divided by category. If not, we are always on the hunt for new exciting aromas. Our customers are our inspiration with great ideas. If you want us to mix a couple of our scents together if it's possible we would be happy to. Just contact us your fragrance blend suggestion and we will try to make it happen.

Please note: we do not sell our scents to wholesalers. Our scents can only be purchased in one of our products.

Do you have this designer type fragrance?

Check the sample section which list all our designer type body oils or our main website.
If it's a designer/brand, provide the brand (ex. DKNY, The Body Shop), and the application (in candles, in bath & body products, as a body oil); and we will let you know when or if we can add it to our line dependent on the demand.

Wholesale availability

Our candles and bath products are available for wholesale. However we do not drop-ship. For wholesale info please visit