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Note from shop owner Hello everyone!
My shop will be on vacation mode from December 16 to January15 2023.
Sorry for the inconvenience.


Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 17, 2022

Hello everyone!
My shop will be on vacation mode from December 16 to January15 2023.
Sorry for the inconvenience.


Marivic Adlawan

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Marivic Adlawan


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How Did I Get Into Candle Making?

I have always been drawn to art or crafting ever since I can remember. I guess I am someone you would call a "hobbyist". Aside from having a full time job, I would be creating something during my free time. I had  several hobbies from sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, baking,  painting and of course candle making.  Before Christmas every October, I would already prepare to work on my personal gifts for my family and friends. It is always satisfying to know that my gifts are special and that I have made them with passion, time and love.
But, how did I get into candle making?
Around fifteen years ago while I was still in the Philippines working as a doctor in my own private practice,  I was thinking of what to do as a new hobby. I have always loved candles and would admire the candles that my dear aunt would bring from the United States. I always want candles as decorations and wanted to customize them based on the decor of our house. I could not find what I  wanted in the stores, so I thought of making my own candles! At that time resources were limited, so I bought a book on candle making, bought my materials and I got  hooked! I made a "candle room" at the back of our house, however, the challenge was getting the materials. What was locally available was only the paraffin wax and cotton for the wicks.  So I would go all the way to Manila to buy my materials needed for candle making. My  pillar candle molds,  I had them custom made from someone that makes bakery pans from tins.
I filled my house with candles as part of my décor in almost all the corners and centerpieces in our living and dining rooms in  whatever color I desire. I would make pillar candles in layers, chunks and anything that I set my heart into. I had so much fun! I have made countless pillar candles and gave them as gifts. I did not get interested in making it as a business since I did not think it will thrive knowing that it would be hard to market in a third world country where majority can hardly make ends meet. Some of my relatives from the United States got to bring them here from the Philippines and I had a chance to see my candles, unlit in their homes after  many years when we migrated here.

Then,  it was time for us to migrate to the United States. I worked full-time  in several healthcare institutions for the past 10 years and still is,  but still managed to have a hobby on the side. Last year in October, I was thinking about what to give to my family and co-workers as Christmas gifts? I suddenly thought, "Why not candles since I already know how to make them?" So, I started making container candles and pillars and gave them out to co-workers and friends to test and see what fragrance they liked. I experimented on different waxes, wicks, fragrances and different suppliers too. Before I knew it, my friends, co-workers and family were ordering candles for the holidays . So that is how Zen Candles Design was born!
I hope I did not bore you with my story. Right now, I work as a director of nursing in a healthcare facility in Southern California. Candle making balances the craziness and the stresses of my demanding 24/7 job. I always look forward to making candles every little time I got. All my candles I consider as work of art and I hope you enjoy them!

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    Zen Candles Design is born out of passion to create fascinating candles that will evoke your senses. This is a project turned business based on the heart and aesthetics in mind. Each candle is completely unique, hand poured and carefully crafted. ​

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Last updated on Jul 15, 2017


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Zen Candles Design accepts custom and personalized orders. Please message me or email me for specifics and cost.

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Pillar candles are packaged in white gift boxes ready for your gifting needs.

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