Our Story


Banter & Bliss Candle Co. Products

We don't just sell home fragrance products, we sell experiences. From the sensory experience of burning our fragrant candles to the memorable hands-on experience of participating in one of our candlemaking workshops, we're entirely focused on infusing your life with Banter & Bliss.

We believe in the saying "from a little spark may burst a flame." From purchasing our supplies from small mom and pop businesses to organizing production partnerships with non-profit organizations, we strive to have a positive impact on our community. Our candles come in a variety of exceptionally fragrant scents and are made using all natural soy and coconut wax blends and lead and zinc-free wicks. Our soy wax is made from soy beans grown by American Farmers and our candles are scented using phthalate free fragrances and essential oils. Our bestselling match bottles are filled by the AbilityFirst team at the Pasadena Work Center and all match bottle purchases support AbilityFirst and its mission to provide a variety of programs designed to help people with disabilities achieve their personal best throughout their lives. We also donate 20% of the proceeds of our "Stop and Smell the Roses" candle to AbilityFirst.

Banter & Bliss is also the premiere provider of candlemaking experiences on the West Coast with services offered for all kinds of events—from workshops to weddings to experiential activations for major brands. While it fills our hearts that our customers live and love our products, it really brings us joy when they learn and laugh with us at our popular candlemaking events. That's pretty much how we like to sum up the Banter & Bliss experience...live, love, learn, and laugh!

All of our home fragrance items are 100% handmade at our studio located at the Port of Los Angeles.

Meet the Chandler in Chief

Sheena is the founder of Banter & Bliss Candle Co. and a co-founder of the LA-based public relations agency SVN Public Relations. She started Banter & Bliss Candle Co. in 2014 after learning how to make scented candles as holiday gifts for her clients. An avid entrepreneur and expert on branding and all things travel, style, and luxury, her homegrown hobby soon turned into what is now Banter & Bliss Candle Co. You can follow her DIY shenanigans on Instagram @banterandbliss.
 
Before SVN Public Relations and Banter & Bliss Candle Co., Sheena worked in Washington, DC, at The White House Office of Political Affairs and for a former Presidential adviser. She earned her B.A. at University of California, Irvine and received an M.S. in Journalism from The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She was named to OC Metro magazine’s annual “Forty Under 40” list in 2013 and recently completed the Tory Burch Foundation Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program for female-owned businesses.
 

Our Studio

All of our candles are hand-poured with love in San Pedro, CA at our studio at Crafted at The Port of Los Angeles. Crafted is a year-round craft marketplace featuring the handmade works of Southern California's best artisans and craftspeople. Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles is a new concept for Southern California: a large-scale permanent handmade artisan marketplace. The classically restored 1940’s-era Warehouse No 10 is home to more than 100 individual artists, crafters and food makers, each presenting their unique handcrafted goods in a vibrant patchwork of shop spaces. Visitors enjoy 52 weekends a year of handmade happiness shopping, taking classes and meeting the makers every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.