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Find Your Favorite Seasonal Aromas From These San Diego Candle Shops

Believe it or not, over 10,000 candle scents are sold in the United States. If you would like to find your favorite varieties, several San Diego candle shops can help. They offer votives, pillars, tapers, and other candle styles. The stores near our Mission Valley apartments include:

Knorr Candle Shop 

One of the oldest San Diego candle shops, the Knorr Candle Shop was founded in 1928. It is a family-owned business famous for its quality craftsmanship. Ferdinand Knorr started the company as a way to use the beeswax produced by his hives. Today, the candlemakers turn one million pounds of beeswax every year into colorful candles. They feature a light honey scent, and you can shop for both pillars and tapers. 

Toby’s Candle & Soap Shop

In 1981, Toby worked as a university professor. Drawing inspiration from one of her students’ work in candle carving, Toby is now a master at candlemaking. Today, she owns Toby’s Candle & Soap Shop in the heart of Old Town. This quaint store is a family affair, and the team creates 90 percent of the products by hand. Candlemaking classes are also available, so you can go home with your very own design.

1502 Candle Co. 

Caroline began her candle-making journey in 2012. She double-boiled wax on her stove, and her homemade candles quickly became popular among her family and friends. Now, Caroline shares her creations at the 1502 Candle Co. The shop donates at least one percent of its sales to environmental nonprofits. Scents include cedarwood & amber, cider & cedar leaf, and golden poppy & meadow. You can order online and pick up your candles at the shop’s headquarters every other Sunday. 

After exploring these San Diego candle shops, meet your friends at a nearby eatery for some bocce ball fun. When you’re ready to find a place to call home, please contact us. We’ll offer a tour of West Park, where you can discover our San Diego pet-friendly apartments firsthand.

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