Cahaya Candles is an emerging scented candle brand with a strong focus on original design elements and is hand poured in Melbourne, Australia. -CAHAYA' means light in the Malay language and is inspired by the fragrant scent tapestry of the Asian archipelago interwoven with modern Australian influences. Our debut range features scents inspired by exotic flavours and dreamscapes with original box artwork featuring illustrations based on vintage Peranakan Chinese porcelain motifs and traditional Batik fabric patterns.
Cahaya Candles was founded by retail marketer turned candlemaker Sheena Teo. A longtime supporter of local artisans and small businesses, becoming a maker was a natural fit and soy candles became a passion due to their clean burning properties and ability to add warmth, light and tranquility to every space. An adopted Melbournian, Cahaya Candles is an artistic homage to her colourful Malaysian heritage and modern Australian sensibilities. Cahaya Candles is also committed to helping inform the way people think about health and sustainability with each soy candle that they light.
Our range comprises beautifully designed, attractively packaged, full size candles in electroplated gold glass jars and gloss white glass jars with golden lids to keep the fragrance fresh. Our 12 scents are also available in 4oz travel size gold tins.
Cahaya's artisanal candles are made from 100 percent natural soy wax which is also kosher, halal, non-toxic, biodegradable and results in a cleaner, longer lasting burn. Infused with artfully blended fragrances, our candles also use lead-free cotton wicks. Our glass jars can be washed out easily and reused after the candle has completed its final burn.
All production elements of our candles are sourced from local Australian owned businesses and every Cahaya Candle is hand poured with precision in our Carlton, Melbourne studio.