All-Natural, Handmade
Soy Candles

For owner and founder Noell Garza, what started as a candle collecting obsession (just ask her husband!) quickly turned into a passion for creating beautifully simple, clean-burning candles. The desire to handcraft a quality product that not only smells great before the first burn, but also each time after, drove her to build Simply Vela Candle Co.

Simply Vela Dough Bowl Candle


There is beauty in simplicity.
Our vision is to create a unique brand of high-quality artisan candles that enhance your space, cultivate joy and allow for a moment of self-care through aromatherapy.


“No room is clean, no mood is set, no seasons commence, no house is a home...until the candles are lit”

A giant lilac bush—my grandma’s pride—always sat at the front of their farmhouse, near the road so all the passersby could see its beauty, yet close enough that Momo could easily go and snip a few blossoms to enjoy inside. In the distance, Popo would cruise idly atop the riding mower, its rumble reverberating across acres of green. This was my childhood living on my grandparents' farm. And still today, if I catch a waft of sweet, heady lilac, or earthy, fresh-cut grass, I am right back there again. It's one of my most favorite memories.

Scent carries power. Power to evoke emotion, and to transport us to a moment in time, a favorite memory, or a special place.

Every candle I pour contains aroma carefully designed to harness that power and make you feel. To help with healing. To let you take a breath. To cultivate joy. There is something to be said about the simple act of lighting a candle at the end of a rough day, creating a mindful moment to check in with yourself or to signify that the house is (finally) clean.

I am passionate about creating something beautiful for your home that serves this deeper purpose. I am so thankful you are here and I hope you love my candles as much as I love making them for you.


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All-Natural Soy Wax

Simply Vela Candle Co. creates candles that are vegan, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, and paraffin-free. We only use natural soy wax from soybeans that are grown in the USA. We strive to keep candles simple with clean ingredients. 


High-Quality Fragrance Oils

Simply Vela utilizes only the highest quality, phthalate-free fragrance oils in our candles. The fragrances used undergo testing to deem they are safe and free from toxins.


Handcrafted in Small Batches

Simply Vela candles are hand-poured in small batches with great attention to detail and quality. All candles are handcrafted right in our home, located in Columbus, Ohio.


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