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Our Business

Big Island Art Scents started selling on the Big Island of Hawaii in Feb of 2015. We specialize in Hand-carved, one of a kind soy Volcano Lava Candles and CandlesTikis!  Hand carved Tiki inspired candles, and the Big Island Collection, coconut soy wax travel tins.

Where is all of this made?

All of our products that we sell are made here on the Big Island of Hawaii. The studio is located a few miles from the slopes of Mauna Kea, technically the tallest mountain in the world. Mauna Kea houses the worlds telescopes and is the reason why it technically snows in Hawaii! Our studio is located on the same property as our home, where we live with our 4 cats. Our studio is not open to the public. 

 Chris Neil Conner

Chris, is an artist and the owner of Big Island Art Scents Candles. He comes up with these crazy ideas that are forever changing. "I get bored easy. We started in early 2015 with the idea I would make tiny prints of my paintings and put them on soy candles. We stuck with that idea for a few years and the idea became overused, and as artful as our scents had become, they became boring, so in 2018 I had an idea and I went for it; Volcano Lava Candles were born with Candlestikis coming shortly after that.  I'm really happy with what I do. It's another great way for me to express myself and create magical, whimsy art all made out of soy wax, right here in Hawaii, on the Big Island. I hand carve, I hand cast my own molds and I hand create the sculptures and candle carvings that I make. All of this is done in house."

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Doug Garrett is the co-owner and co-founder of Big Island Art Scents. He has 25+ years as a carrier for the US Postal Service, he is a candle filler, a bit of a painter himself and helps to make sure all of our orders get to the Post Office.