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 volcano and Tiki candles, plant based container candles, body sprays and candles with art work labels.

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 and our dog, Rozie. Our studio is not open to the public but you can find us at Hilo Farmer's market.

 Chris Neil Conner

Chris is the owner and co-founder of Big Island Art Scents. He is a painter, abstract expressionist, candle filler and scent creator. He started painting steadily in 2007 while living in Palm Springs, CA. He moved to Hawaii in 2013 and he and his husband Doug started Big Island Art Scents in 2014.


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.