Create a unique brand of high quality scented candles that captures the essence of popular travel destinations so everyone can relive fond memories of fun vacations to hometown locales with just one whiff.

We achieve high quality, clean burning candles by hand pouring our candles in small batches, use the best in high grade candles scented oils, and use eco-friendly raw materials, including cotton core wicks for the benefit of our customer's candle burning experience.

Additionally, we use 100% palm wax that is sustainably sourced from certified palm oil plantations in Malaysia who are members under the RSPO - Round Table fo Sustainable Palm Oil.  It is important to us to ensure that the quality of our candles is above common industry standards, setting ourselves apart from other candle brands. 

100% Satisfaction Gauranteed

Here at Destination Scented Candles we stand by our brand. If you are ever unhappy with your purchase we'll replace it free of charge or give you a full refund.  To learn more about refunds and store policies click HERE!

Formally known as By the Bay Botanicals

Formally known as By the Bay Botanicals, established in 2008, we made potpourris and lavender bath teas.  Over the years we've evolved so in 2019 we changed our name to Destinations Scented Candles to better connect with what we specialize in now: scented candles, room sprays and wax tarts.

The REAL truth behind palm wax and why we use it

Grown on plantations

Picture coconuts growing in a palm tree. Just like coconuts, palm oil comes from palm trees too and these trees are grown in tropical locations on plantations.  Our wax is sourced from sustainable palm oil producers in Malaysia that are members of the (RSPO - Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil).  These plantations are on designated agricultural land that were once deforested areas where exotic trees once grew but torn down to create rubber and furniture, but palm oil trees are now recreating natural rainforests again.

Very Eco-friendly

No harm comes to the palm trees  because only the fruit is needed to be harvest get the palm oil.  This means the trees grow for 25+ years or more.  Only steam, pressing and centrifuges are used to extract palm oil from the fruit kernels unlike with other oils, where hexanes and other harsh chemicals are needed in the refining process. Also, much of the palm husks and other byproducts left over from the milling and refining process are turned into mulch and paper products.

Conservation Funds help the endangered species

The RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil) in Malaysia works with the WWF and has created funds like the Borneo Orangutans Survival Foundation.  The foundation promotes conservation and protection of orangutans through sustainable management of wild orangutan habitat, release areas and orangutan sanctuaries, and involves the community and stakeholder participation in conservation efforts.  


To learn more about palm wax

Start by going to reputable sources that share statistics, research and news. One site is the Round Table Sustainable Palm Oil organization, or RSPO website.

Visit the RSPO website now