About Us

Here at Smart-Scents we have been hand crafting candles for over 36 years. With a love of Candle making and Chemistry alike, Rose the Candlemaker combines her skills with traditional candle making and extends it into new techniques and applying it to Today’s Lifestyles.
Our Most Popular Lines fall under this category…Smelly Bears, Wax Air fresheners;
Smart-Scents, Wickless Candles for use on a Candlewarmer; and Beeswax Lotion Bars.
In 2018 we added Comfort Jars (Personal Air Freshners). Comfort Jars are available at the Studio and
in person at the shows we do, but not online.
In addition to these New Products we also have Carved Candles, Memorial Candles and some
more Traditional Candles in different shapes and scents.
The Studio is open by appointment, just call or text 612-669-3541 or email waxwerkscandles@aol.com to set it up.  We have appointments open for the Friday & Sat after Thanksgiving. Hours for December are Mon thru Thurs.
Starting the week of Dec 15th we will be available Mon thru Sat at the Studio, please do make an appointment. We will be closed on Sundays.
Shows for Dec are Doherty High School  in Colorado Springs on Dec 7th-8th.
And our Annual Holiday Open House & Gift Sale is Sat Dec 14th from 10am to 7pm
At our Studio. There will be refreshments of fresh roasted coffee and Christmas Cookies.
Come browse in a home setting all the Candles, Smelly Bears, Lotion Bars, Wax Melts and more.

Ordering is also available online. You can choose to pick up your order at the studio or have it shipped.
Orders are being shipped out within a few days. If you need it sooner, just ask for an earlier date.
If the shipping seems to be too high, send us an email. The computer doesn’t always put more than one candle in a package. We can physically weigh it out and get back to you with the accurate shipping cost. If you order and the shipping is too much, we refund you via Paypal.

It’s 2019 and we are well into our sixth year as a Full time Local Artist.
For many years we had been traveling the country doing Renaissance Festivals.
In 2011 we started to back off the traveling. While I miss my customers
at the Arizona, Minnesota, and Texas Renaissance Festivals, I do enjoy not driving all those miles.
I have added extra web pages, for those customers who have expressed an interest, to order
online but there are many candles that I make that are not on the website.
And as always, if there is something that you saw at a show or that is not on the website, email me. I am NOT retiring, just enjoying the house we have and the wonderful climate in Colorado while pursuing interests as a Local Colorado Artist.
2018 marked my last year having a shop at the Colorado Renaissance Festival.
It’s a great little summer faire on the side of the mountain.
But times have changed for me.

OUR NEWEST PROJECT...we are working with Midlund West Memorials out of Irving, TX (#2millioncandles)
This is a big project where we are making Memorial Candles for every Fallen Police Officer, Firefighter,
and Military in the United States…these candles will all be sponsored and then donated to the families.
The profits will go to provide tiny homes and aid to homeless Veterans.
I am hoping to find the time to put an album up on my the Facebook Page, Rose the Candlemaker.

We will not be displaying at any Bridal Shows this year but you can always make an appointment at our Studio to see what is available or to ask us for something special.

I have a small studio in Colorado Springs, hours are by appointment only. Just text, email or call
to set up a time. Our studio used to be mainly for our Bridal Customers
but we expanded it by client request. You can pick up a special order to save on shipping
or you can stop by to smell samples of Smelly Bears and Purchase Gifts and Wax Melts.

Due to popular opinion and many people being out of town for Thanksgiving
We have changed the date for our Annual Open House and Gift Sale
It is now….Sat Dec 14 from 10am to 7pm

 The outside and inside will be decorated for Christmas. And there will be
Candles, Smelly Bears, Lotion Bars, Wax Melts and many other wax creations displayed throughout the house. And the Candlemaker will be doing demonstrations.

Come enjoy complementary refreshments of home roasted coffee and home-baked cookies as you meet with the Candlemaker and Coffee Roaster
and shop in a quiet home setting
away from the busy mall.
#ShopLocal  #ShopSmall #OpenHouseAtTheStudio #OpenHouse&GiftSale

Hope you find the website easy to use.
The shipping charges are figured by your shipping location/zip code instead of being a set price for the candle.
If you have a problem or think the shipping is off please call or email us and we will figure it out by hand and get back to you. Sometimes automation does not work.There are 2 ways to order…Click on the Picture below the text or
Quick Order is available in the sidebar
(for those on their mobile device, Quick Order is at the bottom of the page)

If you want to check out what’s new just go to the page and check. Then when you are ready to order you can either order on that page
or go to the Quick Order. I will add Smelly Bears as the seasons change just like usual.
There is also a Checkout Tab and a Cart Tab on the Top Menu, just under the Main Picture.

You can order on the bottom of each page

Here is our schedule for 2019.
Last year’s schedule is posted under 2019’s.
NOTE: We no longer have a shop at the Colorado Renaissance Festival but you are always welcome at our Studio in Colorado Springs. Just call or text for an appointment to make sure we are in.

2019  Fall Schedule

June-July-Aug               Studio Hours in Colorado Springs
Tues thru Sat                  by appointment-call or text 612-669-3541

Aug 3rd – 4th                  34th Annual Mountain Arts Festival, Booth #14
New show this year       Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, CO

Sept.13, 14, 15                 Hollyberry House Folk Festival
.                                          Rock Ledge Ranch, Garden of the Gods
.                                          Colorado Springs, CO

Oct 5th                              Friends of the Museum, Space D-23
.                                           Ketring Park, Littleton, CO

Oct 19 – 20                        Mollie McGees Fall Craft Market
.                                           Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO

Oct. 26 – 27                       Coronado High School Holiday Bazaar
New show this year          Coronado High School, Colorado Springs

Nov 9th                              Liberty High School Craft Market
.                                            Colorado Springs, CO

Nov 23 -24                         Mollie McGees Holiday Craft Market
.                                             Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO


December 7th – 8th           Doherty High School Craft Bazaar, Space 17-18
.                                              Colorado Springs

Dec 14, 2019                        SPECIAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
.                                              Stop by today and visit with Bobby & Rosie and watch Candle Carving
.                                              Have a cup of Bobby’s Coffee and some Home made Cookies
.                                              Pick up some last minute Christmas Gifts of Candles or Coffee


2018  Fall Schedule

June 16-17th                   Colorado Renaissance Festival …2018 was our Last Year
weekends                        Rose the Candlemaker…shop 45A
thru                                   across from the Crown Stage
August 4th-5th              8 weekends

Sept.14,15,16                  Hollyberry House Folk Festival,
.                                        Rock Ledge Ranch, Garden of the Gods
.                                        Colorado Springs, CO

Oct 6th                             Friends of the Museum
.                                           Ketring Park, Littleton, CO

Oct 20-21                        Mollie McGees Fall Craft Market
.                                         Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO

Oct. 27 – 28                     Fine Art & Crafts Market
.                                          Palmer High School
.                                          Monument, CO

Nov 10th                            Liberty High School Craft Market
.                                           Colorado Springs, CO

Nov 17-18                          Mollie McGees Holiday Craft Market
.                                           Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO

November 24th                  SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
                                             Gift Sale at Our Studio
10am-7pm                         Candles, Smelly Bears, Lotion Bars and more
.                                            Come browse in a home setting and enjoy
.                                            Homemade cookies and fresh roasted coffee.
Our Studio                         Colorado Springs, CO

December 1st-2nd                    Doherty High School Craft Bazaar, Space 17-18
.                                                     Colorado Springs




Rose the Candlemaker – Studio Address
Please call or text for an appointment
5529 Branding Iron Ct.
Colorado Springs, CO  80915