Our Story


It's in the name: Borneo Candle Studio is co-founded by a Malaysian (Sarawakian) & Bruneian duo. Hence, we chose a name that represents where we come from despite being from two different countries. We are proud to say we are from Borneo. 

“I had always been obsessed with candles and are fascinated by how scents are able to transform our mood. Having used mass market and luxury candles, my candle experiences varied from pleasant to disappointing scents and outrageous price tags.

It was in 2018 when I first found out about soy candle from a maker abroad on a weekend market. After researching for more information, I realised we have been unaware of the dangers in burning the conventional candles which are usually made of paraffin wax.

Finding high quality toxic-free candles with an accessible price locally seems almost impossible. Hence, this started our year long journey of sourcing ingredients, countless testing and trialling in our studio kitchen before launching in late November 2019. 

From ingredients to packaging, our candles are designed with eco-friendly and quality in mind. Each candle is handcrafted in small batches using 100% soy wax, phthalate-free fragrance and essential oil blends with cotton wicks. Our scents are inspired by the different mood we seek in our daily lives.

We hope you enjoy our products. Thank you for supporting our small business!"

- M & J