A Fragrance Guru’s Guide to Creating a Home That Looks, Feels, and Smells Good

A DIY ethos encompasses every part Kristen Pumphrey does. A self-taught candlemaker, she launched P.F. Candle Co. as a one-woman Etsy store in 2008; right this moment, the corporate has expanded their wares far past candles, cultivating a faithful fan base alongside the way in which. Based in Los Angeles, the corporate develops and produces all of their merchandise in Southern California from vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate free elements.

Last 12 months, Pumphrey and co-owner Tom Neuberger debuted their first ebook At Home with Fragrance: Creating Modern Scents for Your Space, a treasure trove of DIY initiatives to make your personal custom-made candles, room sprays, and extra. 

On the heels of this launch, we requested Pumphrey to share the newest and biggest merchandise that spark pleasure in her house.

Kristen Pumphrey is the CEO, artistic director, and cofounder of P.F. Candle Co.

“I burn a lot of incense and love cool incense holders, but for everyday use you need one that will actually catch all the ashes. This is where a bowl comes in. I put a small holder inside the soapstone bowl (I got mine from our shop, but this one is similar), but the CB2 shape is good too. Bowls are also great for paper incense.”

CB2 Black Terra Cotta Incense Burner

Formed on a potter’s wheel utilizing domestically sourced clay, this stoneware dish offers your favourite incense a little bit of finesse. Each burner is totally distinctive, because of the matte black end. CB2 unique.

Shamans Market Soapstone Smudge Bowl

This smudge bowl is made in India from soapstone. The pure coloration of the incense burning bowl varies from brown to terra cotta to greens.

“I can’t stop talking about this paper incense from Papier d’Armenie. You fold it up into an accordion, light the end, blow it out, and then it burns for about five minutes with a warm, powdery and floral fragrance. The short burn time makes it perfect for my morning routine.”

Papier d’Arménie Arménie

Older than the Eiffel Tower, Papier d’Arménie was born in Paris in 1885 because of the experiments of a chemist and a scientist. The concept got here from a journey to Armenia, nation the place the benzoin resin, derived from the bark of timber—the main ingredient of the booklet—was used to purify the air.

“Stick incense is my go-to on a weekend or before guests come over. I like our piñon scent because it reminds me of one of my favorite places, New Mexico. It’s nice and light.”

P.F. Candle Co. Piñon Incense Sticks

Our charcoal-based Incense is hand-dipped in our studio and packaged in kraft containers.

“I learned how to make rolled candles like this as a kid, and included the project in my book, but recently it’s taken off via ASMR videos I post on TikTok. These candles are so simple to make (no special tools required!) and it’s really a pleasure to take ten minutes off of a digital world and just make something (that you can then light on fire).”

Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candle Making Kit

Made within the USA. Includes ten full dimension 100% beeswax honeycomb sheets in a rainbow of vibrant colours.

“These are the hand towels I use in our shared bathroom. The smiley face is so fun and playful, which is key since we live with a five-year-old. Can’t be too serious with your design choices!”

Baggu Hand Towel Set of two

Everyone talks about hand washing, however nobody talks about hand drying, do they?…

“I know what you’re thinking, seriously—a dish? But I have FIVE of these around my house for various uses. I keep one at each sink for dish soap, hand soap, or lotion. It catches drips beautifully. I use them as a candle coaster. I put small vases with flowers on them. They can be a catch all for keys.”

Blomus Ceramic Soap Tray

Crafted from sturdy ceramic with an expensive silicone end that feels modern within the hand, this cleaning soap tray instantly elevates the powder room sink.

“Stick lighters are crucial for getting the most out of your candles, and this one is rechargeable so you can use it again and again.”

USB Lighter Company Rechargeable Lighter

We all like to have a lighter helpful for candles, incense, birthdays, and the like. And regardless of which one you might have available, this rechargeable marvel is bound to be an improve. It’ll offer you as much as 300 makes use of on a single cost out of your USB port, and—bonus—it’s utterly butane-free.

“We released this scent earlier this year, and it’s heaven in a jar. It’s inspired by a road trip to Ojai—think lavender with a citrus punch. My friends and family are always getting candles from me, but selfishly, this is the scent I always keep for myself.”

P.F. Candle Co. Ojai Lavender 7.2 Oz Soy Candle

A chilled vortex surrounded by sun-drenched fields, orange groves and lavender farms, jagged mountains washed in a rosy, sundown glow. Aromatic, natural, citrus.

“Every room in my house and a few in my office have rainbow sun catchers in the window. These are the best on the market because they throw BIG rainbows across the room. I like that it has a suction cup that allows the suncatcher to be moved throughout the seasons, depending on where the sun is in the sky. This is one of those trivial things that brings me joy when I see it.”

Rainbow Symphony Axicon Rainbow Window Suncatcher

The Axicon Suncatcher begins with laser know-how and ends with pure spectral coloration. It has by no means been simpler to carry the great thing about rainbows into your property.

“I keep disco balls in my window sills and on my kitchen table. The mirrors catch the light and reflect it all over the living room or kitchen for a couple hours a day. Atmospheric magic.”

Alytimes Mirror Disco Ball

Eight inches in diameter.

“These linen sheets are instantly soft and I love the ochre color, which is a bright goldenrod yellow. Brooklinen has never steered me wrong in terms of quality. They’re meant to be rumpled and lived in. It kinda takes the pressure off of being perfect—just throw the sheets up over your bed and it’s ‘made.’”

Brooklinen Linen Core Sheet Set

Effortless magnificence and informal model encourage our washed linen sheets. Light but cozy, our Linen is ideal for heat days or cool nights. Each piece is washed and dyed in small batches, giving this assortment a playfully distinctive and particular person character.

“There is nothing more joyful than seeing this smiling ball of sunshine every morning and evening. I just found out they made a tiny version of this so I’m going to need to get that one for my desk.”

Mr Maria Smiley Lamp

The happiest roommate you may have! This joyful globe shines a comfortable gentle and may be positioned wherever you want.

“I splurged on this lamp for my daughter’s room for Christmas and it is an absolute delight. Frankly, I’d like one for myself. It has a very soft glow and just the right amount of whimsy for the fairy-forest-cottage-core vibe we’re going for in there.”

Egmont Medium Mushroom Lamp

Transform your toddler’s room right into a magical world with this pretty lamp from Belgian firm, Egmont. Warm, gentle gentle emits by means of its physique and holes on high creates a warming environment that may gently information your toddler to dream land.

Gopi Shah cappuccino mugs in her Speckled Poppies design.

“If your partner is always annoyed that you leave your shoes all over the house, this expandable shoe rack helps get your life in order by making a proper home for discarded shoes. Full disclosure, it’s me. I’m the partner that leaves their shoes all over the house.”

Yamazaki Home Line Expandable Shoe Rack

Shoe rack or accordion? Tired of on the lookout for the shoe rack that matches the precise dimensions of your closet? This shoe rack expands and contracts easily to suit your house. Clean, minimal traces will completely pair with any fashionable dwelling.



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