About Us

The Boutique Owner

Hello, my name is Vivienne. With a zest for handmade and environment-friendly products, I enjoy learning the science of candle making to produce classy-chic products that will be your next favorites. My business inspiration comes from the hard-working women who paved the way for me to be able to live the life I choose hoping that I may pay it forward one day. As an elder millennial, I find it’s difficult to keep work-life balance and handcrafting candles soothes my soul. This boutique is to share my creativity with fellow candle addicts.


Synapses Boutique

Located in Southern California, Synapses Boutique focuses on quality handcrafted candles utilizing renewable, eco-friendly, sustainable, and American-grown soy wax. As a candle connoisseur myself, it's critical for me to ensure the raw materials in our products are the safest and highest quality. While there are many types of candle wax out there, I found natural soy wax has great sustainability properties. For me, sustainability is a journey and not a destination; therefore, I strive to embed sustainability in everything I do from responsible supply sourcing to being a knowledgeable small business owner on sustainable solutions for my customers.

Synapses Boutique works diligently to bring you products utilizing raw materials that are made in the U.S. You can expect our soy candles to burn clean without releasing toxins, carcinogens, or pollutants into your home.


Soy Wax

Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, dehulled, and rolled into flakes. The greatest advantage of soy wax is that it is completely renewable, biodegradable, and sustainable. The U.S. is one of the main producing countries of soy expanding on more than 300,000 farms across 45 states according to the American Soybean Association.

Soy candle burns very clean and produces little to no dark soot into the air. It has much lower melting point than paraffin wax, which means it will burn cooler and will last longer. This extended life means that you will be able to enjoy your scented candles much longer than other synthetic wax materials.


Fragrance Oil

The pure fragrance oils in our candles are 100% phthalate-free with a combination of natural essential oil and synthetic aroma. Essentials oils are pure liquids containing aroma compounds that are removed from the seeds, flowers, leaves, roots, stems, or bark of plants through methods such as distillation, expression, and/or extraction.