About Us


One of my favorite pictures with my boy Riley!

My love for pets and candle making have come together. I started making candles as a hobby in November of 2021. The science of it all fascinated me and I was instantly hooked. The moment I made my first scented candle I wanted to share them with everyone I knew, friends, family and coworkers. Since then, I have learned so much about the art of candle making. I have tested many types of wax, fragrance oils, and wick combinations to find the right formula and feel confident to start a small business. 

The Summer of 2022 I introduced my candle line to local pet boutiques, barkerys and groomers. I now have them in eight locations throughout Orange County, California. So grateful!

All of my items are made in small batches in my home and hand-poured by me. The wax used in my jar candles is primarily soy with a small percentage of beeswax added. I use Phthalate-free fragrance oils and lead-free cotton wicks.

Inspired by my love for pets, the concept of pet-themed labels brought “Riley Roo Candles” to life. Helping animals in need, please visit my “Candles for a Cause” page. 

Thank you for supporting my small business,


Owner + Maker Helen Dunn