Create your own one-of-a-kind clean candle in SLO CAL

The Mayan Collective sells non-toxic household essentials and creates small batch, SLO CAL Crafted® certified, candles – the perfect gift to commemorate your visit! Create your own unique blend of essential oils and every time you light your new candle, let the scent transport you back to your time in SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County).

Wholesome Ingredients

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Do you know what’s in your candle? At The Mayan Collective, the best products (100% natural soy wax, wooden wick) are chosen and brought together to create clean candles – handcrafted and healthy to have in your home! Non-toxic, no carcinogens, chemical and phthalate-free. You can breathe easy knowing that their long-lasting fragrance is all natural and without negative health consequences.

The Candle Bar

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Three women making candles at The Mayan Collective Candle BarSip, melt & pour at The Mayan Collective. Enjoy a charcuterie box and complementary drink followed by a DIY candle pouring workshop. Throughout you’ll learn about all things candles including type of waxes, smelling notes and more. Create your one-of-a-kind candle by mixing your own scent (up to three oils) and pouring a 14 oz soy wax candle to take home. This activity is great for a private party celebration (which comes with your own custom label for your candle vessels) and perfect for the whole family – The Mayan Collective offers candle making classes that use cooler temperature wax for kids too!


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Sustainability is part of the DNA of SLO CAL. Using eco-friendly products and promoting zero waste, The Mayan Collective champions sustainable business practices. Their locally made vessels can be recycled and reused – head to the Refill Station in Arroyo Grande to refill your candles or refill bottles with unscented hand soap, detergent, dish soap, shampoo, conditioner and more! Don’t forget to stop at the Fragrance Bar for custom scent blends to add to your body and household products.

Candle Tips & Care

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The Mayan Collective pours their candles in small batches to ensure top quality control. There are also some tips and tricks you can use to make sure that your candle lasts as long as possible – include lighting your candle in a well-ventilated room away from breezes, keeping your wick trimmed and avoiding burning your candle for too short of duration. For more information on the best care for your new Mayan Collective candle stop in the shop or make a reservation for the candle bar to learn more.

Giving Back

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Owners Karla and Spencer come from a background in health care – evident in their dedication to keeping your health at the forefront of their candle making. Karla starting handmaking candles as a token of her appreciation to her photography clients, which grew into a business venture of its own. The Mayan Collective was named in celebration of Karla’s Guatemalan culture and to represent the people that they are serving – 20% of all their proceeds from sales go to families facing hardship in Guatemala.

SLO CAL Crafted Gifts

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Displays of candles and goods at The Mayan CollectiveSLO CAL Crafted® celebrates quality, local products made, farmed and grown in SLO CAL (San Luis Obispo County). Made from local materials from local artisans, The Mayan Collective is an example of a something uniquely SLO CAL you can take with you after your trip. Their candles, fragrances, curated plant, homeware and goods make excellent gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas presents and more! Want to give a special token of appreciation or celebration? A trip to the Candle Bar and pouring a DIY candle is the perfect treat!

Ready to make or pick up your SLO CAL scented candle from The Mayan Collective? Learn more or book your visit on their website. And be sure to follow along on facebook and Instagram for news about their second location opening in the city of San Luis Obispo soon!