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We are a socially responsible candle company based in New York. Our hand-poured soy candles provide a clean, fragrant burn. Benefiscent candles are handmade with love and shipped from our New York candle studio to you! Our materials are sourced in the USA! Most importantly, 20% of your purchase is donated to cancer research. Because we believe it makes scents to do good!

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Socially Responsible Candles

Our candles are ethically produced and sold; 20% of every purchase is donated to cancer research.

Our #1 priority is creating clean burning candles. Benefiscent candles are hand-poured with 100% non-GMO coconut soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks and phthalate-free fragrance and essential oils. Our candles are free of all preservatives, additives, phthalates, lead, and petroleum. Benefiscent is cruelty-free and vegan.


Benefiscent Customers Said...

You can smell these candles THROUGH the jar. It's incredible. I'm a candle fanatic and absolutely blown away by the quality!


One of the best candles I've bought! This candle smells AMAZING and was delivered in 2 days. I can’t get enough of it. 10/10 would highly recommend. I love it! [Côte d'Azur Candle]


Light, uplifting scent! I have to admit that I usually do not gravitate towards floral scented candles, but this one is amazing!! It smells just like roses would in the garden. It is not heavy or overpowering; it is just right!! Also, the candle and lid itself are beautiful! [A Dozen Roses Candle]


This candle was amazing! I absolutely love lavender so this candle made me very happy. Even after I blew the candle out at bedtime, the smell wafted through the room afterwards for a solid hour. In the morning when I woke up, I still was able to smell the candle, even though it wasn't burning! So pleased with this candle and can't wait to order another one! Also, the small size [petite lavender candle] is just adorable and makes my heart smile every time I look at it!


Love love love my new Clementine & Pine candle! A warm and comforting scent. 


ONE OF MY NEW FAVORITE CANDLES! This candle helps make my room smell fantastic and feel cozy. The smell is subtle at first but gets stronger once it stays lit. This was exactly what I was looking for!


I got a sample size of Amalfi Coast with my order and am definitely ordering a full size one. It smells exactly like a day at the beach in the best way possible. Bright and complex but not overbearing. Amazing.


Light fresh scent, reminiscent of a walk on the beach. Smell of oranges and mango is soft yet noticeable, without overpowering. Perfect for a summer day. Comes in eco-friendly gift box. Beautiful blue glass container with wooded lid. [Bali Candle]


Love this scent! I light this candle almost every night. If i could give this candle more than 5 stars i would. [Madagascar Vanilla Candle]Love this scent! I light this candle almost every night. If i could give this candle more than 5 stars i would. [Madagascar Vanilla Candle]

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Clementine & Pine

Clementine & Pine is our favorite lively winter scent! Citrus and pine notes blend to make a beautifully refreshing wintry aroma.

Top note: clementine, mandarin orange, grapefruit

Middle note: fir needles, neroli, pointsetta petals

Base note: cyprus, amber, cedarwood


Our Evergreen fragrance is reminiscent a forest of fresh balsam trees and woody cedar notes. This scent is fresh, clean and woodsy and is popular all year round with men & women.

Top note: juniper berry

Middle note: balsam, cedarwood

Base note: warm amber, musk

Eucalyptus & Spearmint

We are excited to add this exquisite Eucalyptus & Spearmint fragrance to our collection. Eucalyptus, native to Australia, is know to be an effective in aromatherapy to relieve stress, improve concentration, and even fight migraines! Eucalyptus pairs perfectly with spearmint for a cooling herbal blend.

Top note: Australian Eucalyptus

Middle note: American Spearmint

Base note: Sandalwood

Rosemary Wreath

The Rosemary Wreath fragrance carries notes of fragrant herbs mingled with fresh pine. This candle will will refresh your home during these cooler months! This herbal mélange is loved by all for its clean and calming scent.

Top note: fir needles, eucalyptus

Middle note: fresh rosemary sprigs

Base note: clarey sage, cedar

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including fir needles, eucalyptus, orange, and cedar leaf!


The Chalet fragrance will invite you to step out of the cold and into your warm mountainside chalet! This elegant blend of winter fruits and spices is the perfect aroma for the holiday season.

Top note: orange peel, apple, cinnamon, ginger

Middle note: cypress, clove

Base note: pine, fir, lovely memories

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including orange, cinnamon, clove, vetiver, and pine! 

Toasted Vanilla Chestnut

The Toasted Vanilla Chestnut Candle has nutty and woodsy tones that will bring a coziness to your space this winter season. This sophisticated blend balances sweet and toasty notes with subtle hints of spice.

Top note: caramelized brown sugar

Middle note: toasted chestnuts, cinnamon, clove

Base note: cedar, vanilla, tonka bean

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, cedarwood, fir needle, lemon, geranium, patchouli, and coriander seed.

White Birch

The White Birch Candle is reminiscent of the cool and crisp morning air of an evergreen forest. The herbal and woody notes of this sophisticated fragrance are just as relaxing as they are refreshing.

Top note: eucalyptus, mint

Middle note: cypress, pine

Base note: tonka bean, smoke

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, cedarwood, fir needle, eucalyptus, cedar leaf, and patchouli

Sugar Cookie

The Sugar Cookie Candle is seriously delightful! This candle will bring you back to the days you spent baking cookies with grandma. It is a well-balanced aroma that captures the nuances of vanilla cookie and is not overwhelmingly buttery or sweet.


The Gingerbread Candle is a seasonal favorite this winter season. Gingerbread is a tried and true favorite that will make you happy to be home!

Top note: candied ginger, orange zest

Middle note: cinnamon sticks, clove buds

Base note: creamy nutmeg, vanilla bean, allspice

Candle Care

Eco Lighters

Gone are the days of trashing (non-recyclable) plastic butane lighters every 100 uses. This rechargeable lighter is eco-conscious and wallet-conscious, because this is the last lighter you will EVER need!

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Wick Trimmers

To get the cleanest, longest, and safest burn from any candle, you should always keep your wicks trimmed to a 1/4 of an inch. Wick trimmers have an ergonomic shape for candles that a scissor cannot provide.

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Wick Dippers

This tool allows you to push a candle wick over into the melted wax which suffocates the flame without smoke! This method also coats and seals the wick with a new layer of wax to get a better burn out of your candles.

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In Loving Memory

Carmela Graustein 1956-2012

Where it all Began.

2016 marked our first donation to MSKCC! To date we have donated 22K and we wont stop there!


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