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About Our Founder


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Illuminate Your Emotions

During her stage and academic careers, Doricha always utilized scents to help enhance her life, but when meeting her current fiancé six years ago, his extreme sensitivity to chemical aromas put an end rto her use of scented candles, plug-ins, or diffusers. 


During the 2020 Stay-at-Home months, she decided to tackle organic fragrance options to create a personal signature scent. By late-2020 she had created a few options but needed a vehicle to test their true aroma; she then remembered the clean transfer of soy. Combining a new hobby with her long-time love of candle-making was the perfect solution.


While testing different fragrance combinations, Doricha noticed her fiancé's moods unknowingly change and decided to research the psychological link between scents and emotions. By April 2021, she had six Signature Scents, each designed to specifically enhance certain moods. Based on the favorable reactions by family, friends, and test groups, she formally formed 3 Ten Candles in July 2021.


Since then, she has expanded the business to include seasonal Deluxe Scents.  3 Ten Candles also has a full Custom Scent division where unique scents are crafted for small business retail, marketing, and branding as well as a community foundation, Candles for a Cause where we partner with nonprofits sharing 30% of sales.

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The Scientific Link 

Psychology, Emotions & Scents


"The act of smelling something, anything, is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception, you can feel the mind going to work, sending the odor around from place to place, setting off complex repertories through the brain, polling one center after another for signs of recognition, for old memories and old connection."

– Lewis Thomas

"It's funny that my brain craves the scent of CALM around 7 pm.  It only took a few weeks and now that scent signals my mind to calm down for the day. "


"Those scented candles from regular stores make me nauseous but these don't!  I can start burning scented candles again!"

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