Our Story

Welcome to Sawdust & Embers, your source for handcrafted products that bring natural beauty into your home. We're a Texas-based company with a passion for candles, incense, beard oils, and other delightful treats – all made with care and a focus on sustainability.

Meet the Founders

Hi, we're John and Brett Marquez! In 2016, we turned our candle-making hobby into a thriving business. From our North Texas studio, we built Sawdust & Embers on quality craftsmanship and eco-friendly materials, using special soy wax blends and American-made containers. 

Fun Facts

Our Favorite Candles: Brett loves Heathered Cashmere, while John prefers Muir Woods (inspired by a special trip and his first fragrance creation!).

Husky Love: We're proud parents to two huskies, Kyra and Nala.

Fun Facts

How We Met: A (now defunct) gay dating app – gotta love modern romance!

Winding Down: Brett enjoys snacks and a good show (true crime, TLC, or a book), while John keeps busy (it's hard to stop when you love what you do!).

Thank You Your support means everything! Choosing Sawdust & Embers helps us keep the tradition of handcrafted goods alive.

Find your signature scent

Explore our candle collection and discover a whole new world of fragrance.

Ready to Explore?

Giving Back

We also give back – a portion of our profits goes to important causes like environmental protection and community support.