About Us

Fire Dancer Candles and Star Dancer Bath Werks  was launched in 2013 by Ruth and Gayle, who have a passion for great smelling, hand poured candles and bath goods. We began making fine hand crafted soaps in 1999 for a small handful of our friends and co-workers. Because of Ruth’s love of scent she found she had a LOT of scents and too much soap for just her friends and family. Around 2012 she began teaching herself how to make candles. When she finally found a formula that created a long burning, fragrant candle her and her husband Gayle started off by selling the soaps and candles at a local farmers markets. During the farmers market Ruth also began making bath bon bons, salt scrubs and a variety of other bath products.  Eventually we set off to share our hand crafted candles and bath products with a wider market.  We now find  ourselves traveling the whole state of California, attending music festivals, arts and craft fairs, and just about any street fair or gathering that seems interesting to us.

We have always had a warm reception, and our hand poured Mystery Candles have always been a hot seller (pun intended!).  Our bath products have also gotten rave reviews and year after year we have developed a following.  Whether you’re here after buying our candles, soaps or other product from us on one of our many adventures  and our label refers you to this website,, which they all will for a while, because I printed a ZILLION labels,  or you’re here because you’ve found our website online, we’d like to personally welcome you to the FireDancer StarDancer family.

After a while, we realized  we  started to build up a bit of a following, and we would see the same familiar faces time and time again. It wasn’t quite a ‘cult’ following, but it was a following none the less, and people would travel far and wide to pick up one of our fantastic Mystery Candles and our many assorted bath products.  People would always ask us ‘Can we buy these online?’ and to be honest, we’re not web developers at all, but we set about the task of creating a website, and this is why you are here today!

Our website is handmade and our photographs are shot by us on our favorite picnic table, with a white sheet, dollar store crate, and an Apple iPad. As with our candles, and bath products everything you see here is created by us, and we’re kind of proud of that.

We encourage you to explore our websites, check out our mystery candles, and  our bath products which include soaps, scrubs, solid bubble bath, and pre teen deodorant just to name a few. The website here will have a list of our upcoming events. Of course, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.