There’s always one person on your gifting list who’s tough to buy for, but with self care being the huge trend that it is, giving an item that can help pretty much anyone relax is a surefire way to make the recipient happy. Candles are that item, and there are so many to choose from, no matter your loved one’s taste. What makes a candle even better, beyond the way it can instantly elevate any space and infuse it with a sense of calm? When it’s made with sustainably sourced ingredients. From floral fragrances to woodsy scents, read on for our top six candle picks from our Brands to Trust.
The Universal Soul Company
Available for preorder on the brand’s website, the Positive Energy Candles from The Universal Soul Company are part of their Positive Energy Range. This range of products helps destress, uplift and relax. The vegan candles are made with soy wax and 100% essential oils in the brand’s signature scent, Still, with notes of patchouli and lavender. They’ll be available in a smaller matte grey vessel, or a larger matte white.
Miller Harris + McQueens Flowers
This range of three candles comes from a collaboration between two of our brands, Miller Harris and McQueens Flowers. The three scents are inspired by the fragrances you might smell in a floral studio, from delicate petals to cut greenery to sap. Each one is vegan, and free from phthalates, artificial colourants and parabens.
The 100% natural candles produced by Lola’s Apothecary are made with the same attention to detail that goes into all their beautifully fragranced products. Made with a blend of plant waxes which rivals the traditional paraffin, the three scents include and uplifting citrus, a soothing lavender and a zen eucalyptus and herb. The vessels, decorated with pretty botanical patterns, were designed in collaboration with British illustrator Deborah Ballinger.
Made with natural soy wax, the two candles that Aromatherapy Associates makes are named Relax and Inner Strength. The first is anchored with Indian essential oils and woody myrrh, and the second with frankincense and cardamom. When you purchase either, £1 is donated to Mind, a mental health charity.
Lumira has more than 20 candles, so you’re bound to find the perfect fragrance no matter what you’re looking for. Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect heady, leather scent or a coconut-infused one that will make a room smell like Tahiti, their offerings are varied and suited to all different tastes. Each candle is ethically produced, made with natural soy wax and packaged in 100% recyclable glass.
Based on their beloved fragrances, Sana Jardin launched three brand new candles, just in time for the festive season. The floral Revolution de la Fleur, the spicy Tiger by Her Side and the seductive Jaipur Chant all offer uniquely different but equally appealing experiences. Each is consciously made with 100% vegetable wax, and designed to support positive change.
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Written by - Tara MacInnis