Candles for the Culture 80 of the Best Black-Owned Candle Companies You Should Be Buying From


Nothing is better than getting home from a long day at work and getting to relax. You pour your glass of wine, turn on the TV and light a fresh-smelling candle. With the abundance of candles available on the market, it’s hard to choose just one. If you’re doing your best to start supporting local businesses – especially black businesses – we have the perfect selection of candles to choose from. Here are some of the best black-owned candle companies you should considering buying:

1. AFLAME CANDLE BY ADIRÉE

The Adirée brand prides itself on impeccable craftsmanship – from our clothes to our beauty products. One of the most popular items on our marketplace is the AFlame candle. With notes of Blackberry Sage, Lavender, Sandalwood, and Bergamont, this candle will not disappoint.

2. LIT BROOKLYN CANDLE

The popular candle line is owned by Denequa Williams and based in Brooklyn, New York.

3. HARLEM CANDLE COMPANY

“Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance,” this candle company was founded by lifestyle and travel expert, Teri Johnson. The line is available at Bloomingdales in SoHo and 59th St in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

5. FRÈRES BRANCHIAUX CANDLES

Three brothers based in Washington D.C. created these 100% vegan candles. 10% of the proceeds go towards helping the homeless.

6. SOUTHERN ELEGANCE CANDLES

This candle is based in North Carolina. The founder/CEO D’Shawn Russell is a true southern belle.

7. TAYLOR INFUSED CANDLES

Run by husband and wife duo, The Cunninghams. They aim to have a company with natural, affordable and invigorating home fragrance products.

 

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8. AIR-IN CANDLES

Air-In candles is based out of Chicago and run by Aryn Terry.

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9. OLPHACTORY CANDLES

As an ode to jazz, the Dallas brand provides luxury candles for a luxurious lifestyle.

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10. POSH CANDLE COMPANY

Featured on Buzzfeed, Revolt, Essence and more – this candle company is owned by Tay Watts and operates out of Los Angeles, California.

 

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11. AVANT-GARDE HOME CANDLE

Founder and CEO, Myeshia Brown, created the Avant-garde Home brand out of her kitchen in Houston, Texas.

 

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12. NICE SCENT CANDLE COMPANY

Handpoured in Atlanta, Georgia is where “eco-friendly meets luxury.” All the candles are made with “100% American grown pure soybean wax that is all-natural, non-toxic, clean-burning, promotes a vibrant long-lasting fragrance, and smooth surface appearance. All ECO wicks we use are zinc and lead-free.

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13. SCENT GERMAIN CANDLES

Based in Inglewood, California. Bianca Germain has been running this candle company since 2017.

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14. REBOURNÉ NYC CANDLES

After a burn accident in 2016, the founder created her candle line in Edgewater, New Jersey.

 

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One of our loyal customers sent us this photo. They love our stuff 😍 #ReBourne

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15. IVY LEAGUE CANDLES AND TARTS

 

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Candles, wax melts, and room sprays to make every breath an experience

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16. PRETTY HONEST CANDLES

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17. CLS CANDLE COMPANY

*They do not have a website yet, so to buy their products, you would need to go to their Instagram. Click here*

18. KSM CANDLE COMPANY

Candle making studio based out in Baltimore, Maryland.

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19. THE DBC SHOP

 

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20. KULLTURED KANDY CANDLE

 

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21. THE 125COLLECTION CANDLE COMPANY

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22.  BLUE SAGE ECO BOUTIQUE CANDLES

Tampa native Christina founded Blue Sage Eco Boutique in 2013, which features crystal-infused chakra candles.

 

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23. 228 GRANT STREET CANDLE COMPANY

Another Baltimore based candle-making workshop, this time it’s owned by a Maryland native by the name of Kendall Brown.

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24. HAPPY SCENTS CANDLE COMPANY

Hand-poured in Charlotte, North Carolina. They “only the finest fragrance oils and soy wax combinations to provide the best scent throw possible.”

 

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25. GLOW CANDLE COMPANY

Brianna, the founder, and CEO of Glow Candle Bar has been hand pouring her candles in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2017.

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26. UNORTHODOC CANDLE COMPANY

Owned by Dr. Patrice Smith, an orthodontist who practices in Pennsylvania and Ohio. She pours all of the candles when she has time off from providing beautiful smiles.

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27. SONSHINE BATH CANDLE COMPANY

Mother and son owned candle company, hand poured and made in small batches to ensure quality products.

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29. TW HOME ESSENTIALS

Since 2015, this candle company has been operating out of Connecticut.

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30. ORCHID BROOKLYN CANDLE COMPANY

Made in Brooklyn, New York, the soy candles have a decent array of scents. Shop their Etsy shop for more.

 

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Fig Tree • masculine, woodsy, earthy vibes 🌿 A best seller. Shop link in bio.

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31. YANCY MILAN HOME

With scents like Pink Lemonade and Banana Pudding, founder and CEO Gabrielle Fletcher has been selling her candles out of Atlanta, Georgia.

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32. BRX CANDLE COMPANY

 

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Nothing is better than coming home from a long day and lightning a candle. Shop @brxcandles for all your candle needs 💜

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33. REISFIELDS CANDLE COMPANY

Available at Macy’s, Reisfields was founded by Tareese “Reis” Chester and is consisted of a group of like-minded young creatives to bring the public the best luxury candles.

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34. ALEXANDRA WINBUSH CANDLES

This candle company was founded by actress and Instagram influencer, Brittney Alexandra Winbush.

 

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35. HOUSE OF 40 CANDLES

Started at the age of 40, founder Kim began to share her candles with the world. She writes, “After several trial and errors, I was able to formulate a candle that was all-natural, 100% soy, healthy to burn and perfect for my home.”

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36. LOVE GROUND CANDLE COMPANY

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37. TORCH CANDLES

On their website they write, “TORCH candles are handcrafted, non-toxic, non-estrogen producing candles. Our candles can be used as a lotion or massage oil. It is where luxury meets eco-friendly. We are committed to pouring the cleanest burning, voluminously fragrant and versatile wax candles in the industry. ”

 

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Black Bamboo

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38. BONACO CANDLES

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39. HOT THANG CANDLES

To help get things started in the bedroom, this candle company has different scented candles that can be used as a moisturizer or if you’re feeling up to it, directly to the skin. PROCEED WITH CAUTION, OF COURSE.

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40. ELIXIR CANDLE COMPANY

For all of your self-care and aromatherapy needs, Elixir has you covered! Based in Atlanta, Georgia, this candle company has been run by Faith K. Witcher and has been thriving since its inception.

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41. SOPHIA ROSE CANDLE COMPANY

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42. MOOD BLUE CANDLE COMPANY

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43. J’ADORE CANDLE COMPANY

If you want the freshest fall scents that won’t break the bank, J’Adore has some wonderful smelling three-wick candles that will get you in the autumn mood.

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44. FLEURTY WICK CANDLES

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45. WILLIAM MICHELE CANDLES

Another husband and wife duo, this time, based in Houston, Texas. Janay Claverie, CEO, and Davis Alford, CCO have been selling candles since 2017.

 

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46. DOWNTOWN CANDLE COMPANY

 

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Who says basic can’t smell delicious? It’s pumpkin everything time! 😍

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47. DE LA PAIX CANDLES

Owned by LaTasha Domino and she writes that the name for her candle company “came from a feeling of inner peace and zen” she felt while creating the candles.

 

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48. MARIE’S HALO CANDLE COMPANY

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49. ECORO CREATIONS CANDLES

This brand specifically has great attention to detail. They write that their candles are “frequently use Soy, Burlap, Essential Oils, Milk Paint, Cotton Wicks, Soy Based Ink, Recycled Glass, and MORE. All products are handcrafted with obsessive attention to detail and LOVE.”

 

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50. MAMA AND FLAME CANDLES

 

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51. VELA BOUGIE CANDLES

On their website they write, “Vela Bougiededicates itself to making the world better by way of brighter. Its hand-poured trophies are as environmentally safe as they are delicious to the sense of smell.”

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52. TOWARD THE LIGHT CANDLE COMPANY

“Toward the Light Candle Company is an Atlanta based organic and eco-friendly fragrance company developed and operated by creator Faith Beverly,” they write on their website.”

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53. LAURA ALEXIS CANDLES

These candles are made in Jamaica. If you want to support this business and buy some of their candles, you can message the owner on WhatsApp! The number is on their Instagram page.

 

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54. IGNITE YOUR PEACE CANDLE COMPANY

Kierra Bussey is a graduate of Temple University where she majored in communications and Spanish. Through a journey of self-exploration, she decided to create this candle company to help people find themselves.

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55. 12TH AND VIV CANDLES

This candle company has been featured in British Vogue! The owner, Darian Cook, writes on her website, “12th & ViV was created in early 2015 as a creative outlet for me as a busy licensed esthetician.”

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56. SHE CANDLE COMPANY

 

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MY kind of evening ❤️

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57. INTUITION CANDLES

Created by Alexandra Greenwood in 2016, ever since then, she’s been creating some beautifully scented candles.

 

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Wholesale options taken to the next level….

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60. COZY WICKS CANDLES

The name gives the consumer an idea of what the scents they will be shopping around for. They have three scents: lemonade, mojito, and staycation. All of these candles sounds absolutely delightful.

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 61. LOMAR FARMS CANDLES

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62. SUGAR & GRACE CANDLE COMPANY

Erica Parham found that candles were causing her chronic migraines, so she set out to make some non-toxic candle options. She quit her nursing job and pursued her candle company full-time

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63. BED OF ROSES CANDLES

 

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64. NEET CANDLES

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65. PONTIE WAX CANDLES

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66. LOHN CANDLES

These candles are hand-poured Lagos, Nigeria. They have a good selection of candles and scent diffusers to choose from.

67. KENNY’S KANDLES

Another team of brothers with a more economically sound option. All of their candles are $10!

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68. SCENTED LITTLE MOMENTS CANDLE COMPANY

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69. MOONSTONE CHANDLERY

Another crystal-infused candle, this time based out of Chicago!

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70. LOVE AND MAKE CANDLES

This black-owned business in Houston, Texas allows you to make your own candles! They have workshops and events where you can come in, pick your own scents and hand pour it yourself.

 

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71. PEACEFUL SENTIMENTS CANDLES

 

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72. AROMEAUX THERAPY CANDLE COMPANY

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73. LOVE NOTES CANDLES

Essence and West Elm featured this Brooklyn-based candle company!

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74. ELEVENTWENTYTWO CANDLES

 

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✨Sometimes just listen….🤫✨ . Shop1122candles.com | 💞

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75. SIMPLY SCENTS CANDLE COMPANY

Another candle making course you can take with friends or with your partner!

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76. WOODLIT CANDLES

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77. AMETHYST SOUL HOME CANDLES

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78. SCENTS 19EIGHTYEIGHT CANDLES

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79. BLESSED + KECH CANDLES

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80. CHOOSE YOUR BLISS CANDLE COMPANY

Depending on your mood, this company has a wide variety of scents ranging for earthy to floral and everything in between! Pick out a candle that will best suit your needs.


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