81 Candles Created By Black Women (“Women of Color”) Candles For The Culture


81 Candles Created by Black Women (air quotes around Women of Color for this reason) is nothing short of an amazing list- your bible for navigating women creating — beyond the brand– a legacy.

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 lifestyle brand and marketplace platform pride itself on impeccable craftsmanship and its focus on the cultural consumer – from our clothing to their lifestyle and beauty products. One of the most popular items on their marketplace is their candle AFlame. With notes of Blackberry Sage, Lavender, Sandalwood, and Bergamont, this candle will not disappoint and essentials are sourced from culture-rich countries such as Morocco, Bulgaria, etc.

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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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.