7 Vegan Candle Brands That Smell Better Than Yankee Candles

7 Vegan Candle Brands That Smell Better Than Yankee Candles

Candles make a great gift for any occasion, but not all candles were created vegan. Candles can contain animal-derived or animal-tested ingredients like beeswax or stearic acid, which is sometimes made from animal fat.

But, there are also plenty of brands out there that deliver home fragrance without only plant-based ingredients. Whether you’re looking to get your home smelling like Christmas trees and fresh-baked sugar cookies or seeking more refined, herbal ingredients, these vegan-friendly candle brands are sure to delight.

7 Vegan Candle Brands to Make Your Home Smell Festive

1. Evil Queen

Evil Queen is a candle company that began as a one-woman show when founder Ida Sofia was inspired to create a brand that brings quality and sass. Its Christmas collection features fragrances like Rosé Cheeks, a festive blend of Moscato and peach, the pine needle and mistletoe-scented Grinch, Please, and Naughty or Nice, which combines Christmas tree with spiced orange. All candles are hand-poured in LA and feature vegan soy wax, cotton wicks, and non-toxic ingredients.

View the holiday collection here.

2. Fanciful Fox

Brooklyn-based vegan apothecary Fanciful Fox does more than just handmade soaps, scrubs, and bath products – it also makes home fragrance. Its cruelty-free and vegan soy wax-based candle collection features scents like Cabin in the Woods, with notes of spruce, orange, and spices, Chai Tea, and Don’t Tell Me to Calm Down, a relaxing blend of frankincense, lavender, and sweet orange essential oils.

View the candle collection here.

3. Pura  Botanica

Pura Botanica’s candles balance luxury with eco-chic. Each fragrance features hand-poured, soy wax, a cotton wick, and organic essential oils. It comes in biodegradable packaging and is free from toxic dyes, paraffin, petroleum, pesticides, and herbicides. Every candle, which includes fragrances like Chai, Rose, Mint, and Citrus, is said to burn for more than 80 hours.

View the collection here.

4. Woodwick Candle Shop

WoodWick Candles, available in both the US and UK, provide a crackling flame without smoke. The holiday collection offers festive fragrances like Evening Bonfire, Fireside, and Oatmeal Cookies.

View the US collection here. For UK, see here.

5. P.F. Candle Co

LA-based PF Candle Co. features a range of vegan soy wax candles featuring high-quality phthalate-free essential oils in seasonal fragrances. All candles feature a cotton wick and are hand-poured into amber-colored apothecary jars that bring a chic, but minimalist touch to the home. Its new Terra collection, which was featured in Oprah’s Favorite Things 2018 list, offers botanical fragrances like Rosemary, Lavender, and Juniper.

View the collection here.

6. Yankee Candle

A stalwart candle brand known for its extensive holiday fragrance collection, all of Yankee Candle’s options made from vegan paraffin wax, except for its beeswax taper candles. Its holiday collection offers the widest range of fragrances, from scents that smell like Christmas trees to fresh-baked (vegan) sugar cookies.

View the collection here.

7. Octō 

London-based candle brand Octō makes its candles from hand-poured soy wax blended with 100 percent natural essential oils. Company founders Ieva and François are committed to ensuring that only the highest-quality ingredients make it into their candles. Its vegan Hygge candle is perfect for the holiday season, combining notes of zesty orange, spicy cinnamon, sweet vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, and clove.

View the collection here.

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