Nothing sets a mood like candles. Unfortunately, many are made with beeswax or animal fats. Luckily, there are a handful of vegan alternatives utilizing soy wax, carnauba wax, and similar products instead. Here’s our list of vegan-friendly brands.
A line of 100% soy wax candles, Apothenne offers a handful of collections featuring vegan-friendly options. These come in a large variety of scents and simple designs.
Brooklyn Candle is a 100% vegan soy candle line that is also petroleum-free and phthalate-free. Each of their minimalistic candles is made and labeled by hand thanks to their in-house team of artisans.
As an all-vegan and eco-friendly brand of soy candles, The Burlap Bag offers plenty of ways to lighten the mood. With names like Unicorn Puke, Sleepy Squad, and Crazy Cat Lady, it’s the perfect brand for anyone needing a break from the serious.
Homesick is a vegan-friendly line with scents meant for reminiscing. You’ll find Road Trip, Beach Cottage, and Library. Each candle is made from their all-natural soy wax and carefully designed to take you back home—whatever that means for you—every time you light it.
J’Luxe Scents is a non-toxic, vegan brand of 100% soy candles that combines the act of lighting candles with music—each candle comes with a customized playlist. Scents include Girl Boss, Hakuna Matata, BAE, and more and come in 4 oz and 11 oz sizes.
Vegan candle brand NoHo creates vegan, non-toxic products in environmentally-conscious designs. Their candles are made with 100% pure coconut soy wax and come in an array of scents, like Black Sea, Citronella, Pan Dulce, Orange Habanero, and more.
Rx is a vegan lineup of home and fragrance products that includes 100% soy wax candles. They sell their flagship Soy Candle product, as well as their Travel Tins, which are 2 oz candles in scents such as Bora Bora, Fresh Fig, and South Hampton.
Made with 100% non-GMO natural soy wax, Vegan Candle Co.’s candles are vegan, ethically-sourced, clean, and sustainable. In scents like Coastal Pine, Evergreen, Lemon Coco, and Mandarin Basil, the brand’s options feature the highest quality essential oils and fragrances. Their website is currently getting a makeover and will be back open for orders soon.