After a long day, there’s nothing better than snagging a drink from the fridge, lighting a scented candle, and curling up on the couch to catch up on your newest read. No matter how you wind down, there’s no denying that a flickering candle on the coffee table is such a vibe. Next time you need to re-up your bee-free candle collection, support one of these Black-owned vegan candle brands. With options ranging from warm and cozy scents to clean and fresh aromas, these soy and coconut wax candles are a must!
After losing her mother at an early age, Paige Graham found healthy self-expression through outlets like candle making. She began Paige’s Candle Co. in 2017, bringing handmade candles to inner cities and beyond. Each candle is made with vegan-friendly soy wax and a blend of handcrafted, phthalate-free fragrances from Queens and Brooklyn. We are loving the company’s “Gradient” candle, created in collaboration with Almonte Studio
in celebration of Black History Month.
Paige’s Candle Co.
Founded by Dawn Marie West, La Boticá specializes in sustainable, luxury self-care items. Each aromatic candle uses plant-based wax and contains a cotton wick. Ingredients are sourced from South America, and each candle is inspired by Afro-Dominican culture. With notes of vanilla, peach blossom, violet, and sandalwood, the SOHO candle is a serious treat for the senses.
Founder and CEO Tiffany Brown created Wicks NOLA Candle Company as a means to offer well-priced, luxury candles to all. The Black-owned vegan candle brand specializes in clean candles inspired by New Orleans—did we mention Brown is from the Big Easy? The coconut and soy candles can be found in a variety of scents, like French Quarter Beignet.
Wicks NOLA Candle Company
This soy- and coconut-based vegan candle brand was started by the three young Gill brothers. Sporting fresh, iconic names, these scented candles are a must-try! When you need a cozy night in, light the Frères Branchiaux Love Jones candle and enjoy the night as the scents of grapefruit, jasmine, and vanilla fill your space.
The Wisconsin-based candle company Copper Wings Candle Co. got its start in 2019. The Black, woman-owned
company specializes in vegan-friendly, coconut candles and wax melts. Products sport delightful scent combinations with fun, creative names—check out 100% That Chick, a calming candle burning with notes of bergamot, lavender, and patchouli.
Copper Wings Candle Co.
This Black-owned vegan wellness company was born when CEO Malaika Jones began her quest for holistic health and self-care. Together with Tai Beauchamp and Nia Jones, BROWN GIRL Jane has transformed the way we think about individual wellness. Light their Warm Cashmere Perfumed Candle and get your nighttime routine started.
BROWN GIRL Jane
The hand-poured soy candles from Belna Candle Company make a great gift! From cozy winter scents to clean, fresh aromas, this Black-owned vegan candle company has something for everyone on your list. Be sure to check out the sweet, bold, and warm Black Girl Magic collection, a complex combination of jasmine, mandarin, amber, and sandalwood, which embodies the power and strength within Black women.
Belna Candle Company
The small, Black-owned vegan candle shop based out of Pittsburgh is owned and operated by female entrepreneur Bri Wright. EmbodyCandle features vegan-friendly, scented candles that showcase the beauty of the human physique. Find fresh, artisanal scents like Bonfire, Warm Apple Cider, and Jasmine & Lemongrass from this hand-poured candle company.
Here’s your sign to check out this Black-owned vegan candle brand! Milky Candle Company owner, Lacie Jones, formed her company and creative space as a means to inspire others. From the vegan candles themselves to the handmade cement vessels, we are definitely inspired! Shop the many candle varieties including the Brown Girl Collection. The brand’s Melanin candle is sure to send warm notes of cocoa butter and cedar through your entire home.
Milky Candle Company
ISO tropical-inspired home fragrances with a feel-good vibe? NaturalAnnie Essentials is your new go-to Black-owned vegan candle brand! The company uses nontoxic, natural soy wax in its luxurious scented candles. Draw a bath, light a candle, and escape to your own tropical paradise. We recommend the Mango & Coconut Milk candle for major vacation energy.