Hands up if you love a good candle! Traditional candles can unfortunately include steric acid and beeswax, which is why they often aren’t vegan. Paraffin wax is usually used and is vegan on it’s own, however is from a non-renewable source, so is not an ideal choice.
Soy wax candles are non-toxic and also leave considerable less black soot in jars/tins than paraffin wax. It is also from a renewable source (soybeans), unlike paraffin wax (petroluem, oil or coal).
Yay for eco-friendly, better smelling, vegan, biodegradable, eco-friendly soy candles!
Revival – Wild Lavender
This candles looks so good, it looks edible (it’s not). The candle is hand-made in the UK, cruelty-free and ethically made. The essential oils are natural and not artificial, meaning you’ll get a lovely genuine lavender plant smell. 50 hour burning time. Buy your candle from Amazon here.
La Jolié Muse – Vanilla Coconut
A twist on the classic vanilla candle, this is another great candle choice. The tin could also be re-used as a little trinket box too once the candle is finished. 45 hours burning time. Buy yours from Amazon here.
Honest – Pomegranate Noir
This luxury candle has hints of plum, pomegranate and fresh roses. They also suggest you ‘avoid using in windy areas’ in their care guide. Useful info ? Burn time 60 hours. Buy yours here.
Luscious Candles – Mixed Scents
A lovely gift idea that comes in a lovely gift box. The patterned tins are cute and again, perfect to be reused. Combined 120 hours burning time. Buy yours here from Amazon.
Yankee Candles – Clean Cotton
Whoop! Most Yankee Candles are vegan-friendly! You just have to avoid those with beeswax tapers, but the range I’ve linked here are vegan. Burn time 110-150 hours. Buy yours through Amazon here.
La Jolié Muse – Eucalyptus
This aromatherapy candle comes in a unique jar and as you get 105 burning hours, it’s great value for money. This brand has a number of soy candles so you can take a look and browse the varying designs and scents they have by clicking through to Amazon here.
Visibly Vegan – Lily & Bamboo
There’s six scents to pick from from Visibly Vegan and they’ve been approved by the Vegan Society. These candles are also hand-made in the UK, with the soya beans sourced from family run UK farms. 35 hours burning time. Buy yours from Amazon here.
Capri Blue – Volcano
This funky glass jar, with metal lid is a Capri Blue design, exclusive to Anthropologie. Scent is a fruity mixture. 85 hour burn time. Buy yours from Anthropologie here.
Vegan Bunny – Chai Latte
A lovely scent for winter, this hand-poured aromatherapy candle encourages happiness and comes in a lush tin. There are lots of interesting scents, including unicorn tears. Burning time 40 hours. Buy yours direct here.
Bolsius – Unscented
For those who may want an unscented candle, or are looking for tea light candles, this is the choice for you. This pack has 60 tea lights so should keep you going for a while! Buy yours from Greenbay here.
Newshome – Scented
Every candle is created from 100% soy wax and a blend of essential oils. There’s a lot of scents to choose from too! Buy yours from Newshome here.
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