Forget Bath and Body Works. Here Are 25 Black-Owned Candle Companies You Can Shop From Instead
25 Black-Owned Candle Companies
There is no better way to set the mood in your home than to burn the perfect candle. Candles make me feel grown and sexy, and they make your home come alive!
I love smelly goods. Lotions, Perfume, Candles. Give ’em here! I typically shop the Bath and Body Works Candle day, but this year I feel it’s important to forgo Candle Day and shop some black-owned candle companies instead. You can, of course, shop both, but I’d love to see a Black-owned chain take off like B&BW, wouldn’t you?
The following shops sell more than just candles, many of them take it a step further by representing the culture with their fragrance and designs. There are a great number of Black-owned candle companies, however, I have listed 26 shops with a wide variety of candles that are guaranteed to help you set the perfect mood. Without further ado:
Via website – “My vision for my candle line was to create a place of warmth and comfort in people’s homes. I wanted to use my love for detail and handmade items to create something I can share with others.”
The Black Home
Via website – “Neffi Walker believes life should be designed beautifully and a beautiful life is one designed with intention. As a mother of five, business owner, and principal designer of The Black Home, Neffi Walker bridged the gap on family, creativity, and business in ways that are enviable. Her approach on life to highlight the overlooked or undervalued beauties can be mirrored in the way she approaches design.
Via website – “Creating luxury sensory experiences and teaching the importance of self-care of the mind, body, and soul. BLK Sunflower products are handmade with love using the highest quality ingredients from sustainable sources. We would be honored for you to make us a part of your self-care journey.”
JOE + Monroe
Via website – “Joe + Monroe provides eco-friendly, individually hand-poured luxury scented candles. A luxurious vegan blend of natural apricot and coconut wax, our candles are infused with essential oils sourced from all over the world.”
Three IV Seven (III IV VII)
Via website – “Naming the business ThreeIVSeven was a tribute to the borough that raised me. Any business sense I have come from living in the concrete jungle. The meaning of the numbers was just confirmation. Three: creative power, growth, completeness, IV: creation, balance, totality, and Seven: completeness, perfection.”
Via website – “Frères Branchiaux candles and home fragrances help savvy, eco-conscious consumers, beautify and enhance their environments with lush and unique fragrances that are vegan luxury.”
Via website – “At Akinahs Lleron, our goal is bigger than just providing a great product. All of our products are handcrafted with the intention of promoting self-care and ultimately, self-love. We’re adamant about providing the best because we know that’s what you deserve.”
Via website – “UNLAX Candles was born after I came to the realization that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness among us, meaning the inability to relax is really a common thing and others may need help as well! It was a candle’s flame that helped to soothe my soul, reduce stress, and increase my self-awareness. I would love for my candles to do the same for you!”
Harlem Candle Company
Via website – “Founded in 2014, The Harlem Candle Company was born in the home of travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson. So inspired by the fragrances she’s experienced in the 68 countries she visited, Teri desired to create a sensory experience that could take people on a journey to inspire creativity, joy and love. After making over a thousand candles in her kitchen, in less than one year, she collaborated with a world-renowned fragrance house, an expert chemist and fragrance industry veteran who have helped her grow the Harlem Candle Company into a global brand.”
Scent & Fire
Via website – “Dealing with the struggles of anxiety and depression, I burn candles to calm my environments, and to keep anxiety attacks at bay. I started searching for scents that would enhance my mood and started experimenting with candle making. I soon discovered the benefits of different scents, and decided to create my own scent blends. I wanted to create candles that would not only smell great, but would have a gentle touch on the environment by reducing our carbon footprint.”
Johanna Howard Home / Rose + Co
Palm Trees & 80 Degrees
Amethyst Soul Home
228 Grant Street Candle Co.
Via website – “Founded by Simóne J Banks, who was looking for a way to retreat and break free from external pressures, envisioned Sacred Space as a highly curated olfactory experience that would create a peaceful and loving environment in any space.”
Posh Candle Co.
Via website – “Our mission is to inspire women to be their authentic selves by using catchy phrases and statements that encourage a positive mindset, promote self-love, spark laughter, and offer an on-trend approach to the relaxing flicker of a candle flame.”
Via website – “At Southern Elegance, we work to remind everyone of our shared history and cultural experiences. Like many others, time spent with family and the joys we find in the simple things are our touchstones. With this in mind, we lovingly craft each scent and city combination to elicit a fond memory, to whisk you to a place of pure joy.”
The 125 Collection
Via website – “Our candles are sustainable, ecologically-sound & pesticide-free. No animal testing, phthalates, parabens, and sulfate-free,100% unbleached cotton wicks. Unparalleled fragrance integrity and we adhere to the highest quality & regulatory standards.”
South Central Candle Company
Via website – “South Central Candle Company is a Los Angeles based black woman-owned business. Our candles are made from fully refined paraffin wax, which has the highest quality to ensure the lowest sooting. The lead-free wicks are cotton based and long burning.”
Bright Black Candles
Via website – “Our company uses scent as a medium and candles as a platform for sharing positive narratives about Blackness.”
Copper Wings Candle Co.
Via website – “A clean, healthy lifestyle is what the creator of Copper Wings Candle Co. strives for and so a non-toxic candle made with better elements than those of your favorite candle companies on the market is what she created.”
Please share your favorite Black-Owned Candle Company below!
Hi Lisa! Happy holidays! Thank you so much for this list; it’s a pleasure to support black owned enterprises. My friend just launched a stunning line of candles as well. How can she register with you as a black owned business? I would love for her to be affiliated with this amazing list of entrepreneurs.
JUST leave the link to her company down below. I’ll update the list
Hello Lisa! So excited to find this list from Pinterest. I recognize a few of the names on this list and would love to be included as well, our brand is 1133 Candles.