46 Black-owned Candle Brands Across the US

December 16, 2021 15 min read

46 Black-owned Candle Brands Across the US

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them is suffering mental distress for a long time. You know what? Candles could be a great choice to relieve your stress. Have you ever heard about the benefit of candles?

"It is scientifically proven that scented candles can play an essential role in the physiological effects of mood, stress, working capacity, and overall mental health,"

Chryssa Chalkia, an accredited clinical integrative psychotherapist and cognitive behavioral therapist.

Candle is not only a gift for yourself, but also great Christmas presents for your beloved family and friends. I have a long list of Black-owned candle company recommended for you. Take a tour with me.

*Note: 🕯 = $

The Koop (Brooklyn, New York)

📬 41 Schermerhorn Street #1116Brooklyn, New York 11201

Started as a solo peace-project, The Koop is now lead by Kristin Balgar and her mom, Eleanor. As a black immigrant owned business, The Koop is on a mission to do more than just create candles. Already having donated over 🕯2,500 to various #BlackLivesMatters charities-The Koop is dedicated to giving back to the community and helping immigrant families come together.

All candles in The Koop are handcrafted. They now have different collections which are suitable for different seasons.

Price range: 🕯23-🕯39

Recommended items: Bubble Bath | Coconut & Sandalwood

Source: Instagram

Blk Sunflower

📬 10828 Gravelly Lake drive sw Suite 110 Lakewood, WA, them 98499

At Blk Sunflower, their products are handmade with love using the highest quality ingredients from sustainable sources. They would like create luxury sensory experiences and teach the importance of self-care of the mind, body and soul. Their products are 9oz Candles with over 75 hours burn time. They are vegan and cruelty free which are made by customizing coconut-soy wax blend, phthalate free fragrances, unbleached lead free wicks and exclusively curated scents.

Price range: 🕯19.99 - 🕯36

Recommended items: Blk Sunflower Tall Dark & Handsome Candle

Source: Instagram

Frères Branchiaux Candle Co.

📬 4413 Southern Business Park Dr, Ste 33 White Plains Maryland, 20695 United States

Frères Branchiaux Candle Co. is a home fragrance company based in the Washington, DC Metro area created and managed by 3 brothers, Collin (15), Ryan (12), and Austin Gill (10). Using soy and coconut wax, the Gill brothers design scent experiences that are unique and one of a kind.  The candles are hand poured in small batches, hand packaged, and curated with care in the Frères Branchiaux warehouse.  The brothers have also added accessories such as room sprays, diffusers, bath salts, candle snuffers, and wick cutters.

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.   

Their motto is Smell It, Light It, Love It!

Price range: 🕯25-🕯50

Recommended items: This Woman's Work Candle

Source: Instagram

Coolgirl Thebrand

Coolgirl Thebrand is new brand owned by Stasi R. They offer cozy indulgences to elevate your lifestyle and encourage self-care, through handcrafted products made with intention. All candles are made by 100% soy wax and natural cotton wicks. They have offered 9oz, 6oz versions and travel size too.

Price range: 🕯15 - 🕯34

Source: Instagram

Alexandra Winbush

When you're ready to unwind they want to do the hard work for you. We've picked out the best candle scents, the most delectable teas, and perfectly curated playlists. You just sit back and light, sip, and play.

Price range: 🕯15 - 🕯40

Recommended items: September Sixth Candle

Source: Instagram

Moods By Yemmie

Toxin-free, handmade, candles designed with perfume grade fragrances and wooden wicks. Each candle is hand poured in Brooklyn, made with sustainable, paraben-free & phthalate-free ingredients - good for you and the environment.

At Moods by Yemmie, they have special item which is massage candle which you could enjoy the scent by lightnighting the candle and massage your body with the melting candle wax. They also have diffusers and other accessories.

Price range: 🕯20 - 🕯70

Recommended items: Massage Candle (You can use candle wax to massage your body)

Source: Instagram

Spoken Flames

Each Spoken Flames candle offers a multisensory experience that engages your senses of sound, sight, smell, and mind. Hear a soft-crackle from their wooden wicks. See a golden shimmer in their signature candle wax blend. Smell their clean & curated scents. Feel affirmed by each candle message—which even comes to life via augmented reality (AR).

Price range: 🕯34


Recommended items: Light It into Existence, Fearless

Source: Instagram

Copper Wings Candle Co.

📬 Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

At Copper Wings Candle Co., their candles are made with essential oils and coconut wax. Each scent is made in small batches of about 15 and hand poured with love and kindness in hopes to create a cleaner environment for the candle lover in all of us

Price range: 🕯25 - 🕯50

Olphactory Candles

📬 Dallas, Texas

A luxury candle company specializing in the art of scent, paired with the art of jazz.

Price range: From 🕯34

Recommended items: Olphactory Candles Cole’s Trane

Source: Instagram

Bright Black

📬 Durham, North Carolina.

“At Bright Black, their goal is to pay tribute to Black greatness, one beautifully crafted candle at a time. they believe that handcrafting is a sacred process and they infuse every product with positive intentions. they settle for nothing short of Black excellence and strive to push the depths of what scent storytelling could and should be. Their studio is proudly based in Durham, NC.”

Price range: From 🕯30

Recommended items: Bright Black Kingston

Source: Instagram

The Black Home

📬 7 William St Newark, Nj 07102

The Black Home Candles are now housed in a premium weighted black glass vessel with 12 oz of vegan coconut soy wax with a new burn time of 80+ hours. They are made with a 100% renewable, eco-friendly soy coconut wax blend. Hand-poured in NYC, their  candles are formulated without toxic paraffins and pthalates to avoid toxic carcinogens when burning.

Price range: From 🕯68

Recommended items: The Black Home Aphrodite Candle

Source: Instagram

Johanna Howard Home

📬 15 Gardiner Place, Montclair, NJ 07042

Created by 14-year-old maker Rose Powell, every Rose + Co. candle is hand-poured from a vegan blend of coconut and soy wax.  They use lead-free cotton wicks and premium phthalate-free fragrance and essential oils to create a sustainable, long-burning, wonderful smelling candle.

Price range: Only 🕯28 for 8oz

Recommended items: On Point

Harlem Candle Company

The Harlem Candle Company is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem. Founded in 2014 by travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson, the Harlem Candle Company is the manifestation of her love affair with fragrance, jazz, and Harlem.

They also sell diffuser, room spray, gift box and other accessories. Their candles are in big size of 12oz with over 80 hours of burn time.

Price range: From 🕯30

Recommended items: Langston Luxury Candle

Marie Burgos Collection

A beautiful scented candle presented in a unique handmade artisan ceramic jar. Infused with the finest botanical fragrance oils. their premium candles are poured into luxury handmade artisan ceramic and are made with a blend of premium, natural Soy & Bee waxes finished with the highest quality wood wicks.

Price range: 🕯59 - 🕯119

Recommended items: Maruzia Candle

Laguna Candles

Laguna Candles is a women-owned, family run business founded by Sharie Hendricks, a passionate candle lover and entrepreneur. In the year 2003 Sharie conceived Laguna Candles, which is located in the beautiful coastal community of Laguna Beach, California. Laguna Candles utilizes a proprietary coconut oil, wax blend and all candles are lovingly, hand-poured, and hand-crafted in the Laguna Beach, California Facility. their candles are sustainable, ecologically-sound & pesticide-free.  No animal testing, Phthalates, parabens, and sulfate free, 100% unbleached cotton wicks. Unparalleled fragrance integrity, and they adhere to the highest quality & regulatory standards.

Price range: 🕯18 - 🕯350

Source: Instagram

228 Grant Street Candle Co.

📬 1 N Haven Street, Suite B002 Baltimore, MD, them 21224

The scent collection features scents for every mood and every season. Their curated fragrance profiles are inspired by nature and travel. They feature several familiar combinations like Amber + Sandalwood, Ginger + Lime but also several other alluring combinations that will take you by surprise like customer favorites Coconut & Bergamot, Cedar and Vanilla and Wild Blackberry + Absinthe.

Price range: 🕯12 - 🕯34

Recommended items: Botanical Garden | Amber Jar

Source: Instagram

Joe + Monroe

📬 Houston, TX

Joe + Monroe candles are individually hand poured and made with a luxurious vegan blend of natural apricot and coconut wax. their candles are infused with essential oils that are sourced from all over the world. Providing an environmentally clean burn, their candles are gluten free, toxin free, paraben free, phthalate free.

Price range: 🕯42

Source: Instagram

Antik Lakay

“Antik Lakay is a minimal & zen home wellness brand focusing on enhancing the wellness experience. they use a high quality of coconut and soy blend paired with subtle fragrances to create beautiful candles. they truly hope their products will allow you to create your own zen space in the comfort of your home.

Our aesthetic is simple and minimal to fit into all home décor styles, as well as providing a zen and peaceful mood. Light a candle, sip some wine or drink some tea, to give you the perfect weekend treat!”

Price range: From 🕯24

Recommended items: Growth

Source: Instagram


ReBourne is founded by Erin C. following a burn accident in 2016. All of the candles use cotton wicks (which are easier to maintain than wooden wicks) and natural soy wax, and promise a burn time of 40 to 50 hours.

Price range: 🕯21.5

Recommended items: Citron + Mandarin Scented Candle

Source: Instagram

La Boticá Studios

La Boticá Studios is a conceptual brand and niche fragrance house providing curated, luxury, and sustainable products for the intentional self-care ritual. Their ingredients give reverence to the earth to preserve the beauty of nature.

Price range: 🕯78

Recommended items: Casablanca Candle

Source: Instagram

Predominantly Black Candle Haus

Originating in 2019, A Predominantly Black Candle Haus is a handmade home and body fragrance house located in Los Angeles, California.

Owner + Creator + Mother Maker Mya Sinquefield is a self-taught maker. She expands her knowledge with continuous research, reading, and experimentations. Currently enrolled in the Herbal Academy, she is studying perfumery, emulsifiers, and preservatives in skincare, and herbal formulations.

At PB, they try their best to focus on the soothing, healing, and guilt-free elements that natural body care and candles can provide while keeping in mind longevity and shelf life expectancy.

Price range: From 🕯20

Recommended items: A Subtle Candle

Source: Instagram


Skin-care brand Gilded also makes eye-catching candles that are meant to be refilled or otherwise repurposed. The brand currently sells three marbled candles in black, white carrera, and pink, which can be filled with the scent of your choice, from lavender to fig.

Price range: 🕯88

Recommended items: Pink Onyx Marble Candle

Source: Instagram

Isle Of Wax

Made in Brooklyn. 100% Caribbean. Black owned. Their tropical scented candles in raw coconut shells are perfectly hand-crafted to bring the Caribbean experience to your home, wherever you are.

Price range: From 🕯20.16

Recommended items: St. Lucia

Source: Instagram

Glo Through It

Glo Through It is a line of handcrafted soy candles & natural beauty products. The brand nurtures self-growth through positive self-care rituals.

Price range: 🕯18 - 🕯40

Recommended items: Comfort

Source: Instagram

Good Day Scents

Good Day Scents Candle Co. is a candle company based in Washington, DC. Their hand made soy candles are sold in person at select pop-ups and exclusively online.

Price range: 🕯30

Recommended items: Black Love

Source: Instagram

Shop Treble And Flame

“Treble and Flame Candle Company strives to provide high quality hand poured 100% soy candles with scents reminiscent of the greatest songs of their  time. their  goal is to provide their  customers with a multisensory experience each time their  candles are lit”.

Price range: From 🕯13

Recommended items: Zulu

House Of 40

In the House of 40 they provide fragrance candles which are made with 100% natural soy wax, 100% cotton wicks, infused with essential oils for an aromatic escape. All natural Soy wax candles have a much cleaner burn, no black soot or bad chemicals. No toxins, carcinogens or pollutants are in their soy candles. their products are handmade in New York with only the highest quality ingredients, finished in a beautiful box gift wrapped black and white ribbon for your pleasure.

Price range: 🕯25

Recommended items: Blossom

Source: Instagram

Website: https://houseof40.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houseof40ny/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/houseof40ny/

The 125 Collection

The 125 Collection is a luxury quote candle brand born in Harlem, NY. Constantly inspired by New York City and pop culture, their candles are designed to empower, inspire and entertain. they create and select their quotes with life's moments in mind, to produce relatable luxury candles. Express yourself and be heard by lighting one of their incredibly fragrant candles.

Price range: 38🕯

Recommended items: Black Girl Magic

Source: Instagram

Website: https://the125collection.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/the125collection
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the125collection/

Marie Hunter Beauty

📬 2317 International Lane, Suite 206 Madison, Wisconsin 53704

We are also a certified Earth Positive Business. Your purchases support projects that not only plant trees, prevent or sequester carbon and plastic but also have a long term positive social impact. they are proud to have you with them on this journey to make their world more sustainable. See their impact here.

Price range: 🕯24 - 🕯76

Recommended items: Prosecco Signature Candle

Source: Instagram

Website: https://www.mariehunterbeauty.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariehunterbeauty
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariehunterbeauty/

Cavo Candles

Soy, Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly Good Smells

Price range: 🕯24

Recommended items: "After A Good Cry" Candle

Source: Instagram

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shop.cavo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shop.cavo/

Sensual Candle Co.

The ritual was simple: run a bath, turn on a soothing playlist, and light a candle. During this routine, they fell in love with candles' soft glow, dancing flames, and their ability to bring you present and put you in a meditative state for relaxation. This ritual also shed light on the importance of connecting back to self and how their senses can aid them in this connection. To be sensual is to be in touch with your surroundings. To be present. To be alive.

Price range: 🕯36 - 🕯42

Recommended items: Shai Sensual Candle

Source: Instagram

Website: https://www.sensualcandle.co/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sensua1candleco
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sensualcandleco/

Forvr Mood

As Black women, we’re used to being called strong. At FORVR Mood, we’re changing the narrative. Black women deserve more than perseverance and strength. Black women don’t always have to be strong. Black women deserve self-care. Black women deserve luxury. Black women deserve to be spoiled. Black women deserve. they want to give you the products to live this new narrative out loud. they want to bring you self-care. they want to bring you luxury. they want to spoil you.

Price range: 🕯35 - 🕯65

Recommended items: To Live & Pine 18oz Candle

Source: Instagram

Website: https://forvrmood.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/forvrmood/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forvrmood/

Harlem Candle Company

 The Harlem Candle Company is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem. Founded in 2014 by travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson, the Harlem Candle Company is the manifestation of her love affair with fragrance, jazz, and Harlem.

Price range: 🕯17 - 🕯65

Recommended items: "Ellington" Luxury Candle

Source: Instagram 

Website: https://www.harlemcandlecompany.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarlemCandleCompany/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harlemcandlecompany/

Pretty Honest Shop

Soy candles that don't suck. All are natural soy candles. Handmade. Vegan. Clean burning.

Price range: 12🕯 -> 65🕯

Recommended items: Eucalyptus Spearmint Soy Candle

Source: Instagram

Website: http://www.prettyhonestshop.com/
Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/prettyhonestshop/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/prettyhonestshop/


All Candlessentials candles are handmade with love in the heart of Los Angeles, California without the use of animal products or additives. they use coconut wax is used in combination with high-quality fragrances infused with essential oils. Conscious effort is placed on the design elements and creation of each candle, ultimately delivering an eco-friendly enjoyable product.

Price range: 🕯32

Recommended items: Flora

Source: Instagram

Website: http://www.candlessentials.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Candlessentials/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candlessentials/

Colossal Candles Company

Will & Anjelica were married in April of 2020 and have always loved burning candles while they were dating. They decided to create a large and fragrant line of candles that their friends and family could enjoy. Now it's available to you, as well!

Price range: 🕯150 - 🕯168

Recommended items: Giant Holiday Pine Scented Candle- 180 ounces

Source: Instagram

Website: https://www.colossalcandles.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colossalcandleco/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colossalcandleshop/

Ignite Your Peace

Ignite Your Peace produces 100% natural soy candles. their goal is to awaken your senses and ignite peace in your daily life! With peace of mind, you have free reign to create whatever reality brings you closer to your purpose!

Price range: 🕯16 - 🕯26

Recommended items: Divinely Protected

Source: Instagram

Website: http://igniteyourpeace.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/igniteyourpeace/ 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/igniteyourpeace/

One Eleven Candles

One Eleven Candles is a candle company based in Pickerington, Ohio. It is their mission to bring their customers quality, delicious smelling candles, that also have a higher purpose. they specialize in a unique style of candle, which marries a one-of-a-kind blend of oils with crystals. Each candle was formulated to attract specific energies and intentions.

Price range:  🕯11 - 🕯30

Recommended items: Full Moon Candle - Worm Moon

Source: Instagram

Website: http://www.oneelevencandles.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OneElevenCandles/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneelevencandles/

Terra Mater Studio

100% soy wax candles & personalized gifts handcrafted in small batches.

Price range: 🕯22 - 🕯26

Recommended items: Smells Like It’s Time for A Change Candle

Source: Instagram

Website: www.terramaterstudio.etsy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerraMaterStudio/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terramaterstudio/

Jay & Lynn Co

Hand poured in small batches with hustling, move making, and risk-taking adults in mind. Jay & Lynn Co is a woman led, black-owned candle company that recognizes that the power of smell is unmatched, much like your hustle.

Price range:  🕯6.50 - 🕯17

Recommended items: Angles Premium Soy Candle

Source: Instagram

Website: http://jayandlynnco.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JayAndLynnCo/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayandlynnco/

Dorothy B & Co.

We are Dorothy B & Co. We're a soy candle company in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. their mission is to create luxury candles you can afford to have. they focus on small batch production, fun designs, and using the best ingredients. Their captivating candles are made using 100% soy wax derived from American-grown soy beans for an eco- friendly, clean burn. No additives at all! their mission at Dorothy B & Co. is to provide the full sensory experience—from the creative designs to the warm candlelight and delicate aromas that fill a room. So, go ahead, light one up!

Price range: 🕯8 - 🕯25

Recommended items: Limited Edition

Source: Instagram

Website: http://dorothybco.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dorothybco
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dorothybco/


📬 8549 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1094 Beverly Hills CA 90211

 At Aromaology they use only high-quality natural ingredients and follow high standards of ingredient selection, formulation and manufacturing. Sourced from nature, Aromaology products re developed by processes that retain the strength and purity of natural ingredients. Quality natural and raw materials extracted from plants and minerals combined with essential essences and premium oils and mixed entirely by hand. These ingredients are formulated together with love to provide beautifully aromatic bath, body and home fragrance products that are effective, easy and pleasant to use.

Price range: 🕯25

Recommended items: Mahogany Teak Soy Candle

Source: Instagram

Website:  http://daisysaromaology.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aromaology/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aromaology/

Winding Wick Candles

Winding Wick offers unique candles that you can't find anywhere else. Each candle is handcrafted in Dallas, TX.

Price range: 🕯16 - 🕯31

Recommended items: Strawberry Shortcake Candle 11oz

Source: Facebook

Website: https://windingwickcandles.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/windingwickcandles
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/windingwickcandles/


All items are made with high-end clean fragrance oil and 100% pure soy wax with cotton braided wicks. My products will never contain any carcinogens or lead wicks that can be found in store-bought candles. They are produced in small batches to ensure the best quality.

Price range: 🕯10

Recommended items: Sweater Weather | Frosted Juniper, Cinnamon & Cashmere Plum

Source: Instagram

Website: http://www.vibesbylo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vibesbylo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vibes_bylo/


📬 5900 Balcones Dr, Suite 100 Austin, TX 78731

Petty Candle Co was born out of my love for candles and my crazy sense of humor! Candles don't have to be boring, so why not have fun while enjoying an amazing scent at the same time? My goal when I started making candles was to make candles that make people smile, smirk, giggle and maybe even clutch their pearls, but most of all keep coming back for the amazing scent! All of my candles are custom blended scents that you won't find anywhere else and made with premium phthalate-free fragrances, lead-free and unbleached cotton wicks, and a sprinkle of petty humor.

Price range: 🕯17

Recommended items: What The F*ck Is That Smell

Source: Instagram  

Natural Anni Essential

Our candles are handmade with good vibes! their candles are scented with oil blends that are 100% vegan, 100% eco-friendly, and 100% recyclable. The oils are never diluted, so each has a strong concentrated aroma that doesn't disappear when burned in a candle. Their candles are hand-poured into a beautiful reusable amber glass container with a gold lid. Made with all-natural soy wax and ECO wicks which are free from lead and zinc.

Price range: 🕯17 - 🕯28

Recommended items: Be the Change: Coconut Bamboo Scented Soy Candle

Source: Instagram

Website: http://naturalannieessentials.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaturalAnnieEssentials
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naturalannieessentials/

All products from Black-owned candle brands above are great Christmas gift ideas, aren’t they? Good-smelling candles with luxury packaging and different meaningful messages could bring the optimism and the joyment for the receiver.

Can’t wait to grab it? Pick a brand and order good-smelling candles now.

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