7 Black-Owned Candle Companies to Shop This Month

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Amora Design Studio Resilient Plum Intention Candle
Courtesy of Amora Design Studio

A few quality candles can instantly enhance the ambiance of your space. Whether you want to captivate guests with a clean, fresh scent or wind down at the end of a long day with a relaxing aroma, consider these Black-owned candle companies. We've rounded up some of our favorite hand-poured candles made with natural ingredients like soy and apricot crème wax.

You'll want to stock up on these scented candles—they make heartfelt hostess gifts and pretty just-because presents. Here are seven Black-owned candle brands to support today.

Kery Kay Candle Company Enjoy the Little Things

Enjoy the Little Things

Kery Kay Candle Co

Kery Kay Candle Company is a Black-owned brand known for its DIY candle-making workshops, linen sprays, and 8-ounce custom jar candles. Positive messages like "Always look on the Bright Side" and "I Can and I will" are printed on each candle. Each candle is made from kosher soy wax and essential oils.

Perry Boyce Clean + Slate

Clean + Slate

Perry Boyce

Brooklyn-born Tracey Boyce founded Perry Boyce to offer luxury home products, including room sprays, bath salts, and soy candles, at affordable prices. Each candle is made in Brooklyn. Choose from scents like Coffee + Break, Amaretto + Chai, and Amber + Wood. Once lit, the 100% natural 9-ounce candle will burn for up to 40 hours.

Cantrip Candles A Walk in the Woods Scented Candle

A Walk in the Woods Scented Candle

Cantrip Candles

If you are or know an avid gamer, then the evolution of Cantrip Candles is a great story. The Black-owned candle company was started by Christoff Visscher after he realized the candles he had at home didn't put off enough scent during game nights. Today, each Cantrip candle is hand-poured in small batches. Choose from simple but beautifully packaged soy wax varieties with names like The Library with parchment and wood notes and A Walk in the Woods with scents of pine and sandalwood.

Lamar Denon Finest Man Scented Candle

Lamar Denon Finest Man Scented Candle

Lamar Denon

Founded in 2019 by L.A. native Tadara Smith, Lamar Denon aims to make men's products more inclusive. The brand specializes in home fragrance products and body care. Choose from playful candle names like Luxuriant Linen with scents of cotton and amber, and Finest Man Alive with notes of musk and vanilla.

Buy It: Finest Man Alive Candle ($65, Lamar Denon Luxury Home Goods + Body Care)

Amora Design Studio

candle with flowers
Courtesy of Amora Design Studio

Kamari Brownlow drew inspiration for founding Amora Design Studio from her local brunch group–Brown Skin Brunchin'. One of the brand's most popular candles, Brunch Vibes Only, is a nod to the group. The candle has notes of citrus and champagne. Choose from other fun scents like Resilient Plum, Namaste, and Weekend Oasis, all of which are hand-poured, sustainable, non-toxic, and phthalate-free.

Buy It: Intention Candle with Crystals ($40, Amora Design Studio)

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