Whether you're hosting a dinner party, taking a bubble bath, or just enjoying a quiet night in, lighting a candle is the perfect way to set the tone. And if you want to shop from a Black-owned business, there are tons of options to choose from. From sea-inspired scents to decorative designs, you can't go wrong with any of these great-smelling fragrances. And if you're not sure where to start, consider what type of scent, vessel style, and size will work best in your space to narrow down your choices.
Here, the best candles from Black-owned businesses.
Brown Girl Jane Warm Cashmere Candle
Size: 8 ounces | Wax Blend: Coconut and soy | Burn Time: 65 hours
Brown Girl Jane's Warm Cashmere candle is magical, with notes of mandarin, grapefruit, rose, musk, and amber that blend together to create a fresh, romantic scent. Brown Girl Jane's website says that the scent is "reminiscent of lingering afternoons on cashmere blankets during the blossoming vineyard summer," which sounds downright luxurious.
This candle comes in an 8-ounce vessel and is made with a coconut and soy wax blend. You can even choose to purchase either a monthly or bimonthly subscription, which will ensure you get a new Warm Cashmere candle on a regular basis.
FORVR Mood Matcha Business Candle
Size: 10 ounces | Wax Blend: Coconut soy | Burn Time: 65 hours
Whether you're decorating a home office or just want to start your morning on the right note, FORVR Mood's Matcha Business Candle will get the job done. Hazelnut coffee, almond milk, and honey are just a few of the familiar scents that make up this 10-ounce candle, which is made with a coconut soy wax blend. It comes in a matte green vessel that'll sit pretty on a nightstand or coffee table—once the candle burns through, you can even reuse it for little odds and ends.
Whether you're shopping for a loved one or just want to treat yourself, this candle arrives in a giftable box that's ready for any occasion. However, there's also an eco-friendly packaging option that'll save you a bit of money and packaging.
Cadence Candle Co. The Vibes Candle
Size: 9 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 40 hours
If you're looking to add some extra warmth to your space, you'll appreciate Cadence Candle Co.'s The Vibes Candle. This fragrance blends notes of almond blossom, amber, and musk for a floral fragrance you'll be happy to have in your home. The 9-ounce candle is made with a soy wax and hand-poured into a minimal white ceramic vessel that's recyclable. It's made without parabens, phthalates, and toxins, and has a 40-hour burn time.
Serenity Scent Co. Mango & Coconut Milk Candle
Size: 9 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 40+ hours
Looking for something more tropical? Etsy shop Serenity Scent Co. has you covered with the Mango & Coconut Milk candle, which has notes of pineapple, orange, mango, peach, and coconut milk. The fruity blend is sure to put you in an island state of mind, even (and especially) if it's the dead of winter. You can choose between either a 4-ounce or 9-ounce option, both of which come in a clear glass jar that's perfect for reusing.
Harlem Candle Co. Ellington Nightclub Map of Harlem Candle
Size: 12 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 80 hours
For a candle that'll transport you back in time, you can't go wrong with Harlem Candle Co.'s Ellington Candle. The 12-ounce candle is inspired by Harlem legend Duke Ellington and includes notes of bergamot, cinnamon, and clary sage, amongst others, that evoke a sense of the past.
One of the most notable details is the decorative vessel, which features a vintage map of Harlem. The candle, which has an impressive 80-hour burn time, is packaged in a luxe box as well, making it easy to gift for any occasion.
Twisted Honey Candles Goji Berry + Hemp Candle
Size: 13 ounces | Wax Blend: Coconut | Burn Time: 80-100 hours
This long-lasting candle from Etsy shop Twisted Honey Candles is great if you're someone who likes to have a candle lit at all times. Notes include pear nectar, red goji berries, smokey woods, and charred hemp, resulting in a sophisticated scent profile that you'll want to light for both everyday and special occasions. Plus, the wood wick and muted green vessel make this candle pretty enough to be a part of your décor.
Alexandra Winbush Sunday in Brooklyn Candle
Size: 8 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 70 hours
Alexandra Winbush's most popular candle is the frequently sold out September Sixth scent, but that's not the only candle you should shop from the creator. For relaxing vibes, check out the Sunday in Brooklyn candle, which combines lemongrass and wild basil for a fresh and invigorating scent. It has an impressive burn time of 70 minutes and comes in a minimal white vessel that'll look good wherever you place it. Light it while you sip brand's Lemongrass Ginger tea, and you have all the makings of a breezy Sunday afternoon.
Redoux 529 Candle
Size: 9 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 40-50 hours
Redoux's popular 529 candle is a best-seller that tends to sell out fast, so you'll want to get it while you can. With notes of sandalwood, orange blossom, ginger, amber, and saffron, this candle "smells like summer mischief on the fire escape," according to Redoux. If you're missing summertime or just looking for an invigorating yet luscious scent, this is the one for you. Plus, each purchase comes with a complementary matchbox.
Ignite Your Peace Ignite Joy Candle
Size: 8 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 50 hours
On the hunt for little things to help spark joy? The aptly-named Ignite Joy candle might be just what you need. Designed with self care in mind, this candle has notes of cypress, bayberry, honeysuckle, and jasmine—a sweet-smelling blend that'll help you relax and take a breather. And if you're looking for more options, Ignite Your Peace has a few other zen-inspired candles to choose from, including Ignite Balance, Affirm Abundance, and more.
Posh Candle Co. Dear Book Hoarder Candle
Size: 8 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 45-55 hours
Calling all bibliophiles—the Dear Book Hoarder candle from Posh Candle Co. is for you. Meant to evoke the scent of "vintage paperbacks and leather bound books," this candle is the perfect way to set the mood before diving into a book-reading binge. Notes include lemon zest and patchouli, and the wax color is a soft brown that gives major old school library vibes.
228 Grant Street Candle Co. Meyer Lemon + Lavender Candle
Size: 9 ounces | Wax Blend: Vegetable | Burn Time: 60 hours
If you lean towards fresher scents, 228 Grant Street Candle Co.'s Meyer Lemon + Lavender Candle will make a great addition to your home. The candle blends notes of orange, tangerine, and lemon, amongst others, for a light citrus scent that's perfect for a kitchen or powder room.
The candle is 9 ounces and is made with vegetable wax for a clean burn. It's hand-poured into an amber-colored glass as well, which can be repurposed once the candle burns through.
Peacesake Candles & Co. Midnight Amber Candle
Size: 14 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 55-60 hours
Whether you're hosting a dinner party or just want to unwind, a scented candle that evokes coziness is sure to create an inviting atmosphere. Take Peacesake's Midnight Amber candle, which has hints of amber, vanilla, musk, and sandalwood.
The Midnight Amber candle is 14 ounces and has a burn time of up to 60 hours. No matter what occasion you're lighting it for, you'll appreciate the candle's minimal glass vessel that will sit pretty wherever you place it.
Spoken Flames Sea Sea Me Candle
Size: 8.6 ounces | Wax Blend: Coconut | Burn Time: 55 hours
Spoken Flames' Sea Sea Me Candle is the perfect way to bring a vacation vibe right to your home. The candle features notes of sea salt, melon, and chamomile for a beachy blend that'll turn any space into the beach house of your dreams.
The candle is made with coconut wax and has a 55-hour burn time. And if you think you're just getting a candle with your purchase, think again—this candle has an AR-enabled design that'll activate a sea-inspired spoken word poem, making for a truly immersive candle lighting experience.
Hyde & Park Co. Black Tux Candle
Size: 9 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 50 hours
For a more sophisticated scent, consider Hyde & Park Co.'s Black Tux Candle. This candle is made to evoke the sexiness of wearing a black tuxedo, and is a great unisex option to have in your candle collection.
Black Tux blends notes of pear, pink pepper, orange blossom, licorice, and cedar, amongst others, that make for a bold scent. The 9-ounce candle is made with soy wax and has a 50-hour burn time as well, so you'll be able to get tons of use out of it. Plus, it's poured into a chic black vessel that will work well no matter what room you place it in.
Yasaf, Lit Aplomb Candle
Size: 11 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy, coconut | Burn Time: 50-70 hours
Yasaf, Lit's Aplomb is the type of candle that you'll make you feel like you're having a night on the town—in the comfort of your own home. Notes of blood orange, plum honey, and warming spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg, come together for a unique fragrance that evokes the feeling of enjoying your favorite cocktail.
The 11-ounce soy and coconut wax candle is hand-poured into a frosted matte vessel that you'll want to leave out on display. It has a wooden wick that offers a cleaner burn, as well as an accompanying lid—the brand even recommends extinguishing flames with the lid to prevent wick damage.
The Black Home Goddess Candle
Size: 12 ounces | Wax Blend: Coconut | Burn Time: 80 hours
If you want to channel your inner goddess, you can't go wrong with this scent by The Black Home. Notes of white tea, jasmine, and sandalwood are combined for an empowering fragramce that's designed to encourage positive thinking.
The 12-ounce candle is made with coconut wax and hand poured into a chic minimal black vessel that'll sit pretty in a home office, bedroom, or on a vanity. It has an 80-hour burn time as well, offering tons of good vibes in your space no matter where you light it.
Brownie Points Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes Candle
Size: Not listed | Wax Blend: Coconut | Burn Time: 40 hours
If you're looking for the perfect housewarming gift, Brownie Points' Don't Sit On My Bed In Your Outside Clothes Candle is a great option. The design makes a statement while filling your home with notes of lavender, bergamot, and dhania.
The candle has a 40-hour burn time and is made with coconut wax and a cotton wick. No matter who you're shopping for, the lucky recipient is sure to appreciate the sentiment, which is boldly written on the candle's minimal glass vessel.
Copper Wings Candle Co. Ooh La Latte Candle
Size: 8-12 ounces | Wax Blend: Coconut | Burn Time: 40 hours
Coffee drinkers will love Copper Wings Candle Co.'s Ooh La Latte scent. Just as the name suggests, the candle smells like a latte and will transform your home into your favorite coffee shop every time you light it.
The candle is offered in two sizes—8 or 12 ounces. Each is poured into a minimal jar and includes a silver lid that makes storing it between uses easy. Regardless of which size you choose, you'll be able to fill your home with notes of vanilla and coffee that'll start your day just right.
KSM Candle Co. Black Currant Tea Candle
Size: 12 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: Not listed
KSM Candle Co. is a Baltimore-based shop that not only sells candles and home goods, but also holds candle-making workshops. The brand's 12-ounce candles come in a whopping 50 different scents, so you're pretty much guaranteed to find one you love, whether you prefer floral, fruity, or earthy. Not sure where to start? Check out the Black Currant Tea candle, which has notes of citrus, jasmine, black currant, amber, and black tea for a fresh and totally alluring scent profile.
Pozē Candle Co. Sonoma Candle
Size: 10 ounces | Wax Blend: Soy | Burn Time: 50 hours
Pozē Candles specializes in wooden-wick candles that offer a clean burn and a crackling effect, which is perfectly suited to the woodsy Sonoma candle. With notes of mahogany, cedarwood, oak, lavender, and geranium, this rich yet delicate scent has a luxe vibe that'll totally elevate the space it's lit in. Plus, the minimal glass vessel is ideal for reusing once the candle's done.
Why Trust MyDomaine?
Jamie Weissman is a commerce editor for MyDomaine. From travel-inspired scents to romantic fragrances and beyond, she's covered a variety of candle categories and knows what makes a great candle. To make this list, she considered each pick's burn time, scent, and wax blend, as well as the vessel it's poured into.