Ever dipped those toes into the world of soy candles? Well, don’t — it would probably burn.
All jokes aside, if you’re new to the idea of soy candles, maybe you’d be surprised to learn that burning these babies is one of the best ways to waft gorgeous scents around your home in 2020. Considering they’re made from 100% renewable resources, soy candles promote green living in a way regular candles don’t, since most non-soy alternatives are made with petroleum-based paraffin wax. Not only are there green advantages to burning soy, but they’re naturally longer lasting than a regular candle and provide less soot since they burn cleaner. Soy naturally also holds scent incredibly effectively and lessens the need to use additives or chemical amplifiers than might allow nasty inhalants throughout your home.
While you might think you’re set in stone with the candle section at Bed, Bath & Beyond, soy candles are a worthy substitute. Looking to make the switch? Check out some of the best soy candles to shop for below.
1. Homesick Candles
Whether you’re missing home or reminiscing over your favorite vacation spot, Homesick Candles is the solution. By bringing your most cherished places to you even when you’re not there, these soy candles are individually made to replicate the feel and scent of various states and cities. Each candle is hand-poured in the United States with a soy wax blend and 100% organic cotton wicks to create a long-lasting, delicious burn. These also act as excellent gifts to friends and family that live a bit farther from you. Meaning if mom lives in South Carolina and you’re in the Big Apple, gift her a New York City candle next time you see her so she has a little piece of you even when you’re not with her.
2. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Scented Soy Aromatherapy Candle
Made from a mix of both soy and vegetable wax, Mrs. Meyer’s aromatherapy candles are a great dual-wax option that have a very clean smell. All of the candles are overwhelming in a good way, meaning one burn has the ability to make the entire room smell much cleaner than it probably is. Even after it stops burning, the aroma lasts longer than any alternative to instill a fresh feeling throughout the home. Each candle is poured to last for 25 hours and sit directly in a recycled glass candle jar, so it’s quite obvious Mrs. Meyer’s products have green-living directly in mind.
3. P.F. Candle Co. Amber & Moss Candle
Imagine an autumnal mountainous cabin escape at sunset. You’re indoors but you can still hear the water rush from the flowing river on the property, the audible breeze shakes red and yellow leaves on the trees in a slow yet almost consistent pattern. You’re laying on the couch, soaking in the last of the day’s sun that’s peering in through floor to ceiling windows as you watch dust particles float in the light. The smell you’re envisioning alongside this serenity? This calming amber & moss soy candle from P.F. Candle Co. Hand-poured into amber jars that glimmer for the golden hour, this candle is meant for those who love both the aromatic and aesthetic purposes candles have to offer. Light it up and disappear in a daydream.
4. Brooklyn Candle Studio Sunday Morning Minimalist Candle
Adam Levine said it best, “Sunday morning, rain is falling.” On those dreary Sunday mornings where you have no other plans but to lounge around the house all day as the rain hits your windowpane, light up this minimalist soy candle from Brooklyn Candle Studio. It’s made from 100% soy, burns clean and smells even cleaner. By giving us notes of pear and bergamot on top of aromas of jasmine and gardenia in a forest of amber trees, it’s a calming way to spend a chill day. And as the name might make you think, yes, each candle is made directly in Brooklyn, New york.
5. Snowe Pillow Talk Candle
Recreate post-love making conversations and subtle laughing whispers even if you’re hanging out in bed completely alone with this candle. Snowe’s Pillow Talk soy candle is a background type of candle that still plays an effective role to create a warm-feeling no matter where you are. The sleek, matte black holder gives the candle itself a shadowy, backdrop look to create a glowing ambiance for your at-home movie scene moment. Giving off aromas of sandalwood, ginger and lavender, this thought to be muted treat will really light up a room the way you want it to.
6. Good + Well Supply Co. Zion National Park Candle
Immerse yourself in redwood trees and unbelievable granite cliffs with the candle that’ll help take you there — even when you’re not even close. Good + Well’s Zion soy candle brings your favorite national park to you. By dressing the soy solution in a metal container that looks like that can of beans you roasted over an open fire while camping that one time, this candle fits the outdoorsy, camp aesthetic well. Each candle is hand-poured in Seattle in small batches, so grab yours now while supplies last. What does it smell like? Desert lavender, sage and dried herbs — the classic Zion trio.
7. Lulu Candles Pineapple Evergreen Soy Candle
Pineapple evergreen, you say? Why? Well, we’re not sure, but what we can tell you is that this is one of the best smelling candles our noses have ever encountered. By fusing two scents that otherwise make no sense together, Lulu Candles has done the unimaginable to create the pineapple pizza of candles. How the two aromas blend into one is shockingly surprising and smells deliciously reminiscent of that one Christmas in Hawaii your family did when you were six. One reviewer on Amazon even went as far as to call this soy surprise the “Romeo & Juliet” of candles since they complement each other in a way no one saw coming.
8. CoCo Benjamin Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Soy Candle
As fall is approaching, it’s time to get back into your favorite guilty pleasure: pumpkin. Although this soy candle ain’t no Starbs grande iced pumpkin spice latte (hold the whip), it comes pretty dang close. Made to smell exactly like those pumpkin pecan waffles you’ve literally never heard of or tasted but still know you’re going to like it due to your seasonal pumpkin obsession, this is a candle for all fall fans. For just under $17, this candle is one of the more affordable on the list — just make sure you don’t burn it too quickly, it’s gotta last you all season, my man.