We are in the golden age of online shopping and that includes candles. I love to buy candles online. Not only is shopping online just more convenient, but some of us don’t have any other choice.
Not unless we want to take a drive somewhere that actually sells candles.
I don’t know about you, but the mall near my house closed and that has seriously limited my options for buying candles. So I have embraced online shopping for just about everything these days.
Let’s take a look at some of the best places to buy candles online!
Where To Buy Candles Online
These are some of the places I have used to buy candles online. With more companies and more businesses offering free shipping along with the convenience of shopping from home they are worth taking a look at.
Let’s face it, most of us already have Amazon Prime, and Amazon sells literally everything. At this point, you can find nearly every product imaginable in every brand imaginable.
In addition, If they have the brands you love with free shipping and two-day delivery then why not?
I like to shop on Etsy mostly because I know I am dealing with small candle makers and hand-poured candles the majority of the time. When you shop on Etsy you are supporting small businesses.
I must add, this is my choice for buying handcrafted items. I ordered two “candle boxes” on Etsy just a few days ago that should arrive at any time!
Amara has over 300 of the leading brands, interior inspiration, and the latest home trends, but more importantly Amara has a great selection of candles.
They have novelty candles, luxury candles and quality scented candles.
Amazon Handmade is something that you might not be aware of, it is still Amazon but it features all handcrafted goods. Goods such as jewelry, candles, clothing, handbags, and accessories. However, you get all of that backed by Amazon.
You can even find some of these handmade goods backed by Amazon Primes free two-day delivery. What is not to like?
The Best Candle Brands Online
While you can find many of these candles on Amazon you can also support them by buying candles directly from their websites.
If you like and enjoy any of these brands then buying them directly off of their website is the right thing to do.
These are some of the best candle brands that you can find online.
P.F. Candle Co was started in 2008 as a one-woman operation in Southern California and believes in making vegan, cruelty-free candles with soy wax that is 100% domestically grown.
Paddywax employs over 150 candle makers in Nashville Tennessee and every candle is intentionally designed so that you will want to keep the candle container even after the candle is gone.
MALIN+GOETZ makes all of its products in New York City and believes in never testing on animals, limiting its carbon footprint, using all-natural ingredients, and striving toward more sustainable practices.
Harlem Candle Co was founded in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem by Teri Johnson in 2014 as the manifestation of her love of fragrance, jazz, and Harlem. Each luxury candle is handcrafted with a soy vegetable wax blend.
Homesick was founded as a fragrance and lifestyle brand with the goal of bringing joy and helping you feel closer to the people, places, and moments that matter the most.
Dorothy B & Co is a soy candle company located in Brooklyn, New York. They focus on small-batch production, fun designs, and the best ingredients. They have the mission of creating affordable luxury candles.
Evil Queen is a female-owned and operated candle company in Los Angeles, California that makes candles with attitude. They are vegan, non-toxic, 100% soy wax, and handmade in Los Angeles.
Otherland founded by Abigail Cook Stone, a former purchaser for Ralph Lauren, brings art, design, and fragrance to your home. The candles are made in the USA with a coconut and soy wax blend and 100% cotton wicks.
LAFCO located in New York, New York was founded around the aromatherapy traditions in Europe. It is their mission to create products that look, smell, feel good, and are good for you.
NEST Fragrances was founded in 2008 by Laura Slatkin. Laura also founded NEXT for Autism. An organization that is dedicated to transforming the national landscape of services for people living with autism.
Thompson Ferrier candles are made using cosmetic grade soy wax, essential oils, and a 100% cotton wick. The candles are hand-poured and require multiple pours to achieve their smooth flat finish. They are located in New York City.
Why You Should Buy Candles Online
These are some reasons as to why you should buy candles online that I think are pretty compelling.
Support Small Businesses
When you buy a candle online directly from the manufacturer or boutique candle shop you are supporting a domestic small business.
At the grocery store, you are getting a candle with who knows what chemicals that were probably imported from China.
These businesses also make better profit margins off of candles sold on their own websites. When you purchase from a third-party retailer they are giving up some of those profits.
Chances are when you buy a candle on Etsy the same person that made the candle is also the one taking the order and shipping the candle out.
I think those types of businesses are worth supporting.
The truth is for the mast majority of the country, myself included we just do not have very many good options when it comes to candle shopping.
The mall near my house closed, I am left to choose between whatever is on the shelves at Wal-Mart and Kroger. I think I can do better online.
In addition, when you are shopping online you can see virtually every brand, style, and set of fragrances in a matter of minutes.
No brick and mortar big box store can complete with that.
I think convenience is probably the most convincing reason for many people. When shopping online you have the opportunity to look at candles made in several different states all in a matter of minutes.
That is hard to complete with.
Not only that, but you also get the benefit of free shipping with many of these options. Even on Etsy orders from some merchants over a certain amount qualify for free shipping.
If you are curious about what goes into candle shipping you can take a look at my article titled How To Ship Candles.
In conclusion, it doesn’t matter where you buy your candles as long as you are getting a product that makes you happy.
However, for me, that includes getting a product that I know what it’s made of, where it was manufactured and the businesses that made it.
When possible I prefer to buy domestically made products with all natural ingredients.
Wherever you decide to buy your candles I hope that they are great.