One of my favourite ways to create a cozy and relaxing environment is with candles. Whether it to be for a beautiful dinner, or to curl up with my favourite book, there is something about the soft glow, energy and beautiful scent. However, if you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend switching over to natural candles, made from either beeswax or vegetable-based and those scented with essential oils. Plus I always love to support local business so have found 3 of my favourite local candle brands. enjoy!
Mala the Brand is founded by Melody Lim. The creation of her candles was inspired by a mix of European design and scents with the nature of her hometown of Vancouver, BC. Her candles are hand-poured natural soy wax candles with wood wicks + lead-free cotton wicks (for the tapered candles), with phthalate-free fragrance and essential oils. A portion of each candle sale goes towards their partnership with Tree Era and Trees for the future.
photo of mala the brand by: living cozy
Founded in 2016 by Caylen Baker, Canvas Candle Co designs each candle with 100% North American grown soy wax, phthalate free fragrance oils and pure essential oils, and natural cotton wicks in re-usable containers. Her mission is “to create quality, design focused, soy candles and accessories to help create more meaningful connections in your life.” Each candle is created in small batches for consistency and ensur
photo by canvas candle company
Inspired by the trees of the Pacific Northwest, Hollow Tree Candles is handcrafted in small batches in Whistler, BC. The base it a coconut wax and the oil blends for each scent are blended in Grasse, France through a plant distillation process. From the recycled paper packaging to the re-useable inert clay jars, Hollow Tree has kept the environment in mind from start to finish.
photo by hollow tree candles