Candles from Singapore Brands
There’s nothing like unwinding to the warmth of a candle or its relaxing scent at the end of a long day at work or school. For candle lovers who want to explore other unique options besides those from Yankee Candles or Bath & Body Works, here are 13 candle brands from Singapore that will be perfect as gifts for your loved ones, acquaintances or even yourself.
Zendle is a recent entrant in the local candle scene, only opening last year. The brand currently has a collection of 4 scents: Sea Salt & Mandarin, English Pear & Freesia, Lavender and Gardenia. Each scent has a specific use such as overcoming fatigue and headaches for Gardenia, and relieving stress plus improving sleep quality for Lavender.
Zendle’s candles are made from 100% soy wax and can burn for up to 50 hours. The dictionary-style text imposed on jars resembling ceramic works give the candles a sleek, modern look that will complement those whose homes have a minimalist interior design in Singapore.
2. Gentle Glow
Gentle Glow is another newcomer brand when it comes to candles in Singapore, born out of the founder’s love for making scented candles at home. What stands out about Gentle Glow’s candles is the unique names of the scents. Take Chernobyl Rain for example. It is a candle with a distinct opium scent that will capture the vibe of “green forests grown anew from the fall of the dark heavy rain”.
3. Nine Wicker Ave.
Nine Wicker Ave.’s products are made with your “wellness in mind”. Its candles are uniquely decorated with gemstone and botanicals, adding a splotch of vibrant colour to your room. Furthermore, the decoration is individually placed, meaning no 2 candles are the same. Eco-warriors, you can even opt for the candles to be delivered without packaging.
For those who wish to affordably try out a variety of scents, check out its special Tealight Candles Set. Each candle in the 6-piece set comes with its own whimsically-named scent such as Fresh Laundry and Cereal. In addition, the brand also produces essential oils and pillow mists for you to completely Zen out.
4. Breathe Essentials Co
The story behind Breathe Essentials Co is an inspiring one. It was founded by Charlene Koh, a cancer survivor. She started the business to share the benefits she received from essential oils and scented candles while undergoing chemotherapy.
Some of the brand’s scents include Lavender Fields, and Cookie Dough. It even has a collaboration scent with fashion retailer Love, Bonito called Peony Blush. And, for the yogis out there, you can check out its yoga mat sprays to keep your home workout equipment smelling fresh.
5. Artisan of Sense
Made of soy wax, Artisan of Sense’s candles are infused with pure, therapeutic grade plant-based essential oils. Fragrances in its Classic Collection include Lavender, Eucalyptus & Sage and Patchouli, Orange & Clove.
If the ‘classic’ candles don’t strike your fancy, take the maximalist route with the Glass Dome Collection or go minimalist with the Tin Candles. Housed in recycled tin containers, the compact candles will not only save you space when packing, they’ll also let you feel the warmth of home, even when you’re miles away.
6. Candles of Light
Light up your living space with the aesthetic terrazzo candle jars from Candles of Light. Its candles are made from beeswax, soy wax and pure essential oils or natural botanical fragrances.
Start the day by burning Dawn, a concoction of lavender, citrus and mint. Wind down with Dusk, a union of geranium, patchouli and spice. The candles are available in tealight and jar sizes, and in a variety of colours.
7. To Be Calm
To Be Calm’s candles are made from soy wax and come in 5 sizes—Mini, Medium, Luxury Large, Deluxe XXL and Tea Caddy. The candles are infused in rich botanicals such as balsam, pine and citrus, with names such as Traveler’s Rest and Contemplation.
If you’re planning on gifting one of these candles, you can opt for the candles to be placed inside a red gift box at no cost. Alternatively, you can have it wrapped in a white gift box or a transparent or black silk bag for $2. Various gift sets are also available if you’re unable to settle on just one scent.
8. Diadem Candles
With the objective of leaving minimal negative footprint on the planet, Diadem upcycles glass bottles and enamel mugs into candle jars. Using soy wax, it incorporates natural ingredients to ensure the candles burn free of toxins and harmful chemicals. The Recycled Bottle Candle comes in 8 scents such as Strawberry & Champagne, while the Enamel Mug Candle is available in 5 scents.
It also offers a refill service, starting from $19.90 for a 120ml refill.
9. Sally’s Room
Sally’s Room aims to bring you “a tinge of nature wherever you are”. Some of its unique fragrances include Scandinavian Woodlands, a fusion of mistletoe, pine cones, high sequoias and fir balsam; and Sake, which features peach, white tea, sake flowers and a hint of spices. Besides the Mini and Medium soy wax candles, gift sets are also available, so you can mix and match a total of 3 fragrances for your loved ones.
If you’re looking for a personalised gift that can’t be found elsewhere, Sally’s Room offers candle-making classes that allow you to customise your own candles adorned and shaped with ingredients such as coffee beans and dried flowers.
10. Hush Candle
Hush Candle’s soy wax candles are scented using only natural essential oils carefully sourced from around the world. Each candle contains roughly 5-10ml of pure essential oil(s), so the candles not only smell lovely but also have therapeutic benefits for the mind and body. Some of its bestsellers include Lemongrass, Peppermint Orange and Bergamot Basil.
11. Candescent Box
Candescent Box offers soy candles in two sizes; Classic (250g) and Mega (300g). If purchasing a Mega candle, you can also choose between a white, blue or pink jar. Some of its highly-rated scents include 50 Shades Of Grey, a sensual mix of cedar wood, bergamot, mandarin and lime, as well as You Are Beautiful, a combination of avocado and mint.
With the goal of reducing packaging waste, customers are encouraged to refill their existing candle jars, starting from $10. Bring down your empty jar to Candescent Box at one of its pop-up locations, pick your desired scent and make payment to confirm your order. Refill orders consisting of 5 jars or less will be ready for collection within 3 working days, and orders of 6 jars or more will take no more than 7 working days.
Each of the candles from Quofic has its own beneficial properties. If your mind often wanders when you study, try Alexandria (sandalwood and vanilla), which improves concentration and focus. Those who have trouble sleeping can opt for Abyssinia (lavender and rosemary), which promotes and enhances sleep.
It also has small candles available as door gifts in 5 scents—Orchid, Sandalwood Cinnamon, Vanilla, Rose and Lavender. If you’re planning on gifting these to your friends and family, or for events like weddings, you will save more if you order in bulk. Orders over 50 pieces retail at $7/piece, orders over 100 pieces at $6/piece, orders over 500 pieces at $5/piece, and orders over 1,000 pieces at $4/piece.
TEMPLE candles are inspired by the “exotic lifestyle of island living”, with scents such as Singapore Orchid and Lime, Basil and Mandarin. The clear-burning candles are made of an organic coconut wax blend infused with pure Australian essential oil fragrances, which typically include a mixture of botanical, fruity and herbaceous scents.
The candles are packed in a classy black-and-white box adorned with a handwoven Chinese eternal knot, symbolising good luck and longevity.
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