Handmade in Santa Clarita, these natural soy candles from California Handcrafted offer scents inspired by some of the state’s greatest locales. For instance, Big Sur is a delicious mix of lemon, wood sage, sea salt, and beach juniper. Packed in 8oz or 16oz travel tins. Buy two and get one free with code THEAWESOMER (expires 1/31/20).
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Fury Bros. used to make loud music as We Are The Fury. Now Jeremy and Stevie make manly, vintage-inspired, awesome-smelling candles, soaps and solid colognes in their Hell’s Kitchen apartment. Their oil can soy candles combine clever graphics with robust scent blends like gunpowder + charred hickory and campfire + tobacco.
Etsy store Candlelit Desserts makes candles and soaps that look like a variety of food. Its bestseller is this candle that not only looks but also smells like Froot Loops. The 12oz candle comes in a 6″ bowl and has a spoon embedded in it. Not part of a nutritious breakfast.
Whiskey River Soap Co. makes these hilarious candles with an attitude. They offer up custom blended aromas for all kinds of people and occasions, from unnecessary workplace meetings, to salty servers, to guys with dad bods. They also make a hipster soap that smells like coffee, bacon, and craft beer.
UCO’s compact lantern provides a warm, natural source of light anywhere. It collapses to just 4.25″ tall, then expands to make room for a candle, surrounded by a windproof glass chimney. Its refills burn up to 9 hours, and a spring mechanism keeps its flame centered.
Tell those pesky mosquitoes who’s boss with this cheeky soy-based citronella candle that clearly states your intentions. Each candle burns for about 80 hours, and while it won’t actually kill those little buggers, it will keep them away from your outdoor festivities.
PyroPet offers a waxy menagerie of beautifully crafted animal candles with a hidden surprise inside. Each low-poly candle has a burn time of approximately 20 hours, and is made of paraffin wax, cotton wick and aluminium. Great for creepy gifting (or keeping for yourself).
We’re guessing not much has changed about the way candles are made since this film was made over 50 years ago, showcasing the assembly line at Price’s Patent Candle Co. and waxing philosophical (pun intended) about the ways in which candles play a part in our lives.
Sometimes when you’re living like an outlaw, you get homesick. Good thing the Lucky Bastard makes a candle for those wistful moments. Inhale crisp air, pine and cedar from their soy wax offering; it comes in a travel tin and will calm you, even if you don’t hail from Oregon.
Brooklyn-based artist Andrej Urem offers a simply gorgeous handmade candle collection to compliment your already dazzling interior spaces. Made of a soy/beeswax blend and lead-free cotton wicks to prevent sooty smoke. Burn times on some can exceed more than 60 hours.
Creepy Candles‘ signature product is a realistic and life-sized hand-shaped candle. As it burns, the blood red wax inside melts and reveals a metal skeleton hand. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about smelling burnt flesh, because the candle has a pleasant scent.
Garrett Wade’s portable lantern is a reproduction of a vintage design called “The Stonebridge,” which can be folded to just 3/4″ tall when flat, then pops open to 8-1/2″ tall. It’s made from brass with heat-resistant mica windows, and provides flicker-free airflow.
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