The 15 Best Soy Candles Look And Smell Delightful

Last Updated February 18, 2022 By Bella Zinti

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If you fashion yourself a candle lover, it's time to make the switch to soy wax candle options. Thanks to a lower melting point, the natural wax burns slower and cleaner than paraffin wax. Not to mention, soy, beeswax, and other vegetable-based waxes are non-toxic, biodegradable materials that are far better for the planet.

The best soy candle should smell good and complement your home decor. Below, we've rounded up fifteen of the best soy candles. When you're finished burning your soy candles, upcycle their stylish tins into storage containers for jewelry, keys, coins, and other small objects.

15 Soy Wax Candles to Fill Your Space with Natural Scents

Heretic Dirty Fig Candle

The Dirty Fig Candle from Heretic features the same delicious scent as its best-selling Dirty Fig perfume. Its energizing scent features top notes of grapefruit, Italian bergamot, and geranium with chords of damask rose and ripe raspberries. The eco-friendly candle is made with a soy wax blend, 100% naturally-derived fragrances, and an unbleached cotton wick.

Scent— Fruity and floral

Burn Time— 40 hours

kai Nightlight Candle

Indulge yourself with the luxurious scent of this Nightlight Candle from kai. Its clean, slow burn fills your space with the intoxicating aroma of kai's ambrosial white floral scent. The soy candle is crafted from a proprietary blend of soy, coconut, and palm waxes. It's vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and phosphates.

Scent— Light and floral

Burn Time— 18 hours

(MALIN + GOETZ) Otto Candle

Bring the scents of a lush spring garden into your home with this Otto Candle by (MALIN + GOETZ). It features layered botanical scents, including rose, geranium, lavender, cardamom, oakmoss, and vetiver. A dose of grapefruit lightens the scent to prevent a headache-inducing, overly-floral scent. Crafted from a blend of natural beeswax, vegetable, and soy waxes. It's made without any parabens or sulfates.

Scent— Uplifting and herbaceous

Burn Time— 45 hours

Maison Louis Marie Antidris Cassis Candle

If you prefer more subtle scents, you'll love this Antidris Cassis Candle from Maison Louis Marie. Its delicate scent begins with black pepper, bergamot, and black current and develops into strong green notes over a white rose base. Warm final notes of oakmoss, tonka, and musk linger long after you blow it out. The clean, planet-positive candle is crafted from a soy wax blend that's phthalate-, paraben-, sulfate-and cruelty-free.

Scent— Floral and fresh

Burn Time— 60 hours

NEST New York Amalfi Lemon & Mint Candle

Transport yourself to Italy's Amalfi Coast with the fresh fragrance of the Amalfi Lemon and Mint Candle from NEST New York. Its long-lasting scent features an invigorating blend of lemon zest, orange bergamot, fresh mint, and a touch of driftwood. Light it anytime you need a little escape.

Scent— Bright and citrusy

Burn Time— 45 hours

Nomad Noe Rebel in Bahia

The Rebel in Bahia Soy Candle from Nomad Noe starts to bring good vibes the second it's lit. Its mysterious and enticing scent layers base notes of tuberose, incense, and lily of the valley with middle notes of orange blossom, jasmine, and magnolia, and top notes of neroli, gardenia, bergamot, and tangerine. Crafted from a clean, vegan blend of soy, apricot, and coconut waxes, each soy candle is hand-poured into a minimalist porcelain vessel with a vibrant orange lid.

Scent— Rich and invigorating

Burn Time— 55 hours

Herb essentls Cannabis-Infused Candle

You don't need to be a stoner to love the scent of Herb essentls' Cannabis-Infused Candle. The slow-burning soy candle fills the room with a mood-setting scent infused with cannabis buds, patchouli, and dry amber. It's crafted from a vegan, paraben-free blend of coconut and soy wax.

Scent— Subtle and earthy

Burn Time— 55 hours

Milk + Honey Essential Oil Candle

Milk + Honey's Essential Oil Candle makes the perfect addition to any at-home spa day. The soy wax features a blend of essential oils in five aromatherapy scents to help you unwind. Made without petroleum and other toxic ingredients, it burns cleaner and longer than paraffin wax, filling your home with soothing, natural scents instead of harmful chemicals.

Scent— Subtle and soothing

Burn Time— 45 hours

Capri Blue Volcano Capiz Jar Candle

In addition to an irresistible scent, this gorgeous Capiz Jar Candle from Capri Blue adds a touch of style to your home's decor. It features the brand's best-selling Volcano scent, which features notes of sugared oranges, lemons, and limes with earthy hints of mountain greens. It's hand-poured in the US into a glimmering capiz vessel you can reuse on a dresser, coffee table, or bathroom shelf as a stylish storage container that holds melted wax while the candle is burning.

Scent— Fresh and fruity

Burn Time— 75 hours

Skylar Vanilla Sky Soy Candle

Just like your favorite vanilla latte, this Skylar Vanilla Sky Soy Candle has a sweet aroma that's impossible to resist. Notes of vanilla, caramelized cedar, and cappuccino create a warm and cozy scent that's perfect for a night in. It's made from a sustainable soy-coconut wax blend without phthalates, sulfates, or artificial fragrances.

Scent— Warm and sweet

Burn Time— 75 hours

Otherland Silk Pajamas Vegan Candle

Transport yourself to a relaxing cabin retreat with the vibrant scent of the Silk Pajamas Vegan Candle from Otherland. The warm, sweet smell features keynotes of crystal ginger, bergamot zest, and spiced yuzu. It's crafted from a clean-burning, vegan formula using coconut oil, soy wax, all-natural fragrances, and a 100% cotton wick.

Scent— Warm and spicy

Burn Time— 55 hours

Public Goods Cedar & Suede Candle

Ground yourself with this Cedar and Suede Candle from Public Goods. Its unique scent blends warm spices with earthy, woodsy notes of amber, sandalwood, Turkish rose, and leather. The Acacia wood lid and glass jar make the candle 100% plastic-free and ideal for upcycling.

Scent— Warm and woodsy

Burn Time— 60 hours

Succulent Garden Candle

If you are searching for a candle that smells heavenly while looking stylish, you must check out this handmade succulent garden candle. You will not get enough of these little juicy bright-colored green cuties sitting in a wood basin while creating a refreshing by-the-sea scent that is sensational. This fun candle will create a fascinating and ever-changing landscape that makes it a perfect candle for your home or as a gift.

Scent- by the sea

Burn time- 40 hours

BROWN GIRL Jane Warm Cashmere Perfumed Candle

If you want a feminine, sophisticated and luxurious feel, this Brown Girl Jane will give you exactly that. A fresh, elevated scent that evolves to unveil a calming, romantic sensation. Warm Cashmere captures the breeze, blossoms, and complexity of rosebuds and sweet freesia in the spring layered with traces of shimmering musk.

BROWN GIRL Jane is a sustainable and minority-owned company with a plant-based product line committed to supporting nonprofits that better the lives and wellness of women of color.

Scent- (Top) Mandarin, Grapefruit, Clary Sage; (Mid) Rose Buds, Musk, Freesia; (Dry) Amber, Oakmoss, Orris

Burn time- 65 hours

BARE KOLLECTIONS Joy Peppermint Chocolate

Bare Kollection Joy Peppermint Chocolate is the ultimate creamy peppermint mixed with warm chocolate. No doubt anyone will love this combo. With a minimalist design, it compliments any home decor. Crafted from premium natural coconut and soy wax from natural and renewable resources, slow-releasing fragrance, and a wood wick in the middle. And unlike candles with a cotton wick, a wooden wick can diffuse heat more rapidly into the wax and push more fragrance into the room.

Scent- Joy Peppermint Chocolate

Burn time- 70 hours

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About the author

Bella has a Bachelors degree in interior design, is a master gardener. She designs nourishing outdoor & indoor spaces guided by the practice of Feng Shui.


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