It may be simple, but sometimes lighting your favorite candle is all you need to unwind after a tiring day. But it’s more than just the scent and ambiance, it’s a vibe — and if you like to keep your home eco-friendly, soy candles are the way to go. Not only do these natural candles burn clean, but they’re long lasting too — not to mention a healthier alternative than traditional paraffin wax candles. Our homes have never been more of a sanctuary than they are today and the right candles can help create that comfy-cozy feeling we crave. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best soy candles, so you can relax and breathe easy knowing what you’re burning is good for you, your home and the environment.
Feel at home no matter where you are with Homesick scented candles. These candles embody the distinctive scents of various states, from Florida’s finest citrus to the seabreeze from Southern California. Homesick candles are made of an all-natural soy wax blend and burn for 60-80 hours, bringing you custom scents and plenty of nostalgia.
You’ll love this clean burning soy candle from PF Candle Co. not only for its rich aroma and design, but also its commitment to sustainability. The 7.2-ounce candle is hand poured into an apothecary-style amber jar and can burn for 40-50 hours. This teakwood and tobacco scent is the brand’s original candle, with notes of leather, teak and orange. This line of candles is vegan, cruelty-free and phthalate-free, and is made with 100% domestically grown soy wax — meaning it’s supporting American soybean farmers, making your candle splurge totally worth it.
If you’re looking for a tranquil and comforting aroma, you’ll enjoy burning this candle from Barr-Co. Apothecary. It blends milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver for a fresh scent to fill your home. The soy-vegetable wax blend candle burns for up to 120 hours, among the longest-burning candles on our list.
This brand is a best seller on Amazon and reviewers love the variety of aromas and long burn times. Lulu candles are made of soy wax and infused with essential oil-based fragrances, including clean scents like Fresh Linen and more unique aromas like pineapple evergreen. They are handcrafted in America and the price point makes these eco-friendly candles totally affordable, so spoil yourself and buy two!
These soy candles are actually used in high-end hotels like the Grand Bohemian in Asheville, N.C., and the Conrad Hotel in Miami. Create that getaway vibe at home with soy candles from Urban Concepts by DecoCandles. The long lasting aromas are sure to whisk you away to a tranquil state of mind after a difficult day.
Stressed out? This jasmine blossom scented soy candle from La Jolie Muse is the perfect solution. Jasmine is said to be a natural remedy for stress and this heady aroma will help you relax at the end of the day. This 9.9-ounce candle is made from 100% soy wax, features lead-free cotton wicks and will burn for 55-60 hours for maximum relaxation.
If relaxation station is your ultimate destination, look no further than the soy candles from Chesapeake Bay. The subtly sweet aroma of water lily pear from the Balance + Harmony scented candle will surely transport you to a peaceful state of mind. And with a burn time of 50 hours, this eco-friendly candle is the perfect solution after a long, hard day.
There’s nothing like the smell of fresh coffee in the morning — or any time of day, if we’re honest — and the coffee house scent from Wax & Oils is perfect when working at home. When you burn this 8-ounce soy candle, the aroma of fresh ground coffee beans will remind you of those productive mornings or afternoons spent at your favorite coffee shop. And with a burn time of 20 hours, you’ll enjoy this brew-tiful scent for plenty of productive work days.
These long-lasting soy candles are pure luxury, with heavenly scents that bring you all the cozy vibes — including a crackling wood wick. The Goldhill Candle Co.’s natural soy candles are non-toxic and phthalate free, so it burns clean to help you maintain healthy indoor air. And did we mention long-lasting? Because these candles burn for up to 100 hours — so you can enjoy your favorite scent like toasted marshmallow or winter fir all season long.
The therapeutic aromas of these 100% soy candles can help reduce anxiety and relieve stress, with scents like eucalyptus and chamomile or rose and sandalwood. Benevolence soy candles are free from toxins, paraffins and harmful residues, offering a clean burn for 35-45 hours. But these natural candles do more than just create a calming environment with clean ingredients. With every candle purchased, a portion of the proceeds is donated to Zoe International, an organization fighting to end human trafficking around the world.
Bring a warm, cozy vibe to your home with this lavender and vanilla scented soy candle from Public Goods. You’ll love the heavenly aroma that fills your space and you’ll love the price tag too — at only $5.95, it’s affordable and eco-friendly.
It doesn’t get much cleaner than with Mrs. Meyer’s, a brand known for eco-friendly home products. These scented soy candles are made from soy wax, vegetable wax, essential oils and other clean ingredients. It comes in a recyclable glass jar and burns for 35 hours, with garden-inspired scents like honeysuckle, basil or lavender to keep your home smelling clean.
This 100% soy wax candle will fill your home with the delicious smell of vanilla bean. Nika’s Home soy candles are dye-free to eliminate the use of chemical dyes in the wax, providing the cleanest burn possible. These candles burn 50-60 hours and the cute little mason jars are recyclable after use or you can clean and reuse them for storage or other crafts.