Scented Candle Sources

Amplifying Black-Owned Businesses

This list of Black-owned scented candle companies was created by Twitter user Villainandeve. The list is used with permission, and links to company websites have been added. Company descriptions are pulled from their websites. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, and additions are welcome at

Air-In Candles
Woman owned. All-natural soy scented candles by Aryn Terry, a body-positive activist who also spotlights shoes in larger sizes on her website.

Bright Black Candles
Family owned, “Our company uses scent as a medium and candles as a platform for sharing positive narratives about Blackness.”

Woman owned. Hand-poured scented candles made from coconut wax with plantable packaging.

Harlem Candle Company
The Harlem Candle Company is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem.

J & L Candles
Candles, scented oils, and anti-bacterial hand spray.

J’Luxe Scents & Co.
Woman owned. A luxury home fragrance company based out of Waldorf, MD, specializing in vegan soy candles.

Lit Brooklyn
Woman owned. Scented candles.

Nice Scent Co.
Woman owned. Hand fragranced, hand poured, and hand packaged soy wax candles, wax melts, tealights, & air mists.

One Eleven Candles
Hand-poured soy candles, essential oils, sage, and incense.

Pontie Wax
Woman owned. Scented hand-poured soy wax candles.

Posh Candle Co.
Scented candles, closed for restock until June 8.

Pretty Honest Candles
Woman owned. Scented candles, reed diffusers, and accessories.

ReBourne Body and Home
Woman owned. Scented soy candles, incense, and vegan hair/body products, also has branded clothing available for sale.

Taylor Infused
Family owned. Natural soy wax candles infused with phalate-free fragrance.

Vela Bougie
Woman owned. Scented soy wax candles and candle accessories.

Unlax Candles
Woman owned. Small batch scented soy wax candles.