Australian Candle Brands: 18 of the Best Undiscovered Makers
I truly believe that Australian candle brands make products that are far superior to the ones you can get overseas. There, I said it!
For me, candles are an undeniable you-can-never-have-too-many type of purchase. In this recent post I declared I had 39 scented candles in my home. Well, that was a while ago. I’ve since collected more. Don’t judge. With that in mind, I consider myself pretty clued up on what makes a phenomenal candle.
For me, a candle is considered astounding if it has the following going for it:
- A killer vessel. Heavy is good. One I can reuse when the wax melts is even better
- A sublime label. I want it to look great when I’m styling it in my vignettes
- A fragrance for the gods. I need it to be like nothing my nostrils have whiffed before
- I’d like to say a reasonable price tag. But Lord knows if it’s good, I’ll pay anything!
I reckon the Australian candle brands I’m showing you in this post tick all of the boxes above. What also makes them so special is how different they all are.
I hate the expression ‘something for everyone’, but I do think it applies here. I mean, if you can’t find something from this list of Australian candle brands that makes you swoon, I’m not sure we can be friends!
Words can barely describe the love I have for Tanda candles. When it comes to local candle brands, this one cannot be beat.
I’ve followed the journey of Tanda since its first batch of candles landed back in 2014, and the range just continues to grow and improve.
This brand is always adapting its designs to stay up-to-date with current interior trends, so there’s always something new to appreciate.
The Whiff Rating: Not too overpowering at all, so great for a living room, dining room or bedroom. Burn these bad boys for hours!
2. SOH Melbourne
A SOH candle landed in my PO box as a gift late last year and it’s been the staple fragrance in my home office ever since (grab the Fig Tree scent if you’re a first timer with this brand).
The packaging is what makes these Aussie candles so special, but the vessels they come in are pretty gasp-worthy as well.
There’s a great sense of simplicity from this Melbourne brand, and the fragrance is powerful enough to fill an open plan living and dining room.
Long Lasting Sniffs: Because the scent is strong, you only need to burn them a little while. The fragrance remains long after you blow them out.
Good ol’ Murchisson-Hume is a staple in my home. I got me the multi-purpose spray, the boys bathroom cleaner, the leather cleaner and more. Of course, the candles are absolutely sublime and worthy of your dollars, too.
The gorgeous dark glass vessel makes these Aussie candles feel a little moody. And let me assure you, the scents are sublime. I got my hands on the Gooseberry one you see above a little while ago and it is absolute nostril nirvana.
Native Style Vibes: The packaging and labels feel quote organic, so these candles play well in a vignette with native flowers and the like.
4. Celia Loves
Now, colour in the home is something I cannot live without, and I always love me Australian candle brands that tap into a sense of whimsy. Celia Loves candles do just that and I’m falling hard to them.
The labels alone are pretty phenomenal, but the scents are just as divine. With fragrances like Sweet Pea and Vanilla up for grabs, it’s the kinda candle you can have on all day.
Bath Time Bliss: Celia Loves is more than just Aussie candles. There’s salty soaks in the range too which contain essential oils and dried flowers. Hello relaxation!
5. Hut and Manor
Many moons ago, Hut and Manor sent me a candle to sample. This was when I was still living in Sydney. It was love at first whiff and I am still infatuated.
The gorgeous black glass vessel it came in was so simple, and yet so chic. The range is inspired by travel and design. And let me assure you; when yours travels to your front door you’ll be feeling inspired too.
Going into the colder months, give the Spanish Fig variety a go. It’s sure to warm you up when you get home from work.
Michael Jackson approved: Like MJ sang, it don’t matter if you’re black or white. Both vessels are equally stunning, so maybe grab one of each.
Not only is the packaging of Maisey Candles so wonderfully on-trend (love the grid pattern on the box the candle comes in), but the range of scents is positively mind-blowing too.
I also love how this brand came to be. Creator Sarah’s great grandmother Maisey used to make her own candles, and passed the recipe down each generation. It’s a beautiful story and a beautiful brand.
From Little Things, Big Things Grow: Maisey candles feature a strong scent, so you’re best to pop them in an entryway or large room and let the fragrance waft about your home.
7. Zen Moments
Zen Moments Candles have been on the candle scene since 2009 and have been filling my home with scented goodness for quite some time.
My top pick from their collection has gotta be the Vanilla Bean and Patchouli, or give the Sea Salt Caramel a go if you want a candle that’s good enough to eat.
More than Wax and Wicks: I love a brand that offers more than one product. Zen Moments also have reed diffusers and room sprays, so give one of each a red hot try.
Lumira likes to pride itself on being one of the best Australian candle brands. And you know what? It 100% are!
The black and gold packaging, the weight of the vessels, the scents themselves (Balinese Ylang Ylang for me please!); it all adds up to one of the best scented candle brands in Australia.
Even the travel candles, which come in gorgeous little luxe tins, have a scent so divine you’ll be holidaying around the clock.
Try the Trend Varieties: The brand also has limited edition candles in collaboration with other creative peeps.
9. Sassy Soy
Hand-poured in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Sassy Soy Candles’ best variety has gotta be the Relaxation Essential Oils candle. Take it from me; I own it.
Lighting this bad boy when you’re having a bath is like being transported to a dayspa. It contains lavender, cedarwood, geranium, ylang, orange and a whole lot more.
There are other options in their range too though. In fact, when it comes to the best scented candle brands in Australia, it’s hard to beat this extensive range.
Almost Too many to Choose From: They have over 40 scents available for your sniffing pleasure.
10. Coco Lux
What I love about Coco Lux is that, sure, they’re luxurious. The name suggests that and the packaging and vessels are on point too. But there’s also a strong moral code at play here too.
The products are made from coconut wax, which makes them super Earth-friendly. So you not only get a dose of sophisticated fragrance bouncing about your home, but you also get peace of mind that there’s nothing nasty hitting your nostrils.
Added Bonus: The copper, brass and onyx vessels are all recyclable too.
Glasshouse is like a staple in the Aussie candle market, so you probably know them well already. I won’t bang on too much about them, except to say that I love all of the different varieties they have on offer.
The vessel above is by far my fave in terms of shape and style. So chic and geometric. But they have more traditional, classic styles if you swing that way.
Equality is the new Black: They have a new Love is Love candle on the market, which is giving me all sorts of joy and rapture.
12. Miss Lissy Candles
If you have a little attitude, you need to get a little of Miss Lissy. This brand is the big kahuna of custom text on candles, and I love the idea of creating your very own personalised piece.
It’s not all custom made, though. If shopping Mr & Mrs candles is your cuppa tea, why not grab one of the #GirlBoss candles or even the See You Next Tuesday one (the latter is just hilarious!).
The Whole Kit: Miss Lissy also stocks wick trimmers and dippers, so you’ll never lose your candle to a stuck, drowning wick again!
13. R2 Designs
Gracie Ferro had a dream after her children were born. To create and sell clean, non toxic and non-parrafin candles in her home. The result: the amazing R2 Designs.
I cannot explain just how chic-tastic the vessels and packaging from this brand is. Add to that the fact that they have a men’s fragrance and I’m sold. Gimme one of everything!
Clean and Cool: You need to get all over the activated charcoal soap from this brand. It looks amazing.
14. Circa Home
I’ve had the regular Circa’s, the mini Circa’s, and the Christmas circa’s, and all of them are just as amazing as one another.
The Christmas candle from this brand is so good that I use it throughout the year! Why should the nose only experience joy in December?
Clean those Mitts: Circa Home also produce hand wash which I highly recommend. It’s soothing and sublime, so give it a try as well.
There’s a timeless elegance about Ecoya that I’ve been drawn to for years, as their diverse candle range has come in and out of my home.
Their latest limited edition range feels particularly on-trend given what’s happening in interiors this year, so I’d head their first to purchase if you’re new to this brand.
Body Love: It’s not all nostril nirvana here. The brand also makes body products so all of your bod can benefit.
16. Maison Blanche
I remember when these guys hit the market back in 2013 when I was still living in Sydney. They were stunners then and they’re even more amazing now.
This Aussie brand is proudly vegan (they never test on animals) and you’ll be pleased to know that they produce more than just candles. I’ve road tested their hand wash and lotions too and am happy to report that they’re utterly gorgeous as well.
They also stock diffusers and room sprays, so you can spread the Maison Blanche lover across your home!
17. The Candle Library
The team behind The Candle Library share my excitement, love and adoration of candles. They know that a good candle can be life-changing.
This passion has been poured into their online emporium, which is packed with unique candles you’re not likely to have seen before. The one above from PF Candle Co is my fave. Seriously, just look at it!
Best.Service.Ever: The gang have a candle subscription service so you can have candles arriving all the times. Yes, yes, and yes.
Last but not least is the divine Inoko; a gorgeous Sydney-based business that creates the stunning candles you see above.
The vessels are made from marble, timber and concrete. And the best thing about them is that you can reuse the container over and over (the entire candle itself can lift out of the vessel so you can continually update).
Always on-Trend: Marble will never go outta style, let’s face it, so I’m 100% smitten with those ones in particular.
So there you have it, the best Australian Candle Brands!
What Australian candle brands are you loving? It would be great for you to let me know in the comments below. While I do consider myself a bit of a candle expert, I’m sure there are some local brands I’ve not discovered yet. Do let me know your faves so I can add them to the list!
Image directly above via Three Birds Renovations.