15 Black-Owned Candle Companies to Shop

Not me stocking up on five candles at once!

(Image credit: Design by Susanna Hayward)

If candles have been your holy grail of self-care during the pandemic, you're not alone. These days, we're all just trying to light up an incredible-smelling candle to feel something. For those of you looking to add some new scents to your collection, allow me to recommend beautiful candles from Black-owned brands including Harlem Candle Co., Forvr Mood, and more, below, that also happen to make excellent Mother's Day gifts.

Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.