15 Black-Owned Candle Companies to Shop

Not me stocking up on five candles at once!

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(Image credit: Design by Susanna Hayward)

If candles (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

Rachel Epstein

Rachel Epstein is a writer, editor, and content strategist based in New York City. Most recently, she was the Managing Editor at Coveteur, where she oversaw the site’s day-to-day editorial operations. Previously, she was an editor at Marie Claire, where she wrote and edited culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also launched and managed the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game or finding a new coffee shop.