The Best Soy Candles to Liven Up Your Home
Goop, which started out in 2008 as a weekly newsletter published by Gwyneth Paltrow, has become so much more. Now, it’s one of the most recognizable names in wellness. Goop is a premier destination for information, wellness products, and even homewares. The site is divided into six sections: Shop (where one can buy the aforementioned wellness products and homewares), Beauty (which covers skin care, hair care, makeup, personal care, and bath and body), Food and Home (which features recipes as well as decorative advice), Style, Travel (a section that has a host of city guides), Wellness, and Goop PhD (which hosts science-backed articles on health conditions). Although its abundance of information makes it most popular as a media brand, the brand’s products—including their skin care and candles—are equally well-loved, making Goop a one-stop destination for millions of people.
Famed for its rustic aesthetic and wide variety of products, Le Labo is a brand you’ve likely seen everywhere. Its design is distinctive, with rustic labels comprised of off-white paper and a typewriter-style font. While Le Labo is also famous for their perfume and bath products (like deliciously scented soaps), candles make up a large portion of their offerings. With a total of 12 home scents to try, there is undoubtedly one for everyone. Plus, the focus on unisex scents means that they’re great to give as gifts. Personalization of the products is even available directly from the brand for those wishing to make their candles extra special.
While D.S. & Durga may still be an independent soy wax candle brand, it’s quickly become a favorite amongst the in-the-know. Recently, it opened shops in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Founded by a Brooklyn-based couple, the brand is known for their unique scents with equally distinctive names. Browse the selection and you may find “Breakfast Leipzig” listed next to “Rama Won’t You Please Come Home.” Each scent even has its own playlist.
Glasshouse has a scent for everything. Given that each candle features three wicks and an accompanying lidded glass candle holder, the luxury brand is extremely reasonably priced. Most of Glasshouse’s products have enticing, location-based names like “Diving into Cyprus” and “Secrets of the Sistine”—but you’ll find “Rendezvous” and “Flower Symphony” in there, too. The women-owned brand is now Australia’s leading fragrance company, first founded by a New Yorker who went to New South Wales and discovered a rich culture of scents.