12 Vegan Candles for the Coziest Home Vibes

No matter where we are this time of year, we all crave that snuggly feeling at home. And what’s the easiest, most affordable way to switch on those cozy, sweater weather vibes? Clean-burning and delicious smelling seasonally scented candles, obviously. 

In honor of the season and our obsession with yummy-smelling candles, we’ve compiled a list of the 12 scented candles you’ll want to light again and again. 

Are candles vegan?

You may be surprised to learn that not all candles are vegan. Beeswax is a common go-to among candlemakers, and some companies are even known to use stearic acid (often derived from animal fats) and other animal byproducts such as goat’s milk. 

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Luckily, there are a number of candlemakers churning out vegan candles with the help of plant-based soy or coconut wax, two of the most common ingredients found in vegan-friendly candles. 

The next time you’re shopping for candles, remember to check the label for any hidden animal ingredients. We’ve gathered 12 of our favorite scented candles below to make your shopping a little more hassle-free. 

12 vegan scented candles 

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1 Stolen Hoodie by Evil Queen, $22

The candle-making pros at Evil Queen know there isn’t a hoodie more comfortable than your crush’s. Stolen Hoodie can give even a broken heart a cozy pick-me-up with its woodsy notes of cedar, clove, amber, and a touch of musk. Made from 100-percent soy wax and 100-percent cotton wicks with phthalate-free fragrance oils, EQ’s products are never tested on animals.
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2 Swell by P.F. Candle Co., $24

Craving that summer sunset feeling in the middle of fall and winter? P.F. Candle Co.’s Swell is made special with a calming scent reminiscent of the hot summer sun thanks to a blend of black currant, sea moss, and tuberose.
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3 Fireplace by Floral Street, $52

London-based Floral Street is best known for their vibrant, wearable fragrances but we’d be remiss to overlook their vegan-friendly candles. The brand’s fireplace-scented candle features a blend of juniper, birch leaf, and a touch of raspberry, perfect for curling up with a good book on a cold fall evening.
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4 Urban Forest by Lite + Cycle, $62

Are you looking for a house-warming gift for your in-laws or a special thank-you gift for your coolest aunt? If so, Los Angeles-based Lite + Cycle is the gift to get. Described by its founder as being “inspired by a woodland refuge in the center of a bustling city,” notes of warm wood, sweet anise, and balsamic greens create a slightly gritty yet elevated take on traditional winter scents. All of Lite + Cycle’s candles are crafted with pure essential oils often from wild-grown sources, as well as renewable biodegradable materials, soy waxes, and unbleached cotton wicks.
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5 Calm of the Boreal Forest by Skandinavisk, $35

Light up your entire home with these gorgeous Scandinavian-inspired candles from this luxe Danish-brand. The pine-y scent of the Boreal forest wafts delicately through the air as this long-burn candle casts its subtle glow. The minimalistic design and responsible sourcing and production practices are just the icing on the cake.
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6 Attar No. 36 by SONA Home, $68

With aromas of fragrant spices, bold florals, and woodsy notes, this nutmeg-clove-apple scented candle made from soy and mineral wax is the perfect addition to your home this fall and winter. Encapsulated in an eggplant-hued glass jar, this candle is made to burn for 60 hours.
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7 Bourbon Pecan Hazelnut Coffee by Lema Candles, $22

Not only are these candles totally vegan, but they also donate a portion of proceeds from every candle sold to animal rescues. Bonus? The company is women-owned! A firm favorite has to be Bourbon Pecan Hazelnut Coffee. If you love the idea of filling your home with the scent of vanilla, clove, cinnamon, and maple, this is the candle for you.
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8 No. 0324 Aging Spirits by Aerangis, $78

As you light this No. 0324 candle, you’ll be enveloped in an enchanting symphony of scents that evoke nostalgia and relaxation. Notes of aged leather, woody undertones, and subtle hints of vanilla blend seamlessly, creating an olfactory experience like no other. Crafted using eco-friendly, natural materials, this candle aligns perfectly with the ethos of responsible consumption.
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9 Citrus Rain by Scent Lab, $45 

Want to craft your own perfect fall scented candle? Scent Lab uses AI and an analytics-driven quiz to help you find your perfect candle from scent to aesthetic. We’re hooked on the personalization of each of these beautiful candles that come labeled with our names and personalized scents. Alternatively, you could go for one of the brand’s pre-made scents, like the gorgeous herbal, citrus-forward blend, Citrus Rain.
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10 Blood Orange by Wax Buffalo, $36 

Get ready to drift into a cozy dream space. Each candle from Wax Buffalo is a work of art, hand-poured with care and infused with rich scents. Try Blood Orange, which has calming notes of blood orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, sugar, honey, and bergamot.
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11 Pass the Cider by Soy Much Brighter, $22

With fun names such as Ritual Offering, Grandpa’s Eggnog, and Pass the Cider, these incredible scented candles double as ice breakers among your omnivore and vegan friends when you’re hosting.
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12 Maple & Cream Candle by Noa Lux, $48

As you light this luxe candle, you’ll be transported to a cozy maple syrup cabin in the heart of the forest. The warm, inviting scents of maple syrup and cream blend seamlessly, filling your space with a nostalgic and homely ambiance. Whether you’re looking to embrace the spirit of autumn or add a touch of indulgence to your space, this candle will certainly bring the cozy vibes.
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