7 Lovely British Candle Brands To Know Now

By Charlie Colville

8 months ago

Relight your fire with these stunning brands


If there’s one thing Brits do right, it’s fragrance-finding and candle-making. Get lost in the beautiful aromas of these gorgeous British candle brands, no doubt bound to inspire any future redecorating plans…

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The Loveliest British Candle Brands To Know Now

1. The White Company

Candles, diffusers and body wash lined up on white table

The White Company is a British high street stalwart, with stores up and down the UK inviting customers inside with a concoction of beautiful fragrances. The brand was founded over 25 years ago by Chrissie Rucker, who wanted to create high quality products at an affordable price. The result? Richly scented candles, room sprays and creams that anyone can enjoy.

EXPLORE: thewhitecompany.com

2. Jo Malone

Jo Malone Townhouse

A household name in the UK, Jo Malone is known for its fresh take on fragrance, with products spanning perfume, diffusers, pillow mists and candles. The brand is also known for its exciting collaborations with British creatives, like internationally acclaimed fashion designers Richard Quinn.

EXPLORE: jomalone.co.uk

3. Selfmade Candles

Candles jar with 'conscious' label, set on wooden surface

This pandemic-born brand is proudly black and female-owned, led by founder Ricki Lawal who got to work during lockdown handpouring her own candles. Using the jars she had at home and sourcing natural wax, aromatic essential oils and wooden wicks, her love of refills was born. Ricki has a gorgeous line of candles (all refillable, either for your own creations or with Selfmade’s candle making kits), with a selection of products raising money for charities like Black Minds Matter UK.

EXPLORE: selfmadecandle.com

4. Rachel Vosper

Wick vessels and boxes

A brand known for its beautiful, hand-poured candles, Rachel Vosper should be near the top of your list when it comes to finding the fragrance best suited to your home. Rachel began creating candles in 1994, inspired by the landscapes of Barbados and Devon, and has since created a huge following. The icing on the cake? The brand offers a refill service where customers can get their candles topped up with their favourite scents.

EXPLORE: rachelvosper.com

5. Aromatherapy Associates

Candles on table with bowl of oranges

Founded in 1985 by Sue Beechey and Geraldine Howard, Aromatherapy Associates began its journey at a humble kitchen table in London with gels, scrubs and lotions. And while you may get (deservedly) distracted by the beautiful bottles of essential oils, the brand’s candles are certainly nothing to sniff at. These are an ideal means of bringing aromatherapy home.

EXPLORE: aromatherapyassociates.com

6. Aja Botanicals

Candles and diffusers on marble backdrop

Fragrance company Aja Botanicals specialises in natural scents, working holistically with the power of scent to uplift energy, mindset and space. Set up by Tilly Wood in 2020, the brand works to create fragrances that are ‘as pure as possible’, sticking to essential oils and non-petrochemical waxes. You can see Aja Botanicals’ list of regularly used ingredients here.

EXPLORE: ajabotanicals.com

7. ARDERE

Co-founded by sisters Lauren and Nicole in 2012, this gorgeous company provides natural wax-scented aromatherapy candles and non-toxic self-care products. With an evidence-based approach to wellness and nutrition, the brand also offers nutrition and wellness services alongside healthy recipes, to help you become the best version of you.

EXPLORE: ardere.com

Featured image: Rachel Vosper