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Expand Your Candle Collection With These Local Brands

With all the time we’ve been spending at home lately, you might have been looking to spruce up your personal space a bit. One of the easiest and simplest ways to keep your home looking polished and charming is a scented candle.

After all, a scented candle not only provides fragrance but can add to the aesthetic and ambiance of your living space. From simple tea candles in tin cans to large jars adorned with different dried flowers and herbs, there’s a perfect candle for whatever area in your home you’re looking to enhance.

Whether you’re getting one for the first time, looking to expand your own collection, or considering gift options for the holidays, here are some local scented candle brands that deserve a spot on your wicklist. 

Elemento PH

Elemento’s carefully curated scents were formulated to evoke emotions and experiences, each one described on their website in vivid, specific vignettes that feel almost familiar. Whether it’s dancing in flower fields through Petaltrance or foraging for berries in the Icelandic forests through Bær, Elemento’s simply yet elegantly designed candles put the olfactory experience center stage and are perfect to light for a more contemplative, thoughtful mood. 

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Candlederia

Candlederia’s cute and colorful aesthetic alone can add a touch of youth and quirkiness to any room. Their selection of scents skews a little sweeter, ranging from banana and melon milk, to coffee, to the vanilla cupcake-scented, sprinkle-covered Birthday Treat. Whichever one you choose will definitely add some much-needed sweetness to your life, and smell good enough to eat. (But please, don’t eat the candle.) 

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Sunday Candy Collective

Scented candles are just one of the many items offered in the Sunday Candy Collective home decor line, alongside glassware and plant stands to name a few. Their candle collection is specially meant to help you set your intentions (Blessings for gratitude affirmation, Protection to block out negativity, and so on), and is a good pick for your regular meditation or manifestation ritual. Their Moon Child and Love Spell candles, with their peppermint and lavender scents, also contain amethyst and rose quartz and are available in travel-sized tins. 

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Krafted Kollection PH

Krafted Kollection carries a wide selection of scents, ranging from simpler ones like lavender and vanilla to the more distinctive pina colada and pumpkin spice scents. Other than tea candles or their larger jars, Krafted Kollection offers molded candles for a more decorative look. The shop also releases special limited scents every month for Krafted Kollectors: this month’s scents are inspired by different designer perfumes. 

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Rituals by Weekdaystudio

This Baguio-based scented candle brand is best known for its crystal-infused zodiac and intention candle lines, also available in locally sourced terracotta clay vessels. Each candle from the collections contains at least three different crystals, and their scents include vanilla, bamboo, and frankincense. Most recently, Weekdaystudio has released a Baguio Candle collection, meant to represent ten different experiences unique to the city, which include fragrances like coffee, strawberries, and pine.

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Somewhere Candle Co

A good deal of us haven’t been able to travel as freely in the past two years. Somewhere Candle Co was conceptualized by the former owner of a travel agency, who realized the calming and escapist effect of lighting a simple candle. Their collection consists of destination-themed fragrances— like the earthy, basil- and cedar-scented Tuscany, or the tea blend scent of Seoul. Any of them would be the perfect candle to light up when you’re daydreaming and manifesting your next big trip. 

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About Bernice Quimbo

Loving cat mom with too many different interests and a new obsession every week. After spending most of her life moving back and forth between Cebu and Manila, Bernice considers herself a woman of two cities, with a soft spot for her hometown and the Cebuano lifestyle. Bernice is currently working as editorial assistant at Keeta.

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About Bernice Quimbo

Loving cat mom with too many different interests and a new obsession every week. After spending most of her life moving back and forth between Cebu and Manila, Bernice considers herself a woman of two cities, with a soft spot for her hometown and the Cebuano lifestyle. Bernice is currently working as editorial assistant at Keeta.

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