There are days when we just want to rest and unwind in the privacy of our own room, on soft bedding, with the lights low and soothing music playing in the background. But without a scented candle to light up and fill your space with a lovely and calming aroma, it’s not enough to turn your room into a relaxing piece of paradise.
Scented candles have always been a lifesaver when it comes to calming our nerves and shutting out the outer world. And lucky for us, locally-made scented candles are among the best of the best when it comes to soothing our souls. Plus, you’d get to kill two birds with one stone – having the sweet fragrance floating in your room and supporting local businesses.
Here are some of our favourite Malaysian-owned scented candle brands that will undoubtedly help you relax.
Lilin+Co was founded in 2016 to offer the best artisanal, handcrafted scented candles, by Malaysians for Malaysians. Their premium soy wax candles are meticulously produced and hand-poured in small batches to ensure that you get only the finest. If you’re thinking, “Why soy?” it’s because soy wax is less harmful than paraffin and is less prone to cause allergies. It’s also renewable and biodegradable.
If you’re not sure where to begin, a small package of three fragrances is available for purchase. I’d suggest picking the Strawberry and Champagne scented candle, as the sweet and intoxicating aroma will have you addicted and wishing for more.
Visit Lilin+Co’s website to purchase and follow their Instagram and Facebook accounts for more exclusive updates.
This locally-owned artisanal candle brand, based in Penang, sells not just relaxing, nature-soaked scented candles, but also room sprays and essential oils – if you’re seeking additional ways to immerse yourself in a quiet ambience. They feature a unique blend of aromas that will make you feel as if you’ve walked into nature. You certainly don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to be surrounded by the scent of nature with some of their bestsellers – No. 1 (Pear, Freesia and Patchouli) and No. 2 (Ambrette, Sea Salt and Sagewood) and No. 10 (Clove, Rose, Agarwood).
Visit Kandle Kandle’s website to purchase and follow their Instagram and Facebook accounts for more exclusive updates.
The Candle Hour
The Candle Hour uses 100% organic handcrafted scented candles to improve the mood and daily lives of its consumers. Candles have been scientifically shown to make us feel quiet, tranquil, and relaxed, and enhance our emotions. Their items are infused with high-quality smells made from fragrance oils and essential oils.
Lè Barista is my particular favourite, since it smells like a coffeehouse with undertones of sweetness and sandalwood. If you’re not sure which scented candles to try, they have a Triplet Mini Scented Candle that you may purchase to determine your favourite. Trust me, despite its diminutive size, it will serve you well for a long time.
Visit The Candle Hour’s website to purchase and follow their Instagram and Facebook accounts for more exclusive updates.
Candle Lab+Co elevates the humble scented candle to new heights. This locally-owned candle business, which was inspired by Korean candles, makes their candles resemble tasty delicacies, attractive small sculptures, and charming figures, breaking away from the conventional glass or amber containers. Their candles appear to be designed to be eaten or displayed in a well-known bakery. Heck, they may appear to be nice enough to eat, but don’t be fooled. Candles that not only smell wonderful but also look beautiful should be in your shopping basket right now.
Visit Candle Lab+Co’s Instagram account to purchase and follow them for more exclusive updates.
Have you ever heard of a candle made entirely of cooking oil? You have now, thanks to OiLilin, which prevents leftover cooking oil from going to waste by recycling it and turning it into environmentally-beneficial fragrant candles. Believe it or not, dumping leftover cooking oil in the sewage system not only clogs drainage pipes, but it also badly contaminates surface water and leads it to the land, which is a major environmental no-no.
OiLilin takes something that would otherwise be discarded and upcycles it into delightfully fragrant candles, which is stunning in and of itself. Don’t worry, you won’t be smelling any Canola oil since OiLilin’s candles are scented with everything from spice wood to blueberry.
Visit OiLilin’s website to purchase and follow their Instagram and Facebook accounts for more exclusive updates.
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