4 Black-owned candle brands that can help create the ultimate mood in your living space

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Whenever you’re looking to create a vibe in your space, just light a candle. The flickering glow and the mellow scent will get a mood flowing in no time.

Of course, finding a candle that fits your aesthetic at any given moment is the tricky part. Do you want something bright and cheery with notes of citrus and vanilla? Or do you prefer something more mellow and relaxing like lavender or chamomile?

Rather than hit up the usual places for your next candle restock, branch out! The Black-owned candle brands below create stunning scents. Even better, the candles come in beautiful jars that you can repurpose.

1. Scent & Fire Candle Company

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Founded by Monisha Edwards as a way to help “keep anxiety attacks at bay,” Scent & Fire’s candles are hand poured and made from 100% premium soy. Many of the blends are also infused with essential oils to harness the power of aromatherapy. Come Through Queen (pictured above) is a warm and sweet blend of brown sugar, bamboo, coconut, a hint of vanilla and fig.

2. The 125 Collection

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Named after the famed street in Harlem, The 125 Collection specializes in delightfully scented candles that feature popular phrases like “Black Girl Magic” and “I Be All In My Feelings.” In addition to being a Black-owned business, The 125 Collection is also a women-founded brand.

3. Harlem Candle Co.

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If you’re looking for a candle that looks as good as it smells, check out the Harlem Candle Co., founded by Teri Johnson. One of the brand’s most popular picks is the Josephine candle which features notes of Moroccan Rose and Indian Jasmine. You should also check out the beautiful limited-edition “Speakeasy” Harlem Map Ceramic Candle, which has top notes of Cardamom, Smoked Incense and Pimento berry.

4. Forvr Mood

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Popular YouTuber Jackie Aina launched her lifestyle brand Forvr Mood back in 2020, and candles are among her core products. In addition to creating a mood, the candles also feature fun, cheeky names “Cuffing Season” and “Left On Read.”

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