Support small businesses and light up your home with these locally made natural candle brands, all made right here in Hong Kong. Produced with clean waxes and natural aromas, these beautiful burners will offer a homely glow without polluting your environment.
One of Hong Kong’s original candle brands, BeCandle is based out in Sai Kung and offers several lines of beautiful homemade candles made from soy and vegetable wax. For a unique leaving gift, check out the candle crafts made to look like dim sum delicacies – they even come housed in a cute bamboo steamer. We also love the travel candles that come in a tin, and the Moon Laboratory aroma diffusers, with scents inspired by different parts of Hong Kong.
Proudly plant-based, this vegan candle company offers adorable jar candles made with US soy wax and aroma blends from Australia. We love Rushlight Candle’s cute jar candles, which range in price from $128-$188.
WoodCo’s candles are too cute, with their chic graphic designs, sophisticated scents and eco-friendly coconut and soy wax blend, as well as bamboo wicks. Their “fun-sized” tin candles start at just $120, while regular-sized candles are $380. Aromas include negroni, wild garden, spring rain and fresh sheets, to name just a few.
Made with coconut or soy wax, Moonglade Candle specialises in bespoke scents for corporates, weddings and events, though you can purchase retail online too. The candles themselves are just too pretty, with dried flowers and other natural decorations that make them look as good as they smell. In addition to candles, Moonglade also creates room sprays and essential oil blends.
Enid Scents Massage Candles
Ever heard of a massage candle? Simply light up, melt the wax, let cool for a few minutes and then drizzle onto your skin for a warm, intensely moisturizing balm. Housed in a natural bamboo container, Enid Scents is eco-friendly and all about wellbeing.
Supplement for Soul
Another brand we stan, Supplement for Soul is all about unwinding physically and mentally, and replenishing your wellbeing with mindful home products. The candles are made with a blend of beeswax and soy wax, with all-natural aromas. Their wellness candle range is all made with a specific goal in mind, whether it’s to cleanse the air and mind, relax and unwind, sleep deep and calm, or stay awake and focus. Prices start at just $110, so why not purchase the whole range?
Though better known as a florist, The Floristry has a line of gorgeous candles to keep your home smelling fab. Their 100 percent soy wax candle costs $185 and comes in two aromas: Archangel, a woody scent with fir needles and lime; and Magic Hour, a fresh infusion of verbena and lemon.
Michell Lie Studio
Hong Kong creative Michell Lie offers a stunning line of soy wax candles presented in an array of beautiful ceramics that you can keep long after the candle has burned away. Prices start at just $108 and go up to $378 for larger candles – and what’s more, 50 percent of proceeds from sales go to benefit elderly charities in Hong Kong.
Tiny Island Maps
Local gift company Tiny Island Maps has two candles. – Hong Kong and Kowloon – that make perfect, stylish gifts for anyone leaving town. Made in partnership with BeCandle, the Kowloon candle smells like ginseng, jasmine, tangerine and oud, while the Hong Kong Island scent has notes of osmanthus, pomegranate, guaiacwood and vetiver. Both candles are $490 and come in a beautiful terrazzo container that you’ll want to keep forever.
The Lion Rock Press
This popular gift company offers a selection of hand-poured soy wax candles to remind you of home. Priced between $250 and $320, the unscented “skyline” and “willow” candles come in a gorgeous rose gold etched glass container, which imparts a beautiful glow when lit up. For a scented version, their limited-edition scented candle was created in collaboration with local candle artisan Jane Eve, and comes in an uplifting blend of rosewood, black pepper, bergamot, sandalwood, mandarin, clary sage, and frankincense essential oils.