Candles are one of the most versatile home decor pieces to add to your living spaces. It is no wonder we've seen a surge of ardent local candle makers, especially in Melbourne and Sydney. From incorporating earth-friendly coconut and soy wax to creating unique concoctions by fusing different scents, these top 10 candle makers from Melbourne and Sydney are worth taking a look.
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Alchemy Produx is the brainchild of creative duo Sara and Tristan, who hand-make artisan candles from 100% natural soy wax. Fusing an unlikely combination of fashion design and chemistry, the Alchemy candles are individually hand poured into chemistry glassware like beakers and conical flasks. Fragrances include Yuzu, Mandarin and Rosemary, Wild Fig, Coconut and Lime, just to name a few.
Blending ideas with the finest fragrances, Bon Lux creates scent stories inspired by flowers, plants and memories. Using the finest materials like sustainably farmed soy wax, locally sourced plants, essential oils, cotton wicks and handblown glass, the candles are created in small batches with beautiful locally printed illustrated packaging. Scents vary from exotic, woodsy notes to powdery notes to evoke flower fields and sunny afternoons.
If minimal themed home accessories like marble prints and black and white colour schemes are you go-to home accessories then Candlelit and Co. is the perfect online candle shop for you. The candles are made with seasonal scents in ceramic canisters that can also be used as home décor. The team behind Candlelit and Co. also organises various candle-making workshops, some of which are headed by founder Eleni Panagiotou.
Celia Loves is a lifestyle brand focusing on creating a beautiful local product that oozes quality and is easy on the eyes. Smells can transport you to a whimsical world of total relaxation, make you feel warm and fuzzy inside, or send you off on a journey down memory lane. Designs are the epitome of chic with endless choices of animal prints. Select from signature scents like cucumber melon, coffee, pomegranate acai or limited edition scents like floral fling or nomad.
Cocolux coconut candles are created to capture the essence of nature and raw luxury. Scented with the finest fragrances and infused in natural, earth-friendly coconut wax, Cocolux brings paradise home with fine metals like pure copper, gold and brass (pictured below). 100% recyclable, these glamorous vessels add a hint of luxe to your living space.
This Yarra Valley based lifestyle brand delivers fun, fresh and straight up good-for-the-soul soy candles. Creator & Founder, Genna Klewer harnesses her love of homewares, design and interior style to bring forth a range Candles that look as amazing as they smell. Candles are hand poured in their home studio, using soy wax, high-quality fragrance oils, essential oils and feature single or double cotton wicks.
Infused with exquisite fine fragrance oils reminiscent of places both near and far, Lumira’s luxury lifestyle essentials are a celebration of beautiful scent, sophisticated design and the spirit of travel. Its signature Destination Collection features elegant ebony glass vessels filled with all-natural soy wax and delicately infused with fragrance oils composed with a renowned perfumer in Sydney. The collection forges a covetable range of ten distinctive scents that pay homage to the spirit of exploration. Each destination scent also comes in a miniature travel tin.
The idea behind Maisey Candles evolved from its founder’s great-grandmother whose nickname was ‘Maisey’. Maisey loved the aroma of beautiful candles and spent hours making her own candle creations. Her recipe has been handed down to four generations. Do you love aromas that remind you of a warm and welcoming home? Look no further than Maisey Candles.
SOH Melbourne is a fragrance house founded by husband and wife team, Nathan & Kristine Brown. SOH candles and perfume fragrances are built upon a blend of natural perfumes with flowers hand picked from the petal fields in Grasse to luxurious lavender fields in Australia’s Daylesford. These fragrances are highly concentrated and are hand poured and formulated in Melbourne, of course.
The Luxuriate was established to create beautiful sensory objects inspired by nature. The collection connects a composition of earth, infinite light and perfume. The result? Fine fragrances meticulously curated by a fourth generation perfumer and packaged in a collection of natural stones, wood and alloys. The Luxuriate also offers a complimentary gold monogramming service on all Leather & Oud collection candles.