When it comes to small luxuries and self-care, nothing beats a lush scented
candle. But there’s a few things to keep an eye out for when shopping for the
ultimate ethical candle to ensure you’re purchasing the best low tox, natural
We’ve scoured the Aussie candle scene to find the ones you’ll love the most,
and that keep you and the environment safe at the same time.
1. Pretty Frank
No palm, no paraffins, no parabens, and no artificial colours - that’s the Pretty
Frank promise. It’s also cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, and is made and sold
out of Sydney. These local candles are made with ethically and sustainably
sourced soy wax and 100% cotton wick, with a burn time of up to 45 hours per candle.
Pretty Frank candles are made with a single pour of fragrance and soy wax.
What this means is that the wax at the top is exactly the same as the wax at the
bottom of the glass, ensuring the gorgeous aromas are consistent the whole way through.
Another reason we love this company is they plant a native tree in Australia for
every purchase. Choose from stunning scents like Lavender & Ylang Ylang,
Birthday Cake, and Freesia & Berries - or just get one of everything with the Indecisive Bundle.
2. Edible Beauty
Blend traditional naturopathic approach with science-backed ingredients, and
you’ve got the luscious candles made by Edible Beauty. Not only is this
company creating candles and skincare that’s free of the usual baddies - think
parabens, chemicals, SLS, and propylene glycol - but the products are also free
from endocrine disruptors like phenoxyethanol, phthalates, synthetic fragrances,
and high-allergen essential oils.
Edible Beauty uses over 15 native Australian botanicals across their products,
while also boosting the environment with recycled packaging and miron glass.
We’re big fans of their Citrus Rhapsody Natural Soy Candle, with an invigorating
blend of Orange, Pink Grapefruit and French Cypress essential oils, and the
Blue Lotus Dreaming candle, featuring a calming blend of Blue Lotus and Mt
Blanc Lavender essential oils.
The SENSORI+ soy candles are all-natural and plant-derived, with a new type
of design that promises to eliminate malodours on a molecular level, leaving
your space with fresh, delicious-smelling air.
Compared to conventional fragrance candles that use synthetic fragrances and
harmful chemicals, these candles light up your home with a series of gentle, all-
natural aromas. These particular detoxifying candles are inspired by a sense of
place, from the seaside towns of Greece to the mountains of Tasmania, which
are guaranteed to breathe refreshing new life into your home.
Some of our favourites include Cradle Aurora, with scents of Pine, Lavender,
Ylang Ylang, Rose and Fir Needle; Santorini Breeze, featuring natural
fragrances of Grapefruit, Fig, and Basil; and Hikurangi Sunrise, with blends
inspired by the pristine nature of New Zealand like Grapefruit, Lemon,
Frankincense, and Sandalwood.
4. Hunter Candles
This Newtown candle company in inner west Sydney is all of your favourite
things about candles - great smell and cool aesthetics - without compromising
on ingredients. In every Hunter Candle, you’ll find pure cotton wicks and hand-
poured pure soy bean wax that’s both biodegradable and pesticide free.
Meanwhile, it skips on things like palm oil, petroleum and genetically modified materials (phew!).
They also use what they call ‘full fragrance’ aromas, meaning they’re free from
any toxins, petrochemicals, phthalates and parabens - ensuring nothing nasty
comes between you and your favourite candle burn. We highly recommend
Kakadu Plum and bush cucumber; and the Chiswick Collab, with native bee
honey and thyme fragrance.
5. Queen B
With 20 years & 2,000,000 candles under their belt, Queen B are simple,
authentic, and good for the planet, using the purest beeswax in the world:
Australian beeswax. They source from Australian bees & bee-keepers all over
regional Australia, then clean the beeswax for 48 hours to distil to its purest
form, and mix their beeswax with other locally sourced ingredients like pure
cotton, organic coconut oil & tree resin.
Natural beeswax naturally occurs in different colours - ranging from creamy
white, through to pink, orange, bright yellow - and with the highest melting point
of any wax, provides a superior burn. Best of all, by purchasing Queen B
candles, you benefit your health by purifying the air, while protecting the
environment with no toxic smoke, and supporting regional Australian
beekeepers and communities.
To transform your space in style, check out the 20cm Taper Beeswax Candles
with 20 hours burn time; the Aussie Gum - Hand Rolled Beeswax Pillars, with an
individually painted, beeswax wrap sporting the iconic eucalyptus gum tree; and
the gorgeous Burning Love candles, a pair of candles that fit together, and melt
into one another as they burn.
Transform your home sustainably
With countless ethically-minded businesses to shop with, revitalising your home,
your self-care, and the planet has never been easier. With vibrant candles like
these, you can bring peace and relaxation to your home, without any harmful
side effects - and ultimately transform your space into whatever vibe you’re after.