Set the mood and bliss out on these scented candles and tealights that have extra #shoplocal feel-good factor
So you’ve got great lighting plugged in, antique furniture placed in every corner of the room, cool art mounted on your walls, and stylish sofa beds for chillaxing , but your home isn’t exactly complete without the one accessory interior designers swear by: candles. Scented candles and tealights are not only perfect for (ahem) setting the mood, but also great for elevating the sensory level when kicking back and relaxing at home thanks to their divine scents. Bring out the aromatherapy full-force, we say, with fresh-smelling candles created right here in Singapore.
Jam-packed with artisanal candles that are entirely made from organic soy wax and natural essential oils, Hush is one homegrown brand we can’t keep mum about! Its scented candles aren’t just something to light up the mood and keep your home smelling fresh, they can also be used as scented massage oils when melted. The lemongrass candle also has natural insecticidal properties that drive mosquitoes and other insects away – which is excellent for tropical countries like Singapore.
Candles of Light
If you’re all about bringing the smells of gardenia out in full-force, make Candles of Light your go-to store. This homegrown brand offers handcrafted, luxury all-natural scented candles made from pure soy and beeswax. Treat your noses (and home) to its tropical and botanical scents including spices, herbs, essential oils and more.
Offering authentic scented candles and tealights, as well as other fragranced products with natural essential oils for home and personal use, Scent Moments is a homegrown fragrance online shop that you should check out. Its range of candles is made from quality ingredients and non-toxic wax for a pleasant spa-like experience.
Scent Moments, shop online.
If you find the crackling clatter of burning candle soothing, this one’s for you. Using a natural organic wood wick, WoodWick candles crackle as they burn. WoodWick candles are also known for their outstanding fragrances and having one of the longest burn periods. Sounds like the ultimate, relaxing candle-burning experience!
To Be Calm
This go-to local store stocks a luxurious collection of fragrant candles and diffusers, where you can find candles, temple tamers and also atmospheric room sprays that can create the perfect ambience for any occasion. To Be Calm carries scented candles of all sizes, from large to mini, as well as tea caddies for your teeny tealights (great for presents!). And if you’re all about getting handsy, To Be Calm also conducts a candle making session for all you candle enthusiasts. Plus, with a name like that, how can we not feel at ease?
A Dose of Something Good
Founded in 2011 by Australian designer Robert Upton, A Dose of Something Good is a Singapore-based company that specialises in making hand-poured scented candles. Here, they use the finest quality wax blends, hand-cast porcelain containers and natural fibre wicks. As for the various scents of the candles, they are thoughtfully selected from a blend of the finest fragrance materials, natural extracts and essential oils. Our personal fave: Bittersweet that exudes a fusion of lemongrass and ginger scent – very relaxing!
This homegrown candle brand offers unconventional candles such as hand-made soy wax candles and those in the form of wax melts. If you’re all about organic products, swap your department store home accessories for Artisan’s Garden’s vegan wax, a better alternative to paraffin wax. Plus, with 15 different scents ranging from fresh Ocean Breeze to sweet yet spicy Frankincense and Myrrh – you’ll be sure to find the one best for your home.
Artisan’s Garden, shop online.
ves. x In Good Company
We’re massive fans of Singapore fashion label In Good Company. So when we heard a collaboration with handmade home and living brand, ves., we knew we couldn’t keep our wallets away. Explore the collab’s collection of contemporary vessels and pots which comes pre-filled with Candle of Light’s Dusk fragrance, an electrifying mix of geranium, earthy patchouli with a hint of spice.
ves. x In Good Company, shop at In Good Company, ION Orchard, #B1-06, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, p. 6509 4786.
For a diverse range of seasonal scented candles (12 to be exact), check out Singapore-based Indi Nyah whose founder, Mel Marriott, has had her dig at perfume houses in Europe. Its environmentally friendly scented candles are hand-poured with a concoction of fresh ingredients, soy wax and pure essential oils. Get whiff of the orange groves in Tuscany with its Green Orange and Coriander candle and Asia’s balmy tropical nights with its Oriental Lily and Tangerine candle.
Indi Nyah, shop online.
Maison by Amanda Dyer
Amanda Dyer, founder of new homeware label Maison by Amanda Dyer, offers simple and beautiful candles designed to make you focus, play and calm down. Candles include beautiful scents with a mix of cedarwood, sandalwood, cinnamon, spearmint, ylang ylang and many more. Want your own unique scent? Maison by Amanda Dyer can also help you design the perfect candle for special occasions – weddings, birthdays, Christmas, and even for your business!
Maison by Amanda Dyer, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore 068810.
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