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Supporting Small Businesses: Candle Edition

Instead of shopping for candles on Amazon or at Bath and Body Works, treat yourself to some beautiful candles from these small, women-owned businesses. They use only the best soy wax to guarantee a toxic-free and lovely experience. Keep in mind, these small businesses do produce small batches at a time, so be patient if the goodies you have your eyes on are sold out!

Lelas Velas Co

Lelas Velas is a Latina-owned candle business that sells 100% hand-poured soy wax candles and is based in Northern California. Follow her on Instagram or DM her to place an order!

Mera Candle

Mera Candle is a sustainable vegan candle shop that pours in small batches.

Warm Colours

Warm Colours is a U.S.-based, black-owned, ethical, and sustainable candle shop. They offer hand-poured soy wax candles in a variety of shapes and colors.

Xo Illuminated co.

Xo Illuminated co. is based in Los Angeles and hand-pours their 100% soy vegan candles in jars.

Studio Sukoon

Studio Sukoon is an Asian-American, woman-owned business whose website is under construction, but check out their lovely Instagram page! All candles are handmade in small batches and are shipped in eco-friendly and upcycled packaging. Studio Sukoon donates 15% of profits to local animal rescues.

Néos Candlestudio

Néos Candlestudio sells hand-poured soy wax “eclectic” candles. Spruce up your bedroom or office with one of their many colorful, intricate decorative candles.   

The Candle Cravers

This small Etsy shop is based in Los Angeles and sells hand-poured soy candles. If you are looking for torso figurines or shell candles, this is the shop for you!

Marieann is a second year student at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. She is a Spanish major and pursuing a teaching credential. As a native to LA, she loves to visit picturesque places and try new restaurants (sometimes the same yummy ones). Marieann loves creating content, both graphics and creative pieces. She loves fashion and has her own small, handmade jewelry business!
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