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Our Favorite Candles To Buy From Amazon

November 13, 2018
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These are our favorite candles from Amazon.

Amazon carries a wide variety of candles these days. Cheap brands. Expensive brands. Brands that nobody has probably even heard of before.

There are so many to pick from that it becomes tiresome wading through all the junk to find the real gems. And there are some gems. Some of our favorite candles can be found on Amazon nowadays and usually they are at a cheaper price than in physical stores (especially if you have Amazon Prime).

Today we’ll be attempting to give a complete categorized rundown of the best candles on Amazon. You can easily skip down to something that suites your fancy by clicking it in the table of contents that we’ve created below or just scroll down to view all of the categories!

Candles We Recommend Which You Can Find On Amazon

Good Cheap Candles On Amazon

These are our favorites from Amazon that all fall under $2 per ounce! The dollar signs correspond to more or less pricey for this range of candles.

Yankee Candles

Big name brand but unbeatable price

Yankee Candle is the biggest candle brand out there, but that doesn’t mean that they are expensive! While at first glance the large jar candles might seem kind of expensive, once you work out how much these candles will run you per ounce of wax(which is how value should be calculated) you will realize that there aren’t many options that are cheaper from any other brand. Yankee now has a HUGE amount of scents available with something for everyone. Some scents that we recommend are from the classics. Check out Pink Sands, Macintosh Apple, Autumn Wreath, or Clean Cotton

Wax Type:Paraffin
Burn Time:110 – 150 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Our Own Candle Company

Budget candles in cute, mason jar containers

Our Own Candle Company has made a name for themselves on Amazon specifically. They have pulled in thousands of reviews from happy customers with their home made, market style. Check out Hot Apple Pie (pictured above), Blueberry Pie, or Hot Buns

Wax Type:Paraffin – Soy Wax Blend
Burn Time:100 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Candle-Lite Company

Crafting Candles In Ohio’s Heartland For Over 175 Years

While these candles aren’t quite as cheap as the ones from ‘My Own Candle Company’, they are still a great price. With a craft perfected over a century, you can rest assured that you are getting a good candle.

Wax Type: Paraffin wax
Burn Time: Up to 90 hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Homeworx by Harry Slatkin


Masterfully blended oils for a long-lasting fragrance experience.

The famous Slatkin name can be found on Amazon under the Homeworx line of candles. I’m a big fan of anything Slatkin, and these candles are no different. They are actually 4 wick candles, so they do burn quite fast, however they always throw scent well and burn evenly. Also check out Oak & Pomegranate

Wax Type: Paraffin wax
Burn Time: Up to 50 hours
Price Per Ounce:$$

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Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Soy Candles

Perfect quality and scents for a fraction of the competition’s price

These are longtime best sellers on Amazon and for good reason. They really are just that good. You won’t get some fancy chic candle here but what you will get is burn quality and scents that will never disappoint. At a great price to boot, your best value is going to be going with the two-pack of 7.2 oz candles. Basil is our favorite scent, but they are all great. Also try: Lemon Verbena

Wax Type: Soy wax
Burn Time: 35 hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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La Jolie Muse Candles

Unmatched quality at this price point.

La Jolie Muse is a candle brand that really grew and gained popularity by being on Amazon. They started small and built a reputation of trust through their loyal customers and have become one of the most successful candle brands overall on Amazon.

These candles come in a variety of sizes and styles with one thing in common, they always smell good and burn even better. Pictured above is Balsam Fir & Cedarwood.

Also try: Marine Breeze and Amber Sandalwood

Wax Type: Soy wax
Burn Time: 90 hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Best Mid-Range Candles On Amazon

For our mid-range picks we chose to go with candles that were all under $6 per ounce. As with the cheap candles above, the dollar signs correspond to price variations within the mid-range candle category.

P.F. Candle Co.

Handmade fragrances out of Los Angeles

P.F. Candle Co. is one of my more recent favorite brands that I’ve been scooping up quite often. They have some unique scents available and I find their scent throw to be excellent for their size. A few of my favorite scents are Teakwood and Tobacco, Sweet Grapefruit, and Amber and Moss.

Wax Type:100% Natural Soy Wax
Burn Time:40-50 Hours in 7.2 oz size
Price Per Ounce:$

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Groves of orange trees on a warm spring morning. Mixed with the crispness of morning dew, the air is filled with the sweet and lightly bitter citrus scent of orange blossoms. The pleasant aroma of the blossoms is accompanied with a dash of spice from a white lilac in full bloom and the refreshing and resplendent touch of iris wood.

Another candle that I would consider “affordable luxury.” Not quite as steeply priced as true luxury candles, but this will still have some fine additional touches that set it apart from budget candles.

Wax Type: Soy wax
Burn Time: 60 hours
Price Per Ounce:$$$

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Urban Concepts by DecoCandles

Long lasting candles, hand-poured in the USA.

These candles by Decocandles have rave reviews from buyers on Amazon. With over 2200 reviews left, these candles have averaged a 4.6 out of 5 stars which is really quite incredible.

They throw scent like crazy, even for their small size, they are decently priced, and they look pretty nice too.

Wax Type: Soy wax
Burn Time: 50 hours
Price Per Ounce:$$

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Luxury Candles We Recommend From Amazon

When it comes to luxury candles, honestly, the sky is the limit with price points. Are these candles for everybody? Most definitely not. If you however, have the money to spare and are a fine fragrance lover that wants something with a truly unique scent there are plenty of options to choose from. And Amazon has a good selection of them. The dollar signs still correspond to varying prices, but within the luxury category.

NEST Fragrances

Luxury candles at a competitive price point

NEST Fragrances are one of my all-time favorite candle brands and was created by the former Slatkin & Co. candle creators. This company has so much experience with making quality candles and it shows as soon as you try once out. These candles are a great value for being luxury candles. When we calculated the cost per ounce of these we realized that they almost fell into our mid-range category! While these are not as pricey as some of the others in the luxury category, they can still impress just as much as the others. Unsure of which scent to try? Start with one of my favorites: Holiday, Grapefruit or Bamboo

Wax Type:A Soy Wax Blend
Burn Time:80 – 100 Hours for the 3 wick versions
Price Per Ounce:$

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Diptyque Paris

Sophisticated fragrance but it comes at a price

This is usually the first brand you hear of when someone talks about luxury candles. They are pricey candles to be sure. If you however, are a candle lover with lots of money to spare, then these candles will give you quality and a unique fragrance that the other candles can’t quite match. Diptyque has been perfecting the art of candle making for so long now that they have nearly perfected it. Scents to try: Baies, Figuier, or Feu De Bois

Wax Type:Soy Blend
Burn Time:50 – 60 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$$$

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Best Wax Melts On Amazon

Don’t like having open flame in your house? Wax melts are an excellent safe alternative to traditional candles. Here are some of the best wax melts on Amazon!

Shortie’s Candle Company

Quality melts from a brand that you may have never heard of

Shortie’s Candle Company has been perfecting their wax for the past decade. They are a family owned company that puts a ton of care into their products. They made their way onto Amazon where they are some of the best reviewed melts on the entire website! Try out: Fresh & Clean Variety Pack (pictured), Apple Variety Pack, or Floral Variety Pack

Wax Type:Food Grade Paraffin Wax Blend
Burn Time:5 – 10 Hours per block (18 blocks in a variety pack)
Price Per Ounce:$$

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Best Ring Candles On Amazon

While the selection for ring candles isn’t that large, there are a couple of our favorites on there. If you are new to ring candles, here is my quick overview. Each candle contains a piece of jewelry wrapped in tinfoil within the wax. When you burn down to unveil the jewelry you will find a ring (or other jewelry you can decide) which is worth from $10 – $5000. These candles make the perfect gifts, especially during the holidays.

Jackpot Candles

Powerful scents, long lasting candles, and fun ring surprises

Jackpot Candles was one of the first ring candles that we ever tried and it is still one of our favorites 4 years later. They make extremely long lasting soy candles and have a great selection of highly fragrant scents. The ring inside is just a welcome bonus on top of a great candle and makes these the perfect gift.

Wax Type:100% Soy Wax
Burn Time:100+ Hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Best Soy Candles On Amazon

Many of the other candles on this list are soy candles that do great in their own categories as well. This section will be for some of the other soy candles that didn’t get any love in another section already!

SOLAS Candles (currently unavailable)

Vegan soy wax candles at an excellent price along with great customer service and quality control

Some candle companies only have resellers for their candles on Amazon which means that the customer service can be a little disjointed for certain brands. Solas candles however offer great support even when you buy their candles off of Amazon and they always follow up in a professional manner. This list is more about which candles are themselves amazing and these soy candles don’t disappoint. They are a great price coming in at under $2 an ounce and have 3 wicks which always seems to help throw scent more. Scents to try: Fois, Beatha, or Paisean

Wax Type:Vegan Soy Wax
Burn Time:45 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Pure Integrity Soy Candles

No flashy labels just great smelling candles

Pure Integrity Candles’ high quality soy wax is what makes them one of the best candles on Amazon. Their soy wax holds in and throws fragrance amazingly well and not only burns evenly but lasts a long time as well. These candles have a snug fitting wooden lid that holds in scent when you are not burning your candles which also keeps the wax from building up dust as well. These candles are priced at just over a dollar per ounce. A great price!! Scents to try: Apple Crisp, Vanilla, or Mineral Springs for that perfect spa experience.

Wax Type:100% Natural Soy Wax
Burn Time:75+ Hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Illume Candles

Extravagant scents and excellent burn quality across the board

Illume knows how to get it done. They have been an overall favorite on this blog for a long time and make scents that frequent our ‘best of’ lists. Illume placed on our ‘Best Candles For Spring‘, ‘10 Best Candles Under $30‘, ‘5 Best Candles That Smell Like Campfire‘, and our ‘Best Candles For Fall‘ lists to just name a few. So that says it all. Scents to try: Pineapple Cilantro, Blackberry Absinthe, or Thai Lily

Wax Type: Soy wax
Burn Time: 50 Hours
Price Per Ounce: $$$

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Nika’s Home Soy Candles

Strong, long lasting candle at a budget price

Nika’s Home candles aren’t super flashy. They are poured in 12 ounce mason jars and have a simple label on the front. Looks aside though these are excellent soy candles. Aside from a bit of soot we had no problems with these candles. Be sure to trim the wicks down to a quarter inch each burn and you should have no problems either! Scents to try: Lemongrass Kiwi Cassis, Blueberry Muffin, or Vanilla Lavender

Wax Type:Soy wax
Burn Time:50 – 60 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Best Beeswax Candles On Amazon

Bluecorn Beeswax Candles

Quality, raw beeswax in 50% recycled glass jars.

Bluecorn Beeswax make the absolute best reviewed beeswax candles on Amazon by a longshot. If you are looking for beeswax candles, whether it be tapers, votives, jars or tea lights than this should be a brand to check out for sure.

Wax Type:100% Raw Beeswax
Burn Time:35 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$$

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Candle By The Hour Natural Beeswax Candles

Unique beeswax candles that will stand out from the rest

We’ve posted about Candle By The Hour before on the blog and it is time to bring them up once again. These candles are unlike any others that you have probably seen in that they are coiled up wax which can be fed through a clip and burned for specific durations depending on the length that you feed in at a given time. Every 3 inches of wax fed into the clip will burn for about 1 hour. When the wax has finished burning it will self extinguish so there is less worry of any accidents(we still recommend NEVER leaving a candle unattended).

Wax Type:Natural beeswax
Burn Time:70 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$$

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Best Man Candles On Amazon

Ranger Station Candle Co.

Created by a cocktail connoisseur and candle lover

These candles come poured in reusable heavy tumbler glass. Once you are finished burning these masculine scents pour yourself a stiff drink in your new glass! These candles are excellent but come with a more luxury price tag. Try these out: Leather and Pine (pictured), Santalum, or Oakmoss

Wax Type:Natural Soy Wax
Burn Time:40 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$$$

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Best Candles To Mask Pet Odors On Amazon

Specialty Pet Products Pet Odor Exterminator Candle

Have a lingering pet odor? This might be the solution.

I haven’t given this one a try as I don’t have pets but scanning through customer reviews on Amazon, it’s quite clear that this is the unanimous winner for candles that actually work in getting rid of nasty pet odors.

Wax Type:Paraffin – Soy Blend
Burn Time:70 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$$

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One Fure All – Pet House Candle

Made with a tested and proven odor neutralizer and specially formulated to freshen pet-loving homes.

These candles have pretty unanimously positive reviews with a few that mention very light scent throw. If scent throw is what you’re after than maybe these aren’t for you, but if they eliminate odors, is that a problem?

Wax Type: Soy wax
Burn Time: Up to 60 hours
Price Per Ounce:$$

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Best Tea Lights On Amazon

Zion Judaica Tealights

120 tealights to a pack, plenty to get the job done!

There are countless tealight suppliers on Amazon and they all vary in terms of quality and price. We noticed that many suppliers have poor packaging with their tealights and it is quite frequent that the packages can arrive damaged. Zion Judaica seems to have the most reliable shipments with the fewest complaints about candles which arrive broken and are our choice for the best tealights on Amazon! 120 tea lights per pack.

Wax Type:High Quality Paraffin Wax
Burn Time:About 4 hours each
Price Per Ounce:$

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Best Vegan Candles On Amazon

Aira Vegan Soy Candles

Vegan candles with a great look!

Aira really hit the mark with these candles. Not only are they completely vegan and kosher but they also have a long burn time and smell excellent! These candles are hand poured and have a small batch look and feel to them as well.

Wax Type:All Natural Soy Wax
Burn Time:110+ Hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Best Citronella Candles On Amazon

Coleman Wooden Wick Citronella Candles

Citronella candles with crackling wooden wicks that come in 3 different scents

Coleman is soley a camping gear brand and so you knew that their citronella candle was going to be of good quality. The wooden wicks on these help make a bigger flame and they just seem to work quite well. And they are priced perfectly as well.

Wax Type:Paraffin Wax
Burn Time:Up to 25 hours
Price Per Ounce:$

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Best Cool Candles On Amazon

Pyropet Candles

Wax that burns down revealing an inner skeleton

Pyropet candles are some of the most creative that we’ve seen in recent years. As the wax melts on these cute animal candles they reveal a sinister metallic skeleton which creates a silhouette effect from the burning flames. While these are unscented candles, they are quite unique and most definitely cool. They make great gifts as well!

Wax Type:Paraffin Wax
Burn Time:8 Hours
Price Per Ounce:$$$

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Majestea & Co.

Once you are finished with this Soy candle you can wash it out and use it as a beautiful tea cup for years to come!

This candle could have gone in our mid-range candles as well but we thought it would be better suited in cool candles. Re-usability from beautiful tea cups, luxury, and great fragrance make these candles a clear stand out.

Wax Type: Soy wax
Burn Time: 20 hours
Price Per Ounce:$$$

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Best LED Candles On Amazon

Air Zuker Flameless LED Candle

Realistic LED candles at a fraction of the price of name brand department store brands

These flameless LED candles by Air Zuker look just as good as ones that you pay triple the price of at some department stores. They run on D cell batteries and come in a set of 3.

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Smtyle Flameless LED Candles

Very realistic flame, comparable to Luminara candles.

Smtyle (yea I don’t know how to say it either) is another excellent choice in the sea of bad LED candles. They have the flickering flame that looks so good in dimly lit situations and they come at a great price. Much cheaper than you will find at Pottery Barn.

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