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  • Writer's pictureLily Smith

6 cruelty-free and vegan-friendly candle brands in the UK

Looking for some small independent businesses that create vegan candles? Read on to discover 5 of our favourite candle makers, who are all dedicated to creating candles that are free from animal products...

Be sure to also check out our guide on what makes a candle vegan-friendly!

1 The Vegan Friendly Soap Shop: cruelty-free soy wax candles

The Vegan Friendly Soap Shop creates a huge range of handmade vegan products, from soaps and shampoo bars to sugar scrubs and candles. We love the collection of vegan-friendly soy wax candles: each one comes in a chunky recycled glass container, which can be reused again and again.

There are nine gorgeous scents to choose from: Bamboo, Lily & Jasmine, Baby Powder, Peach Smoothie, Cucumber & Mint, Lavender & Basil, Grapefruit & Ginger, Pomegranate & Orange, and Fig & Cassis.

2. Zero Waste Path: sustainable, vegan-friendly candles

Zero Waste Path’s candles are all hand-poured in the UK using vegan-friendly, biodegradable soy wax, along with FSC certified wooden wicks. Zero Waste Path then scents the wax exclusively using its own blends of essential oils.

We love the sound of the Ray of Sunshine scent, which is inspired by gorgeous summer days. It’s an uplifting candle with an intense floral scent and a hint of citrus. Let the sun shine!

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3. Witchwood Candles: vegan candles with healing crystals

These beautiful candles from Witchwood Candles (£8.50) are all handpoured in Brighton, UK. This eco-friendly company only uses the highest quality, ethically sourced and vegan-friendly ingredients, including soy wax and paraben-free essential oils. Each candle is then topped with botanicals and crystals.

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4. Aery Living: natural candles with uplifting scents

Made in the UK with sustainable ingredients, the natural candles from Aery Living (from £26) are suitable for vegans and eco-friendly. Each candle features 100% plant-based wax and carrier oils that are free from paraffin and palm.

We love this brand's eco credentials: all packaging is plastic-free and recyclable, they use renewable energy, and deliveries are made using a carbon neutral carrier. Plus, the company plants one tree for every candle sold!

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5. Made by Coopers: vegan-certified candles with natural ingredients

The range of candles from Made by Coopers (£22) are 100 per cent vegan-friendly. The company is registered with the Vegan Trademark by the Vegan Society. Plus, all ingredients are natural and approved by Ecocert, including the renewable coconut and rapeseed wax blend.

This company takes animal welfare super-seriously: they only purchase from suppliers that are able to prove that they are also cruelty-free!

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6. Vegan Bunny: natural, vegan-friendly candles

If you're looking for cute candle tins, check out the candles from Vegan Bunny (from £8). Each candle is handcrafted using artisan techniques, a signature vegetable wax blend, and pure essential oils. We love the minimal, plastic-free packaging!

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7. Bask Candles: eco-friendly candles handpoured in Wales

We love the collection of eco-friendly vegan candles from Bask Candles (£17.95). The brand is devoted to creating fun and vibrant candles that represent the modern and beautiful homes of today. The white glass jars and wooden lids pair to create a minimalistic and stylish look, which would be the perfect addition to any home.

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