The aroma of a fragrant candle can cozy up any room in your home. Smell has the amazing ability to trigger memories of times long past. Have you ever walked past a familiar scent and been transported back to a moment in your childhood? We love candles that can provide that nostalgia, calm our senses, or just bring joy to our lives! Here are some of our favorites!
Fredericksburg Farms Texas Candles
We love our bluebonnets in Texas. But, sadly, they only come around once a year. Fredericksburg Farms makes a Bluebonnet candle that captures the sweet fragrance of a spring day in a field of bluebonnets. This candle is such a rich, deep blue that we would buy it just for its gorgeous color.
Fredericksburg Farms offers a variety of other Texas-themed candles. Their Deep in the Heart candle combines lavender and vanilla scents that will put you at ease. And the East Texas Honeysuckle candle takes us back to pulling apart honeysuckle flowers as kids.
Sandoval Candles is a North Texas small business that makes organic candles from the best ingredients. They are paraffin-free, lead-free, use soy organic wax, and are long-lasting. (Plus, you can return your jar to be refilled for 30% off your next purchase.)
Calm & Cure Candle Co.
If you’re looking for a feel-good story, here’s one we love. During the summer of 2020, 11-year-old Uzziah Campbell wanted to find a way to help others calm down and relax as they navigated the state of the crazy world around them. He noticed that his mother often used essential oils and candles to help calm herself down, so he decided he would sell candles of his own.
In June 2020, he donated many of his candles to frontline workers and scientific researchers working on treating patients and developing a vaccine. Uzziah hopes his candles will have a positive effect on the many people dealing with mental health challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.
Some of our favorites are Happiness: Cassia and Exotic Spice, which has an energizing fragrance, Relaxation: Oakmoss Sandalwood and Patchouli, which promotes relaxation of the mind and body, and Sleep: Lavender, which is perfect for keeping on your nightstand.
It Oil Makes Scents
This punny Grand Prairie candle maker is a small shop that carries the best quality essential oils and 100% pure oil-based fragrances. Plus, each purchase is hand-poured and made just for you.
One of our favorites is their Sweet Kisses, which has a sweet scent with a hint of vanilla. And, their Coco-Lust candle combines pineapple, vanilla, cocoa, and mango to combine tropical fruit with a warm, chocolatey finish that works together perfectly. These candles are “wick”-ed good!
Brumbaugh's Own Collection
Brumbaugh’s offers our own quality candles that brighten up any room! Our candles come in beautifully wrapped gift boxes, making them the perfect gift for anyone you know.
Try our SAINT series of candles. Each SAINT candle includes a prayer to the patron saint (Benedict, Jude, Christopher, and more) and an Italian prayer coin which reveals itself as the candle burns. $10 of the sales price from every SAINT product sold goes directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to support its mission.
Or, check out our 3-wick Currant Thyme Dough Bowl candle. Nestled inside a rough hewn wooden bowl, it’s perfect for a patio or other rustic space.
Sweet Tea Candle from Charleston Candle Co.
Nothing says Texas like sweet tea on the porch on Sunday afternoon. With this Sweet Tea candle, you can have that feeling every time you take a breath. Charleston Candle Co. is based in South Carolina, and they do everything Southern style. The sweet tea candle is a part of their Front Porch Collection, which features a variety of scents that will remind you of the fresh, warm scents of spring and summer.
Whether as a gift or for yourself, candles can change a room dramatically. Try these out and let us know what you think!