The thing is, more than your whole reserve of skincare and makeup products, it is physical rest and peace of mind that your skin needs the most to achieve that healthy glow. If you believe in the power of rituals and meditations, you should probably know – try adding the element of fire to your bedtime beauty routine by lighting up a scented soy candle of your choice. You’ll be surprised by how a single jar of soft wax can turn your room into a peaceful sanctuary illumined by its calming, flickering wick.
Let yourself in for a restful me-time before bed with these handcrafted candles made thoughtfully with love by local artisans.
- Saan Saan
Saan Saan’s handcrafted candles might seem modest and ordinary in their minimalist amber glass jars but truth to be told, these jars are filled with stories, memories, and feelings from familiar places. Established in 2018, these homemade soy candles are inspired by seasons and local travels, thus the wistful names for each scent. Some of their well-loved concoctions are Linen Room, Kung Tag-Araw, and Baker Street of Poblacion. Aside from scented candles, they also sell soy melts, wick trimmers, and candle snuffers all available online at saansaanph.com.
For less than Php 450, you can get yourself a delightfully scented soy candle from local brand Talitha. Named after celebrity couple Vic Sotto and Pauleen Luna’s daughter, Talitha aims to share a piece of their home through each candle jar. The scents from their candle collections are sure to remind you what a warm and happy home feels like in every whiff. Pauleen’s personal favorite is their Coconut candle, which according to her, ignites a desire to go to the beach every time she lights one up. Shop through their Instagram page @talitha.phl.
- Psyche Candles
To sunny days & balmy nights — the brand’s tagline easily catches a sentimentality; Psyche Candles takes the self-care plan quite seriously. Their hand poured soy candles are made to release positive energy, calm the mind, and soothe the senses. Try their classic favourites, Sweet Dreams and Coming Home. Need special mementos for your special events? Psyche Candles accepts bulk orders, too! Browse their other products and shop through their Instagram page @psychecandlesph.
- Happy Island Candles
Happy Island’s crafted candle aromas sound and feel a lot like, well, paradise. The brand is famous for their tropical and fruity scents like Pineapple Mango, Pina Colada, Strawberry Lemonade, and Grapefruit. You can have your candle poured in a glass jar, frosted jar, or tin can. They accept bulk and customised orders for corporate giveaways and other events. Browse their products at happyisland.ph
- Portal Candle Co.
Evident in its name, Portal Candle Co. seeks to serve as a portal to moments and memories you hold dearly. This Cebu-based candle crafter makes hand poured candles in small batches. Their soy products – from scents to the hand-painted labels – are well-thought-out, making each jar extra special. We personally love to try their Coffee Shop and Night Camp. Portal Candle Co Soy Candles are available online at https://portalcandleco.com/
So, what’s your scent of choice?