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9 Made-in-Malaysia scented candle brands that will transform your home to a slice of haven

9 Made-in-Malaysia scented candle brands that will transform your home to a slice of haven

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Text: Wei Yeen Loh


Score these scented candles that are exclusively handcrafted in Malaysia—your at-home self-care session will never be the same again

Looking to transform your home to a calming slice of haven? Consider these locally-made, scented candles that offer more than just an indulgent scent. From cosy additions that could very well give you a forest therapy session from home to birthday cake candles (literally) that will make the perfect gifts, bookmark these made-in-Malaysia candle brands for your next haul:

Kandle Kandle

Penang-based candle and essential oil brand Kandle Kandle offers nature-soaked scents that may pique your olfactory senses if you're a fan of woodsy, earthy notes. The hand-poured soy wax candles come in an amalgamation of scents (not just one scent per candle), with bestsellers including No. 1 (pear, freesia and patchouli) and No. 2 (ambrette, sea salt and wood sage) that are often out-of-stock.

Available online hereSixth Sense and Flint & Steel Borneo

 

Nudecco

Another Penang-based brand on our radar is Nudecco, which offers 100 per cent vegan and natural soy wax candles that are infused with scented oil. All products are free of paraffin and harmful chemicals; and you can also find home decor knick-knacks from the brand to spruce up your abode. Bestselling candles include those in quaint vintage mugs (perfect to be repurposed after your candles burn out), picture-perfect pyramid ones and the cutest calico shell variations.

Available online here

 

Lilin+Co

This list won't be replete without bespoke and handcrafted candle maker Lilin+Co, founded by two partners in 2016. All candles are made of 100 per cent premium soy wax and hand-poured in small batches, so you can trust that each is made with TLC. If you're new to the brand, score a gift set of three to sample a trio of scents.

Available online here

 

Borneo Candle Studio

Borneo Candle Studio was founded in 2018 by a Malaysian and Bruneian duo who sought to provide eco-friendly, vegan and non-toxic candles at accessible prices. Find a variety of unique scents that are inspired by its name, from Borneo Oudh (agarwood, elemi and leather) to Santan Cabin (coconut, vanilla and musk); along with customisable options for your personalised scent.

Available online here

 

Fluffy & Co.

Down with a case of wanderlust and already planning your next getaway (albeit, in Malaysia)? Light a candle or two from Fluffy & Co. to lull you away on a virtual escape. All scented candles are handcrafted and made of soy, and our favourite is the latest Wanderer collection. The brand also takes bulk orders and customised candles for special occasions—perfect for wedding favours!

Available at The Artisan Haus in Bangsar Shopping Centre

Candle Lab + Co.

Looking for candles that aren't encased in the usual amber/glass jars? Check out Korean-inspired label Candle Lab + Co. for 100 per cent natural soy wax candles that are almost too delectable to burn. You'll find candles in the most creative designs (from cheese blocks to macarons), and even DIY kits and birthday "cakes"—these aren't edible, sadly!

Available online here

 

Håndlavet

Local candle brand Håndlavet (which literally translates to "handmade" in Danish) specialises in—you guessed it—handmade soy candles that come with natural wooden wicks. Options are aplenty with classic favourites (lavender, chamomile, lemongrass etc) and nuanced picks (bergamot & hazakura, dried fruits & buchu leaves) for those who prefer unconventional scents.

Available online here

 

Pause

Candles that don't just smell good, but look equally stunning (that you can't bear to light it up)? Soap and candle studio Pause is checking all the boxes in our list. The brand's soy pillar candles are decorated with flowers and spices—pretty enough to be used as decorative pieces; and you can also opt for their beeswax candles in bell jars for special occasions.

Available online here

 

Eye See You Soap

Johor Bahru-based Eye See You Soap is known for its extraordinary candles (made of soy wax and beeswax) that can easily be passed of as works of art, including Mariko Kusumoto-inspired ones and unique "pleated" candles that are individually hand-folded. Apart from scented candles, the brand also carries organic essential oils and soaps—how cute are these fun-sized gemstone soaps?

Available online here

 

Don't miss out on our favourite homegrown all-natural beauty brands here.

 

 

 

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