12 Stunning Mission-Driven Candle Companies Lighting Up Good in the World

Gorgeous Candles for WinterLight up long winter nights with natural candlelight from these mission-driven candle companies.

Inspirational eco candles do more than just light up a room. They give jobs to the homeless, empower women refugees, and send kids to school in India. This winter, light up not only your home but also someone’s life with these stunning eco candles that shine so bright.

1. Keap Wood Cabin Candles  

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Want to bring that iconic wood cabin scent into your home? Created by master perfumer Christophe Laudamiel, the warm woody scent is full of “deep cedar wood notes, smokey undertones, and crisp pine and moss to round out the ambient forest.” The packaging is whimsical, fun, and reusable. And candles are made with slow-burning coconut wax. Every candle purchased gives the gift of light via solar lamp to those without access to the electrical grid.

2. The Giving Keys “Black on Black” Hope Candle

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This dramatic black-on-black candle is designed to “inspire community through scent, illuminating the spirit and filling your space with meaning.”  Made from a coconut and RSPO-certified palm base. The Giving Keys employs people transitioning from homelessness in LA. The HOPE candle beautifully blends vanilla, sugar, and musk while signifying hope for a better life for all.

3. The Pumeli Candle Collection

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With inviting packaging and an endearing personal note from your courageous candlemaker, the Pumeli Collection made with calming essential oils and GMO-free soy blended candles will light up the room and your heart. Empowering women refugees in the U.S., these hand-poured beauties are fair-trade and come in a reusable decorative tin with a personal note to keep in touch with the beautiful soul who lovingly made your candle.

4. Thesis Candles

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Made from the organic skincare line Thesis, these stylish apothecary-style jars are made of recycled glass with cork tops. The candles are poured with pure non-GMO soy wax. Scented with organic essential oils, the invigorating pure aromas are the perfect companion for a relaxing bath. Or a night spent dreaming by the fire.

5. Sundown Pillar Candle

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Available through TenThousandVillages.com, this gorgeous fair trade cinnamon-scented candle is ethically sourced. Handcrafted in Honduras by women working with the non-profit Actions for Popular Development, every candle shines brightly to help women create a better life.

6. Bloom Candle Collection  

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These lovely botanical-patterned non-toxic all-natural candles are available in five delicious scents: Earth & Sweetwater, Green Fig & Bamboo, Black Coconut & Amber, Blue Coral & Driftwood, Tobacco Flower & Ginger. The pretty ceramic containers are encouraged to be upcycled. And when purchased from Bambeco.com, the company will plant a tree in America.

6.  Larissa Love White Label Collection

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Gorgeous, elegant, and classy, Larissa Love’s White Label candles are environmentally-friendly. Made from natural essences, organic coconut oil, and shea butter, they burn clean up to 150 hours. Clean and green line, everything is made with love including the luxurious scents: Dark Amber, Madagascar Peony, Pikaki, Santal, and Patchouly.

7. Elderflower Farmacy Peace Candle

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Upon lighting this candle you may experience a greater sense of peace and calm. Perhaps, it’s Elderflower Farmacy’s legacy in international homeopathic traditions. Or the partnership with DoPeace.org that sends children in Bangladesh to school. Either way, your senses will be delighted to experience these candles made with fresh local honey infused with grapefruit, neroli, and vanilla essential oil.

8. Benjamin Soap Company Handcrafted Soy Candles

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With delicious winter aromas such as Birchwood + Pine, Cashmere, and Cinnamon Chai, these hand poured small-batch candles have lead-free cotton wicks and are made from pure essential oils. No dyes or chemicals for an eco-friendly clean burn.

9. Honest Earth Pink Rose Onyx Candle 

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In alignment with their company motto “Good for You, Good for the Earth” this luxury candle line is scented with only therapeutic grade essential oils: lavender, lavender rosemary, lavender tea tree, and lemongrass. The scents lift your spirits and the wax can be used as a body moisturizer.

10. Skin Owl High Tea Candle 

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Naturally chic, this candle evokes the notion of cozying up with a cup of hot tea. Naturally made with non-toxic ingredients, its fresh herbal scent is meant for relaxing and like a cup of hot tea – enjoying the comfort of delicious aromas. It looks gorgeous displayed on a coffee table or nightstand.

11. Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Candle

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When PACIFICA candles, vegan and cruelty-free, are purchased via LOVE GOODLY’s e-commerce shop, a donation is made to Farm Sanctuary, the farm animal rescue and education organization. Both juicy and spicy scents blend with strawberry and raspberry notes with Italian sweet orange. Candles burn clean for approximately 50 hours.

12. Boho Candles 

Gorgeous candles for winterWant to light up the room and contribute to cleaner air? For every purchase through Bambeco.com a tree is planted. Natural soy wax is hand-poured into hand-painted ceramic bowls that are too pretty not to be up-cycled. Non-toxic ingredients and cotton wicks make for a clean burn. Scents such as Earl Gray & Lavender, Sea Salt & Sage, Passionfruit & Guava, Black Coconut & Amber, Blood Orange & Bergamot, Jasmine & Bamboo, fill your home with delicious aromas.

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Donna Sozio

Author, journalist and publishing consultant, Donna Sozio has been featured in 200+ media outlets including the Tyra Banks Show, Early Show, Fox News, Good Day LA, Seventeen Magazine, Yahoo! Personals, Match.com, Lavalife.com, EcoSalon.com, OrganicAuthority.com and many more. Her books The Man Whisperer (Adams Media) and Never Trust a Man in Alligator Loafers (Kensington) were Amazon.com bestsellers, had TV/Film options and were translated into German, Portuguese and Czech.