Vegan Guide to Candles 

Vegan Guide to Candles 

Are candles vegan? Not always – they can contain beeswax or stearic acid (usually from animal fat). Don’t worry though, there are plenty of vegan-friendly candles out there so you won’t have to miss out on burning any of your favourite scents.

Lily Flame

These gorgeous tin candles are really well scented and make fantastic gifts so I was super happy to hear that Lily Flame are vegan-friendly:

‘Our candles are made using 65% Paraffin wax, 29% vegetable triglycerides (fats) to make the wax softer and 6% perfume. Our candles do not contain any animal products and we do not test them on animals.’

Lily Flame Vegan

Yankee Candles

I reached out to the super popular candle brand who reported back:

All of our candles are Vegan and NOT tested on animals. They are all made with food grade paraffin, although I wouldn’t recommend eating them. Just burn them and enjoy the smells.

This is great news for fans of the candle brand. Check out their best sellers here.


Vegan Bunny 

I first found out about Vegan Bunny at the Viva! Vegan Festival (they featured in my haul post) and I was super impressed with the look and scents. They are wonderful candles: PETA approved, free from pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified materials. Their range includes Rose Blossom (my favourite), Lavender, Sweet Orange, Unicorn Tears (glittery!) and Christmas Pudding.

Harpers Candles

A wonderful vegan business that focuses on candles with lovely homely scents such as: Ironing Pile, Gypsy Patchouli, Daisy Chain and A Bit of Crumpet. They also release special seasonal scents, which are super popular and sell-out fast.They donate a portion of their earnings to Miracle’s Mission so you’ll be doing a lot of good supporting these guys.


Flamingo Candles

These candles are both super cute and super ethical. Made with EcoSoya wax which is biodegradable, not tested on animals, free of toxic materials and doesn’t stain.With the mantra ‘be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons’ these candles sure do stand out from the crowd.

Katie Loxton

After receiving a beautifully fragrant Katie Loxton candle in a goody-bag following a Charity Ball, I had to research this brand to investigate their suitability.  Their response to my query was as follows:

Thank you for taking the time to email us. I can confirm that our candles are vegan and cruelty free. Please see below the list of ingredients used in our candles.


Katie Loxton has some beautiful tin candles which work wonderfully as gifts. The Happily Ever After Candle makes a great Wedding present.

Katie Loxton vegan


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