10 gorgeous – and Irish-made – scented candles to cosy up your home this winter
Pure Irish 'hygge.'
We don't know about you, but we are all about scented candles when it comes to upping that autumn-winter cosy feel in our homes.
They instantly make any space feel hygge, and really help get me in the spirit to spend a weekend baking, or curling up under a blanket with a holiday season Hallmark movie. Or simply just sitting down with a cup of hot chocolate.
It's getting colder out there, so why not do yourself a favour and invest in one (or more) of these gorgeous Irish-made candles that will give your entire home instant seasonal vibes. We love supporting Irish businesses and makers, this year more than ever, and if you do too, take a look below for all the best smelling candles we can’t wait to burn this season.
I have been a fan of Clean Slate's gorgeous minimal aesthetics since forever, and apart from the absolute gorgeous jar it comes in, this candle also smells so, so delicious and Christmas-y.
Warm orange, clove and myrrh feel like Christmas – the way it should be, and I love the name of the symbolism it holds – how Christmas really is all about getting together with those we love.
I only recently discovered the beautiful candles from Somas, and have fallen head over heels in love with the Black Fig & Vetiver one.
This scent is the perfect blend of warming notes of cedarwood with zesty citrus fruits, and just feels like the smell of cosy – in a jar.
If you find yourself coming over all Scandinavian and loving all things white, red and natural, you really need to get yourself a Yuletide candle from Anu Earth.
This hand-poured eco soy wax candle also contains essential oils of orange and black pepper, and feels like what we want our homes to smell like all December.
Natasha Rocca Devine (NRD) is an award-winning Irish-Italian Interior Design Staging Specialist.
And now, the entrepeneur has created her very own scented candle – The Secret Garden – in collaboration with Ireland’s leading perfumer and founder of La Bougie, Lucy Hagerty.
The concept for The Secret Garden stems from Natasha’s favourite childhood book; combined with her passion for Irish design, sustainability, luxury and nature. The mood-lifting scent of lavender, honey and musk encourages relaxation by bringing the outdoors indoors, creating a Secret Garden of your own.
This candle looks and smells SO luxurious.
Crisp, resinous pine needles are softened by an aromatic veil of fir balsam, amber and cedar. A subtle blend of clove and cinnamon heighten the festive atmosphere of this distinguished Christmas scent. Perfect as a hostess gift (or a little something for yourself), the thickly rimmed mouth-blown glass is finished with a hand-applied silver opaque finish for a beautiful glow when lit.
I have long since been a fan of the all the natural and locally made beauty goodies from the Burren Perfumery.
And his candle, scented with a blend of Neroli and Sweet Orange essential oils, is no different.
Made with soy wax and scented only with essential oils, this candle makes the perfect stocking filler, we think.
One of Ireland's most loved and known candle makers, there is a reason the beautiful candles from Max Benjamin remain as popular as ever. Come Christmas time, I don't think you can go wrong with the Cloves and Cinnamon candle, blended to create a warming aroma perfect for autumn and winter evenings.
Another gorgeous Irish-made candle perfect for gifting someone (or yourself) this festive season.
The limited edition Winter Soy candle from The Handmade Soap Company is beautifully fragranced with hand-blended pure essential oils like sweet cinnamon and clove, as well as Scotch pine needles and nutmeg.
I love how it is made with 100 percent natural soy wax and lit using pure cotton wicks for a clean burn, this candle is kind to your senses and the environment.
Another great find I am deligeted to have come across.
The beautiful candles from Tinnock Farm are hand-poured in small batches on a farm in Tipperary, and are made with natural, renewable soy wax, cotton wicks and a mix of high quality fragrance and essential oils. Oh, and the packaging and labels are made from recycled paper and our glass jars are recyclable.
I especially love this 'Irish Forest' scent for winter; a deep fresh scent of fresh fir, cedar and musk and a hint of wildflowers.
The most festive scent ever! If you are looking for the perfect candle for yourself – or a friend – this festive season, look no further than the gorgeous Pomander-fragranced candle from Emma's So Naturals.
The unique candle is scented with pure essential oils of cinnamon, clove and sweet orange, and has a deliciously warming and uplifting scent that will fill your home with festive feels.
This timely limited release seasonal fragrance is only available while stocks last, so don't wait around!