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The 10 Best Autumn Candles

How do you choose the best autumn candles? What are the best autumn candles? We’re going to show you how to ensure you only buy the perfect candle this season — and which ten you should pick from.


How to Choose The Best Autumn Candle


One of the best autumn candles UK. A red candle surrounded by dried leaves and blueberries.

#1 Make Sure It’s Suitable for The Room


Scents help set the atmosphere in our home. Make sure the fragrance is inviting. You might want lighter scents with fruitier notes (orange, apple, etc.) or a heavier, spicier scent (clove, cinnamon, etc.).


It’s important to consider the room you want to put the candle in when choosing scents. If it’s too overpowering, it will interfere with food in the kitchen or dining room. Alternatively, a sweet food scent might stimulate hunger in the bedroom when all you’re trying to do is sleep!


#2 Know the Scent Throw


The scent throw is how the aroma fills the room. To put it simply, it’s all about the size of the candle compared to the size of the room. You should buy a candle that matches the area of the room.


No matter the strength of the candle, if it’s too small for your room, you won’t fully experience the aroma.


#3 Understand Burn Time


When shopping for a candle, size matters. But a big candle doesn’t automatically mean it’s longer lasting. You need to take a look at the burn time to figure this out.


There are plenty of factors affecting the burn time, including:


· Wick material

· Additional ingredients and their quality

· Type of wax


When we talk about the 10 best autumn candles later, we will give you an estimated burn time of each one so you can choose the most suitable one.


#4 Consider the Waxes


Nowadays, there are a lot of different waxes used in candles. The type you choose affects your whole candle experience. And of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to each one. Let’s look at each of them in more detail:


· Paraffin Wax — This is the most common and also the most affordable. It holds its fragrance well and is super easy to dye, ensuring a strong scent. Not to mention that the scent releases much faster than others with this one. Unfortunately, it doesn’t burn as evenly, and it can produce far more soot than others.

· Soy Wax — It’s natural and renewable, ensuring it’s more sustainable than paraffin. It burns at a lower temperature so lasts longer, as well as producing less soot. However, they tend to have a weaker fragrance and it releases more slowly than usual. They are great for small rooms because of this.

· Rapeseed Wax — Yay for another sustainable choice! Rapeseed is sourced in the UK, and it throws fragrance well. Plus, it burns slowly, allowing you to enjoy it for longer. Unfortunately, they’re not as easily accessible and tend to be more expensive. The good news is that it’s often combined with another wax type to make the candle more affordable.


#5 Find Out Which Wick You Like


Once you’ve considered the wax, it’s time to move onto the wick. You have two to choose from here — cotton or wood.


Cotton wicks are made from braided fibres and are the standard candle wick. They light easily and are wonderfully low maintenance. Not to mention that they’re unlikely to snuff out in a draughty room.


You might find that some cotton wicks have a paper centre. It creates a bigger, longer flame. But bear in mind that they burn at a hotter temperature! It provides a bigger melt pool ensuring a stronger scent. But they tend to burn pretty fast. Although, many of our best autumn candles with cotton wicks have a decent burn time.


Wooden wicks make a wonderful crackle sound like an open fire which gives an all-encompassing, multi-sensory experience. They burn hotter for a much longer time and give off a consistently strong fragrance. They’re certainly more impressive than the standard cotton wick.


We must mention here that you need to learn how to light wooden wicks beforehand. You have to tilt them at the proper angle for them to light effectively.


#6 Know The Container Type


Scented candles usually come in a glass or metal container. But let’s take a look at each turn to see which you prefer:


· Glass Jar — They are super aesthetic and can match any interior. Not to mention that you can see the candle through the jar. Who wouldn’t want that? But sadly, they’re a bit of a safety hazard. If you leave the candle to burn until it’s out, the glass will overheat and potentially crack.

· Metal Tin — These are sturdier and not easy to break. It’s also a much better conductor than glass, ensuring a strong scent. Oh, metal tends to be cheaper too! Just be careful when you try to touch it; metal gets frighteningly hot at times.


The 10 Best Autumn Candles


And now for the main event — the 10 best autumn candles!


Two candles in decoupaged glass jars with dried leaves and tied at the top with twine, and a couple of logs in the background.

#1 LIHA Queen Idea African Moss Candle


LIHA, a business owned by two UK-based women, have created this clean-burning coconut wax blend to cleanse the mind and soothe your soul.


The base notes are geranium and frankincense while the top notes hit you with a touch of lavender and hibiscus. The scent combination was designed to mimic the fragrance of soft African Moss.


The wick is cotton and the container is reusable (or recyclable if you’d rather). They suggest having this candle handy every time you sink into the bath. It makes for an ultra-relaxing experience.


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Soft African Moss

40 hours

Coconut wax blend

Cotton

Glass jar with cork lid

220g


#2 Malin + Goetz Leather Candle


If you like a heartier, deeper scent in a best autumn candle, you will love this Malin + Goetz edition. You’ll receive a kick of soft leather, sandalwood, and amber that works together to create a distinctively warm, inviting scent. We bet you won’t be able to get enough of it.


While it’s not handmade in the UK, but Brooklyn, we think it’s worth it. The charming atmosphere it creates will make you feel like you’re sat in private library on a deep armchair drinking whiskey. Add a good book and that is the perfect autumn vibe.


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Leather and sandalwood

Up to 60 hours

Beeswax, soy, and vegetable wax blend

Cotton

Glass jar

260g


#3 La Montaña Winter Oranges Scented Candle


Despite the sweet opening, La Montaña’s candle grows into a fantastic autumn-leaved scent the longer you leave it burning. As you continue to let the fragrance fill the room, you’ll be blessed with red apple, nutmeg, cinnamon, and even touches of wood and smoke!


The scent works perfectly in a living room, sitting pride of place on your coffee table. Oh, and the container is stunning to so it’ll definitely go with your décor.


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Winter orange

40 hours

Mineral

Cotton

Printed ceramic with metal lid

220g


#4 Le Labo Santal 26 Candle


Hand-poured in Mississippi, this luxurious candle contains a beautiful mixture of essential oils that will bring a light autumn atmosphere to almost any room. Don’t expect the scent to overwhelm. Instead, it lightly scents your surroundings, making it perfect for dining rooms.


The scent is both gentle and leathery, with a hint of smoke. It certainly has a lot of personality for such a small candle (10cm in height, 7cm in diameter)!


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Australian sandalwood

60 hours

Soy blend

Cotton

Glass jar

245g


#5 Skandinavisk Hygge Candle


Number five on our best autumn candles list is for those who want the ultimate cosy vibes. It’s named “Hygge”, the Danish word for cosiness, after all!


We think Skandinavisk have managed to perfectly aromatise the word and all the snuggly feelings that come along with. The rapeseed wax blend with black tea, dried apples, and mint scents is like a warm hug on a cold evening. It’s unarguably one of the best autumn candles UK.


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Black tea, mint, and dried apples

20 hours

Rapeseed

Cotton

Painted glass with engraved beechwood lid

65g


#6 EYM Rest Candle


If you’re looking for a best autumn candle with minimalist packaging, the EYM Rest candle is your new friend. In a simple white, painted glass vessel with a flawlessly designed label, it’ll fit seamlessly into your monochrome home.


As for the scent, it brings a touch of sweetness to an otherwise deep, rich aroma with the sweet orange. It’s delightful when burned on the side of your bath tub or after a long, hard day at work.


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Sweet orange and chamomile

50 hours

GMO-free soy

Cotton

Painted glass

220g


#7 Cozy Glow London Pumpkin Spice


There’s nothing that screams the “best autumn candle” than pumpkin spice. And this one is seriously good enough to eat. Consider it the Starbucks latte of the candle world.


Cozy Glow make 100% natural wax candles, ensuring each of their products is vegan and cruelty free. Although, it does have one of the shortest burn times. So, if this is an issue, try our favourite autumn Yankee candles below.


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Pumpkin spice

35 hours

Soy

Cotton

100% recyclable glass

280g


#8 Yankee Candle Pumpkin Cider


Forget Christmas toasts. This one of our best autumn candles is a toast to all the quintessential things that make autumn, well… autumn.


This one in particular boasts a burn time of up to 150 hours and come complete with a 100% cotton wick.


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Pumpkin cider

Up to 150 hours


Paraffin

Cotton

Glass jar

538g


#9 Our Own Candle Company Apple Pie Cinnamon Vanilla Candle


Made in a handled mason jar, this candle looks like a super pale beer. It has a fantastically sweet smell and a whopping 100 hours of burn time. Because of these two factors alone, it’s one of the best autumn candles on the market.


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Apple pie, vanilla, and cinnamon

100 hours

Soy blend

Cotton

Glass mason jar with handle

368g


#10 Woodwick Cinnamon Chai


The final one on our list of best autumn candles is the cinnamon chai 610g Woodwick candle. And yes, the wick makes that wonderful, atmospheric crackling sounds. We definitely saved the best of the best until last.


Scent

Burn Time

Wax

Wick

Container

Weight

Cinnamon, chai

130 hours

Soy blend

Wooden

Glass with wooden lid

610g






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