according to beauty and lifestyle writer, Shonagh Walker

I’ve been a beauty and lifestyle writer for longer than I care to admit. So long in fact, that you’d think I’d be bored of seeing all the new products that are launched literally on a daily basis. Sometimes I am … but never, ever, ever do I tire of a scented candle. I think they are just about my favourite thing in the entire world, after my dogs and being in the snow, of course.

You know what is even better than a scented candle? A vegan one. One that has been created to bring light into your life, without extinguishing the light in that of another living creatures’.

I hope you enjoy this collection of my all-time favourites that I’ve rounded up for you. I simply can’t get enough of them, and my bet is you won’t be able to either.

  1.    Mrs. Darcy Lifestyle Crystal Collection Rose Quartz, Peonies and Fresh Roses Scented Candle, $39.95

Luxurious, yet totally affordable, I truly believe I have never in my life smelt a more exquisite scent, nor seen a candle so perfectly packaged. It magically combines a few (more) of my fave things, such as rose quartz (for the love vibe), peonies and fresh roses (that scent of spring – oh how divine!) and a stunning crystal case, which once the candle has burned down doubles as a trinket holder.


  1.    Mary Grace Oud Jasmine Jar Candle, $24.95

Created with kindness and compassion, this stunning scented candle takes me back to that time I was holed up in front of an open fire in a cosy mountain cabin on top of Vail Mountain in Colorado, as it was blizzarding outside. It has that woody, powdery, musky scent of a winter snowstorm, juxtaposed with the summer sweetness of jasmine … and it’s just perfect.


  1.    Damselfly So-Called Vegan Extra Large Candle, $49.95

They’re a cheeky mob over at Damselfly and that’s why I love ‘em! My all-time fave scented candle from them, Wears Black, Loves Dogs, Avoids People, could practically be my life motto.  Unfortunately, it’s currently sold out. While they’re restocking, this So-Called Vegan candle should give you a bit of a laugh. It will also fill your home with the most divine scent of cedarwood, hyacinth, burnt fig and cassis … like walking into an enchanted forest.


  1.    Velvety Soy Candle Almond Milk, $24

The powdery comforting scent of this candle gives me the same exhilarated-but-relaxed feeling I get after I’ve been caught running in the rain on a cold, windy day, had a hot shower and jumped into my favourite comfy pyjamas for a Netflix binge. It’s seriously THAT nurturing. You’d be mad not to get yourself one.


  1.    Natio Scented Candle Coconut, Frangipani and Lemongrass, $26.95

This smells like Sydney in the Summer. To be more specific, it smells like a mixture of the sun on your skin, the ozonic air and the cocktail you’re sipping at your fave ocean-side bar after a day at Bondi Beach.


  1.    Glasshouse Manhattan Little Black Dress, $42.95

If someone had told me that this incredible collection of candles wasn’t vegan-friendly, I may have died a thousand deaths. It is seriously one of the best and most innovative range of scented illuminators I’ve ever come across. It is almost impossible picking a favourite, but we all know how hard it is to beat a bit of New York City. This confident and bold scent perfectly sums up the hectic, heady heartbeat of the Big Apple.


Main image courtesy of Mrs Darcy.

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About the Author


After 30 years of working in Australian media, Shonagh is one of Australia’s busiest and most in-demand beauty, health, travel and lifestyle writers.

As a health and lifestyle journalist and consultant, Shonagh has worked closely with international wellness experts and icons, including Dr. Sandra Cabot, Therese Kerr and Miranda Kerr.

In other aspects of her work, she has travelled the world reviewing wellness retreats and luxe holiday destinations, and she has interviewed and written feature articles on some of the world’s best love celebrities, including Sting, Elle McPherson, Pamela Anderson, Simon Baker, Kylie Minogue, Gwen Stefani, Tina Arena, Heather Graham and many more.

She currently lives in the NSW Southern Highlands with her four dogs (three Siberian Huskies and one Maltese Cross), where she grows her own veggies and advocates ending Factory Farming and animal cruelty.

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