The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter, and if you’re anything like us, you’re burning fall-scented candles like your life depends on it. There’s just something undeniably cozy about the aroma of pumpkin spice, cinnamon and freshly chopped wood. Burn baby burn, guilt-free, with the 10 best organic fall-scented candles–we’re talking cruelty-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and organic options to set your heart aflame. Looking for more ways to add a touch of coziness to your home? Watch how to make your own wooden candle holder on our YouTube page.
Lohn Vara Candle With Notes of Mandarin and Pink Pepper
It won’t be long until you’re addicted to Lohn’s Vara scented candle. The sensual aromas conjure a bustling bazaar, piled high with spices, herbs and florals.
And you can rest easy burning Vara, because like all of Lohn’s candles, it’s vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free, cruelty-free, non-toxic and hand-poured in Toronto.
Lohn Vara Candle, Health Hut, $42.
Lodge Woodland Forest With Notes of Fir and Cedar Trees
For urbanites seeking the peace and calm of nature, the Lodge Woodland Forest soy candle by Indigenous artist Angela DeMontigny is like a breath of fresh air. With notes of fir, pine and cedar, it’s more than just the scent of a tree, it’s the forest, and the tranquility of Mother Nature. Woodland Forest, Lodge, $74.
Cardea Auset Cedar Candle With Notes of Ylang Ylang
Madagascar Ylang Ylang adds a sweet, floral aroma to the earthy, rich scent of cedarwood. It’s a softer take on autumn, and perfect in a bedroom for winding down before bed.
Made with GMO-free soy and essential oils, it offers the sort of calm that can only come with peace of mind.
Cedar, Cardea Auset, $39.
Linnea Harvest Pumpkin Candle With Notes of Savoury Thyme
Calling all pumpkin spice latte lovers! The signature fall scent of pumpkin spice is given a sophisticated touch, thanks to Linnea’s expert balance of sweet, savoury and subtle notes. It’s plain to see, or rather, smell, why Linnea candles are a go-to when it comes to cruelty-, paraben-, and phthalate-free candles.
Linnea Harvest Pumpkin Candle, Wills & Prior, $68.
Milk Jar Harvest Candle With Notes of Orange and Clove
Orange you glad you ordered this candle? You will be when it arrives, you light its crackling wooden wick, and breathe in the aroma of orange peels and warm pumpkin spices. And that’s not all there is to love. The natural coconut soy wax candle is hand-poured in Calgary and burns for 50-55 hours, so long as you trim the wick regularly.
Harvest Candle, Milk Jar, $33.
Spirea Soy Wax Candle With Notes of Caramel and Ginger
Want your home to smell like a delicious batch of cookies fresh from the oven, but without the actual temptation of an entire tray of cookies? This candle promises the heavenly notes of caramel, molasses and ginger. And while it is non-toxic and vegan, we’d recommend resisting the desire to actually eat it, despite how delicious it smells.
Spirea Candle, Frasier Candle Co., $26.
Bourbon + Pumpkin Candle With Notes of Smoked Wood
Prefer the bar to the bakery? Soja & Co’s take on a fall aroma incorporates vanilla bourbon, smoked wood and spiced pumpkin. It’s like a delicious cocktail enjoyed by a wood-burning fire, with no hangover in sight!
Bourbon + Pumpkin Candle, Soja & Co, $35.
The 6th Scent Apple Cinnamon Candle With Notes of Nutmeg and Cloves
Does fall bring to mind visions of apple picking and hay bale rides? If so, this is the candle for you! It smells like a pie fresh from the oven, made with apples picked by hand. You can even pick out notes of nutmeg and clove.
Like the tastiest pies, this candle is made in small batches, using 100 % natural soy wax and lead & zinc free cotton wicks.
Apple Cinnamon Candle, The 6th Scent Candle, starting at $15.
LD Shoppe House Blend Candle With Notes of Coffee Beans and Maple
This candle was designed to be the perfect scent for home: subtle and still captivating.
The combination of maple and coffee beans offers the perfect balance of bitter and sweet. It’s the sort of scent you don’t notice right away, it just sneaks up on you in the most pleasant way possible.
House Blend, LD Shoppe, $22.
Mala the Brand’s Maple Oats Candle
Calling all foodies! This coconut-soy wax candle is the perfect option for breakfast afficandos. As the name suggests, the scent has mouthwatering notes of oatmeal, pecan and vanilla. Plus, a tree is planted with every purchase made by this Vancouver-based brand.
Maple Oats | Oatmeal + Pecan + Vanilla, Mala the Brand, $38.