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    April 24, 2024 5 min read

    Where to Buy Pillar Candles

    Mes bougies piliers projettent une jolie lueur…

    Sorry about that. I didn’t mean to write in French. 

    How embarrassing. 

    Let me translate. What I meant to write was “My pillar candles cast a pretty glow.”

    It’s just that I had this dream last night. 

    And I was kinda fabulous in it. I was obviously speaking French, and wearing this to die for rose pink tulle gown and my hair was perfectly blown out, not one bit of my normal frizz was detectable. 

    And I was radiant from the flickering glow of candlelight that swept across the room. 

    I was in this gorgeous Parisian apartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower and I was hosting the most epic dinner party. Sir Elton John sat to my left and Lana Del Rey sat to my right. At the other head of the table was my NBB (non boyfriend boyfriend) and all the other seats were filled by James Bond, my cousin Megan, a lady from my dance class, and a bunch of other people that I didn’t recognize. My NBB stood up and pulled the cover off of a beautifully polished sterling silver dish and revealed a pile of gummy bears. 

    We all “oohed and ahhed.” Suddenly Dracula entered the room carrying a candelabra and everyone stood up. He turned the light from my 18th Century André-Charles Boulle gilt-bronze chandelier off with a snap of his fingers. And in an instant all the candles on the table lit up and we all erupted in spontaneous applause, except for my cousin, she passed out and her face was planted on the antique china plate in front of her. 

    Not sure what that says about me.

    But what it  DID  for me, was inspire the desire to recreate the moody ambiance of my slumbering fantasy. 

    I decided to write a blog on where to buy the best pillar candles that resembled the glow of my dream. This way, you don’t have to worry about inviting Dracula to set the mood. You can just visit these websites and create your own ambient dinner party table. 

    For those of you that don’t know me, I like quality sustainable, earth friendly, and ethically sourced products. So I put together a list of a few of my favorite places to purchase pillar candles, au naturale

    Now since SpiritHoods is an animal inspired company, specializing in all things wild, it's only natural that we would feature gorgeous animal pillar candles. You know us, when do we do anything that’s of the ordinary? We encourage you to tap into your playful side. But if you’re looking for a more traditional pillar, read on. I carefully chose some great companies doing some great things for the planet. 

    But first! 

    SpiritHoods- The latest addition to our product family is animal pillar candles. They are  made with sustainably sourced ingredients such as a vegan blend of 100% soy wax and food-grade paraffin. Our candles have lead-free cotton wicks for a clean burn and are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. And if scents bother you, worry not! These pillar candles handcrafted in Canada by A Pleasant Thought are fragrance free. So they make the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life. I love our wax menagerie so much and brought home the Jaguar to try out. She’s more than a candle, she’s a work of art. She sits proudly on my desk and makes me smile every time I catch a glimpse of her. Decorate your next dinner party table with one of each, the jaguar, raven, owl, cobra, bunny, and wolf. Or bring one as a hostess gift the next time you’re invited to someone’s house. These animal pillar candles make the perfect gifts for the animal lover in your life. Plus, when you shop with us, we donate 10% of our net profits to the conservation of endangered animals and their habitats. 


    Sunleaf candles-  I love this company! They use whole plant ingredients, cruelty-free honey and beeswax, and 100% pure essential oil aroma. And since 2007, Sunleaf has proudly supported fresh water and pollinator research and conservation efforts by donating 5% of their profits. Check out all their awesome products on their website, or at a local retailer.

    The Plastic Free Company-  They are committed to making the planet plastic free and zero waste, featuring products that are from sustainable companies that care and share a common vision of a better and sustainable future. And these beautiful candles are a great place to start if you want to join them in their mission. Choose from pillar candles handcrafted with 100% pure beeswax, sourced from a local and ethical beekeeper or Rapeseed wax, a sustainable alternative to soy wax that is GMO- free and completely vegan. 

    BeeYouOrganics- Okay, I’m warning you right now that it is going to be extremely hard to not fill up your entire shopping cart on Etsy with products from this little shop in Washington. But for the purposes of this blog, I’m focusing on pillar candles. So DO NOT look at their amazing mineral lip and cheek stains. They use only 100% pure organic beeswax from local bee farmers in the Pacific Northwest to create their cruelty-free and vegan hand poured pillar candles. 

    Big Dipper Wax Works- A skilled group of artisans and craftsmen, hand create their beautiful collection of 100% pure beeswax candles in small batches. Most of the beeswax they use is collected from Northwest beekeepers, including British Columbia due to ranking the lowest in exposure to pesticides In North America. This makes it the highest quality beeswax available. Then they filter it via a natural clay process that cleans the wax of any impurities, allowing it to retain its natural color and aroma. They use local bees near their shop and 100% cotton wicks.  

    Yummi Candles- They are a family owned and operated business for the past 40 years. Their candles do not contain lead wicks and they do not use harmful dyes or chemicals and come in a wide range of sizes and colors. Check out their website for a vast selection of candles for every occasion. They also have a great collection of candle accessories and offer wholesale prices if you buy in bulk for events like weddings. 

    There are so many great companies out there doing great things for the planet. And I encourage you to do a quick search before you purchase pillar candles for your next dinner party, special event, or even just to make a fabulous appearance in your dreams. It’s so important to support local artisans and small businesses that are making a positive impact on our planet by using only the best ingredients and giving back to support the preservation of our planet and all its wonderful creatures. 

    Plus, doesn’t your nose deserve only the best? Why breathe in toxins and chemicals when you can breathe in clean, healthy organic ingredients?

    I’m pretty sure Dracula would agree with me. The candles he lit in my dream were definitely petroleum, paraffin, and formaldehyde free. You think I’m gonna let Lana del Rey, Sir Elton John, my NBB, cousin Megan, and that lady from my dance class breathe in any heavy metals? 

    If you purchase one of our animal pillar candles, tag  us all your socials  @Spirithoods I want to see how gorgeous they look in your home!

    And if you choose the  rabbit,  owl, or  cobra pillar candle, check out my blogs about animal guides. 

    Oh! And if you need to know how to care for your animal pillar candle, read THIS! Yes, yes, yes...I wrote it. I know, I push my blogs on you, but my friends are sick of me sending them my articles, so help a girl out! 


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