Candles have been used for thousands of years, but they they remain extremely popular today with over 1 billion pounds of wax candles made each year with more than 10,000 distinct scents. Candles are produced in just about every sizes and shapes you can imagine. A candle can set the mood for a romantic dinner, give remembrance to lost loved ones, or help you relax after a stressful day.

Valued at over $1.8 billion dollars, the candle businesses is a massive market. While they may not be used much for lighting up the dark these days, they are often used as a home decor product or to improve the smell of a bathroom. For anyone looking to open up a small-batch candle business, we have some of the best name ideas to help brand the product online or offline.

Candle Company Name Ideas

Light up the dark with beautiful candles

Candles help set the mood.

The candle industry is expected to sustain slow, but gradual growth of 1.5% over the next 5 years according to reports. But experts believe this growth could increase as more people stay at home due in part to lockdowns. Candles are a fantastic way to play the stay-at-home economy and provide an affordable way for consumers to add a touch of comfort to a living room. If you plan to open a candle company, here are our brand name suggestions.

  • Beeswax
  • Bright Glow
  • Brite Shine
  • Cali Custom Candles
  • Candel County Candle Co.
  • Candelvana
  • Candle Light
  • Soothing Scents Candle Co.
  • Tin Roof Candles
  • Big Mountain Candle Collective
  • Candles 4 Less
  • Candles R Us
  • CapriBlue Candles
  • Cathedral Candle Company
  • Chandler Candles
  • Charlotte Candle Company
  • Chesapeake Bay Candles
  • Circle E Candles
  • Colonial Candle
  • Columbus Candle Supply
  • Crave Candle Company
  • Desert Sage Candles
  • Dio Candle Company
  • Discount Candles
  • Downtown Candle Company
  • Eagle Rock Candles
  • ElassaEye Candle Co.
  • Flame Candy
  • Gold Canyon Candles
  • Golden Bee Candle Co.
  • Great Bear Wax Co.
  • Just Candles
  • KC Candle Company
  • Keystone Candles
  • Laguna Candles
  • LovelyLights
  • Moutain Lux Candles
  • Mystic Harbor Candles
  • Natural Creations Candle Co.
  • Okie Candle Shop
  • Olde City Candle Co.
  • Original Candle Co.
  • Our Own Candle Company
  • Portland Candle
  • Pure Light Candle Studios
  • Reed Candle Company
  • Seasons Candle Co.
  • Shining Sol Candle Company
  • Southbeach Candle
  • Southern Elegance Candle
  • Southern Lights Candle Shop
  • The Candle Carvers
  • Trawick Candle
  • Tyler Candle Company
  • US Candle Co.
  • Woodwick Outlet Candle Store
  • Woodfire Candle Company

Candle and Soap Company Name Ideas

Make candles and soap together for bath-time relaxation

Pair these products together to bolster sales.

Candles are often sold together with soaps and other personal care items in gift baskets, so it’s not unusual to see companies that produce both products. Both use fragrances and some of the same ingredients and can be combined creativity in bath kits or hygiene packs. Here’s a list of name ideas for candle and soap companies.

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  • A Little Candle & Bath Shop
  • Aztec Candle and Soap Making
  • Bath Soap & Candle Company
  • Botanica Lucky Candles
  • Bullfrog Candles
  • California Soap Candle Co.
  • Calla Lily Soap & Candle Company
  • Candle Artisans
  • Candle Berry
  • Candle Breeze
  • Candle Delirium
  • Candle Desire
  • Classy Twist
  • Community Candle and Soap
  • Continental
  • Cream Candle
  • Diamond Creek
  • Feather and Wax
  • Flame & Wax
  • Fondell Candle Co.
  • Midway Soap & Candles
  • Mile High Soap & Candles
  • Scent City Candles & Soaps
  • Scented Swan Soap & Candle Co.
  • Scentsationals
  • Scentsy
  • Seven Sisters Soap and Candle
  • Silver Leaf Bath & Candle Co.
  • Sweet Dish & Darling Candles
  • VA Candle Soap Supply

Wax Tart Business Name Ideas

Wax tarts have no wicks and burn for hours

Wax tarts have no wicks and burn for hours.

Wax tarts, also known as wax melts, are wickless scented wax blocks mostly used in oil burners is an innovation in the candle industry. Wax tarts are becoming more popular with consumers over the past decade and manufacturing this type of candle can help differentiate your brand. Here are our ideas for a wax tart business name.

  • Aroma Flick Candle Co.
  • Aroma tender
  • Auroma
  • Belle Fleur
  • Bliss Nation
  • Candle Warmers
  • CandleWave
  • Citrus Blossom Soy Candles
  • Creative Candles
  • FlameCandy Candle Co.
  • Flickers
  • Flikker Candle Co.
  • Flyckers Candles
  • Fragrance De-Lite
  • Fragrant Home Melts
  • Fragrant Jewels
  • Fragrant Passage Candle
  • Hope’s Mystic Scents
  • Making Scents
  • Maple Village Scents
  • Mason Jar Candles
  • Me Time Melts
  • Mia Bella
  • Misty
  • Pink Cupcake
  • Purple Broom
  • Serene Stixs
  • Southern Scents Candles
  • Things that Make Scents
  • Trapp Fragrances
  • Virginia Aromatics
  • Wax Secrets
  • Wild Berry Incense
  • Wooly Wax

Candle Company Name Ideas in the UK

British candles are the same as any others

You’ll want to market your candle brand differently in the United Kingdom.

Candles may not be as popular with Brits as they are with Americans, but they do have their own specialist niche in the United Kingdom market. Making sure you have the right name to appeal to this market is essential. After all, marketing to consumers living in the United Kingdom is not the same as the United States.

  • Alchemy Arts Occult
  • London Candle Company
  • Big Ben Candles
  • AmourTime Candle Co.
  • Bridgewater Candles
  • Bright Lights Candle Co.
  • Candle Couture
  • Candle Place
  • Candles Luminaire
  • Comfort Candle Company
  • Common Scents Candle Co.
  • Dreams & Rainbows
  • Earth Gifts
  • Embers Candle Bar
  • Empire Candle Co.
  • Excelsior Candle Company
  • F. Candle Co.
  • Fabulous Flame
  • Factory Direct Candle
  • Firebrand Candle Company
  • Flame Flair
  • General Wax & Candle Company
  • Heaven Scent It
  • Kai & Co.
  • KnightGlow
  • Lil’ Flickers
  • Living Flame
  • LuBella Candle Company
  • MagicGlo Candle Co.
  • Marlowe Candle Company
  • Mole Hollow Candles
  • Northstar Country Candle
  • Skye Candle
  • Starlight
  • Stone Candles
  • Sweet Light Candle Co.
  • The Candleberry Candle Company
  • The Candlestick
  • The Country Candle Company
  • The White Barn Candle
  • Topanga
  • Urban Burn
  • Village Candles
  • Waxman Candle Shop
  • White Pillers Candles
  • Wicky Flame Candle Co.

Funny Candle Company Name Ideas

Funny candles are popular

Funny looking fruit candles.

Candles may not seem all that funny, but there are plenty of options to get funny candles in all kinds of strange and wonderful shapes and colors. And having a funny name for your candle business is a good way to be easily remembered since so many of the brands take themselves very seriously. Here’s a list of our funny candle company names.

  • Fart Candles LLC
  • Better Bathroom Smells
  • Funny Fragrance Candles and Soaps
  • Amebiya Candles
  • Beanpod Candles
  • Bee Healthy Candles
  • BriteShine Candle Co.
  • BurnBrites Candle Co.
  • CanDelites Candles
  • Candle 79
  • Candle Cave Candle Co.
  • Candle Flicks
  • Candle Lite Company
  • Candlefish
  • Candle-Lite
  • Cape Candle
  • The Laughing Candle
  • Old Dudes Candle Co.
  • Flambiance Candle Co.
  • Glowjack Candle Co.
  • Granny Novelty Candle Shop
  • Happy Nest Candles
  • Illuminax Candles
  • Illumine Candle Co.
  • Inner Flicker Candles
  • Kandlestix
  • Knight Light Candle Co.
  • Korona Candles
  • Kringle Candle Company
  • LAFCO Candles
  • Luminous Glow Candle Co.
  • MadGlimer
  • MadWax Candles
  • Magic Candle Company
  • MagicGlo Candle Co.
  • MagicMoon
  • Star Brite Illuminations
  • The Candle Crew
  • The Candle Lab
  • The Frosted Candle Company
  • The Primitive Candle Company
  • Thumbwick Candles
  • Waxxy & Co.
  • Wild Bee Candle Company
  • Wishful Blaze
  • Wishful Blaze
  • WoodWick
  • Yankee Candles
  • Zen Den Candles
  • ZipPop Candle Co.

Creative Ideas for a Candle Business

Unique candles are a great idea for a business

Candles can be a full-time or part-time business opportunity.

The candle making industry is a proven startup business to get into with a large annual value. If you manufacture a quality, hand-made product it’s something that consumers will continue to buy no matter what kind of economy. But just because there’s a big market, doesn’t mean starting this type of business will be easy.

For the rest of this post, we will focus on ways you can turn your candle hobby into a profitable business. Our first tip is not to quit your day job when starting out in this venture. A candle business can be started as a side-hustle on evenings and weekends to start generating sales and building a brand. Maintaining employment (at least for a while) will help you cover the cost of supplies like soy wax or parafin, essential oils or candle powders, a candle molds, double boiler, and commercial grade-thermometer. Learn more about making candles at home here.

Another rookie trap that you’ll want to avoid is not considering the costs of operating a candle business. Every time you make a sale, you’ll need to be replenishing your stockpile and buying more supplies. This means saving money from each sale to put toward future product. Again… This is why we encourage you to keep your job so you don’t need to tap into your business profits right away.

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As you already know, there is a thriving market for handcrafted candles. But where should you start selling them? Here are a few of the best places to get started if you don’t have any experience.

  • Esty This is a well-known marketplace of artisan producers. If you’ve never sold your product before this can be a great place to start. No matter where you live, you could find customers from around the world that love your product.
  • Shopify If you want to start making online sales as a small business owner, Shopify has become a go-to service for small entrepreneurs.  Sign up for this service, take photos of your candles, write detailed descriptions and you’ll have an online store front your customers can shop at.
  • Local craft fairs / farmers markets – People that visit craft fairs and farmers markets are looking for goods produced by people locally. Setting up a farmers market booth is one of the simplest ways to get your candles introduced to the local community.
  • Joint venture – Offer a revenue share with other businesses to sell your product. Opportunities could include local gift shops or spas, but don’t overlook businesses like breweries either. I know a person who built a relationship with a brewery owner to product beer themed candles and soaps. They do more than $1,000 per month selling their products at a brewery gift shop. Who knew!

Don’t forget to look for creative ways to display your candles either. This is a market with entrenched competitors so putting candles in a unique mason jar or tin could be an option. Some consumers don’t like the melted wax from dripping candles. You could make a customer container that prevents this from happening and differentiates the look of the product.

Unique scents in candles are a huge hit with those that like to explore new fragrances for their homes. And you can find plenty of unique fragrances that few candles actually use. While many candles use flower scents or relaxing smells, using a more masculine cologne smell could be the way you differentiate the business. We hope this guide provided you with some innovative ideas for your business and wish you long burning success in the industry!

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