It is a well-known scientific fact that a particular scent
of something can immediately trigger a detailed memory or intense emotion,
making the sensory experience one certainly not to be overlooked.

Therefore, the easiest and inexpensive way to curate your
emotional state throughout the day is to surround yourself with scented
candles, no?

Whilst a really good 3-wick essential oil ladened one from a
franchise store can cost you every cent you have, why not try our very own
local brands that seem to be headed more towards the eco-friendly route by
making them soy wax based that’s filled with exotic scents!  

Lilin + Co


Established since 2016, what makes Lilin + Co stand out is
their simple designed wood-wick soy candles which are 170g for RM65 and have up
to 40 hours of burning time (the smaller 65g candles for RM20 have 20 hours of
burn time and come with a regular cotton wick.) Their bestseller scents are the
Neroli & Ylang Ylang and the Black Tea & Lychee which will quickly
scent up your room as soon as they’re lighted.

Wicket Candles


If you’re looking for floral, fruity and especially
Malaysian scents, then Wicket Candles are really nice! Some of their
interesting soy-wax scents are Malaysian Kopi and Mango Coconut. The price
range is from RM35 to RM80 per candle – depending on the sizes – 100ml Amber
Glass, 240ml Amber Glass or even go with their pretty 130ml tins!

Dorothy Scents


What’s unique about Dorothy Scents is their Crystal Candle
Collection. Each of the soy wax candles reveal a crystal hidden within as it
gradually melts. For RM75 per 100g candle, customers can choose their crystals;
like Amethyst in a lavender candle, Citrine with a bamboo scent candle, Black
Obsidian in Sandalwood candle. or Rose Quartz with a rose candle. 



Did you know that you’re actually saving the Earth with
OiLilin’s candles? They recycle used cooking oil from going to waste and turn
it into eco-friendly candles instead. Their candles go for RM29 for 105g and
can burn for up to 30 hours. OiLilin’s popular scents are Fig Milk Candle,
Spice Wood Candle, and Blueberry Candle. You can even buy their candle making
kits for RM49 if you want to dabble with your own candle making creativity!

Borneo Candle Studio


The founders are from Sarawak and Brunei hence the name
Borneo Candle Studio. One of their most exotic scents is the Borneo Oudh
(a.k.a. agarwood). It has a deep woody scent and has a nice leathery quality to
it. Their 3.5 oz (RM48) soy candle burns for 20 to 30 hours, while their 7.7 oz
(RM82) candle burns for 40 to 55 hours.