Candle Trends for 2022 Part 1

Soy and organic candles

Though "clean" candles are nothing new, the candle community brings them back into the conversation. While many great candlemakers produce high-quality soy candles, there isn't much difference between soy wax and other waxes, like paraffin.

We may attribute the rise in soy candles' popularity to the candle community's misconceptions about the benefits of organic wax. Check out our article, "Why soy candles aren't any better than paraffin," to learn much more about both!

Some dependable and committed candlemakers invest the extra time and resources to ensure their organic candles are healthy, burn longer, smell better, and are more environmentally friendly than alternative waxes. We highly recommend them if you want to take your candles to another level or reduce your carbon footprint.

Soy candles are not a new candle trend by any means, but popular demand endows us with the luxury of choice. Do some shopping around if you haven't experienced what soy candles offer, especially if you're hypoallergenic, vegan/vegetarian, or want to explore the candle scene. Candle marketing can be ambiguous and confusing, so keep an eye out.

The fragrance industry is largely unregulated, so candles can have merely three percent soy and market themselves as "soy-based." Smaller and local candlemakers are usually more open regarding their ingredients and practices, so if larger companies don't satisfy your needs, you can't go wrong with supporting local businesses.

Body-shaped candles

With over 19,000 average monthly searches, body-shaped candles are a prevailing trend right now. Female figure candles are the most common body shape, as they make great aesthetic and stylistic additions to your bathroom, laundry room, or living room.

These seductive candles come in every combination of body type, color, scent, size, and material. Dapper male figure candles are also pretty popular. You can find these niche candles on Etsy, where you can buy custom-made body-shaped candles as well.

Jackpot candles

Jackpot candles are new, trendy, and exciting. Candlemakers place a foil-wrapped pouch at the bottom of a canister and pour wax over it, submerging the small bag. Once you burn through the candle, the foil pouch contains a piece of jewelry valued at up to $5,000.

It's no surprise that jackpot candles are trendy gifts. They are appropriate for almost any occasion, come in various styles, shapes, scents, and may contain surprises other than jewelry. While there are only a handful of prominent jackpot candle makers, this candle trend proves no shortage of creative candle ideas.

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