Do candles contain animal-derived ingredients, and if so, are there alternatives?

It is possible for candles to contain beeswax or animal-derived stearic acid, but there are several alternatives.
The following companies sell vegan candles.  

Companies That Sell Some Vegan Candles

Artistic Candle Company

1-877-557-4940 (fax)

[email protected]ndleco.com
www.artisticcandleco.com

Barn Loft Soy Candles
574-643-2500
[email protected]
www.barnloftcandles.com

The Candle Bakery
[email protected]
www.thecandlebakery.com

Different Daisy
740-820-3146
[email protected]
www.differentdaisy.com

Ethical Wares (UK)
+44 1570 471 155
[email protected]
www.ethicalwares.com

The Flame Candleworks Company, Inc.
568-944-5651
1-877-944-5651
[email protected]
www.theflamecandleworks.com

Good Humans
831-420-0118
[email protected]
www.goodhumans.com

Greenridge Herbals
1-866-250-HERB
[email protected]
www.greenridgeherbals.com

Hanna’s Candles
1-888-242-6627
[email protected]
www.hccbrands.com

Kiss My Face
1-800-262-KISS
www.kissmyface.com

Lamplight Farms
1-800-328-7717
[email protected]
www.lamplightfarms.com

NaturaLights Candle Boutiques
1-800-774-0104
www.naturalights.com

Natural Soy Scented Candles
830-896-3221
830-792-3221
[email protected]
www.natural-soy-scented-candles.com

Nature’s Gifts, Inc.
1-877-464-4929
[email protected]
www.ngiwax.com

Pangea Vegan Products
1-800-340-1200
www.veganstore.com

Pier 1 Imports
1-800-245-4595
www.pier1.com

Rudgewick Candles (UK)
+44 01543 428 882

Sensia
1-800-777-8027
[email protected]
www.sensia.com

Soy Candle Works
1-800-470-4061
www.soycandleworks.com

Soy Scentsations
440-260-9708
[email protected]
www.shelbydistributing.com/soycandles.htm

Tulalit.com
[email protected]
www.tulalit.com

Universol Aromas

206-423-8865

www.universolaromas.com


Windmill’s Wax
www.windmillswax.com

 The Vegan Store (UK)
+44 1273 302 979
[email protected]
www.veganstore.co.uk

WoodWick Candles Shop (UK)

[email protected]

www.woodwickcandleshop.co.uk

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