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Natural soy scented candles crafted to transport you to a place you love

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Why We Love Homesick Candles

Homesick Candles offers a vast choice of wonderful candles (200 different lines, including car fresheners, reed diffusers and wick trimmers), each one lovingly developed with the contributions of up to 100 different people.

One idea connects all the candles in the range: Homesick Candles has created scent combinations that evoke personal memories – of places (Brazil Candle, Miami Candle, Georgia Candle – in fact they’ve got all 50 states covered), of activities (‘Book Club Candle’, ‘Ski Trip Candle’, ‘Pumpkin Picking Candle’), and of celebratory events (‘Birthday Party Candle’).

We love this new take on the idea of sensory-driven nostalgia – although there are a few memories we’re hoping the team at Homesick Candles will avoid. For example, the “School First Aid Room After Twisting An Ankle Mud-Wrestling” candle or “Embarrassing Tricycle Accident” reed diffuser would not merit a place on the mantlepiece — but we’ll leave it to the experts.

The TL; DR

  • Scent combinations that evoke childhood memories and familiar places
  • Candles are hand-poured in the US using a natural soy wax blend
  • Cruelty free and non-toxic
  • Special promotions for subscribers
  • Free shipping on orders over $59

The Homesick Origin Story

Est. 2016

Homesick Candles founder Nate Schmiedehaus had always enjoyed reminiscing about the places where he’d lived as a child, and delighted when familiar aromas bought back fond memories – for example the sage and cotton smell of Texas. With a group of friends, they reached out to people they knew across America, sifting through dozens of recommendations for the scents of plants, foods, environments and clothing that were associated with different states.

The result was such glorious combinations as honeysuckle, country jasmine, and sweet potato (the Louisiana candle), or salt water and Old Bay seasoning (the Maryland Candle). On occasion, Schmiedehaus faced the unenviable task of mixing the smell of fried dough with magnolia, but the popularity of his candles suggests he hit the mark. As Vogue magazine commented, “Who would ever have thought that a simple candle could cure a heavy bout of homesickness?”

The Science of Homesick Candles

Homesick Candles are made from a natural soy wax blend with premium cotton wicks and custom fragrance oils. They are non-toxic and contain no lead, plastics, parabens, synthetic dyes or phthalates. Typically weighing nearly 14 ounces, they burn for around 60 to 80 hours. And they are never tested on animals. That means enlightened business practices to enlighten our homes!

The Soul of Homesick Candles

Throughout the day, our senses are assaulted by amazing sights, sounds, tastes – so much, that we often neglect our sense of smell. And yet it’s those recognizable scents of places and times that mean so much which are often the most powerful reminder of days gone by.

Homesick Candles’ insight has been to bolster the strength of the community. It uses communities to identify authentic fragrances that smell wonderful in the home, and which keep alive the memories of earlier years for decades into the future. It’s the scented equivalent of a personalized road trip.

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New Home Candle

$34

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Birthday Party Candle

$34

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New York City Candle

$34

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United Kingdom Candle

$34

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Thanks Candle

$34

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Book Club Candle

$34

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Grandma’s Kitchen Candle

$34