As the days get shorter and colder there isn’t a better way to end a day then with a warm cup of tea and a freshly lit candle. We have compiled a list of the best candle companies in the ‘Burgh for you to choose from! 

Make Your Own Candle at The Candle Lab 

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Located in Lawrenceville, The Candle Lab has recently reopened its doors for patrons! Indulge in a night of fun and relaxation while pouring your own custom candle using any of the store’s 120 plus fragrances at the popular Fragrance Bar. Reservations are required for custom candle making, all guests must wear masks, and parties will be seated six feet apart according to social distancing guidelines. The store is also available for walk-in guests to purchase pre-made candles and other products. From black cherry to mulled cider and pumpkin spice, there’s plenty of scents to help you embrace the fall season. 

Buy a Candle, Support a Cause at enliven Lifestyle Boutique 

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Our friends over at enliven Lifestyle Boutique are giving you the opportunity to purchase one of their signature candles and support a great cause! 10% of all sales of the glimmer scented candle will be donated to Glimmer of Hope and their relentless commitment to supporting the fight against metastatic breast cancer. The glimmer candle crafted with soy candle wax features notes of peach bellini and has up to a 55 hour burn time! In addition to glimmer they are also offering a wide selection of specially made scented candles that will brighten up your home. These scents include enliven, hayride, girls in UGGS, cashmere sweater fireside, paint me like one of your French girls, i do!, and grlpwr. 

Burnlocal with PGH Candle 

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Celebrate all the great scents of Pittsburgh with PGH Candle’s collection of candles set to restock online in mid October. Our personal favorite from the Neighborhood collection is Dahntahn, it will fill your space with deep smells of oakmoss and amber. Be sure to also check out the reusable Wildflowers of Pennsylvania, not only is the candle reminiscent of fresh wildflowers but is designed  to minimize waste and act as a creative way to reuse candle jars. After the candle has finished burning, clean out the remaining wax, add potting soil, and plant the included wildflower seed label to grow fresh wildflowers of your own! PGH Candle is sold online and locally in ten stores within the city of Pittsburgh. 

Take a Trip Across the World with 837 North

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Named after route 837 which runs along the Monongahela river through Washington County to the Northside of Pittsburgh, 837 North is a candle company inspired by the idea of home and the owner’s love for the smells of Savannah, Georgia. Determined to recreate these scents in addition to original ones, 837 North’s various collections of candles take Pittsburgh residents on a journey across the world without having to leave the comfort of home. These destinations include Africa, America, Arabia, the Carribean, East Asia, Europe, Himalayas, Latin America, the Mediterranean and more. Their current featured collection West Coast includes scents of Avocado Blossoms, Pacific NW Rain, Seattle Coffee, Multnomah Moss and So-Cal Oranges. Like other business during this difficult time 837 North needs your support, due to the closing of outdoor markets all collections are currently being sold in the online store. 

Revel in the Sweetness at Whiskey Moon Boutique 

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Enjoy the smells of all your favorite fall goodies without the calories with Whiskey Moon Boutique’s unique line of candles. From Apple Cider Donuts to Pumpkin Spice Lattes, this collection will have you drooling for more. Unlike the other candle collections on this list, Whiskey Moon Boutique offers a select amount of candles that include crystals. Crystal candles are said to be associated with healing and harmony, reduce stress, and even bring courage! All candles can be purchased in the online store. 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Rebecca Hansborough

Rebecca is a Pittsburgh transplant of five years with experience in content writing, social media management, public relations, web editing, and much more. Her passion for food inspired her to create an Instagram based food blog that shares a combination of local cuisine and homemade meals. When she’s not focusing on food, she also enjoys the Pittsburgh arts and entertainment scene, from Broadway shows, music festivals, to gallery crawls. She is excited to share her love for all things Pittsburgh with future readers!

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