Loadshedding is back with a bang, leaving us all stuck in darkness for two and a half hours near daily. As a result, we’re probably all in need of some extra candles to help light our homes.

We may as well take this opportunity to support small businesses, as we know how important that always is. Here are a few local candle brands you can shop from right now:

Marisol Candles


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This brand is run by two sisters based in Stellenbosch and is all about celebrating and representing women. Their vegan, handmade candles come in different shapes, from the female form to cherubs.

Shop Marisol Candles HERE.

Amanda Jayne

Amanda-Jayne products are all hand-made in small batches, using the finest quality natural ingredients. Candles are made of 100% soy wax and scented with unique arrangements of pure essential oil blends.

Shop Amanda Jayne HERE.

Okra Candle


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If you’re looking for a more editorial-style candle, this brand is perfect for you. Founders Erik & Michelle had the idea to create unique luxury candles based on 3D design. Their candles are hand-poured and feature personally blended aromas.

Shop Okra Candle HERE.

Madame Luna

Madame Luna by ceramist Lynne Lange is an ode to Africa. The candles are crafted in their Woodstock workshop and each one is delicately blended to create unique and elegant fragrances.

Shope Madame Luna HERE. 

Cape Island


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This women-run brand was started in 2015 by Suzanne Snowdowne and Karin Wood. Their brand is all about telling stories through their products that inspire people.

Shop Cape Island HERE.



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This soy-based candle brand pairs nature-friendly products with an innovative flair. Shop their natural soy-based aromatherapy body candles, soy body balms, soy crayons and other related products that will leave your home and body smelling amazing.

Shop Soylites HERE. 

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