Fall Scented Candles
...not for sale on Amazon.
As a small business owner, I find myself often competing with big-name brands, chain retailers, and of course, Amazon.
I get it. Amazon is convenient. They have everything, and it's hard to beat Prime free shipping. Impossible, really (seriously, like many things, shipping is getting out of control expensive!).
And since Amazon is where the money is when it comes to things like affiliate marketing, all the 'best candle' round-ups I'm seeing these days seems to focus on Amazon: "20 Candles on Amazon You've Got to Smell to Believe," or "25 of the Best Candles You Can Get on Amazon."
Maybe it's an unpopular opinion, but it seems to me like a lot of candles and brands on Amazon are doing just fine. Why not shine the light on small businesses making the choice to not be on Amazon?
Our small-batch candles are just as good (if not better!) than many of the mass-produced candles showing up on all of these Best of Fall lists.
But. All that to say, I was heartened by a recent email my husband received from the wife of one of his colleagues. And before heading into our 2022 list of Best Fall Candles not on Amazon, I wanted to share it with you because it's what makes the difference to small businesses like Scented Designs.
Here's what the email said:
(*name changed for privacy)
Here she is, giving up the convenience of Amazon in order to support a locally-owned candle company.
I was of course more than happy to respond to this lovely woman, letting her know that yes, it is true! I am in the candle business, I do make the candles in my candle studio, and I do sell these candles wholesale and direct to consumer!
She has since ordered several fall scented candles from me, and we've emailed back and forth about scents and how she wanted to splurge on some fall candles in the first place because her son had told her that Fall is his favorite season.
So now we've started creating a relationship and she's excited to support my small business. That's not something you can buy on Amazon, folks.
She chose to shop her values rather than to simply shop on Amazon, and we need more conscious shoppers like her! Think about it: if you could shop your values, what would that look like? How would shopping by values make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you?
You don't need an answer now...just think about it :)
In the meantime, without further ado, here is our list of 3 Fall Scented Candles not on Amazon.
Best Fall Candle Scents
The name says it all. This candle for fall will bring all the cozy fall vibes into your home.
This lovely fall fragrance starts with top notes of cinnamon and citrus, blended with sweet apple and berries, all over a warm base of pecan and cedar.
Mixing earthy outdoor notes with a festive spice blend, it's the perfect Autumn scent to kick off the season.
Newly available in our large, double-wicked apothecary jar candle. A large candle that will fill even spacious rooms of your home with delicious fragrance all season long.
Infused with natural essential oils, including Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Guaiacwood, and Sandalwood.
Our Pumpkin Pie Candle is perfect for Halloween decor, Thanksgiving hostess gifts, and all the other Fall occasions.
Fill your home with the delicious fall scent of a fresh-out-of-the-oven pumpkin pie, no baking required!
Top notes of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg are followed by a delicious middle of pumpkin. Notes of vanilla and pie crust finish off this delectable treat.
Infused with natural essential oils, including cinnamon, clove, and ginger
Poured in a reusable glass tumbler and topped with wax 'whipped cream' and real cinnamon. A cute piece of fall decor that also happens to smell amazing.
What better way to kick off your fall home decor than with a Hello Fall candle? This lovely fall scented soy candle is a Cranberry Woods candle: a complex blend of cranberry, currant, pine, fir, and green leaves.
We just know it would look adorable as part of your fall tablescape, fall tiered tray decor, or fall centerpiece.
As with all of our signature jar candles, this scented candle will burn 50+ hours, giving you plenty of time to enjoy it all fall season long. Also available in our mini mason jar size if you just want to give it a try before committing to a larger, longer-lasting candle.
Infused with natural essential oils including Fir, Cinnamon, Patchouli, and Orange.
Check Out the Whole Fall Collection
So, the next time you find yourself on Amazon (especially if you're shopping for candles!), consider where else you might be able to shop that would better support your values.
Whether you like supporting small businesses, woman-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, American handmade, or other values-driven businesses, keep in mind that you can make a difference for those businesses every time you choose to shop with them!
Where to, next?
- Learn more about our small, woman-owned business.
- Discover even more fall scents with 7 Best Fall Scents - Your Guide to Candles: Autumn 2022
- Are you a retailer looking to stock your shop with products not on Amazon? Learn more about our Wholesale Candles for Resale!