Is it even festive season if we don’t talk about candles! This time, ditch the store bought candles for something beautifully made locally in Lucknow. Here are some recommendations from Now Lucknow:
FLICKER BY MICHELLE
The trendiest aromatic candles are at Flicker by Michelle. The jar candles come in 14 different fragrances and can be customised as per your liking. The jar can be refilled once your burnt your candle – indeed, a step towards sustainable living! And if you are entertaining at home, and want to liven up the atmosphere with candles in different colours and sizes, you can place your orders with Flicker. They also have aroma hampers for this festive season with candle, wax sachets and wax melts in it, which makes for a really convenient gifting option.
Price: Candles starting at ₹180, Hampers at ₹900
How to order: Call on 97946 13113
An eco-friendly home decor brand in Lucknow, Nirmika Creations has a range of handcrafted items. Among the various things we love from them, the candles are the latest addition. The candles come in clay pots and with lemongrass aroma. We love the quirky hand painted artwork on them. The candle clay pots can be further up-cycled as small planters or pen holders.
Price: ₹299 each
How to order:
Website : http://www.nirmikacreations.com/
Click on the link to browse through their catalogue on their Whatsapp number +91 63076 03668: https://wa.me/c/916307603668
EHSAAS – FRIENDS OF STREET CHILDREN
Ehsaas is an NGO in Lucknow that works with children in difficult circumstances. They have been making candles for 15 years or more now, in which the older children are engaged. This year, they have scented candle jars in 5 aromas – Lavender, Rajnigandha, Mogra, Lemongrass and Rose. We can vouch for the quality of these candles! And when you buy one of these candles, you know you are also contributing for a good cause. You can place bulk orders for candles with them too, but give them prior notice to ensure timely delivery.
Price: ₹80 per candle jar
How to order: Whatsapp your orders with your name and address on 8052003103
CANDLES AND BEYOND
A very recent venture started by a group of school friends, Candles and Beyond does jar candles in four variants – vanilla, lavender, jasmine and mandarin. They have given their candles names like Cleopatra, Athena, Aurora, and Aphrodite. Gayatri and her sister Yashaswani, and their 2 friends Akshita and Muskan began making candles during the Lockdown as a hobby but quickly grew it into a commercial venture. No artificial dies are used in the making of these candles. They come in eco-friendly paper and cloth packaging.
Price: ₹199 – ₹299
How to order: DM them on Instagram
We love how new businesses are environmentally conscious these days. Scenting Candles use organic soy way for their candles, that come in terracotta jars. Every candle comes with a hand painted tarot inspired card with a positive message on it. So cool! The candles come in 10 fragrances. They have also launched jar candles hand painted by the founder, Mann Tarang, which make for amazing Diwali decor and gifting option.
How to order: