Halloween is nearly here. You’re putting the final stitches into a bloody Bride of Frankenstein costume and finalizing your list of cupcakes crowned with candied eyeballs and spiders. But how can you really leave a lasting scare on Halloween party guests this year? With a chilling array of Halloween’s most hair-raising scented candles!
From anatomically accurate skeletons to smells that revive the dead, these are the pulse-pounding scents you need to make your ghoulish gathering one to remember. See what our candle-making members have whipped up for Spooky Season!
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Jumelles Candle Co (NV)
Black Wax Candle
Maker: Tiffany Colbert
The mysterious noir tint isn’t the only thing menacing this candle vessel. Instead of conventional ivory-hued soy wax, Jumelles Candle Co opts for the unexpected: a foreboding blend of obsidian. Pick from one of two spooky scents: a spicy Hocus Pocus, or Sleep Hollow, a musky mingle of blood-red berries.
Mise en Scènt (NY)
Maker: Greer Temnick
Why leave the fun to legends and lore? Make your mark as a modern-day menace with Villain Era. Unleash your very ownplots, twists, and schemes on unexpecting friends and family. Whether you’re ducking behind bushes for a scare or locked and loaded with a dozen eggs, this candle is ready to activate your dark side.
Illuminate Space (IL)
Skull Jar Candle
Maker: Jenni Zielke
Brace yourself; this is not your typical candle vessel. Illuminate Space pours nine spooky-season scents into a spine-tingling skull. The candlelight flickers ominously from inside drooping eye sockets and a dastardly grin. It's a guaranteed way to shock even the bravest partygoer.
Allison's Goods (CA)
Cauldron Halloween Candle
Maker: Ali Ritto Almstedt
Double, double, toil and trouble! Allison’s Goods churns and whirls the most scrumptious scents into your very own witches’ cauldron. Pick Toasted Marshmallow for a kiss of sticky s’mores by the campfire, or Dark Chocolate, an oh-so oozy aroma of fudge and hazelnut.
George Jack Candle Co. (MI)
Giant Skull & Bones Candle
Maker: Abigail Hutcheson
Your costume party is the most bone-chilling in town: cutesy pumpkins and grinning ghosts are just too cheesy for your tastes. Scare the bejesus out of houseguests with this Giant Skull and Bones candle. It may look miniature on screen, but it’s a life-sized skull and femur bone ready to strike fear in even the most cynical Halloween reveler!
Old Soul Artisan (NJ)
Maker: Harmony Todd
This candle calls up witching hour with an ode to one of Halloween’s most playable scores. Danse Macabre is a siren song for the deceased to rise and join Death in a spooky sashay. A deep, dark black cherry stirs the air with merlot into a gorgeously gloomy backdrop for jack-o-lantern carving or horror flick binges.
Hyde & Hollow Wax (OH)
Maker: Kristen Schmucker
Buckle up for a rickety trek into the deep, dark forest. Light Haunted Hayride, and you’ll get more than hints of caramel-drizzled pumpkin. Your senses will perk up, and you might just hear the creaky wagon wheels and blood-curdling breezes of a gloomy evening hayride.
The Ginger Cauldron (TX)
Haunted House Warming
Maker: Kathryn Ormsbee
Scare off sinister scoundrels with Haunted House Warming. This light lavender soother turns evil attendants into merry revelers. Neighbors and friends will thank you for the cleanse; one strike of the match and any space is ready to party!
Black Matches Scrippy
Maker: Cammy Ridenour
This spooky season, don’t light your candles with any ol’ matches. Fulfill your darkest desires with this Black Matches Scrippy from Sadass. The pink safety container contains 25 candle-lighters, with no daily limit on usage. Take one in the morning, another in the evening, or triple-up to combine your favorite scents into one sensory soiree.
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