June ushers in a celebratory time of year—Pride Month! We love to see how handmade artisans tune into this special time of year through exclusive product launches and philanthropic efforts. Some are from LGBTQ+ businesses, others are donating a portion of sales to charities close to their heart. If you want to treat yourself or surprise a loved one, these candles and soaps radiate with celebratory spirit!
Happy Pride Month to all of our LGBTQ+ Indie business owners, their families, and all their fellow makers that come together in support! See what our members have in store for Pride Month 2023—and find an LGBTQ+ owned artisan business you can shop with all year round.
Celebrate Pride Month With 9 Candles and Soaps Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community
In the Weeds Botanicals (TX)
Gay Vibes Rainbow Crystal Candle
Maker: Lika Torline
For Pride Month, this Latina and LGBTQ+ owned business owner gives a rainbow refresh to one of her line’s most popular candles. Have a look inside for a special treat—this Gay Vibes candle is crowned with six prismatic crystals, each one vibrating with its own offering of self-love. Spearmint and lemongrass revel together in an uplifting scent overflowing with celebratory spirit.
Plymouth Soapworks (NH)
Pride Rainbow Soap
Maker: Angie Miller
Shower your month in celebratory cheer with this Pride Rainbow Soap. The show-stopping cleansing bar will brighten your complexion, while one whiff of the summer-fresh blend of sun-kissed apples, dewy pear, and candy-colored wildflowers will brighten your day. This soap does more than celebrate. Plymouth Soap Works donates 50% of the sale to the Trevor Project.
Maker: Michelle Foster
Light up your month with RARE, a sanctuary-esque scent one reviewer calls “a fancy hotel in a glass.” Fern and geranium perfume the air with poshness, utterly reminiscent of a ritzy resort. It’s everything you need for a luxe moment of “me-time” amidst the celebrations. 17&Orchard pledges to donate a portion of June sales to the Trevor Project, an organization specializing in LGBTQ+ crisis intervention.
Ginger Snapped Candles (MO)
Peace Pride & Progress
Maker: Breanna Friedeck
For June, this LGBTQ+ owned business debuts a trio of joyous Pride candles for 2023. Pick from “Peace Pride & Progress,” “Save Trans Lives,” or there’s even an option for those who want to take a more spirited stand. Hop on over and grab all three—10% of every sale goes to The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, an organization that protects the rights of the black transgender community.
Virgins on Fire Candle Co. (NY)
This Candle Was Handmade By a Gay Man
Maker: Jesse Regis
Extend your celebratory spirit into the full 365 with This Candle Was Handmade By a Gay Man. It serves as a beacon to resist corporations that rainbow-ify their marketing for a mere 30 days, and support gay-owned businesses year-round. Sage and lavender won’t entirely banish blasé platitudes, but it’ll definitely refresh your space and uplift your mindset.
Halo Artisan Skin Care (WI)
Maker: Stacie Cherubini
Lather up with this eye-catching Rainbow Soap! Halo Artisan Skin Care not only layers bright colors into this bubbly bar—it’s overflowing with a rainbow of scents like sugar-spun candy, juicy fruits, and tart citrus. This year, they’ll donate $1 from every bar to a nonprofit that supports advocacy and education of Port Washington, Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ community.
Soaps For Good (OR)
Maker: Valerie Sanford
The team behind Soaps For Good stays true to their name all year long, donating $1 per bar to special community causes. In June, their good works brighten the Trevor Project. This colorful cleanser won’t just make your skin feel great, you’ll love spreading a little greatness towards an important cause, too!
Magical Girl Soap Co. (NH)
Maker: Carissa St Clair
This June, you’ve gotta get your hands on this fan favorite from LGBTQ+ owned Magical Girl Soap Co. Drop the innocent-looking cloud into a warm bath and stand back: it erupts into a kaleidoscope of rainbow rays, sending a bounty of vibrant colors across the water.
Stephanie's Scents (MA)
Pride Soy Candles
Maker: Stephanie Hendricks
Get this colorful candle in one of three flags—Pride, Transgender, and Genderfluid—paired with your choice of scrumptious and celebratory scents. Stephanie even puts a Pride Month spin on classic scent names depending on your selection.
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