It’s June and you know what that means—it’s Pride Month! We love to see Indie collections erupt with celebration as they release special-edition goodies that celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or surprise a loved one, these candles and soaps are buzzing with rainbow spirit!
Happy Pride Month to all of our LGBTQ+ Indies and all the makers that come together in support! Read on to find the Pride Month gift that speaks to your celebratory soul.
1. Pride Bar, by Natural Rocke Starz (Maryland)
Maker: Nichole Rocke
Belly up to this Pride Bar! This artisan soap features a sparkly rainbow gradient that keeps the party going all month long. The fun and bright design pairs nicely with a dreamy floral scent. But ship fast: this special drop is only available through the month of June.
2. This Candle Was Handmade By a Gay Man Not a Multinational Corporation, by Virgins on Fire Candle Co. (New York)
Maker: Jesse Regis
It's just ONE of the LGBT-inspired candles you can grab from the cheeky mind behind Virgins on Fire Candle Co.! This one features a jab at performative corporate Pride campaigns, encouraging you to buy from an actual gay-owned company. Lavender and sage come together into a blend that won’t quite cleanse your feed of pandering platitudes but will definitely uplift your spirits!
3. Pride Soy Candles, by Stephanie's Scents (Massachusetts)
Maker: Stephanie Hendricks
Its hand-poured colors are available in three LGBT flags—Pride, Transgender, and Genderfluid—which you can pair with one of four sweet, mouth-watering scents like “Fierce” or “Just Peachy.” Have a clever saying or loving message you’d like to include? Stephanie’s Scents even offers by-request labels.
4. PRIDE Candle, by B & B Candles and Soaps (Florida)
Maker: Bethany MacArthur
Load up on love this month with these rainbow flag-inspired candles. The sparkling Pomegranate Lemonade scent is an energizing blend ready to kiss your senses silly. B & B Candles and Soaps tops each one with an adorable wax heart for an added drop of fun.
5. Iowa Pride Soap, by Twin in Town (Iowa)
Maker: Miranda Moen
Why contain your pride in just the month of June? With this Twin in Town, you can expand your celebratory spirit to all twelve months! This radiant year-round bar is decorated with glittery rainbow swirls, inviting Midwesterners to revel and rejoice each and every day. Lather up to a scent bubbling with joyful, tropical vibes!
6. Out! With Pride Limited Edition Candle, by Gavin Luxe (California)
Maker: Myisha McCarthy
This candle is all about stepping Out! with pride! The lively fragrance sparks alive with sparkly notes of champagne, citrus, and ginger. It’s like a refreshing mimosa hand-poured to kick-off the day’s celebrations. Gavin Luxe decorates the vessel with their signature gold foil and poppy rainbow accents.
7. Loud and Proud Soy Candle, by 40 Life Candles (Illinois)
Maker: Rachel Bauer & Wendy Jacobs
40 Life Candles is well-known for their upbeat and witty takes on life, and this Pride-infused candle delivers! They bring their signature cheerfulness to four bright and colorful designs, like Loud and Proud. Uncap and breathe in one of their nine signature scents, each meant to shower your space in positivity.
8. Love Wins Candle, by Scentsational Soaps (California)
Maker: Toushonta Hogan
Shout it from the rooftops: Love Wins! Light it up and experience a sweet aroma of tropical coconut entangles with sunny, tangy citruses. This romantically scented candle is meant to set the scene for a couple’s getaway, so save it for date night!