Laissez les bons temps rouler! You might know it as the siren call of the year’s biggest party: Mardi Gras! Grab your masquerade masks, strings of purple and gold beads, and a well-dressed po' boy, of course: We're headed down to New Orleans to bring you a lagniappe of candles and soaps redolent with festive fragrances!
These artisan makers are ready to let the good times roll—from candles handmade steps from the French Quarter, to chandlers and soap makers reveling up and down the Eastern seaboard. You’ll be ready to party faster than you can shout, “throw me something, mister!”
Let The Good Times Roll: These Mardi Gras Candles and Soaps are Fixin' to Party!
Hello Moon Candle Co (LA)
King Cake, Krewes, and Brews
Maker: Kari Coleman
Savor the mouth-watering treats of Mardi Gras with King Cake, Crews & Booze, a candle reveling with swirls of spicy cinnamon and rich vanilla. It’s like sinking your teeth into a sugar-sweet slice of king cake—and winning the lucky baby-doll charm while you’re at it!
Mississippi Candle Co. (MS)
King Cake Candle
Maker: Jessica Simon
Get ready to hop into a succulent second line of scents! Enjoy fresh-out-of-the-oven French Quarter notes of smooth vanilla and sugar topped with a red-hot kiss of cinnamon. The lip-smacking aromas might just trick you into thinking there’s a yummy king cake warming in your kitchen!
Hemp Wick Candles (OH)
Custom Carved Candles
Maker: Gloria Swonger
Forget spunky revelers calling out for a strand of shimmering beads—this candle puts on its own show-stopping spectacle! Hemp Wick Candles hand-dips several coatings of carnival-colored wax, then peels back the layers to reveal a gorgeous bouquet of kaleidoscopic petals. (Seriously, see how it’s done!)
Shae Shea (LA)
Mardi Gras Candle
Maker: Shae Thomas
Crank up the Trombone Shorty tunes, pour yourself a Hurricane, and turn up the party vibes with this Mardi Gras candle! Grapefruit and orange zest lead the parade of zippy scents, followed by a fruity frolic of strawberries, pears, and rose petals. Whether you're in Minnetonka or Metairie, this candle makes your home the place to geaux!
The Purple Sage (LA)
Maker: Sandy Engels
At The Purple Sage, the good times roll all year long! You’ll find this Louisiana maker at local festivals throughout the year, serving up a celebratory slate of Bubbleaux bath salts in jazzy pops of yellow, purple, and green. But we’re also drinking to this Margarita Soap—softening oils quench dry skin, while your senses drink in notes of lime, sea salt, and guava nectar!
Positive Vibez Only (LA)
King Cake Candle
Maker: Keirsten Kelly
In this candle, warm cakey dough and white sugar frosting twist into tasty knots of oven-fresh, aromatic bliss! Just like a real king cake, Positive Vibez Only tops it with an extra splash of glitz and glamour—you’ll find purple, green, and gold glitter under the lid!
Cork & Wick Candle Co. (LA)
Creme + Praline Jar
Maker: India Scales
A quick light of this delectable candle from Cork & Wick Candle Co., and you’ll feel like you’re strolling down Decatur Street, taking in the drool-worthy scents of buttery brown sugar pouring onto the sidewalks. The only downside? You might have to wave-off nosy neighbors—the warm and enticing scent might send passersby flocking to your doorstep!
Wixology Candle Co. (KY)
Mint Julep Candle
Maker: James Vermillion
Kick off a spirited evening with this Mint Julep candle from Wixology Candle Co.! This band of wixologists whips up a New Orleans staple, stirring scents of spring-fresh mint and sugar-sweet syrup with a slow-sipping bourbon. After the final burn, clean out the wax, and use the glass as a new cocktail tumbler. It even comes with a top-shelf recipe!
Southern Elegance Candle Co (NC)
New Orleans Magnolia Blossom
Maker: D'Shawn Russell
New Orleans is well-known for Bourbon Street antics—but did you know its neighborhoods are also home to a stunning assortment of unusually fragrant trees? One of its most aromatic arbors, the Magnolia tree, drapes the city’s storied streets in candy-colored blooms. Bright pops of lavender, pink, and yellow flowers belt out magical notes of sweet springtime breeze.
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