Body candles are the next homeware must-have we can’t get enough of

If dried flowers, stoneware pots and bespoke prints are on your radar already, then body candles will be the next interiors trend on your list...

Body candles
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While most of us homeware zealots are adept at keeping up with the best scented candles on the market at any one time, it seems that there’s a fiery new trend igniting our credit cards these days – body candles.

A recent scroll through any in-vogue Instagram or Pinterest feed will no doubt bring up a barrage of hips, busts and bums which – rather than being society taking a faddish foray into nudism – is the newest candle rage to grace our smartphone screens and mantelpieces.

And with such a focus on shopping locally and supporting small businesses these days, most of these glorious shelf adornments are handmade from natural waxes that don’t emit harmful pollutants into the air, leaving you googling the best air purifiers to stop your suspicious asthma flare ups.

Body candles: Where to shop the interiors trend

Female body candles

Best for different shapes and skin tones

We love Willow & Flo's vegan body candles that come in a whole range of skin tones – and there are even options available for different body shapes. Such a beautiful, inclusive line!

Best for a curvy option

Not only does this black-owned and female-run brand offer beautifully decorated curvy body candles in a range of different quirky colours (with a gold leaf option available too), but their Curvy Goddess candle comes in a simple unscented option or you can opt for Cedar & Jasmine, White Musk & Amber, Orchid & Lotus Wood or Dark Honey & Tobacco.

Best for the eco-conscious

Made from soy wax, this range will transport you to the days of Ancient Greece with natural body shapes and even cherubs on offer. The products are also made with an eco cotton wick and packaged in plastic-free, recycled materials.

Best bedtime candle

Soy wax is blended with lavender oil to make this body candle ideal for burning before bedtime. And we love the unique touch that the addition of lavender petals adds to the appearance of this product.

Best for art fans

These luxury candles are designed with such attention to detail that they could get away with being sculptural pieces of art. And they’re fabulously inclusive with their wide range of different shapes and colours.

Best for romantics

Moulded with pink wax and decorated with pretty love hearts, this is one for unleashing your inner romantic.

Best for minimalists

If you’re as obsessed with the stoneware interior trend as we are, then you’ll love this chalk white body candle range that screams minimalism.

Best for expectant mums

This would make a trendy but thoughtful gift for any expectant mum out there, with its lovely shape and toxin-free wax that is sure to bring a smile to her face.

Best for perfume lovers

If you've ever wanted a candle that smells like your go-to perfume then Velvet Rose Aromas is here to make that a reality. With 14 scents to choose from, including a number of popular cult fragrances, this will bring an aroma to your room that you'll never want to blow out. There’s also a choice of 12 colours available and the body candles can even be hand-painted with decorations that reflect the scent.

Male body candles

Best male body candle for minimalists

A minimalist design that will class up any bookshelf. Inspired by Greek mythology, the candle represents the quality of endurance and strength.

Best male body candle for a pretty design

It's not just female body candles that look fab adorned with a touch of gold leaf, these male torso candles benefit from it just as much. And we love the marbled wax too!

Best for his and hers

Just as Caia Candles creates gorgeous female body candles, this male version is made to a high-quality standard with an intricate design. It would look great with one of the female partners.

Bum candles

Best bum candle for the eco-conscious

Made from soy wax, this hand-poured female bum candle is 100% eco-friendly, biodegradable and vegan.

Best bum candle for different colours

Available in cream, black, light grey or charcoal grey, these female bum candles celebrate the womanly form.

Best bum candle for personalisation

This dainty bum candle is scented with fragrance oils and can be personalised to whatever scent you fancy.

Best bum candle for a sculpture look

Another glossy Caia Candle favourite – this time in the form of a bum candle. We’d recommend placing this in a monochrome setting for a real wow factor.

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.

Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.

When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).

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