Scented Christmas Candles

T’is the season! The best time of year for burning candles…and gifting candles! Although it might be chilly outside, it’s easy to stay cozy inside with a soft blanket, a delicious cup of hot liquid, and the warmth of fragrant candles burning throughout your home. Fill your home with wonderful aromas while enjoying the warm glow of candle light.

Now, let us share our top 12 Christmas candle scents with you. Some Christmas classics, some old favourites and even some new creations!

The 12 Scents of Christmas:

1. Candy Cane: Mouth watering minty-ness! A classic Christmas fragrance.

2. Christmas Coffee: A merry mix of assorted dried fruits and spices mingles with rich dark coffee and a splash of eggnog.

3. Gingerbread: Sweet and spicy, fresh baked gingerbread cookies. A fantastic fragrance for any room of your home, not just the kitchen!

4. Red Current & Ivy: A popular holiday scent, but pleasing all year ’round. Sweet & ripe red currant berries blended with lush ivy and a hint of frostiness.

5. Frostbite: Baby, it’s cold outside! Stay warm inside this winter while enjoying the refreshing fragrance of cool wintergreen.

6. Sugared Spruce: Fresh festive spruce with a hint of sweet vanilla bean. Pair with Spiced Mulberry for an extra holiday scented twist.

7. Berries & Pine: Sweet berries mixed with refreshing pine. One of my personal favourites!

8. Spiced Rum & Eggnog: Sweet & creamy holiday goodness mixes with golden spiced rum.

9. Peppermint Twist: A refreshing blend of cool peppermint and sweet syrupy sugar mixed with a hint of rich vanilla.

10. Holiday Wassail: A blend of mulled apple cider, touches of orange citrus, spicy cinnamon and cloves! A warm and zesty punch popular during the holidays.

11. Spiced Mulberry: A spicy blend of sweet mulberries & clove with a pinch of cinnamon.

12. Christmas Pine: A classic and true pine scent. No further description required.

Whether you are gifting candles this holiday season or stocking up for yourself, our list of top Christmas scents has something for every Christmas candle lover.



When it comes to candles – there are a few key things a customer is looking for.

Soy candles, like mason jar candles or wax melts, need to be clean-burning, smell incredible and add an aura of warmth and style to a home.

At East Coast Candles, that’s what we do.

We’ve been a Canadian Candle wholesale company since 1997. That’s more than 20 years of experience working with retail partners and delivering an incredible final product to customers.

East Coast Candles was born from the idea that candles should last longer. Customers are buying something to bring light and essence into their home. Why buy something that fades after just a few hours?

Our best-selling soy mason jar candles and scented wax melts are crafted with long-lasting, incredible-smelling quality. That’s what customers across Canada have been coming back to us for throughout the last two decades.

What does this mean for wholesale candles in Canada?

We’re proud to partner with retailers across Canada to bring our unique brand of hand-poured, Canadian-made candles to their customers.

Our candles are ideal for wholesale purchase in the gift, home and design marketplaces. We work with retailers of all sizes to deliver superior quality to your customers. You can find East Coast Candles in locations like gift shops, pharmacies, home decor stores, flower shops, spas, coffee shops and wellness stores.

Our commitment to quality extends to the level of care we have for retail partners. We’re available when you need us, ready to help you restock or determine the best marketing strategy for our products in your storefront.

Who buys East Coast Candles?

Our typical customer is looking for something personal. They want something handmade and made with care – the same care they put into the home they live in. Our soy mason jar candles, votives, pillars, wax melts and candle accessories are often given as gifts.

Our scent catalogue is large enough that retailers can pick and choose the fragrances they want to offer their customers. We also have market data to help you pick products that will sell well, whatever the season!
Want to do a bulk candle order or become a wholesale candle partner?

To get started please complete our simple wholesale application form or contact us with any questions you have.


We’ve all seen that image; all over social media. The Mom & Pop Shop one. It shows up in my news feed on a regular basis and this frequency doesn’t bother me at all. I’m happy to see it. I have shared it many times myself and will continue to do so. I am the owner of a few small businesses and I know the importance of shopping local. There are many variations of this image. It usually depicts a sandwich board sign with the following message about the importance of buying local:

“When you buy from a mom or pop business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college. Our customers are our shareholders and they are the ones we strive to make happy. Thank you for supporting small businesses!”

Now, I realize not all small business owners are parents, but we get the point.

What exactly is a Mom & Pop Shop?

“A small, independent, usually family-owned, controlled, and operated business that has a minimum amount of employees, has only a small amount of business volume, and is typically not franchised, therefore open for business only in a single location.”

Although we don’t have a storefront…yet…this is us. East Coast Candles is me, Tracy, my husband, Luther, and our 2 small children, Alexis (6) and Marshall (2).

Sure, we would love to have a brick and mortar candle workshop/store combo…someday. At the moment I am a work at home mom, so having an online candle store and selling our awesome candles at wholesale prices to other retail establishments is what works best for our little family. “They grow up so fast…”, “Cherish every moment…”, they say. I don’t know who “they” are but I do know that they’re 100% correct. They do grow up way too fast. I still remember Alexis at age 3 “helping” me out in our garage turned workshop. She really wanted to eat a strawberry shaped wax chunk…and now she is a pro at popping wax melts and votives out of their molds. She is also a pro real strawberry eater. 🙂

Buying close to home.

With all of our businesses we try to source as much of our supplies as possible from Canadian suppliers. The closer, the better. Not only is it important to support local businesses by buying close to home. It is also an environmentally friendly choice. The shorter the distance your desired product has to travel, the less fuel it requires to get to you.

Not all products or services are available within a 50km radius but keeping your hard earned Canadian dollars in Canada is very beneficial to the Canadian economy. Did you know that every dollar spent locally is redistributed by other local businesses creating approximately $7.00 of local economic activity. This is achieved through:

  • Salary\wages earned by employees; spent locally on housing (whether they rent or own), gas, groceries & restaurants, entertainment, vehicle repairs, home improvements, etc.
  • Expenses paid by the local business for accounting, gas, electricity, advertising, vehicle repairs, leasing space, food, entertainment, meetings, other bills, etc
  • Property taxes & income taxes.

Support doesn’t have to come from sales.

Getting a sale is awesome, obviously. I smile and cheer out a little, “Woohoo!” every time an order rolls in. But supporting small business doesn’t always have to break your bank. Times are tough occasionally, sometimes they are tough more than occasionally. You can still support your favourite small local businesses easily and “cheap as free”! The easiest way; like, comment on and share their social media posts! I know some people can be overwhelmed by their Facebook news feeds sometimes. And I know some people refrain from sharing too much stuff because they don’t want to “annoy” their friends. But those friends, if actually annoyed, do have a choice if they want to see less of something, by simply editing their own settings. So share, share away!

Word of mouth is a great way to show your support too. Simply suggesting to a friend or family member that they should check out a specific local business sometime if they are ever in the market for whatever product or service that business offers is super supportive!

Although these methods may not always result in a sale, they are still very much appreciated by small business owners. I know this to be true. 🙂

Let’s all like, comment on, and share at least 3 posts from local businesses this week! Challenge accepted!

#buylocal #sharelocal #likelocal #madeincanada


Featured Fragrance: Pomegranate Passion

This scent has always been a favorite of mine. I was hooked right from the start when it was introduced to me in body lotion form many years ago (under a different name). Imagine my joyous surprise when I found this amazing, favorite fragrance of mine available for purchase from one of our new suppliers of candle making goodies!

This scent is bold. A passionate blend of pomegranate & red osmanthus with a sweet and rich punch of vanilla rum.

Top Notes: Fiery Pomegranate, Rare French Peach, Sweet Apple.
Mid Notes: Red Peony, Night Marigold, Red Osmanthus.
Dry Notes: Rich Vanilla Rum, Velvety Marshmallow, Oak Wood.

An incredibly feminine fragrance full of flare! Sensual, luxurious and confidence inspiring.

Highly scent your space and excite your senses with this perfectly intense fragrance. Available in a wide variety of awesome, handmade products. Enjoy this scent in Simmering Bar or Wax Melt form if prefer to melt your wax without a flame. Or bask in the warm, ambient light of a candle’s flame with Votive Candles, Pillar Candles, 4oz Soy Wax Tins, 14oz Soy Wax Mason Jars, Tealights and more.

More Featured Fragrances to come. Stay tuned!


As with anything, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do something – it’s no different with candles. Unless you’re a bit of a candle freak (and we hope you are), there is a chance you may have been burning your candles the wrong way. In this post we’ll give you 5 tips to get the most out of your candle. This will include advice on how to enjoy your candles, make the most out of your purchase and keep safe when burning candles in your home. I’ll offer some simple solutions to certain candle related problems to get you back on track. Let’s get started.

In no particular order here are some tried and true signs you’re burning your candle all wrong, and the fix to get the most out of your candle burning experience.

 TIP NUMBER 1 – Trim your wick to 1/4 inch, and keep it away from drafts!

PROBLEMS: Black Smoke & Soot.

Uh Oh! Black smoke and soot, that can’t be good for your air quality, right? This is one of the most common no-no’s we see, but it’s also super easy to correct! This phenomenon is the result of an inefficient flame, and it comes down to the shape of the flame. When you light a candle, it starts the cycle of burning the hydro carbons in the wax, heat causes these hydro carbons to rise and burn off. The heat of the flame begins to melt and vaporize more wax, as the hot air moves up it draws in cooler air through the bottom. Here are the two main causes: Your wick is too long, causing a long flame which can’t sustain the cycle and begins to flicker, or there is a draft (open window, ceiling fan, etc). These upset the delicate cycle of efficient burning.

To keep your wick trimmed, we recommend using a wick trimmer. This will help you get the right wick length every time, get down into a deep jar easily, and stop the wick trimmings from falling into your lovely candle.

TIP NUMBER 2 – Burn your candle until the proper wax pool has formed!

PROBLEMS: Tunneling & Poor Scent Throw.

This is a pretty common mistake people make and it mostly affects jar candles and pillars, or those with a larger diameter. When you light a jar candle, let it burn long enough for the melted wax pool to extend the entire diameter of the candle. (Depending on the size of your candle and type of wax, this can take anywhere from 2-5 hours). This will ensure that it solidifies evenly at the same level and doesn’t create a tunnel down the center. Furthermore, the larger the wax pool, the better the scent throw. Some candle manufacturers recommend a minimum burn time, but this will vary depending on the diameter of the candle, type of wax, along with the type and number of wicks. If you have to leave and must extinguish the candle just try to catch up the next time. No biggie!

TIP NUMBER 3 – Give your candle a rest!

PROBLEM: Candle loses it’s scent during a long burn.

If you’re a candle lover, this might be difficult for you to do – but it’s 100% necessary to ensure you get the most out of your candle. Don’t burn your candle all day. If you are a professional candle addict this will be a good habit you’ll hold onto forever. Once you have a proper sized wax pool formed over your candle it’s time to start the count down. I recommend 1-2 hours maximum. Then it’s time to extinguish the candle and let it harden back up. This cooling and heating cycle will help you get the most burn time and preserve the scent throw throughout the entire burn. It will also give your nose a rest. Time to light a candle of a different scent! This will keep the good smells coming and keep you from getting nose blind to your favourite scents.

TIP NUMBER 4 – Consider buying soy candles!

PROBLEM: Candle doesn’t last long.

Candles come in a variety of different waxes. The most common being paraffin, soy wax and beeswax. Paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum refinement, soy wax is actually an oil that is turned into a solid through a hydrogenation process, and beeswax is the waxy part of a honeycomb made by honey bees. Why should you consider buying soy wax candles? Well, it’s quite simple. Soy candles burn cleaner, burn up to 30% longer, have a lower melt point which helps them to burn more evenly and give off scent earlier. Also, soy wax can be cleaned up with hot soapy water if need be.

TIP NUMBER 5 – Store your candle properly!

PROBLEM: Faded colours/diminished scent.

Being a candle lover means that you probably have a fairly decent stash of your favourite candles. Depending on how quickly you burn through them, you’ll want to make sure you store them properly. Direct sunlight and heat are the two most damaging elements when storing candles. Always store out of direct sunlight in a cool dry area. Never leave your candles in a hot car…you may come back to find them melted into your seat.

~ BONUS TIP –  Buy quality candles ~

No, it’s not a sales pitch, although we do hope you’ll try out our amazing candles if you haven’t already. There are many retailers both on and offline that sell cheap, poor quality candles. Our customers often tell us stories of candles they’ve picked up at their local box store and have had a problem with. Common issues include: poor hot scent throw, too much scent throw, wicks not centered, improper wick size or wrong number of wicks for the size of the candle. Purchasing a quality candle from a reputable candle maker will give you the best experience and help you get your money’s worth. Here at East Coast Candles, each product line is thoroughly tested prior to production and each candle is handmade to ensure the best quality and price. We value our customers as much as they value our candles, if you have an issue with one of our candles we’ll be sure to correct the problem.

Last, but not least, please follow the warning label on each candle you burn and reach out to us with any questions or concerns.



Featured Fragrance: Pump Up The Jam

Pump it up!

A most fabulous and fruity fragrance! Hand picked wild strawberries processed into sweet strawberry jam by Grandma herself. Sweet vanilla and sugary syrup blends with a whirlwind of ripe, succulent strawberries to create this amazing aroma. Thick, rich and super fragrant. Smells good enough to eat!

It IS all the strawberries.

This fantastic fragrance is available in so many of our products. From wax melts, votive candles and pillars to tealights, soy jars, tins and more.

Although this scent is beyond excellent on it’s own, try pairing it with Wild Watermelon, Fresh Squeezed Oranges or Coconut Lime to revitalize your senses with a blast of invigorating freshness. Or for some extra super sweetness try Pink Sugar or even Dark Chocolate.

Your nose will thank you.

Our Pump Up The Jam premium fragrance will, no doubt, have you wanting the real thing. So here is a recipe for Homemade Strawberry Jam you’ll be sure to enjoy!

More Featured Fragrances to come. Stay tuned!


No need to wait for Valentine’s Day to give your loved one a relaxing, sensual massage! After a hard day at work, who wouldn’t love a massage to unwind and help forget about all the negativity flooding the news? Show your love and appreciation with the positive experience of a pampering massage. East Coast Candles now offers an ALL NATURAL luxurious Massage Candle that will leave muscles relaxed and skin soft & silky.

Not only does a sensual massage bring couples closer together, it also promotes relaxation, relieves stress, helps improve sleep quality, and reduces anxiety. And, these days, too much of our daily activities seem to cause anxiety. We could all use a good massage, couldn’t we?

Massage Candles are a great way to set the mood for an actual massage. They produce ambient lighting while the wax & oil blend begins to melt, releasing the aromatic fragrance of pure essential oils. Once the desired amount of wax & oil has melted, extinguish flame. Allow the wax & oil blend to cool slightly before applying. Test with finger. When the wax & oil blend has reached the desired temperature apply to fingertips and begin massaging onto skin. Improve immune system functions, overall energy flow and sense of well being.

So, parents, after the kids go to bed, get sexy & sensual with a relaxing, and probably much needed, massage for a fraction of the price of going to a massage therapist. Who has time for that anyways?

No kids? Massage any time of the day or night!


East Coast Candles All Natural Massage Candles contain natural beeswax & soy wax, shea butter, sweet almond oil, calendula oil, vitamin E oil and the following pure essential oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Rose Geranium and Tea Tree. This natural wax & oil blend will leave skin soft and silky.


What was once used to bring light inside of a dark home is now part of modern decor. Candles have evolved from a necessity to an accessory. Contemporary candle designs have several themes, colors, and scents to help create a different scene and mood for each room and every surface in your home. Candles are a great way to add beautiful new dimension to your decor when you’re searching for a way to quickly update your home’s style in a budget-friendly manner.


Accessorize your tabletops with candles for a freshly scented pick-me-up! Place candles along the table runner or in an arrangement as a centerpiece. This is an easy way to turn an ordinary table into a luxurious table display.


Lanterns are beautiful on their own, but adding a flickering candle to them creates a beautiful ambience. Lighted lanterns make beautiful decor for patios and decks, fireplaces and mantels, and on tabletops. Even when they’re not lit, a lantern full of candles is another stylish way to enhance your home’s decor.


No matter what style of decor you choose to display on your mantel, a few candles help make it even more beautiful. Group votive candles in sets of 3 on either side of the focal piece, or place a large candle arrangement in the middle as the centerpiece.

Fireplace Hearth

Add the scent of gingerbread to your home while the fire burns and as you sip hot chocolate. No intense cookie baking required! Gingerbread candles would be a romantic addition to the hearth. Gingerbread scented wax melts are a great idea, too! If you don’t use your fireplace or if you want to keep it relevant through the warmer months, create a beautiful arrangement of candles within the fireplace. Pro tip: Use pillar candles on candle holders and place some of the pillar candles on the floor of the fireplace to create dimension and variety.

Decorative Fragrance Warmers

Fragrance warmers come in several different shapes and themes. Elegant decorative warmers can serve as permanent decor. Themed warmers, such as a Christmas tree or seasonal fall pumpkin make great holiday decor. Scents like Eggnog and Christmas Pine fill your home to make the seasons even jollier.


Place your votive candles or realistic fruit shaped candles on a mirrored surface on your tables for an added glow as the flame is reflected into your room.

DIY Votive Candle Holder Decor

Enhance your single votive holders by using a glue gun to attach your favorite item, such as a colorful leaf for fall, a heart for valentines day, a seashell for a beach theme, or rhinestones if you love to jewel and bedazzle things! You can even use scraps from different projects to create candle holders, such as old wine bottles.


Fill a clear, wide vase with pebbles, coffee beans, seashells, sand, or pearls and place a candle in the center. It is that easy to make an original and artistic candle display!

Serve Them On A Tray

Place a single candle on a tray with a book and an ornamental piece of decor, such as a vase with a flower or a star burst for an elegant display on your coffee table or ottoman. If you want to make a bigger impact, place several pillar candles and votive candles of the same color but of differing heights on the tray.

Cake Stands

When you’re not serving cake, use your decorative cake stands to place candles on. Sit a collection of three votive candles together on a cake stand as an accent piece in your kitchen, or place one candle on a cake stand and surround it with garland or seasonal decorative plants to display on your buffet.

Wall Focal Piece

Make candles the main piece of artwork on your walls! In lieu of a gallery wall of photos, use decorative votive candle or tealight holders to make a big impact. Arrange the candle holders in a simple pattern and place a votive candle or tealight in each one. During the day, the pattern will look like artwork. At night, light the candles to bring a new and invigorating element to the candle arrangement!


Take your mismatched teacups out of hiding in your cupboard or purchase teacups from your favorite retail or thrift store to use them as candle holders. Place a votive candle  in a teacup alone or surround it with coffee beans or colorful stones. Let the teacup adorn your side tables and dining table place settings for a dainty decorative touch.

Wine Glasses

Arrange a few wine glasses upside down on a mirror or along a table runner. Fill the inside of the wine glass with miniature Christmas tree ornaments, faux flowers, or fall foliage. Place candles on top of the wine glass base for a creative new look.

Candles have the power to change the mood of an entire room. No matter how you choose to incorporate them, their light, scent, and beautiful colours tend to lift moods. Most candles may be small, but the next time you want to update your home decor, candles can make a big impact!


7 Top Summer Scents Available from East Coast Candles

Summer is FINALLY here so it’s time to show off our Top Summer Scents for 2017!! Simply in alphabetical order…because I like the way that looks…

Bay of Fundy Breeze
Campfire Smoke
Luscious Lilac
Maritime Madness! *NEW*
Pineapple Melon *NEW*
Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade * NEW*

1. Bay of Fundy Breeze:

This fragrance stimulates the senses with it’s freshness and vitality. The invigorating scent of the fresh breeze right off the bay, sea moss and warm driftwood…with just a hint of fog. (Maybe a little bit more than just a hint of fog.)

2. Campfire Smoke:

Smokey…Campfire-y. Smells exactly like the smoke from a campfire. For reals.

3. Luscious Lilac:

“Hey East Coast Candles, isn’t lilac a Spring scent?” Of course it is. BUT who doesn’t miss that amazing fresh lilac scent once those poor flowers have browned and disappeared for the season? Extend the life of this wonderful fragrance by making it one of your new summer scents!

4. Maritime Madness! *NEW*:

“What?” Yes. Very yes. Our own new, unique creation. I can’t go into much detail without giving away our secret ingredients but I can tell you it is a very outdoorsy scent. Cause that’s how we Maritimers spend our Summers…Outdoors with friends and family, simply having a great time!

5. Pineapple Melon *NEW*:

Our own blend of juicy, fresh cut pineapple combined with a mix of many melons. Sweet and delicious.

6. S’mores:

Fill the air with sweet s’more scented memories of fun-filled summer nights by the campfire. Oooey gooey marshmallow, rich melted chocolate and crisp graham crackers.

7. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade *NEW*:

A fabulously fruity aroma of ripe, juicy raspberries blended with sweet lemonade and a hint of fizziness. This scent is sure to have you wanting a cool, refreshing glass of the real thing! Check out the following recipe to please more than just your sense of smell! Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Recipe


Keep your home wonderfully fragrant with these great scents, perfect for Summer! All of our Top Summer Scents are available in Votive Candles, Wax Melts, Simmering Bars and 2.5oz Soy Wax Jars. Bay of Fundy Breeze and S’mores are also available in our signature Fancy Wax Melts. We must really like S’mores…as this scent is also available in our 12oz Soy Mason Jar and in Dish form. *Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Dish Coming Soon!*

Be surprised and delighted with our Summer Days themed “Surprise Me!” Pack which would contain various items in some of these great scents along with other “Perfect for Summer” fragrances.


The Combinations Are Endless…

Sure, we have TONS of scents to choose from….but don’t let that stop you from creating your own unique scent combinations! Scented wax melts are a great way to fill a room with wonderful fragrance. And if you’re not a fan of  “the flame”, electric wax melters are an excellent alternative to those that require a tealight to melt the wax cradled above.

If the bowl of your wax warmer is large enough you could use 2 whole melts of different scents. If not, it’s no problem to cut a wax melt in half, or even into quarters for easier melt mixing. Alternatively, scented wax simmering bars are already divided into smaller chunks and are easy to break apart, no chopping required. Also, most East Coast Candles signature Fancy Wax Melts are in a variety of smaller (and adorable) pieces.

Is sweet and spicy your thing? Try mixing Vanilla with Cinnamon! Or how about Cinnamon Buns mixed with Dark Chocolate? Chocolate Drizzled Cinnamon Buns sure sound delicious!

Let’s Go Wax Melt Crazy!!!

Cotton Candy + Dreamsicle + Coconut + Raspberry + Pink Sugar + Pineapple!! Now, there’s no way that doesn’t smell EXACTLY like a unicorn riding a rainbow ferris wheel on a tropical island, probably eating an ice cream. Am I right? I think I’ll try that one out myself.

There really are no “wrong” scent combinations, keeping in mind, however, that some scents are quite potent and might overpower those that are more mild. For example, Cactus & Sea Salt, Fresh Laundry, Country Heather etc…very strong scents. They might not play well with others, especially at a 1:1 ratio. They can be a little bossy. It would be interesting, though, to see who would win the fight if all these guys got thrown together.

Some other combinations that might be fun to try:

Apple Jack + Pecan Pie = Cinnamon Apple Crumble
Coconut + Strawberry Banana = Coconana Berry
Pineapple + Fresh Squeezed Oranges + Honeydew Melon = Sweet Citrus Smoothie
Lilac + Freesia + Citrus Breeze = Floral Breeze
Pomegranate + Pink Sugar = Pink Passion
Patchouli Orange + Sandalwood = Hippy Hippy Shake
Biscotti + Amaretto + Cafe Vienna = Delicious!

I could go on…
And on…

But now it’s your turn to come up with some awesome scented wax melt mixes of your very own! Get crazy and HAVE FUN!