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Linwood Candles

The first few batches of Linwood Candles were prepared on Buffalo-native Amy Lisso’s kitchen stove overlooking Linwood Avenue. The process — from melting the wax, mixing the correct amount of essential oils and slowly hand-pouring each candle – proved a lesson in patience and intention.

Now every premium-grade Linwood candle is handcrafted using U.S.-grown soy wax and cotton core wicks, which create an even, clean burn. Toxin-, paraffin- and phthalate-free, all fragrances are essential oil-infused.

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1801 Handcrafted

1801 Handcrafted | 716 Picks: Candles | Buffalo Magazine

A small-batch candle company based in Orchard Park, the “1801” refers to the year Buffalo was founded – and the fact that owners Adam and Bridget Kern hand-pour every candle, just as they would have back then. The 100 percent natural soy candles come in scents including Buffalo Blizzard (the smell of the outdoors after a heavy snow), Orange Chocolate and Backyard Campfire.

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Milo’s Candles

Milo's Candles | 716 Picks: Candles | Buffalo Magazine

Whether your libation of choice is Genesee, Blue Light, Jager or Jack Daniel’s, Milo’s owner Chad Coccionitti has got you covered. His upcycled beer and liquor bottles are hand-cut and professionally sanded until smooth before being carefully filled with natural soy wax. Online customers can customize with one of 40 scents, ranging from “Fun at Sunset Bay,” scented like a tropical drink, to “Santa’s Fart” — a peppermint bark fragrance.

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Good Candle

Good Candle | 716 Picks: Candles | Buffalo Magazine

(Ginny Rose Stewart)

Good Candle are classic artisanal Brooklyn: Originally made over a small apartment stovetop, they’re still delivered locally by bicycle to customers around Crown Heights. Made of soy wax infused with high quality fragrance and essential oils, each one is meticulously poured and carefully inspected before the individual tag is stamped.

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  • : 732 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo

Rewined Candles

Rewind Candles | 716 Picks: Candles | Buffalo Magazine

Rewined repurposes discarded wine bottles into striking candles. Made in the USA, the 100 percent natural soy wax candles are available in fragrances like Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Riesling and Sangria. They come packaged in a cute tailored canvas drawstring bag.

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Katie Loxton Candles

Katie Loxton candles | 716 Picks: Candles | Buffalo Magazine

Clean design, pretty packaging and amazing scents set apart London designer Katie Loxton’s luxurious line of candles. Made with essential oils and soy wax, they burn cleanly in scrumptious combinations like sweet orange & mango, vanilla & wild daisy, and fig & apple blossom.

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