Have you seen the adorable #CandleTok accessories heating up your FYP?
After all, candles are having a forever moment. Sure, the TikTok-famous candle warmer lamps have been hogging the spotlight as of late, and we have one — maybe even two — in our checkout carts, but there are plenty of other items circulating our feeds that have not gone a little unnoticed, but that actually should have been in our carts a really long time ago.
"Candles and home fragrance are a ritualistic and integral part of many routines, such as lighting an energizing candle before sitting down to work, or [lighting] a calming scent before yoga or a bath," says Tamara Mayne, founder and creative director of Brooklyn Candle Studio (opens in new tab). Mayne admits they look great with any type of decor but believes candles have taken on a bigger role in our homes over the past few years.
They create a mood and have become part of our every day, plus they've managed to shine a light on small businesses that offer fresh, unique buys for our places, according to Jasmine Gurney (opens in new tab), DIY interiors influencer and founder of Oh Abode.
There are many factors to thank for the rise of #CandleTok, and we're more than willing to take that inspo and channel it in our own spaces. From trays to trimmers, here are a few cute yet practical accessories that fans of #CandleTok can't do without.
#CandleTok accessories: Candle trays
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Keep your candles organized with a sleek glass tray that’s as chic as your Diptyque Rose is fragrant. The fresh, polished aesthetic is a fun accent to pair with the vanilla girl trend we're all still into. To really drive the look home, stack the nearly 11-inch wide item with your favorite neutral-colored candles.
A must for wellness and decor enthusiasts alike, the Francis Candle Tray is pure marble and captures any and all wax residue as your favorite fragrance burns. We think it matches particularly well with calming room colors to embrace those zen vibes we’re almost always craving. Does anyone fancy a spa night in?
What better way to keep your favorite candle, wick trimmer, and snuffer organized than with this cute handmade number? The 11x17-inch tray looks like an elevated cutting board and gives your countertops a little extra flair next to a neighboring vase.
Equal parts practical and aesthetically on point, this hand-blown glass cloche is available in four soft hues and is the versatile accessory that every styled coffee table needs. It’s able to hold up to 120 matches and sports an adhesive flint striker on the bottle. No matter how you slice it, a match cloche is a win-win.
Bottle? Check. Matches? Check. Flint? Check. This heat and pressure resistance match cloche will look great next to the vanilla candle you have on the counter. Why not organize all of your trinkets on a handy candle tray? Cute to boot.
Candle Burning Tips #101: always make sure to clip the wick regularly to get the most out of your candle. This modern, matte trimmer ensures that not even a drop of your favorite fragrance will go to waste. Here for it.
The silver stainless steel wick trimmer is comfortable to grip, durable and elegant. The engraved design gives it a little extra extra pop. Make sure to use it when cutting your favorite floral scents ahead of the spring.
Candle accessory kits
Give your lavender-scented number some much-needed TLC. This champagne gold stainless steel set has you covered with a trimmer, snuffer, and wick dipper, all of which ensure your candle's lifespan is as long as possible.
We're into the shine on this set that includes a trimmer, snuffer, and dipper. It's sure to fit right in with your decor collection and is definitely cute enough to keep on show, without adding clutter to a console or countertops.
Ideal for an industrial or modern-styled room, this black stainless steel candle set is a must if you're planning on keeping your apartment aromas in check while you WFH.
Lighters don't come any cuter than this: enjoy a vintage print of your choosing to match your candle. This product includes a built-in lithium-ion battery that's rechargeable via USB. And it pairs perfectly with Urban Outfitters' new furniture line.
Safety first: Brightly's rechargeable lighter does away with butane, as the lithium-ion battery generates the flame. Plus, it's sleek and able to charge back to life in only an hour and a half.
Talk about convenience: this electric lighter has a flexible and 360° rotatable neck, making it perfect for big fragrance collections. Plus, it will come in super handy for camping trips as it's splash and wind-proof.
A few candle care tips
Sure, at first glance some of these CandleTok accessories might not seem absolutely necessary, but they are actually pretty darn useful. You'll be way less likely to make the most basic candle mistakes so you can keep your favorite fragrances around for as long as possible.
"I love a snuffer because they’re so cute and feel so traditional, but really they’re great because they contain the smoke, so when the flame is extinguished, the lasting scent of the candle lingers longer," says Georgia Plaskow, the founder of Ohros London (opens in new tab). "Most importantly, wick trimmers are wonderful because they are angled and have a small ‘dish’ to catch the burnt wick."
When keeping care of your collection, Plaskow also recommends keeping your candle lit for at least an hour to ensure an even burn. And should your wick curl or "mushroom," you know it's time for a trim.
Then, there are the more unconventional methods that you might not have considered.
"For an even slower burn, pop the candle in the freezer for half an hour before lighting to harden the wax even more," Gurney suggests.
Now, you're prepared. Without further ado, we'd say it's time for a shopping spree.