Soy Candles by Phebes review and giveaway!

February 23, 2010By 75 Comments

Did you know soy candles are not only more environmentally friendly than conventional, petroleum-based paraffin candles but they also last twice as long?  I’ve been a huge soy candle fan for quite some time and I always have a blast discovering new brands of soy candles.

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Soy Candles By Phebes has an extensive line of  hand crafted soy candles and soy tarts that are made out of 100% soy wax. They are also phthalate-free, kosher and very affordable.

Each 8.5 oz. Soy Candle by Phebes is $13.05 (free shipping on orders over $25). They have over 90 scents to chooses from and each scent is unique and exquisite. If you go to their website and read the descriptions for each scent, you’re going to find yourself wanting all of them.

Here are a few really fun ones: Puppy Breath (creamy sweet florals, coconuts and vanilla), Jamaica Me Crazy (fresh, fruity, tropical), Fruit Loops (smells just like the cereal) and Butt Naked (I’ll let you look up the description on their website for yourself) *wink*

I was fortunate to sample some of these candles and let me just say, these are some of the most amazing, beautiful smelling candles on the planet. Here are some scents I had the pleasure of trying…vanilla pear

Vanilla Pear: It definitely smells like vanillia-y pear… or a peary vanilla. I love vanilla everything and this one definitely wooed my nostrils. It kind of smells like white chocolate and reminds me of a specific German sweet I grew up with… nostalgia.

Spa Bliss: This is one of their best sellers. It combines spearmint and eucalyptus with hints of  corriander and vetiver. This candle will turn your bathroom into a sanctuary for relaxation. This would make an excellent housewarming gift.

kittyWhiskers: At first, I thought if this candle smells anything like my furry, feline babies, this could could be strange. It turns out, this candle smells gorgeous! It’s vanilla-y with notes of pinion, patchouli and sandalwood. It has a beautiful exotic vibe. I would love to wear this scent as a perfume.

Red Currant Tart: This is one of their best selling scents and I can totally see why. It smells like wild cassis buds with hints of apple and a touch of gardenia. It’s the perfect combination of fruity and floral – It smells like Spring to me!

Two very lucky VBR readers are going to each win 3 amazing Soy Candles by Phebes. That’s a $40 value!

All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment on this post (feel free to enter as many times as you like).  I’d love to hear what your favorite candle scent is. Two winners will be randomly selected and announced on March 2nd. Good luck!

*UPDATE* Winners of these fabulous Soy Candles by Phebes are Josh and Amanda! Congrats!

*Winners were selected using

Also, check out what Mike Hipp, the owner of Soy Candles by Phebes is offering to all VBR readers: “I want to extend a special Vegan Beauty Review to your readers! Go to and place an order for three candles and I’ll give you a fourth! Simply say you heard about us on Vegan Beauty Review on the free text area of the order and also include (if you wish) a scent choice for the fourth candle. Don’t worry, if you don’t choose, I’ll choose for you based on your purchase.” What a deal!

For more info: Soy Candles by Phebes

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Longtime vegan, hardcore compassionate beauty junkie, serious cake aficionado, and lover of all things floofy and sparkly! If there's something in particular you'd like me to review, drop me a line at You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Google +.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    one last comment! thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Melissa says:

    i’m reading the description of Whiskers whilst my cats are rubbing themselves silly on my calves (morning ritual for them)… mmmm. Sounds like bliss! I suspect this will be my favourite scent for the candles… and probably my kitties too!

  3. Nikki says:

    Wow! Who wouldn’t love to win these?! Awesome. My favorite candle scent is Lemon Verbona; it is so clean and fresh 🙂

  4. Liz says:

    Pretty pretty please! These sounds amazing. 🙂

  5. Heather says:

    And last comment! 🙂

  6. Heather says:

    I want to win one!

  7. Heather says:

    These giveaways are awesome!

  8. Heather says:

    Really really want!

  9. Sarah says:

    They all sound fabulous!

  10. Destiny says:

    It’s really nice of you to do all of these giveaways(:

  11. Daisy says:

    Just one more comment..

  12. Daisy says:

    Want want want!

  13. Daisy says:

    I have never tried soy candles, so these would be a nice start!

  14. Avistrange says:

    I want the Whiskers one!!

  15. Stephanie says:

    just one more comment!

  16. Stephanie says:

    thanks again for the giveaway! I’ve never used soy candles before.

  17. Caroline says:

    Just got back from being away for two months. As soon as we walked into the apartment and I smelled the vanilla, I knew we were HOME! I love vanilla!

  18. Heather says:

    I need more vegan products!

  19. Heather says:

    I love soy candles, they burn really nicely.

  20. Heather says:

    I love candles, can’t have enough.

  21. Heather says:

    I hope I win these!

  22. Destiny says:

    I bet these smell great!

  23. Destiny says:

    Candles are always a good thing!

  24. Megan says:

    I bet Puppy Breath smells amazing! Yummy yum yum.

  25. Melissa says:

    Red Currant sounds amazing!

  26. MD says:

    All of these scents sound lovely. The Whiskers — how cute!

  27. Josh says:

    Mmmmm…. Spa Bliss sounds delicious! I want!

  28. Wehaf says:

    I love herb candles – basil, lavender, sage, jasmine.

  29. Lisa says:

    I’ve never actually used a soy candle before… it’s amazing how versatile soy is. We eat it, wash with it and burn it! 🙂

  30. Lisa says:

    I really love vanilla candles. They smell so homey and delicious.

  31. Sonya says:

    red currant tart sounds delicious! I loved my cinnamon roll candle…

  32. Sarah says:

    I also like fruity scents!

  33. Sarah says:

    I love holiday candles!

  34. Carolyn says:

    Commenting again to increase my chances of winning!

  35. VJ says:

    I must say that Puppy Breath is the most interesting name for a candle that I’ve ever heard!

  36. VJ says:

    My favorite candle scent is Pumpkin! It just always smells so good!

  37. Yi says:

    These are very interesting scents. I love soy candles!

  38. Christa says:

    Hmmm, I’ve never tried soy candles before. These sound really nice!

  39. Heather says:

    I love soy candles, I’d love to win.

  40. Heather says:

    Sandalwood’s one of my favorite scents. And I love minty clean scents too.

  41. Heather says:

    Okay, and Spa Bliss! Red Currant Tart sounds pretty too!

  42. Heather says:

    I want Whiskers the most.l It sounds yummy!

  43. mallochai says:

    Oh goodness, the spa bliss sounds amazing. I love scents that are spicy and clean, but not clingy-fruity like apple-cinnamon.

  44. Oh I love soy candles. They burn so nice. Fave scents- Whiskers and Spa. 🙂

  45. Diana says:

    Yay for vegan candles!!!

  46. Carolyn says:

    Ooh, I hope I win this one! I loves me some candles! I am curious to see what the Whiskers scent is like.

  47. Stephanie says:

    Whiskers sounds like a beautiful scent. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Marika says:

    Wow, these sound awesome! I love soy candles too. They all sound wonderful, but Whiskers really appeals to me…you can’t go wrong with vanilla and spice 🙂

  49. Sarah says:

    I want to try the French Vanilla candle!

  50. Amanda says:

    The vanilla pear sounds amazing!

  51. Melissa says:

    Very interested in the “Butt Naked” Candle. Very intriguing.

  52. Elaine says:

    Vanilla pear……yum, sounds creamy and delicious. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  53. Sarah says:

    butt naked? how fun!

  54. Evie says:

    I love love love to have soy candles lit around the apartment all the time! Whiskers sounds so good. I’m a huge patchouli and sandalwood fan.

  55. Ciara says:

    Who doesn’t love puppy breath????

  56. Mike Hipp says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review Vegan Beauty Review! I’m Mike Hipp; the owner of Soy Candles by Phebes and I’m a vegan as well. Me and my partner went vegeatrian early in our now 13 year (Jan 18th) relationship and then we went vegan for compassion reasons in 2004.

    All of our fragrance selections on are vegan friendly, meaning that nowhere in our process, including the scent oils, are you going to find any animal products. The only animals involved in our process are our Boston Terriers Phoebe (the namesake of the company) and Sammy. They do the quality control and make sure we pack all our orders well! LoL

    Our candles are made with nothing but a wick, a glass and scent oil; no chemicals, preservatives or anything dyes to burn off into your environmenet, nothing to get between you and your enjoymenet of our extremely well balanced, room filling sents.

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the review. I want to extend a special Vegan Beauty Review to your readers! Go to and place an order for three candles and I’ll give you a fourth! Simply say you heard about us on Vegan Beauty Review on the free text area of the order and also include (if you wish) a scent choice for the fourth candle. Don’t worry, if you don’t choose, I’ll choose for you based on your purchase.

    Thank you again for the review! I love a good review!

    Mike Hipp

  57. Merilyn says:

    I WANT IT SO BAD! Vanilla Pear <3

  58. Sarah says:

    I wanna try the Whiskers candle!

  59. Diana says:

    Sandalwood & Cinnamon, Puppy Breath, Butt Naked, and… Absinthe?! Wow, Phebes has so many great scents. I definitely need to place an order.

  60. Love soy candles! Great to know more brands are out there!

  61. Nicky says:

    oh but vanilla scented pear, that sounds the best!

  62. Nicky says:

    i love vanilla scented candles! these look awesome!

  63. Meghann says:

    I love candles! I think the Spa Bliss sounds the best!

  64. Shannon says:

    …Butt Naked won me over. I’m such a perv.

  65. Amanda says:

    I am obsessed with vanilla candles!

  66. Eve says:

    I have been wanting to buy soy candles for a while now, but I don’t really have the funds for treats like this. It would be awesome to win these candles, I’ve heard nothing but good things about this company.

  67. ShabbyNChic says:

    I was just looking for soy tealights online and found your info. I love soy candles!

  68. JEWEL says:

    The Spa Bliss and the Red Currant sound the best. I can’t handle strong smells and no flowery stuff. I love SOY candles, they burn so nicely

  69. Bethany says:

    I love lavender, it is always so soothing! And cranberry, because it’s my favorite fruit. Clean smells are great, but not if they are overpowering, the same with florals.

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