Successful Etsy Candle Business Ideas 2019

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 by Steve
Updated: March 4, 2019
Etsy Candle Shop Winners 2019
Success Leaves Clues

We are thoroughly researching Etsy.com to find new, successful Etsy candle shops so you will have a heads up on what strategies and ideas are working. Highlighted here are shops that started selling on Etsy in 2018 that have achieved very good results in 2019. Learn what items they are selling, how many they have sold, and who is operating the new, successful shop.

Before we continue, let's understand why is Etsy is such a popular place for so many retail businesses. 1.) Sellers avoid the trouble of having to design and develop an e-commerce website from scatch because Etsy has done most of this work for you. 2.) The Etsy user base continues to grow. Alexa.com, a website analytics service, shows that as of early 2019 Etsy was the 44th most popular website in the U.S. and ranks 151 in the entire world.
Etsy.com site rank in the U.S. was 44 and 151 in the world in Jan 2019
Etsy.com site rank in the U.S. and world 2019

As the graph above shows, Etsy is an elite marketplace where millions of people have turned their ideas into action.

Winning Etsy Candle Shops

Wild light London have sold 24 handmade eco-friendly scented candles from their new shop, as of March 4, 2019. The shop owner is Anna from London. Rating is 5 stars.
Current items for sale are:
  • Lime, basil, mandarin travel candle
  • Dark amber travel candle
  • Lemongrass & ginger travel candle
  • Sloe berry travel candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WildlightLondon

Tupelo Candle Co was opened on Etsy in 2019 and as of March 4, 2019 they have sold 25 items. They sell 100% soy, natural wick candles and candle containers. The company owner is Chris from Shreveport, Louisiana. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Popular items are:
  • Vintage pyrex
  • Bicentenial ball jar
  • Tin Three Pack - variety of scents
  • Vintage depression glasss
  • Vintage snuff jar
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TupeloCandleCo

Since 2019, Etsy shop SHED Soy Candles has sold 57 items. They sell eco friendly soy candles made with essential oils. Emma Donbavand from Reading, England is the owner. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some popular items are:
  • LIEFDE - jasmine candle
  • HOMME - bergamot, patchouli & cedarwood candle
  • CALM - bergamot & lavender
  • Tea light - essential oil collection
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SHEDSoyCandles

Wicks n More Candles opened a shop on Etsy in early 2019 and as of March 4, 2019 they have sold 31 items. The company owner is Shane from Saltillo, Mississippi. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some items recently sold are:
  • Hand-crafted Mardi Gras candle
  • Hand-crafted Magnolia candle
  • Hand-crafted Cascade Grey candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WicksnMoreCandles

Escape Soy Candles was opened in 2019 and as of Match 4, 2019 they have sold 16 items. The shop owner is Julie Lyons. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Current items for sale are:
  • Reed diffusers, refills & starter packs
  • Voitive candle
  • Vintage soy wax handmade candle
  • Mother’s day treats
  • Half pint Jelly mould in Blackberry & Bay
  • Contemporary 3 wick white glass candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EscapeSoyCandles

Since opening for business in 2019, Carlees Candles has made 25 sales from the shop with the 2 items they offer. These 2 items are: 8 ounce hand poured soy candles and soy wax melts. The shop owner is Carlee Jackson. A customer has given the shop a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.
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Since early 2019, Whizz Pop Candles has made 47 sales on Etsy. They specialize in pop culture-inspired candles. Sylvie Cave from Southport, UK is the shop owner. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some recently sold items are:
  • Snow Queen
  • Mermaid
  • Beauty
  • You’re gonna need a bigger boat (Jaws movie-inspired
  • Three Headed Dragon
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Whizzpopcandles

Candle Leaf was opened in early 2019 and as of February 13, 2019 they have sold 31 items on Etsy. The company owners are Amy and Ashley from Jacksonville, Florida. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Popular items are:
  • Mimosa Mandarin - 16 ounce Soy Candle
  • 4 ounce Soy Candle
  • Coconut Lime - 16 ounce Soy Candle
  • Grapefruit Mint - 16 ounce Soy Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Candleleaf

Flix Wix Candles was opened in January 2019 and as of February 13, 2019 they have sold 111 items on Etsy. The shop owners are a small family business, owned by Sara, Joya, and Vaune from Happy Valley, Oregon. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Popular items are:
  • AOC - Pelosi - RBG Candle Set
  • Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) Candle
  • Nancy Pelosi Candle
  • Ariana Grande Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlixWixCandles

Since opening for business in January 2019, Indie Candles Co has already made made 16 sales from the shop. They specialize in premium soy candles. The young trio of India, Jacob, and Katie from New York are the owners. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some of the 16 sold items are:
  • Orange, Lemon, and Jasmine Scented Soy Wax Candle
  • Sweet Dreams - Lavender and Lemon Scented Soy Wax Candle
  • Sleepaway Camp - Sandalwood and Frankincense Scented Soy Wax Candle
  • Orange, Lemon, and Jasmine Scented Soy Wax Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/IndieCandlesCo

Since 2018, Frederick Candle Co has made 1,741 sales from the shop. They specialize in handmade all-natural soaps and candles. Mark and Phoebe Boheim from Frederick, Maryland is the owner. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some recently sold items are:
  • 8 oz Fall Winter Soy Mason Jar Candle
  • 8 oz Tin Soy Candle
  • 7 oz Galaxy Soy Mason Jar Candle
  • 16 oz Soy Mason Jar Candle
  • Luxury Soy Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FrederickCandleCo

Mirus Candles was opened in 2018 and as of January 30, 2019 they have sold 342 items on Etsy. The company owner is Amalie from San Diego, California. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Popular items are:
  • Manon Soy Candle - Throne of Glass
  • Dorian Soy Candle - Throne of Glass
  • Hagrid's Hut Soy Candle - Harry Potter-inspired
  • Dustin Soy Candle - Stranger Things Fandom
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MirusCandles

Since 2018, Etsy shop Wrightwood Candle Co has sold 500 items. They specialize in natural, clean burning soy-coconut candles. Hannah from Chicago, Illinois is the owner. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some recently sold items are:
  • Wood Wick Soy-Coconut Wax Candle
  • Cranberry and Red Currant Soy-Coconut Wax Candle- Holiday
  • Fraser Fir Soy-Coconut Wax Tin Candle - Holiday
  • Lavender Rosemary Soy-Coconut Wax Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WrightwoodCandleCo

Dirt Road Candle Co. was opened in 2018 and as of January 30, 2019 they have sold 887 items. The company owner is Michelle from Atlantic, Iowa. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Popular items are:
  • Signature Candle Sampler Pack
  • 8 oz. Spring Break Soy Candle
  • 8 oz. Shiplap Soy Candle
  • 16 oz. Shiplap Soy Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DirtRoadCandleCo

Ash and Quill Candles was opened in 2018 and as of January 30, 2019 they have sold 394 items on Etsy. The company owner is Leonie from Chesterfield, United Kingdom. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Popular items are:
  • Red London 7oz Bookish Candle
  • Book Lover Custom Candle
  • Kvothe - Small Bookish Candle
  • Old Books - Book Smelling Candle
  • A Discovery of Candles - All Souls
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AshandQuillCandle

Polywax Potions was opened on Etsy in 2018 and as of January 30, 2019 they have sold 329 items from just two popular items. This shop has a rating is 5 stars. Hayley from Norwich, United Kingdom is the shop owner.
The two items they sell are:
  • Concerning Hobbits - Tolkien Themed Candle
  • Moana - Disney Themed Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/polywaxpotions

Since 2018, Arbor Lodge CandleShop has made 1,741 sales from the shop. They specialize in handmade candles. Caroline from Portland, Oregon is the shop owner. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some recently sold items are:
  • Maraschino Cherry Scented Soy Candle
  • Bulk Unscented Soy Mini Candles
  • Frasier Fir Scented Soy Candle
  • Tomato Leaf Scented Soy Wax Brittle
  • Country Lemonade Scented Soy Candlet
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArborLodgeCandleShop

Lit Friends was opened in 2018 and as of January 30, 2019 they have sold 325 items. This Etsy shop specializes in custom prayer candles. The company owner is Geo from Dallas, Texas. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some popular items are:
  • Sinning on a Prayer Custom Candle
  • Become a Saint Custom Candle
  • Saint Selfie Custom Candle
  • Holy Smokes: Custom Prayer Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LitFriends

True Crime Idol Candles was opened on Etsy in 2018 and as of January 30, 2019 they have sold 534 items. This shop specializes in custom prayer candles. The owner is Melissa from Dallas, Texas. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some of their popular items are:
  • Kathleen Zellner Idol Candle
  • Beto O'Rourke Idol Candle
  • Rabia Chaudry Idol Candle
  • Paul Holes Idol Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrueCrimeIdolCandles

Polywax Potions was opened on Etsy in 2018 and as of January 30, 2019 they have sold 329 items. This shop specializes in magic-inspired vegan candles and has a rating of 5 stars. Dayanara from Altamonte Springs, Florida is the shop owner.
Sme recently sold items are:
  • Witch & Wizard's Vegan Soy Wax Candle
  • Autumn Equinox Wiccan Inspired Vegan Soy Wax Candle
  • Unicorn Magick Vegan Soy Wax Candle
  • Aphrodite Vegan Soy Wax Candle
https://www.etsy.com/shop/polywaxpotions

Litwick AU was opened in 2018 and as of January 30, 2019 they have sold 299 items on Etsy. Litwick AU specializes in Australian made book-inspired soy candles. The company owner is Zoe from Koonwarra, Australia. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some recently sold items are:
  • Dillyberry Juice - Medoran Chronicles-inspired
  • Alex Jennings - Medoran Chronicles-inspired
  • Beast's Library - Beauty and the Beast-inspired
  • Wundrous Society - Nevermoor-inspired
  • Azriel the Shadowsinger - Thorns and Roses series
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LitwickAU

Since 2018, Lacuna Candle Co has sold 334 items from their shop. They specialize in handcrafted bookish and seasonal soy candles. Shop rating is 5 stars.
Some recently sold items are:
  • Parabatai Soy Candle
  • Princess Soy Candle
  • Two 1oz Candles Deal - save if you buy 2
  • Two 4oz Tins Candle Deal - save if you buy 2
Lacuna Candle Co is based in Cwmbran, UK
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LacunaCandleCo

Mort And Co was opened on Etsy in 2018 and as of January 30, 2019 they have sold 635 items. This shop specializes in candles for Disney fans and has a rating is 5 stars.
Some popular items are:
  • Disneyland Pirates of the Caribbean Natural Soy Candle
  • Disneyland Matterhorn Bobsleds Soy Candle
  • Disneyland Buttered Popcorn Scented Cart Soy Candle
  • Disneyland Haunted Mansion-inspired Scented 8oz Soy Candl
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MortAndCo


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