The “Luxe” $13 Walmart Candle That Shoppers Are Buying Five at a Time

published Mar 1, 2024
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Once upon a time, I used to semi-regularly buy myself nice candles — you know, as a little treat. I used to love going to boutiques in my neighborhood and picking out a unique vessel to take home just because I needed a pick-me-up after a long day or merely because I felt like making an impulse purchase. But now that a bougie candle can run you upwards of $40 (and that’s being generous), I’ve had to become more selective about where I buy my little home trinkets. The great thing is, so many of our favorite affordable retailers here at AT carry inexpensive candles that are packaged just as nicely (and smell just as heavenly) as their pricier counterparts. Target, Marshalls, and TJ Maxx are notable examples, and, as of late, so is Walmart. Maybe Walmart has always had good candles, but they seem to have really upped their game in recent years. For instance, shoppers can’t seem to stop buying the Allswell 2-wick spa candle, which retails for just $13. Maybe my cheap thrills can remain cheap, after all.

What is the Allswell 2-wick spa candle?

Allswell’s spa candle collection includes eight different scents, though the “Calm” scent is perhaps especially popular because it comes in a simple white vessel. As a result, not only will its smell relax you, but the candle is also quite soothing to look at and easy to style with other decor. The scent is characterized by notes of coconut, citrus, and amber, making it simultaneously a fragrance that’ll clear your head and imbue your space with a warm, sensual ambiance. What’s more, the 15-ounce size offers a burn time of 60 hours, which is plenty considering the price. In looking at the other enticing scents, you might consider stocking up on a few different ones. After all, that’s what Walmart shoppers are doing.

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What Walmart Reviewers Are Saying

Average Rating: 4.5/5

“We love this line of candles. It smells great, and the frosted glass looks so good. The smell we got is lavender, jasmine, and chamomile. The coconut wax blend is what really got us. It sounded interesting. Coconut wax is supposed to more non-toxic and burns a lot slower, making it last up to 50% longer (even as a blend).” — Joanna

“I LOVE this candle. It’s the best-smelling candle I have ever owned. I love the message and color! It’s lasted a while, and I just bought two more for different rooms!” — Elizabeth

“The ‘Uplift’ scent is so amazing. Everyone in my household loved it, and it’s hard to please seven people with one scent. Another thing I loved about this candle is that it burned for over three days straight! I lasted so long, and the scent lasted as long as the candle did. It is a double wick too! Even the glass is beautiful and elegant with the foggy look and color! I couldn’t say more great things.” — Joy

Other shoppers noted that the Allswell candles look and smell like ones you’d find at a more expensive retailer. Even if you can’t go smell them in person, for $13 a pop, the scents are worth a try. Who knows? You might just find your next favorite home scent.