I found that New Zealand has some great companies with high-quality candle manufacturers.
They involve coconuts in their remedy besides making regular soy wax.
What I like about them is the story behind each brand which usually involves visiting Asia.
I'm looking for the best of the best and I made a list of the top 10 coconut candle companies in New Zealand.
Based on my experience, some of them are great at the quality of products and others are in service and volume.
You didn't read it wrong, Shenzhen is not in New Zealand but there is a reason why I placed Coconutio on the list. Having great success in over a decade with millions in sales, I had to use us as an example of a great candle manufacturer.
NZ is one of many locations we are exporting to so we are present in their market. You can use my list and compare the top picks to figure out which one seems the best for you. Some of the qualities include traditional ways, capable of large batches, and experience.
As I mentioned before, this is one of the great stories where Jaci decide to start her own business. She grew fast and after making sales she started wholesaling. Each year, there are new designs and ideas she implements.
One thing that I found different is that she focuses on the fragrance the most. Usually, when companies use coconut wax, they don't add any scent to it. She values the smell and has great feedback from customers.
This is the oldest company I placed on the list which has been in the family for 3 generations. They are in retails stores all over the country but also focus online so you can see a bunch of their product.
They are small by personnel but I find their many products very appealing. The focus is on a wide variety of candles including unscented, tealight, pillar, and jar types.
The face of this company is a young girl named Tara that started the business with her mother. Her hobby became big and now they can afford to donate a lot to breast cancer institutions. I love their simple design but with various fragrances.
They have coconut wax in almost every product like mixes with lime, vanilla, or white tea. You'll have a lot to choose from for an average price.
I know that Treen Nixon is well-known in the industry because of her reputation. She has had a background in perfumery for more than 8 years. This provided a big advantage considering that she studied it in the U.K.
I'm familiar with their products and what they achieved over the years. The fragrances their candles have are very pure and every client likes what they get. They built their own workshop in Auckland from where they ship the products.
What I like about their products is that they focus on the design as much as on the fragrance. They did months of testing before placing Egyptian Rose Petals on the market. It wasn't a big success because of the rose scent, but they kept going.
Their 100% coconut wax has proven to work great among NZ people which is their main market. They ship all over the world but you will have to pay for the taxes.
I consider them as one of the biggest in New Zealand because of the number of employees and locations. They are in almost every retail store that sells candles. This reflects a lot on their quality so they had to be in the top 10.
Besides, NZ, they are in many locations in the US, Australia, Europe, and Asia. I had a great experience with their customer service. Their values are what kept them on the top for many years.
My opinion is that Pure Fiji is one of the prestigious brands when it comes to body care in New Zealand. They are representing what the Pacific lifestyle is all about. They are all about protecting the environment so you will only see natural products.
The only downside I noticed is that there aren't too many options where it comes to coconut candles. You'll only have one high-priced option but you will for sure get high-quality candles.
Another company I have to mention that doesn't have origins from NZ is LUMIRA. Based in Sydney, they have a huge presence in New Zealand. They consider themselves as a luxurious brand what you can see based on their price.
They are the most expensive candle retailers in the area but with great products. Almira Armstrong focuses only on candles with natural ingredients. They invested a lot into the materials and scents that you can trace to a specific destination of origin.
Ecoya is another well-known name in the industry that you can find in over 1400 department stores. Even with a large number of locations, they managed to produce handcrafted items. I've got the information that the designs are from NZ and handcrafting is in AU.
Besides natural soy wax candles, they have a few coconut candle products. They are not on top of the list because there are others that focus only on coconut wax which is purer.