Founded in the 1990s, Archipelago Botanicals has become our go-to for stylish soy candles, bath products, skin care, and fragrances. As its name would suggest (refresher: an archipelago is a chain of islands), the expansive line aims for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. Their creative, aroma-therapeutic formulas not only smell decadent (the Excursion Collection evokes cities around the world) — they’re also packed with natural actives like pomegranate and grape seed extract. Plus, the spare, elegant packaging will gussy up any commode.
Pampering should be earth-, animal-, and body-friendly. Archipelago relies on natural and eco-conscious elements like vegetable soap base, clean burning soy wax, and wooden candlewicks, and only uses ingredients that have been proven safe in an effort to nix animal testing.
As a shout out to women around the globe, Archipelago’s Ribbons of Love Collection donates half of its proceeds to breast cancer research. Laced with grapefruit, clementine, and pomelo, the pretty pink soy candle is as invigorating as it is empowering.
The covetable Pomegranate Gift Set — infused with revitalizing antioxidants— delivers triple-milled soap, hand crème, and a soy candle in one perfect pack. Need a mini-vacay? Light a 24-hour burning Havana candle laced with rich tobacco leaf, ylang ylang, and bergamot.