Get a Whiff of the Holidays With Fragrances, Candles + More Made in SF

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Tis the season for chunky sweaters and the wafting aroma of warming spice. Here are some of our favorite, seasonally scented yummy goods—think soaps, lip balms, cologne, and more—from Bay Area makers


Scents of San Francisco pours its California soy wax candles by hand, infusing them with fragrances reminiscent of SF neighborhoods (clove and jasmine for the Castro; palo santo and cinnamon for the Mission), into containers inspired by Muni transfers. Pick up the limited-edition San Francisco Holidays Candle with traces of fir and cinnamon essential oils. No synthetics, all SF.  //  $10-38; Scents of San Francisco, scentsofsanfrancisco.com

(Courtesy of Juniper Ridge)

What could smell more like the holidays than a fir tree? Bring the woods of the Pacific Northwest home, literally, with the Juniper Ridge Christmas Fir Cabin Spray. Made in small batches in Oakland, each bottle is free of synthetic perfumes and is scented with the plant-based aromatics of wild-harvested cedar, fir, and pine.  //  $25; Juniper Ridge, makersmarket.us

(Courtesy of Foodies Natural Lip Food)

Inspired by local culinary delights, Foodies Natural Lip Food has made three natural, moisturizing lip balms to protect your pucker from the ocean chill. Sweet Orange Spice is reminiscent of candy canes, cinnamon, and stockings filled with oranges; Chai Spice has ginger, cardamom, and nutmeg; while Winter Mint has a warm touch of vanilla. All lip balms are made without parabens or petrochemicals right here in SF.  //  $8; Foodies Natural Lip Food, etsy 

(Courtesy of Frankie & Myrrh)

For aromatherapy that doesn't reek of hippies and patchouli, Frankie & Myrrh offers essential oils and blended sprays with silly names. Try their Spruce Essential Oil or perhaps Talk Myrhh-ty to Me, a signature blend of, you guessed it, frankincence and myrhh. As the company says, "If it was good enough for Baby Jesus, then it is good enough for you."  // $32; Frankie & Myrrh, 50 Post St. (Crocker Galleria), frankieandmyrrh.com

(Courtesy of San Francisco Soap Company)

San Francisco Soap Company's hand-crafted, natural soaps are made without animal tallow, parabens, GMOs, gluten, and artificial color. Shop for holiday-friendly peppermint and cranberry scents wrapped stocking-ready in white organza bag. // $10; San Francisco Soap Company, sanfrancsanfranciscosoapcompany.net 

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