Set The Scene For Relaxation With These Scented Candles

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Whether you’re trying to mask an unpleasant smell, set a calming vibe, give a gift that anyone will love, or want to add a touch of elegance to your décor, scented candles are an easy and inexpensive way to check any and all of these items off your to-do list.

Candles may be thought of as a more feminine item, but they shouldn’t be. Guys, smelling good isn’t just for the ladies. Scented candles can help to mask unpleasant odors, making them a great addition to a bathroom or that area in the basement where you keep your gym clothes. You know the spot.

But scented candles aren’t just about covering up unpleasant smells. They’re also perfect for creating a soothing and relaxing tone, which is great for any room in your home. As one of the five senses, smell is an integral part of our emotional and cognitive experience. Having a scented candle that uses relaxing fragrances like lavender, eucalyptus, or vanilla can significantly alter your mood for the better. Placing a candle that is designed to create a relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom, your home office, or your living room can turn your home into a sanctuary, making for a peaceful and restful setting.

If you’re buying a relaxing candle for yourself, don’t be thrown off by scents that are typically geared towards women. Preference for scents and smells isn’t dictated by gender, so if you want a candle that will help achieve a feeling of calmness and serenity, there’s no need to stick to tobacco and sandalwood (unless those are your favorite scents, in which case, breath in patchouli, breath out calmness).

From purchasing a candle as a gift to adding a useful piece of décor to your home, to simply looking for a way to bring some calmness in your life, these three relaxing candles will do the trick.

  

1. Aubert & Amandine Renew Lilac Luxury Scented 3 Wick Soy Candle

Combining lavender and vanilla to create a calming aroma, the Aubert & Amandine Renew Lilac Luxury Scented 3 Wick Soy Candle burns evenly up to 45 hours.

Pros: The long-lasting Aubert & Amandine Renew burns evenly between 30 and 45 hours, allowing you to use the entire candle. Free from toxins and made from pure soy wax and fiber wicks, Aubert & Amandine Renew uses quality essential oils and pure vegetable wax to create a scent that can fill a room. Each candle comes packaged in an attractive gift box that makes this ideal for use as a present.

Cons: Some customers found that the wicks were too short and would go out when the wax melted near them.

Aubert & Amandine Renew Lilac Luxury Scented 3 Wick Soy Candle

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2. Root Candles Relax With Geranium And Lavender

Using all-natural vegetable-based dye and a sustainable wood wick, the Root Candles Relax has a calming smell of geranium and lavender.

Pros: Using the pure essential oils of geranium and lavender, The Root is an all-natural and sustainable calming candle. The lilac hue chosen for color therapy is achieved with all-natural vegetable-based dye, and the natural beeswax blend candle is finished with a durable wooden wick that provides a cleaner burn and authentic crackle sound. The Root is a votive style and our smallest candle at 6.5 oz, but it has the longest burning time at an impressive 65 hours.

Cons: The Root is not a vegan candle, and some customers found the candle to be expensive for its small size.

Root Candles Relax With Geranium And Lavender

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3. Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Candle With Eucalyptus

Create a relaxing scene with the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Candle With Eucalyptus that features three wicks and an extended burning time.

Pros: The Bath & Body Works is our largest candle at 14.5 oz, slightly bigger than the 13.5 oz Aubert & Amandine. Using a blend of vegetable wax and wicks, the candle can burn between 25 and 45 hours, leaving a relaxing and refreshing scent of eucalyptus and spearmint.

Cons: Some customers found the candle burns faster than 25 hours and note that the smell can be overpowering.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Candle With Eucalyptus

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