When it comes to creating a soothing environment, candles are one of the easiest ways to build a sense of calm. Using aromatherapy, our sense of smell can help to positively affect our stress levels. Plus, who doesn’t like to smell beautiful things? Not only do candles create a welcoming atmosphere, but when created with ingredients that positively affect our mood, they can become stress relievers as well.
Picking the right candle for your home, office or small business is an easy way to set the mood for your environment. If you want a scent that helps boost energy and create a lively atmosphere, something with bright floral notes or coffee beans may be your best fit. Entertaining friends and family in your home? An inviting and sweet scent that mimics baking can create a welcoming feeling. When it’s time to unwind at the end of the day, eucalyptus and lavender are ideal for relaxing.
Whether you’re trying to cover an unpleasant odor or set the mood, aromatherapy candles help to activate our smell sense and positively impact our mental and emotional state. Take a sniff and de-stress with these aromatherapy candles.
1. Homesick Scented Candle
With every state available as well as several countries and nostalgic options like Grandma’s Kitchen and Summer Camp, Homesick Scented Candles make an excellent gift for yourself or others who are missing home. Made with an all-natural soy wax blend, the candles are hand-poured in the US and come with matching gift boxes. Customers can easily trim the wick to keep an even burn throughout the life of the candle. Homesick Scented Candles sell their product in the Classic 13.75-ounce size shown here, as well as a Mini candle and a Large three-wick size.
Pros: The Classic sized candle shown here has an impressive 60 hour burn time.
Cons: Homesick Scented Candles come with a big price tag.
2. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Scented Soy Aromatherapy Candle
Cover unpleasant odors and create a relaxing environment with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Scented Soy Aromatherapy Candles. Available in four scents to match the Mrs. Meyer’s brand of cleaning products, this set of two candles give users the option of keeping one candle in their kitchen and one in a bathroom or wherever a fresh lavender scent is needed. Each metal-free, lead-free candle can burn for up to 35 hours.
Pros: The candles are made from renewable ingredients including soy and vegetable wax and are housed in a recyclable glass jar.
Cons: The wick burns faster than the candle leaving some of the wax unused.
3. Chesapeake Bay Candle
Feel relaxed and rejuvenated with a cranberry and dahlia scented candle from Chesapeake Bay. Made with a natural soy wax blend and containing self-trimming wicks, the large candle gives off a delightful aroma. Chesapeake Bay uses natural essential oils to enhance its wide variety of fragrances and offers its candles in a variety of sizes, as well as a diffuser option. Hand-poured in the USA, the candles are housed in a frosted glass holder that allows the light to softly shine through for a soothing effect.
Pros: With a 70 hour burn time, the Chesapeake Bay candle has the longest lifespan of all the candles on our list.
Cons: This gentle scent may not be strong enough to cover unpleasant odors.
4. Wax and Oils Soy Wax Aromatherapy Scented Candles
Relax knowing that your candle is gentle on the environment by using the Wax and Oils Soy Wax Aromatherapy Scented Candles. Handmade in the US, Wax and Oils make 100 percent soy-based candles that are free from paraffin, petroleum, animal or beeswax products, as well as harmful chemicals, additives and pesticides. The candles are packaged in a 100 percent recyclable box and their foam inserts are made from 65 percent recycled material.
Pros: Available in several scent options, the soothing peppermint and eucalyptus option shown here is created with essential oils.
Cons: The Wax and Oils candles tend to burn quickly.
5. Wild Beautiful Free Lavender and Vanilla Organic Aromatherapy Candle
The Wild Beautiful Free Lavender and Vanilla Organic Aromatherapy Candle is designed for anyone looking to relieve stress and help create a relaxing ambiance while also covering unpleasant odors left by pets, mold and old food. The candle is made from organic coconut wax and blended with 100 percent pure aromatherapy-grade essential oils, which rates higher than organic in terms of safety. The vegan, cruelty-free and ethically-made candle comes in chic packaging. Plus, 10 percent of every sale goes to animal rescue sanctuaries.
Pros: The candles are poured into a reusable cocktail glass that has been hand-stamped with a gold foil design.
Cons: The candles give off some black smoke.