Do you love the smell of candles? Us too! A scent can transport you back to a time in the past or give off feelings of affection and comfort.
There are so many scents to choose from, it can be hard to decide which ones to buy.
That’s why we put together a list of what are the best-selling candle scents for you!
We think these options will make your shopping experience much easier. So without further ado, let’s get started on this blog post!
What is the best type of candle to buy?
The first thing we need to figure out, it what type of candle would be perfect for you.
There are three different types of candles:
- And tea light candlesticks.
When choosing a size, keep in mind that larger candles generally last longer than smaller ones but require more wax per hour because they burn at a lower temperature.
Tea lights have a shorter life span so their brighter flame means less time burning before they need to be replaced.
Our Top 10 Most Popular Candle Scents
- Lavender essential oil is great for calming your nervous system and relieving anxiety.
- Peppermint smells like winter, but also can help with headaches from stress or migraines by opening up sinuses.
- Vanilla is perfect if you want a warm comforting scent that’s been shown to ease feelings of depression. It’s also known as being an aphrodisiac which gives it some extra points in our book!
- And who doesn’t love citrus?!
- Grapefruit not only has a really nice smell but it can also be used against colds and sore throats when mixed with other oils such as clove or eucalyptus. It’s also been shown to help with insomnia and anxiety.
- Lemon Verbena – Soothing and refreshing, this clean lemon scent invokes memories of old-world Europe. The perfect balance between freshness and floral sweetness with hints of green tea. This fragrance oil drifts in like an afternoon breeze blowing across sun-drenched fields, just before rain washes away the heat for another day; Fresh lemons mixed with linden blossoms on a bed of rich soil moistened by morning dew beneath tall trees shaded from hot midday summer suns; A cool evening walk down country lanes lined on both sides by towering rows of fragrant peppermint plants.
- Lilacs – An elegant, popular fragrance. Sweet, yet delicate with a hint of greenness and powdery notes in the background. Lilac is an overwhelming favorite among women everywhere! A clean floral bouquet that smells like springtime!
- Fresh Cut Grass is an invigorating and revitalizing scent with hints of lemon, lime, and green notes. It reminds us of the outdoors when everything feels new again!.
- The most popular scent is honeysuckle. This sweet, floral aroma fills a room with its delicate fragrance and has been linked to feelings of love and happiness. It’s no wonder this candle is nearly always in stock!
- Cedarwood & Juniper Wood has hints of berries, citrus, pine, and woody notes that give it an earthy yet uplifting freshness. When we put these two scents together they were the perfect blend- masculine enough for him but feminine enough for her too!
Some Facts About Scented Candles
- They come in a variety of scents from fruity to floral and woodsy. Some people like the smell of black licorice, but not everyone does.
- Many candles are made with natural ingredients such as soy wax or beeswax since they emit less soot than paraffin candles.
- The fragrance oils used can be non-toxic which is good for your family’s health.
- And when it comes to scented jar candles, some have been found to contain lead wicks which could release harmful particles into the air that you breathe in through your mouth and nose while burning these types of candles. Be sure what type of candle you’re purchasing!
- Candles need flame contact between an inch below the top of the wax to a half-inch above it.
- One of the easiest and cheapest ways to add fragrance is by simmering your home with an open potpourri dish in one area or opening a jar of potpourri near candles so that you can enjoy both at once!
- Oils such as rose, lavender, peppermint, and lemon verbena help create an inviting atmosphere where guests feel at home.
- Mixing different scents with candles for aromatherapy is both soothing and energizing because these oils have been shown to reduce anxiety levels by up to 68% while boosting moods.
- Create a mixture of your favorite oils and store them in an oil diffuser.
- Add tea lights to simmer pots with different essential oils for an even more intense experience.
- Aromatherapy can be great for both family members and guests alike: it’s also been shown that having certain scents at home can help reduce symptoms associated with mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, etc. These studies have found the following soothing fragrances to work well: lavender or chamomile; citrus scents like lemon or orange; peppermint or spearmint.
Here are some tips for creating different scents in your home:
- If someone likes cinnamon, try using holiday spice oil from Yankee Candle®. It also has notes of clove, nutmeg, allspice berries, and ginger root which will make any room smell like Christmas without being overpowering.
- And if you prefer peppermint, there’s Winter Wonderland™ – layers of red velvet cake topped with creamy frosting, peppermint bark, and crushed candy cane.
- If you’re looking for a lighter scent, try an unscented candle like the Yankee Candle® Unscented jar. Made with soy wax and cotton wicks it will burn cleaner than paraffin candles – perfect for those who are sensitive to scented products or have allergies that react poorly to certain fragrances.
- If you’re looking for a garden scent, try the Yankee Candle® Gardenia & Jasmine jar candle. This bold and beautiful fragrance has hints of jasmine with fresh notes of spring flowers like tulips, daffodils, and lilies to make your home feel as if it just stepped outside on a sunny day.
- For smaller rooms like bathrooms and bedrooms, we recommend using more delicate scents because they won’t overwhelm small spaces or fabrics like sheets and curtains.
- In larger areas such as living rooms, hallways, and offices with open space for air circulation, stronger smells can create an inviting atmosphere.
- Lastly, consider what your space needs before choosing a candle fragrance. A bedroom might benefit from softer scents while an office might need something more powerful and rich.
Here are some popular candle scent combinations you may want to try when creating your own blends:
- Lemon and ginger
- Orange, lime, and cedarwood
- Green apple, lemon-lime, or tangerine scents mixed with fir needles.
- You may also want to try using essential oils like lavender, chamomile, peppermint and spearmint.
- Bergamot can be a refreshing scent for the home in early springtime (or all year round if you’re lucky enough to live in southern California!) It’s often mixed with lemon or orange blossoms for an added floral element.
- Some people enjoy scents that mimic their favorite holiday memories: cinnamon sticks combined with cloves is one example of this idea! Some other popular winter smells include vanilla bean; nutmeg and gingerbread.
Scent memories are powerful things!