With so many candle options on the market, it can be a challenge trying to find the right pick that’s affordable and long-lasting—especially ones that can help you unwind after a long day of caregiving.
Below is a list of the top seven candles that contain a variety of natural ingredients that produce a calming effect. Each candle is also available for purchase on Amazon.
After launching in 2017, Bath & Body Works thrived with its aromatherapy line, and customers have raved specifically over the Eucalyptus-Spearmint Stress Relief collection, which includes a variety of products such as cleansers, lotions and, of course, candles! What makes eucalyptus so special are its natural, healing benefits. This scent has been proven to aid in certain areas including:
- Cold symptoms
- Dry skin
- Teeth health
This aromatherapy line also includes a range of other scents such as Grapefruit Sage, Lavender Cedarwood and more. If you choose to order online, each single wick candle costs $15.50, while a three-wick costs $24.50. These candles are a great option to stock up on if you’re seeking a more affordable option.
Homesick offers a wide selection of candles that can help calm your mind and body—including its San Diego collection. This option contains a variety of fresh scents that include lavender, rosemary and sandalwood. Rosemary not only offers a potent smell but it also works as an expectorant, as it can help fight cold or upper respiratory infections with its antiseptic components.
With more than 14 therapeutic scents to choose from, each candle is made from a soy wax blend, which not only means it will burn at a slower rate but that it also contains zero toxins, synthetic dyes and plastics. If you’re intrigued by candles that are environmentally friendly, this option is cruelty-free as well. Available on Amazon and the company’s website, a single wick candle goes for an estimated $38. However, if you purchase from Homesick directly, you can save 15% on your first purchase when you sign up and get free shipping on orders more than $50.
If you’re looking for a calming candle with a fresh, citrus smell, look no further! Paddywax’s Mandarin and Lavender candle is the perfect option that packs a lot of scents in an eight-ounce glass. Additionally, if you love sustainable products similar to the Homesick brand, this candle comes in an eco-friendly vessel that can be reused. (Check out this list of ideas on how you can repurpose your empty candle jar if you need some inspiration.) Lavender and mandarin orange can aid your body’s health in several areas such as:
- Easing nausea
- Improving mood disorder
- Preventing stress and anxiety
The sweet, floral smell of lavender has been proven to decrease levels of cortisol, also known as our body’s “stress hormone,” and the orange aroma can help by improving digestion and suppressing nausea. For $28, this candle will last you a surprisingly long time and leave you feeling at ease.
No need to fill your vase with roses when you can light one of Skandinavisk’s Rosenhave candles to give your home a natural, floral scent! Based in Copenhagen, Skandinavisk candles are bound to bring you instant tranquility. This candle is rich in ingredients and contains notes of alba rose, elderflower and blackcurrant buds. However, what really adds to this candle’s relaxing aura is geranium, which is rich in antioxidants and other healing properties. Scientific studies show that geranium has been proven to assist in:
- Acne and various skin conditions
- Neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
You’ve probably heard of chamomile tea and the soothing effects it can have. With just the light of one wick, Benevolence’s Eucalyptus and Chamomile candle can bring instant peace and serenity to your nighttime routine. Costing around $20, this candle comes in a large 8-ounce jar that holds an estimated 45 hours of burn time. On top of the refreshing effects of eucalyptus, chamomile promotes feelings of calmness, as it’s known as one of the best essential oils for sleep. These plants also hold various other healing effects including:
- Anxiety relief
- Wound healing
This combination of scents can create a fresh feeling that clears your mind and body. This candle is perfect to use for moments like lying in bed to read a book or taking a nice bubble bath.
If you enjoy a more woody, warm scent, this Cedar Stack candle is perfect for fall. Unlike some of the other candle options that are made of soy or paragon wax, Boy Smells Cedar Stack is crafted from all organic coconut and beeswax, which are known to burn the cleanest. Cedar acts as another calming agent and can help purify your home.
Full of sweet and spicy notes, Nature’s Wick Cinnamon and Apple candle can soothe the soul with just the light of a wick. Cinnamon can be used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent, and it’s commonly found in aromatherapy for:
- Menstrual cramps
- Muscle and joint pain
This candle is available to purchase online at Amazon for around $15 and you can find it in either a medium or 3-wick large size.