Photography: Emma Palmer
There’s no denying, 2020 has been a difficult year and one that’s left many of us feeling slightly ‘off’ in one way or another. Whether you’re feeling stressed, demotivated or in need of a pick-me-up, the simple act of lighting a scented candle could be the very thing to help shift your mood. From warming woody scents to uplifting and energising citrusy aromas, these are the six scented candles we’re lighting, including two from our NEW brand Boy Smells…
For Chilled-Out, Stress-Free Vibes
Stress manifests itself in different ways. You might not even realise you’re stressed, but we guarantee that when you light this candle you’ll notice your jaw unclench and your shoulders drop. An elevated take on cannabis-inspired home scents, this incredibly warming blend of musks and amber is the perfect release after a stressful day.
For Fine-Tuning Your Focus
If you’re working from home and feeling flustered about your to-do list, this citrusy candle will help refocus you. Lemon helps to create a sense of calmness and clarity while notes of Italian sweet orange and mandarin fill the room with an air of the Mediterranean Sea. We recommend burning this candle intermittently throughout the day to create productive power hours.
For Beating The Sunday Blues
We all know flowers work wonders for channeling positivity, so if you’re feeling a little low, look to florals. With unmistakable top notes of rose and violet intertwined with a slightly smoky aroma, this candle has a uniquely uplifting feel. It’s our go-to for kicking back on a Sunday evening and preparing for the week ahead.
For Unwinding Before Bed
There is something incredibly relaxing about the blend of palo santo and hay in this scented candle. The former is a great de-stresser and coupled with juniper berry, which is known for its sleep inducing powers, you’ll be left feeling relaxed and ready for bed in no time at all. It’s the perfect alternative for anyone who doesn’t like the scent of lavender.
For Channelling A Positive Mind Set
Rose is the ultimate beauty ingredient and is famous for its uplifting powers. An all-time favourite, this bestselling candle really does enhance any positive vibes that you’re channelling and creates a comforting homely feeling with an uplifting blend of blackcurrant leaves and Bulgarian rose. It’s hard not to love this scented candle.
For Recharging Your Energy Levels
Packed with zesty lime and cool mint, this candle is perfect for when you’ve hit a wall and need to boost your energy levels. It’s also a favourite of ours for the kitchen as the crisp scent diffuses cooking smells and leaves the room with clean and fresh aroma.