After a long, taxing day at work, what do you do to relax? Some turn on peaceful music and stretch like a cat, while others chop and stir their way to a delicious, satisfying meal. If we had to list things that make us think of relaxation, going to the spa would top it. The aroma of lemongrass and other calm-inducing herbs come to mind. We might not think about it often, but the smells we breathe in can have a big effect on our emotions. If you’ve been feeling extra stressed lately, it’s time to elevate your wind down ritual with these six scented candles to help you relax.
Black Tea and Lychee, Lilin and Co.
Home-grown Lilin and Co. has just the scent to suit our needs. Their Black Tea and Lychee candle is made from robust black tea leaves infused with a splash of sweet lychee. Breathing it in is said to be reminiscent of warm summer nights. It comes with a choice of a cotton or wood wick. A 65g cotton wick has a burn time of 20 hours while a 170g wood wick can burn for up to 40 hours. The latter releases a gentle crackling when lighted up, which adds a cosy feel to the luxurious experience.
Lime, Basil, and Mandarin; Jo Malone London
Want a little bit of spice and holiday vibes? Have a sniff of Jo Malone London’s signature fragrance, Lime, Basil, and Mandarin. Peppery basil and aromatic white thyme bring an unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean breeze. Each candle comes with a lid and has a burn time of 45 hours.
La Trouverie, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris
Try this playful twist on the usual lavender go-to – Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s La Trouverie. The aroma is sweet, from fresh straw, lavender, rosemary, and thyme. The Maison was inspired by its namesake, a farmstead deep in the French countryside of Le Perche, which he experienced as a child. Of building wood cabins and chasing butterflies, this scent is his way of remembering his childhood. A 9.8oz candle burns for up to 55 hours.
À la Rose, Tish
Airy, romantic, and beautiful, is Tish’s limited edition À La Rose scented organic candle. Soft and sensual, the heart is of burgundy rose with fresh white floral nuances blended with exquisite burgundy wine, and warmed by precious musk and apple wood. Feminine and beautiful. Enjoy in comfortable pyjamas after a warm shower for maximum pleasure.
Pomegranate and Sage, Jasmine Gan
For those who prefer something fresh and fruity, Jasmine Gan’s Pomegranate and Sage candle will do the trick. Look out for notes of juicy, tart pomegranate; clary sage, and a hint of cinnamon. The hand-poured 100% natural soy wax candle has a burn time of 40 hours for a 6oz jar.
Géranium Rosa, diptyque
The citrus-scented leaf of the queen of flowers in Provence gardens releases all its fervent glory, which you can now appreciate in your own home. The scent is sharp and zesty, perfect as a refreshing step in your relaxation ritual. A 190g candle has a burn time of 60 hours.