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We Found The Best Scented Candles For Every Mood

by Maggie Dickman

We Found The Best Scented Candles For Every Mood
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You might have the decor and the furniture, but a scented candle is the small-but-mighty home accessory that packs a massive punch. With gorgeous packaging as impressive as their mood-boosting qualities, we rounded up the 12 best scented candles for every mood. Time to make your place distinctly yours, and it’s okay if you want more than one signature scent. (Or three.)

 

1 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Scented Candle For When You Want To Concentrate

Price:$65.00

If you’re hoping to enhance your concentration, look no further than eucalyptus. Candles with soothing scents like eucalyptus, pine, and even a dash of citrus will help lift your mood as you find your zen.

2 of 12 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Full Of Wanderlust

Price:$38.00

Just because you can’t book your trip to Maui doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little bit of the beach into your home. Find a candle with notes of sea salt and driftwood paired with summer-y notes like bergamot and ylang ylang to transport you to your dream destination.

3 of 12 Image Credits: Urban Outfitters

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Feeling Energized

Price:$29.00

While we’re all for starting our day with a cup of coffee, we’re just as ready to start our day refreshed with a little hint of mint. Scents like mint and ginger are bound to wake you up and give you the energy you need to work all day long.

4 of 12 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Feeling Happy

Price:$17.76

If you’re looking for a candle as cheery as you are, then you’re going to want to opt for fresh, fruity notes. By picking a candle with top notes like grapefruit, lemon, or orange, you’ll feel an instant mood boost—and have the best smelling home around.

5 of 12 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Feeling Stressed

Price:$34.00

Feeling a little stressed? Lavender has your back. Picking a candle with notes of lavender and eucalyptus will give you all the soothing vibes. Run a bath, light your floral-scented candle, and unwind. You deserve it.

6 of 12 Image Credits: Urban Outfitters

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Feeling Outdoorsy

Price:$22.00

Want to feel the freshness of the outdoors from the comfort of your own home? Well, there’s a candle for that. Look for warm, smoky scents like pine and cedar, especially if they include a hint of sweetness like amber. You’ll practically feel like you’re in the woods—minus the bug bites.

7 of 12 Image Credits: Boy Smells

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Feeling Sexy

Price:$29.00

There’s nothing as romantic as roses, and candles packed with notes of rose and jasmine will exude a scent that’s sure to set the mood. Dim the lights, light your candles, and you’re set. Rose petals optional. (But preferred.)

8 of 12 Image Credits: PF Candle Co

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Feeling Creative

Price:$18.00

When you’re sitting down to create, you’re going to want something that’s rejuvenating and absolutely magnetic. Picking a scent like jasmine, complemented with a vibrant hint of lime, is exactly what you need to get to work.

9 of 12 Image Credits: Cat Bird NYC

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Feeling Inspired

Price:$38.00

Bergamot oil is beautifully sweet, totally uplifting, and it’s bound to be your new go-to when you’re ready to make all those girl boss dreams a reality. Whether you’re feeling inspired to apply for that dream job—or simply inspired to finally clean out your closet—a candle with a sweet citrus scent is exactly what you need.

10 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Feeling Sleepy

Price:$28.00

There’s nothing like getting cozy and tucking in for the night, and there are candles that match the mood. Search for scents like sandalwood and vanilla, which happen to be as warm and snug as a cup of cocoa.

11 of 12 Image Credits: Sunday Forever

Best Scented Candle For When You’re Feeling Those Summer Vibes

Price:$36.00

What sums up summer? Vacation, swimsuits, and sunshine. To bring those vibes into your home, opt for a candle with notes of coconut. The fresh scent packs a beach-vibing feel, and it’s perfect to light on rainy days to bring on the sunshine—into your home, at least.

12 of 12 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Scented Candle For When You Need A Mood Boost

Price:$38.00

If you’re feeling like you need a little boost, mint is going to be your new fave. Candles with notes of mint and eucalyptus are an instant pick-me-up and pack a seriously energizing punch.