Our sense of smell is magical. One sniff of a chocolate chip cookie can transport us back to our childhood, eagerly waiting in Grandma’s kitchen for a batch to bake. A whiff of a fresh flower bouquet might call up memories of past romantic gestures. Breathing in the scent of a backyard barbecue might make us think of happy summer days spent with family.
Whatever scent sets your mind wandering, candles are a quick and easy way to create a cozy and joyful atmosphere at home. Forget the chemically scented versions from the supermarket or drugstore. These natural home candles let you light up the light without worrying about the effects of artificial fragrances or ingredients.
1. Kalamazoo Candle Company Jar Candle
These all-natural soy candles burn cleanly and evenly for up to 80 hours, and with their simple, yet elegant design, they’ll match any home decor style. Choose from a variety of scents like salted grapefruit, lemongrass, sea salt, mint del sol and more.
2. Aloha Bay Palm Wax Tea Lights In Cups Unscented
Add instant charm to any space with a twinkling arrangement of tea lights. Handmade in Indonesia, these tea lights are made from a 100% vegetable-coconut wax blend and won’t bother anyone with sensitivities because they’re fragrance free, GMO free and contain no petroleum-based paraffin or other synthetic additives.
Tip: Pair your tea lights with an Aloha Bay Himalayan Salt Tea Light Holder to add even more allure to your space.
3. Aroma Naturals Soy VegePure® Candle Serenity Ylang Ylang and Lavender
Relax frayed nerves and unwind a busy mind with the calming essential oils ylang-ylang and lavender. Handmade in the USA from 100% plant oils, this candle is another great allergy-friendly option. And since it’s packed in a convenient to-go tin, you can bring it with you anywhere you need to create your own aromatherapy sanctuary.
4. Zum Glow® Soy Candle Frankincense and Myrrh
Relax in the glow and subtle, yet sweet/spicy fragrance of frankincense and myrrh during your quiet time. This is the best candle to come home to after a particularly stressful day, and with up to 30 hours of burn-time, you have plenty of opportunity to bask in the calming effects these combined fragrances have to offer.
5. Aloha Bay Feng Shui Candle Jar Wood
Spark creativity and imagination in your office or studio with this beautiful, emerald green candle. Poured in multiple layers with palm wax from sustainable tree farms in Malaysia, this candle’s certified organic essential oils (chamomile, sweet orange and bergamot) will help to promote harmony, balance and vitality wherever you decide to place it.
6. Wally's Ear Candles Beeswax Unscented
A great way to pamper yourself at the end of a long day, these all-natural unscented beeswax candles help you safely draw out wax build-up. Combining the exceptional feel and sweet aroma of beeswax, along with a worry-free, no-drip filter, these candles are the perfect way to enjoy calm and feel cleansed.
7. Aloha Bay Dripless Tapers Coconut Wax Blend
Add some character (and a subtle coconut aroma) to the dinner table with these decorative candles. They’re soy free and GMO free, and their tapered design makes them virtually dripless. These candles are made from a vegetable coconut wax blend from a Fair Trade Certified facility in Indonesia, whose majority workforce is women.
8. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day® Soy Candle Lemon Verbena
As you go about your daily chores, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day candle will work away in the background, keeping your home smelling fresh, clean and lovely as a lemon. Made mainly from vegetable wax, fragrances and essential oils, this candle will compliment any home décor. And the cute jar can be reused for decorative or utilitarian purposes once the candle has been used up.
9. Citrus Magic Soy Blend Candle Fresh Citrus
Stir up some energy – and eliminate offensive odors – with this bright and zesty-scented candle. Light up and feel the positive vibes thanks to a unique blend of orange, lemon and cedarwood essential oils. This candle is sure to boost your spirits while you work (or play). Also, try Pure Linen for a fresh and enchanting scent.
10. Aloha Bay Chakra Jar Ajna Palm Wax Candle
With gorgeous colors and an elegant design, this candle offers sophistication and charm while calming the senses – no matter where you are. Made from 100% sustainable vegetable palm wax, it has an impressive burn time of up to 100 hours. Choose from a variety of colors and scents to find the one that delights you most.