Having a great candle to cuddle up with at the end of a long day is sometimes all it takes to lift your spirits.
Just think about it: on a sunny day with a light breeze, is there anything more satisfying than lighting a fresh floral candle? We think that a window scented with peony-scented candles is the most evocative of spring.
The best scented candles are those that last a long time in their containers, emit a pleasant scent without being overpowering, and come in attractive packaging.
We've all got our favorite fragrances, but after doing some research on scented candles, we've narrowed it down to a few scents we think are the best.
In search of the Perfect Scented Candle?
First and foremost, you need to find a candle whose scent you enjoy and which won't become irritating after being burned for a long time.
Allergy sufferers, who may be especially sensitive to odors, should take note of this. Beeswax candles, which are relatively free of toxins, can reduce chemical reactions, and options with natural essential oils may be less irritating.
Candles are rated by their "throw," or how far their fragrance travels once lit. Look for candles made of paraffin wax for the best light projection.
Candles made from soy wax, for example, have a higher density than those made from paraffin wax and burn at a cooler temperature, so they consume less wax per unit of time and remain lit for a longer period of time.
Think about the container your candle will be housed in. Even after the wax has melted completely, the containers can be recycled and used for something else.
As we've already discussed, the type of wax used to create a candle can have a profound impact on not only the candle's throw and burn time, but also the amount of pollution it releases into the air.
Below, we've outlined the most common varieties.
Paraffin Wax: You can get a lot more fragrance into a candle made with paraffin wax, so it's a good option if you're looking for a strong scent throw.
Soy wax: Soy wax is produced from soybean oil. This wax burns cooler and slower than others, so if you find yourself frequently replacing your favorite scented candles, this may be a better option for you.
Beeswax: Beeswax candles are less toxic than other candles because they are all-natural and biodegradable. In addition to being safer for your furniture and carpets, it burns longer than paraffin and drips less.
5 Great Scented Candle Fragrances
These are just a few great scented candles that you can try, they smell great and make your home smells Heavenly.