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9 calming candles to turn any space into your personal sanctuary with the strike of a match

Kara Jillian Brown

Kara Jillian BrownApril 2, 2020

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Fun fact: candle in French is bougie. While bougie as we use it is derived from the word bourgeois in relation to class, this double meaning seems like too good of a coincidence. Lighting a deliciously scented candle instantly elevates your space.

While the flame adds a warm glow to your space, the right scent instantly make you feel more relaxed. And now that we’re all spending more time indoors, you want your space to be as inviting as possible. Shop some of our favorite calming candles below.

Our favorite calming candles to elevate your space

1. Boy Smells x Kacey Musgraves Slow Burn, $39

Boy Smells x Kacey Musgraves Slow Burn, calming candles

Slow Burn is the name of the opening track on Kacey Musgraves’ album Golden Hour, and this candle evokes the same hazy vibes. The notes include incense, black pepper, elemi, guaiac, raspberry, tonka, amber, and smoked papyrus. The wax made from is dyed coconut and beeswax and the wick is braided cotton.

2. Le Labo Santal 26, $75

Le Labo Santal 26

This smoky and leathery scent is a must-have from this cult-favorite candle collection. Hand poured in Mississippi, this candle is made from a soy wax with high concentrations of oil. The wick is pure cotton wicks.

3. Bath and Body Works Stress Relief Eucalyptus and Spearmint, $25

 Bath and Body Works Stress Relief Eucalyptus and Spearmint, calming candles

A staple in the Bath and Body Works aromatherapy line, the scents of spearmint and eucalyptus create a pleasantly intoxicating combination.

4. Gilded Eavestone, $68

Gilded Eavestone

This candle smells just as good as it looks. The marble, which you can get in pink, white, or black, is your base forever. Whenever you want a refill, or to swap scents, you just buy the insert for $30. Eavestone is a pretty blend of bergamot, oud, and patchouli. The wax is a soy and coconut blend.

5. Society by Jackson Vaughn Nora Jane, $28

 Society by Jackson Vaughn Nora Jane, calming candles

Made by a Dallas-based candle company, this candle smells like Adriatic fig and fresh green leaves. The wax is a paraffin and soy blend.

6. Diptyque Feu de Bois Wood Fire Candle, $98

Diptyque Feu de Bois Wood Fire Candle

Get all the goodness of a wood-burning fireplace with the simple strike of a match. Diptyque’s Feu de Bois (wood fire) instantly warms your home.

7. Voluspa French Cade Lavender, $30

Voluspa French Cade Lavender, calming candles

With notes of French cade wood, verbena, and Bulgarian lavender, this candle will make you feel like you’re lounging in southern France. These hand-poured candles are made from a coconut blend wax with a natural wick.

8. Birthdate Candles, $38

Not only are these candles the perfect birthday gift, but they’re also amazing to gift yourself. The brand used astrology, numerology, and tarot to develop a unique scent for every birthdate. The hand-poured candles are a blend of soy and coconut wax.

9. Urban Apothecary Fig Tree, $59

Urban Apothecary Fig Tree, calming candles

Crafted in Leicestershire, England, each of these candles is a hand-stirred and hand-poured blend of natural soy wax and fragrance oils.  This blends scents of crisp fig leaves and eucalyptus, balanced with hints of coconut, a fruity-floral violet and notes of white powdery orris and cedarwood.

If you’re looking to feel more grounded, try a root chakra meditation, or take an indoor meditative walk.

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