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Article: 5 Soothing Candle Scents to Add to Your Self Care Routine

5 Soothing Candle Scents to Add to Your Self Care Routine

Self-care is just a way of expressing self-love. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might want to enjoy some time celebrating on your own. 

Whether it’s gardening, cooking, journaling, art therapy, or a spa day in (with face masks galore), scented candles often serve as the missing piece to a day full of real rest and relaxation. 

Here are 5 of our favorite self-care candle scents that are sure to help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated:

1. Rose

It's no secret that a rose is one of the most romantic symbols of all, but did you know it also brings direct health benefits as well?

According to Healthline, aromatherapy with rose oil eases pain, provides relief from menstrual discomfort, decreases anxiety and stress, and even combats depression.

Gift yourself moments of sweet rose bliss with our "Love" luxury candle. With a heart note of Rose de Mai, "Love" is perfect for an evening spent basking in self care and self love. 

This candle was inspired by James Baldwin’s great pursuit of love and his appreciation for his St. Paul de Vence garden. 

2. Jasmine

Jasmine has inspired many wonderful scents and fragrances, and part of that is because of the way it relieves stress and helps us sleep better.

In one study, researchers used the fragrance of jasmine tea as an alternative to sleeping pills and mood enhancers. They found that jasmine had a stronger effect on the GABA receptors in our brains, which control and contain nerve cell hyperactivity such as stress, anxiety, and even fear, 

Let the soothing scent of jasmine fill your space with our popular "Josephine" and "Langston" luxury candles.

3. Lavender

With ranges of origin from the Mediterranean to Africa, this centuries-old plant is often looked to as a more holistic treatment for anxiety. Nowadays, it is also used to treat insomnia, gastrointestinal issues, and even depression. 

A few drops of lavender oil into a diffuser. or a luxuriously lavender-scented candle, makes for an aroma of calm and tranquility that's just perfect for a Valentine’s Day full of self-love. 

If you love lavender, give our "Dream" luxury candle a try. "Dream" features refreshing top notes of lavender, pimento berry, and bergamot.

4. Spices

We don't usually associate spices with relaxation, but from a wellness standpoint, their benefits are not to be underestimated! 

Used in many age-old practices from the Middle East to Asia, spices contain some of the most distinctive scents. Their benefits range from reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases to boosting immunity, reducing nausea, soothing digestion, and even supporting healthy aging. Inhaling the scent of spices brings you more into the present, aiding in sharper focus due to its strong sensory effect. 

Drawing on influence from the mysterious, exclusive clubs hidden within Harlem’s storefronts, our "Speakeasy" luxury candle concocts a wildly sweet, yet savory aroma that pairs perfectly with a luxurious self-care face and body scrub. 

5. Fresh Flowers

Decorating your house in flowers is not just a visual benefit—the floral fragrance alone will lift your mood and adds a refreshing, invigorating feeling to your home. 

Many studies have shown that the smell of flowers results in positive physiological and psychological effects. For example, study found that the olfactory stimulation from fresh flowers decreased blood pressure and had anti-anxiety effects. 

Experience the self-care power of the flower with our "Lady Day" luxury candle. This fragrance holds a soft, floral heart inspired by the white gardenia that Billie Holiday often wore in her hair. Paired with jasmine petals, ylang ylang, and coffee flower, the middle notes offer an alluring, exciting aroma that is perfect for an evening all to yourself.