The 10 Best Aromatherapy Candles

Aromatherapy candles are a great way to relax and relieve stress in your home. But which are the best aromatherapy candles?

In this article, we review 10 of the best aromatherapy candle choices out there, including gift sets and different candle scent option.

The Best Aromatherapy Candles

1. Soy Wax Aromatherapy Candle Gift Set

The first on our list is the Soy Wax Aromatherapy Candle Gift Set, and this one includes 4 different aromatherapy candle scents, lavender, lemon, Mediterranean fig, and spring.

These are another good quality option, made using soy wax, and using 100% cotton woven lead-free wicks.

These have a good burn time of 25-30 hours each and come in a nice attractive colorful tin. Definitely a different style to the previous gift set, and more colorful and bohemian, but are nice tins that can be reused once the candles have burned.

The main standouts for these aromatherapy candles are the pleasant scents that aren’t too overpowering, and the decorative container tins they come in. However, as they have a lighter scent this might not be quite strong enough for some.

Pros

  • Attractive jars that can be reused
  • Pleasing scents

Cons

  • Fragrance might be too light for some

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2. Aubert & Amandine Aromatherapy Soy Candle Set

The next on our list is the Aubert & Amandine gift set of 3 candles, where you’ll get scents of lavender vanilla (calm), sandalwood jasmine (relax), and cinnamon apple (comfort).

These are highly concentrated made using aromatherapy essential oils, so you’ll definitely get the great aromatherapy effect here. They are also high quality and made from soy wax.

What we most like about these candles is their aromatherapy effect, and how you get a variety of scents that you can burn depending on your mood or preference.

The scents are nice and strong for sure. This may put off some who don’t like very strong fragrances, however, if you’re looking for a candle that packs a punch this is it. Although small with a lower burn time than others, the strong scent does make up for this somewhat.

They are also very attractive and have a lovely neutral design so will look nice in any setting in your home.

Pros

  • Strong smelling for their size
  • Nice variety in aromatherapy benefit
  • Attractive design

Cons

  • Scent might be overpowering for some
  • The burn time for each candle isn’t that long

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3. Chesapeake Bay Candle, Awaken + Invigorate

The Chesapeake Bay Candle, Awaken + Invigorate is scented with lemongrass and eucalyptus essential oils giving it a nice light and airy smell. Its soy wax has a long burn time of 70 hours and the best feature may be the self-trimming wicks. Their jars give a nice frosted glow and are made of recycled materials.

If you like a nice light scent, this is the candle for you, but it may be too light for some. It also falls at a higher price point which might be higher than some are willing to spend.

Pros

  • Long burn time
  • Self-trimming wicks-Recycled materials
  • High-quality ingredients and essential oils
  • Lovely natural smelling scent and fragrance

Cons

  • Scent may be too weak for some
  • Price may be too high

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4. Bath and Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief Candle

If you like plenty of fragrance, then the Bath and Body Works eucalyptus spearmint stress relief candle certainly delivers on that front.

With an approximate burn time of 25-45 hours, this candle has 3 wicks so melts consistently and evenly which means it has a decent scent throw too.

It’s been designed to have a stress relief effect and has been made using a blend of vegetable wax.

The main benefits here are the scent throw of the candle and the even burn, however, it might be a bit strong for some tastes

Pros

  • A really nice scent
  • Even burn to the candle and good scent throw

Cons

  • Scent might be too strong for some

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5. Aroma Naturals Orange & Lemongrass Pillar Candle

The Aroma Naturals orange and lemongrass candle has been designed for an ambience effect and to give a sensation of freshness.

It uses pure essential oils with no synthetic fragrances and all-cotton lead-free wicks, which means it’s allergy-friendly. It also has a very good burn time of approximately 50 hours.

Although it uses good quality ingredients with a nice fresh scent, the main downside here is that there isn’t a container for the candle, so you’ll need to place it on or in a surface that can catch excess wax. The scent also might not be quite what you’d expect from the description.

Pros

  • Natural and high-quality ingredients
  • Nice fresh scent

Cons

  • No container for the candle so wax might spill
  • Scent isn’t accurate as described

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6. Wild Beautiful Free Lavender and Vanilla Organic Aromatherapy Candle


Aimed at stress relief, meditation and sleep the Wild Beautiful Free Lavender and Vanilla Organic Aromatherapy Candle is a great choice for anyone seeking some deeper relaxation.

It is a healthy choice that is safe to use around pets and is organic, vegan and cruelty free. Even better, Wild Beautiful Free gives 10% to Elephant, Lion, and Gorilla Rescue Sanctuaries.

The scent may not be strong enough for some people however, and the price is something to consider.

Pros

  • Stress relieving
  • Pet Safe
  • Organic, vegan, cruelty free
  • 10% giving program

Cons

  • Scent may be too weak
  • Overpriced

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7. Gerrard Larriett Lavender & Chamomile Aromatherapy Deodorizing Soy Candle


The Gerrard Larriett Lavender and Chamomile Aromatherapy Candle is a great choice for pet lovers. Not only is it pet safe but it eliminates pet odours and provides a calming effect on stressed animals through the use of essential oils. It is made with soy wax and cotton wicks for a subtle but effective scent.

It is a small candle and may be overpriced for its size, but the benefits aren’t to be overlooked.

Pros

  • Eliminates pet odours
  • Provides calming effect on hyper animals (and people)
  • Made with natural essential oils, soy wax and cotton wick

Cons

  • Overpriced for the size

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8. Klayre Essence Sandalwood Rose Scented Candle


The Klayre Essence Candles actually come in a variety of scents to choose from, but our favourite is the grounding sandalwood and rose scented candle. Klayre Essence aromatherapy candles are made with natural soy wax and eco friendly cotton wicks with a burn time of over 40 hours. Their scents are strong, but not overpowering which is always a great aspect. We wish they came in bigger sizes!

Pros

  • Variety of scents
  • Natural soy wax and cotton wicks
  • Long burn time
  • Strong but not overpowering

Cons

  • Bigger size would be nice

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9. Botanical Garden Jasmine & Rose  Aromatherapy Candle


The Botanical Garden Jasmine and Rose Aromatherapy Candles are made with organic ingredients, 100% natural essential oils and a cotton wick. It is unique in that there are whole naturally dried flowers seen in the soy wax giving it a whimsical effect. It has a long burn time so you can enjoy the light scent for many hours without feeling overpowered.

Pros

  • Organic and natural
  • Made with natural dried flowers
  • Long burn time
  • Nice light scent

Cons

  • The scent may be too light for some

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10. Pure Surrender Focusing Rosemary Peppermint Aromatherapy Scented Candle

Finally, the Pure Surrender Focusing Rosemary and Peppermint Candle is a great scent to have in your workplace or at your side as you study. Its natural essential oil scent calms the body and centres the mind so that you can focus on the task at hand. Pure Surrender is a small and eco-friendly business that truly cares about its products and customers, which we love.

We do wish the scent could be a little stronger, and the candle a little bigger but this is a really lovely candle to add to your collection.

Pros

  • Natural ingredients
  • Small business
  • Eco friendly

Cons

  • Light scent
  • Bigger size would be nice

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Aromatherapy Candle Buyers Guide

What are aromatherapy candles?

Aromatherapy candles are any candles that are made using aromatherapy essential oils. Importantly, when these candles are burned that fragrance including oils diffuses into the air, and the scents give aromatherapy benefits such as stress relief or relaxation for example.

What to look for in a good aromatherapy candle

Quality Essential Oils

When you’re buying an aromatherapy candle, you mainly want to make sure that it contains good quality essential oils as these will be what provides the aromatherapy effect.

We’ve written in more detail about essential oils and what they are in a separate post, but depending on the essential oil will depend on the effect you get from the candle and there are multiple positive and relaxing effects that can be gained.

Mainly aromatherapy candles tend to use essential oils that provide a relaxation and stress-relieving effect.

Good Burn time

Burn time is another factor to consider and is basically a good judge of if your candle will be value for money. For example, it’s all very well to have a nice smelling candle, but if it burns down really quickly, you won’t be getting as much candle for your money.

Burn time can vary significantly, from 10 hours up to over 50 hours. All of these are estimations and not guarantees so bear this in mind too.

Quality & Sustainable Wax

The wax of your candle is also something to consider. Different waxes are produced using different materials, so more sustainably-minded of you will probably want to choose soy or beeswax candles.

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