There is something intrinsically comforting about lighting a candle. The flicker not only creates warmth and sets the tone with relaxing mood lighting, its smell has the power to change your mood. Infused with plant-derived essential oils, fragrant aromatherapy candles can provide a sense of calm or even a boost of energy. Whether you’re feeling stressed or sluggish, strike a match to these aromatherapy candles for a rosier disposition.
Crafted using the highest concentration of eucalyptus and spearmint essential fragrance oils, this soy-based wax candle soothes the soul. Made to melt consistently and evenly for up to 45 hours, this calming candle has staying power to boot. Available at Bath and Body Works for $14.50.
Put a pep in your step with mood-enhancing fragrance infused candle. Fresh lavender and bright marine notes merge with oak moss, warm amber and white cedar reveal a touch of confidence and freedom. Available at Yankee Candle for $16.50.
Snap out of a 3 p.m. energy slump with this invigorating scent. This candle smells brightly of citrus and tropical fruits, red currant and lemon leaf, which are linked to increased energy and productivity. Available at DW Home for $9.
This refreshing La Jolíe Muse candle has a sensuous floral scent that’s sophisticated and intriguing. The formula blends notes of lemon and lily, which have scientifically proven health-boosting and stress-relieving qualities. Available on Amazon for $9.20.
When anxiety creeps in, light this soothing candle. Studies show that aromatherapy with bitter orange extract can reduce anxiety and fatigue. The soy-based candle is made using perfume-grade natural and essential oils. Available on Amazon for $25.