Most people believe all candles are made from natural ingredients, but that isn’t the case. Many brands opt to use paraffin wax, a derivative of petroleum. This is a wax that potentially contains toxins, carcinogens, and air pollutants.
You don’t necessarily know what you’re going to get with a candle made from paraffin wax. However, an all-natural candle is manufactured using only organic materials. Organic candles are a much safer and healthier choice to use.
Here are the thirteen best natural candles of all time:
1. Cedar Candles
Cedar is one of the best natural candles. A wood-smelling candle, like cedar, is trendy, rustic, and comforting. A burning cedar candle makes it feel as though you’re surrounded by trees and nature, no matter where you might be.
You will feel more relaxed with a cedar candle and find you have more mental clarity. Some people fall in love with cedar and other wood-based scents.
2. Eucalyptus Candles
Eucalyptus is a popular type of natural candle associated with cleansing and purification. An air-purifying ingredient, eucalyptus, has a very refreshing scent. From a human perspective, eucalyptus may help alleviate respiratory irritations and breathing issues and may be able to naturally treat headaches.
3. Lemongrass Candles
Lemongrass candles are excellent choices. They use a citrus lemon scent closely associated with feelings of positivity and happiness.
Just like pine and rosemary, lemongrass is one of the best natural scents for mood. When you’re feeling down or are overly stressed, put a lemongrass candle in the room and let it surround you with its refreshing citrus charm.
4. Balsam Candles
We spoke about pine earlier, and the fragrance of balsam is another that fits into the beautifully rendered wood scents category. Balsam has a distinctive fragrance, similar to a vanilla-cinnamon with some bitter earthiness thrown in. It’s very much its scent and different from pine, spruce, cedar, and other evergreen trees.
5. Bergamot Candles
Bergamot is an uplifting scent. It is one of our personal favourites and is a unique floral fragrance complete with a spicy edge. You may recognize bergamot as it’s often used in perfumery and pairs well with a range of all-natural scents, including rosemary, sandalwood, bay leaf, jasmine, and vetiver, among others.
6. Cinnamon Candles
If you’re a cinnamon fan, you will adore having a natural cinnamon candle at the ready whenever you want to light it. Cinnamon is associated with relaxation, better focus, easing headaches, relieving mental fatigue, and increasing mental alertness. The layered fragrance is unmistakable, and it might be the closest a candle comes to setting off a perfume in the room.
7. Lavender Candles
Lavender is considered to be one of the most soothing aromas. It’s associated with helping sleep and relieving stress and anxiety symptoms. In some people, lavender’s found to help headaches as well. If you’re looking for something relaxing to burn, a lavender candle offers a pretty scent that’s sure to help calm thoughts and slow things down during stressful times.
8. Peppermint Candles
A lot of the natural scents we’ve been discussing are calmer fragrances. However, peppermint is a scent closely associated with stimulating the mind.
Peppermint helps with focus and concentration, can stoke creativity, and increases general alertness. If you work from home or are dealing with mental fatigue, an all-natural peppermint candle will awaken you in no time.
9. Cardamom Candles
Cardamom is a powerful scent, helping to improve concentration and soothe stressed nerves. Cardamom is used in Ayurveda as a treatment for depression. It is a slightly spicy fragrance, clearing the mind and with an earthiness that can awaken someone bogged down by thoughts and emotions that have them somewhere else.
10. Lemon Candles
Lemon candles can have the vibe that someone just came through the room with a cleaning solution which is why some people avoid a lemon. That said, there are some real benefits, from mood-boosting and uplifting to lemon scent purifying the air and covering up unpleasant odours.
11. Citronella Candles
Citronella scented candles are predominantly used as insect repellent, guarding against mosquitoes, flies, and ticks. Citronella is also a great mood candle, helping to lift spirits, relieve anxiety, and can be used as a sleep aid. All-natural, safe citronella candles are the way to go, especially during the warmer months of the year when pests are in the air.
12. Lilac Candles
Lilac candles are often noted for their sweet fragrance. They’re associated with relaxing the mind, balancing mood, and promoting feelings of calmness in mind, body, and spirit. Lilac candles burning in the room will smell like you have bushes and blossoms out by the windowsill, and a gust of wind is pushing their scent over to you. They make for a very noticeable ‘fresh flower’ candle fragrance.
13. Grapefruit Candles
A citrus scent, grapefruit is an aromatic candle associated with boosting mood and eliminating stress. Grapefruit sits in the same category as bergamot, orange, and lemon – all strong citrus-scented candle choices. When done all-natural, grapefruit candles create noticeably different energy in the room where it burns.