For something that has been around for over 5000 years, candles have gained major popularity over the last few decades. Although their primary function was to provide us with light when there was no electricity, the use of candles has evolved now. Infused with different essential oils and aromatic fragrances, scented candles became the quintessential item to decorate our homes. However, there is more than one reason behind scented candles gaining this level of popularity that we will list down in this article.

Cozy room interior inside a family home living room with candlelight

Home Decor: When you want to add a bit of class and sophistication to any room without overwhelming it, a decorative candle is your safest option. and if that decoration piece can also welcome you with a peaceful fragrance, then it’s a win-win situation. Wouldn’t you agree?

Personalized Fragrance: When you choose a scented candle for your room or anywhere in your house, you start affiliating that smell with the feeling you get when you’re safe at home. And when you smell that same aroma somewhere else, your olfactory senses kick in and it instantly feels like home.

Woman smelling a scented candle

Soothing Fragrance: Nowadays more than air fresheners the use of aromatic candles has taken over the market. They’re more soothing and subtle when it comes to battling bad odor. Whether at the home, office, at a party, or in your bathroom, you can find the perfect scented candle for every space and occasion.

Therapeutic Benefits: Scented candles are often used as a form of aromatherapy. There are different fragrances that aid some specific concerns of mental and physical health. For example,

  • Cedar-wood beeswax candles- These carry a lingering woody aroma and are known to improve brain pattern and concentration.
  • Damask Rose – These are popular for boosting romance and better sleep.
  • Eucalyptus- They are known to soothe headaches and relieve cold and clogged sinuses.
  • Lavender – Numero uno in terms of popularity, lavender is known to have calming benefits and helps in calming anxiety.
  • Lemon – they are most popular to ease nausea and revitalize the mind and body.
  • Vanilla – Rated as the most relaxing fragrance for multiple years. There has been much research that backs up the calming effect claims of the scent of vanilla.

A Token of Intimacy: When there is a birthday, anniversary, or just a housewarming party, these are a no-brainer as a gift item. They’re a classy and highly elegant decorative piece that can also serve as a calming agent. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.

There is a vast and customized section in the international market for scented candles. Did You know there is over 10,000 variety of aromatic candles being produced in the USA alone? So, What do you think after reading this article? Would you give in to the trend as well?