Spring is finally in the air! The days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter. Now that the sun is revealing the forgotten dust in your home, it’s time to change with the seasons and begin a deep cleaning. What’s the first thing you do before breaking out the broom? Light a candle, of course! Many people burn candles while they clean, as candles can help distract from the pungent odor of cleaning supplies.
Kristin & Company suggests these scents that can help soothe you through your cleaning and bring a fresher scent into your home:
Citrus is already a common ingredient in most household cleaners, so it’s not hard to imagine why people may associate citrus scents with a sense of “clean.” Our blend adds in the scent of fresh basil leaves to take this heavenly scent even further, balancing out the sharper notes of citrus into a more clean and crisp aroma.
This Australian plant is already world famous for its medical properties, but the scent alone is soothing and earthy. Studies have suggested it can be used for relieving sinus issues, coughs, and even inflammation. Eucalyptus oil has also been recommended as an insect repellent, and our soy candles are scented with pure eucalyptus oil. Burning this candle in your home could help deter unwanted pests!
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils for a reason. This herb is native to the Mediterranean and is known to reduce anxiety, restlessness, headaches, and more. Just the mental image of a field of lavender wafting gently in the breeze feels relaxing. Light up this candle for a mellow mood while you work.
The energizing scent of lemongrass mixed with the calming notes of sage is the perfect combo for a spring cleaning session. Lemongrass kills bacteria and repels insects, while also uplifting your spirit. The practice of burning sage in the home is actually an age-old tradition in some cultures, and has been used to cleanse negative energy from homes and calm strong emotions.
Traditionally, lilacs are an ornamental plant but they also offer a lovely aroma as well as some useful benefits. If you really want to channel the smell of spring into your home, you can’t go wrong with the wonderful smell of lilac. It’s also been shown to have anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and to ease anxiety.
Really, what’s more relaxing than a spring shower? You can bring that scent into your home at any time with our Rain Drops candle. It offers a fresh floral fragrance as if beads of rain passed over a field of jasmine and grass. Jasmine has been found to reduce stress and increase concentration.
Ready for spring? Browse our soy-based scented candles and find which one is right for you. Also, sign up for our email club and you will receive a buy one, get one free coupon code–in addition to updates and monthly discounts. Check us out today and match your home to the new spring season!
Our candle customers have spoken, and these are your favorite soy wax candle scents in 2018. Have you experienced all of these favorites?
#10: Log Cabin
Our tenth most popular candle scent is one of our custom scents that we’ve lovingly named after one of our favorite places on earth: the inside of a log cabin. This soy wax candle gets its scent from a warm, rustic blend of earthy woods and spices with an added fresh burst of pine. Enjoy Log Cabin and be transported back to good times and warm memories.
Like the essential oil, lavender is a staple among the most popular candle scents. It’s said to help with discomforts like migraines, anxiety and stress. Just the mental image of a field of lavender wafting gently in the breeze feels relaxing. Our candles are scented from real English lavender, and will bring you the scent of that gently flowing field.
#8: Cozy Home
Nothing makes a house a home like a good, inviting scent. Burn this candle at home and voilà! Instant cozy feelings! Cozy Home is our original aroma blend of warm cinnamon and spices which make it the perfect candle for a cold day inside a warm blanket.
#7: Best Friends
Many of our customers first try this scent out of curiosity due to its intriguing name, Best Friends. however, after that initial trial, they regularly return to this unique scent. What is the scent of Best Friends? Like any true friendship, it starts with a strong foundation – in this case a creamy vanilla base. Splashed on top of the vanilla is a wonderful blend of sweet berry goodness.
#6: Orange Cupcake
It’s the sweetest thing from the bakeshop: decadent orange cupcakes! This sweet, fruity candle scent is close enough to the real dessert to make you salivate! Featuring a delectable aroma of orange peel baked with brown sugar and topped with creamsicle frosting. We suggest burning this candle on a weekend morning to wake up the kids.
#5: Spiced Cranberry
Our soy candle fans really enjoy the stronger, bolder scent of Spiced Cranberry. We craft a fragrant blend of tart cranberry with orange zest, and a hint of ginger to give it a real kick-in-the-nose! Looking to cover some less pleasant smells in the household? Try out Spiced Cranberry today and give your home a better scent.
#4: Apple Jack & Peel
Rounding out number four in our most popular candle scents is Apple Jack and Peel. This is our unique blend that creates a welcoming aroma of baked apples warmed with a touch of cinnamon and spice. Apple Jack and Peel may remind you of summertime fun, but it’s a great scent for your home year-round.
#3: Apple Pie
Apples are just too good to only have one scent dedicated to them! Our Apple Pie candle is a love letter to the traditional American dessert. Enjoy the scent of juicy, sliced apples with brown sugar blanketed in a warm, buttery crust. This soy wax candle brings enticing bakeshop scents to any household.
Like lavender, vanilla is another essential candle scent. It’s rich, pleasing scent and taste have made their way into most of our favorite desserts and baking. Now you can have this wonderful scent in your home without the traditional soot of paraffin wax candles. Our Vanilla scent is derived from the oils of natural vanilla beans, and is even said to smell stronger than traditional waxes.
#1: Pine Needles
And the number one scent choice is: Pine Needles. Our soy candles give off the fresh, earthy scent of a northern pine forest with a pleasant blend of fir and balsam. We’ve modeled our Pine Needles scent after the native trees in our hometown in Northern Michigan. Some candle enthusiasts many consider this scent “too plain”, but it actually is very effective in overpowering other less pleasant smells. Bring the forest home today!
Want a candle even he will enjoy? According to our research, these are the three most popular scents among men:
Perhaps it’s their sweet-tooth, but men love the smell of vanilla. While some men say the smell is a turn-on, everyone enjoys a home that smells as good as dessert.
Lily of the Valley
According to studies, a certain percentage of men positively react to the smell of the delicate white flower “Lily of the Valley.” This sweet floral scent is subtle enough to catch men’s attention without overpowering their senses.
Pumpkin + Lavender
This powerful combination of scents is the number one aroma for men, according to survey results. Researchers already believe vanilla, cinnamon and lavender all act as natural aphrodisiacs–but when combined, look out!