Scented candles, also called hyggelig candles have become the new thing. If it has become a thing nowadays, it must be doing something right!
Well, it is. Scented candles have brought major changes in people's lifestyles. Right from the tabletop in the living room as decor to the countertop in the bathroom just to relax, we find candles everywhere.
We can find so many candles in the market. They come in different sizes, different models, thousands of fragrances, and different materials. All this makes choosing the right candle hella confusing.
Don't worry, this is where I pop in. Manaswini to the rescue ( superwomen fell! Well someone's gotta think that way about me 😂)
I will tell you how to choose the candle made just for you in 3 simple steps!
KNOW YOUR FRAGRANCES
There are thousands of fragrances out there. You gotta know different kinds of fragrances. Don't, worry, I will make it easier for you.
So basically, these thousands of fragrances are categorized into groups to make it easier for us to select a candle.
First comes floral!
The name says everything. It's got all the goodness of the flowers. These are the most common fragrances that people prefer. The most popular fragrances among the floral scents are lavender and rose.
Second, comes earthy and woody.
Well, these are my favorite. Have you ever been hypnotized by that smell of earth after a nice rain? It just screams warmth and cozy. The earthy smells are Cedarwood, sandalwood, musk, juniper, blue spruce, and everything nice.
Third comes citrus,
Well, we all love a dose of that sweet lemonade on a hot summer day. The smell of lemons and oranges is just perfect for a productive day.
Fourth comes fresh,
We all heard about being minty fresh. Well, these fresh fragrances can do that deed for you. Eucalyptus and mint are the most common fresh fragrances.
Then comes fruity,
What's not good about fruits? Mangoes, peach, banana, watermelon, apples. Ughh! Sounds like heaven.
And the last but everyone's favorite. Exotic,
The word exotic itself speaks volumes. Everything we love in food comes under exotic. Coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel, chocolate, and everything yummy. ( hey, wipe that drool. 🤭 )
There. These are all types of fragrances.
Now that you are acquainted with all the fragrances, it's time to choose the fragrance you want.
First of all, everyone has a personal favorite. I like earthy and woody scents. Also the exotic scents, more specifically coffee and chocolate. ( now I am drooling😂).
Similarly, everyone has their signature fragrance. Get to know what fragrance you like the most.
Do you like the smell of flowers when you step into the garden?
The smell of earth after a rain?
The smell of that bedtime coffee or just coffee in general?
The smell of the freshly baked cinnamon buns?
The smell of lemons from the lemonades in the hot summer?
The smell of sandalwood?
Now that you know the different types of fragrances, you can choose from the category you love. This can be your ever favorite scented candle.
You can also choose the scented candle depending on the occasion. Don't worry, I will tell you how.
So first, the floral-scented candles.
These are the most common scented candles used cause they are multi-tasking. They can do everything from masking bad odors in your brother's room to bringing peace to your mind or make your date dinner the most romantic date ever. So if it's love 'o clock, floral is your go-to scented candle.
Then comes earthy and moody.
Personally, these are the most divine and aesthetic scents I have ever come across. They can be cozy and give you the warmth you want. They can keep you grounded and calm at the time of anxiety. They can give courage and lift your spirits at your weakest point. As I said, they are divine. So if you are anxious, these woody and earthy scented candles can come to your rescue.
The third is citrus.
When you say citrus, all you can remember is lemons and oranges. The name itself screams energy. These scents are perfect for a workspace or your study space. That will help you get energized and kick out the procrastinator from within you. So if you need a productive day, citrus-scented candles are your go-to candles.
Next comes fresh.
Do you feel stressed all the time? The exam dates near and you feel like you haven't done anything? These times ask for fresh scented candles like the candles which have eucalyptus or mint in them. These fresh scents can help you relieve stress and help you attain peace.
Fifth is fruity.
Well fruity, for some reason, always sounds so much fun and happy. Maybe that's why these scents can better the mood. It can change your mood from 0 to 100 just like that. Fruity-scented candles a day can keep the bad mood away. So if you need something to tune up your mood, a fruity scented candle is the name.
Next, comes exotic.
They sound so rich. Well, those coffee lovers cannot resist these scented candles. These scents can perk you up and boost your brain. They are like a personal dose of adrenaline😂. These candles can be used as decor. Well any scented candle can be used as decor for that case
Well, now you know everything to choose your fragrance. Well, then, what are you waiting for? choose your fragrance.
Now that you know what fragrance you want, you need to choose the type of candle you wanna buy
Always go for soy wax candles. Soy wax candles are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and gives a clean burn. It also lights longer than the paraffin wax. So always go for soy wax candles.
Handmade candles are always the safest and the best.
You would want to get the candles that come in those cute little jars with lids. Why, do you ask? Well, cause they are cute. Isn't that reason enough? But also, they are multipurpose. Once your candle is all melted away, you can use those jars as a pen holder, or you can use them to plant little succulents or any plant for that case. You can use them to keep your secret stash of chocolates or hide your jewelry in them. You can also make your own candle in the jar 😇
Now, if your space is small like a work cabin, or a small room, you wouldn't want the scent to be too strong. So go for a lightly scented candle.
Tiny mini candles will be perfect for these small spaces. The big candle will be perfect in big areas like the living room or the backyard garden.
Go for an eco-friendly candle. Giving something to the mother nature will only hit us back with more goodness. ✨❤
Follow these 3 simple steps and voila, you have found the scented candle just for you! It's a match made in happen. So get your own scented candles from the wide range of scented candles available at Cup Of Nostalgia.
Keep loving yourself and spread love.