Every room in your home can be as inviting as a candlelight dinner for two. The best part is, you don’t have to spend a lot of money! A few well-placed scented candles will give your space a signature scent and an intimate mood. Of course, some scents are better for certain rooms than others, so here are some ideas for the best candle scents to use in every room of your home:
Citrus fragrances are clean and fresh, and they conjure up memories of lemonade stands and summertime picnics. These scents are perfect for the kitchen, where it’s always good to have the smell of something bright and sunny!
Lavender is calming, relaxing, and comfortable. This makes it an excellent choice for the living room, especially if you want to put everyone at ease. Lavender also tends to stand up well even when it’s not lit, so you can enjoy its fragrance even when you don’t have time to light a candle!
Linen, ocean breeze, or lavender are all clean and refreshing choices for the bathroom. If you use one of these scents in this room, though, remember that the fragrance can quickly overpower the space if you use too much… so go easy!
Your bedroom should be your sanctuary, so treat it as such when choosing a candle scent. Try lavender, chamomile, sandalwood – anything that promotes sleep and relaxation. For a romantic atmosphere try florals like jasmine or rose. For a rich, warm atmosphere go for musk, amber, or vanilla.
Rosemary is known for improving concentration and stimulating the mind, which makes it a great candle to burn in your office. Other scents that are good for mental stimulation include peppermint and jasmine.
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