If you’re already sprouting grey hairs over all the things you want to accomplish in 2015, take a deep breath and gather your thoughts. Before you get started on your list, flowchart, PowerPoint or whatever you need to get things done, you need to relax. Luckily, SampleHouse carries some of the most relaxing scented candles you’ll find anywhere. Here are our picks for the best relaxing scents for the new year:
What exactly does water smell like? We think it smells like the perfect scent to light while you indulge in a bath with a sippy cup of wine and a locked door. With a light, crisp finish and a clean scent that doesn’t quit, we think the Water candle by Trapp Fragrances is the perfect way to clear your mind.
Lavender’s delightfully subtle aroma is perhaps the most renowned scent when it comes to rest and relaxation. Often found in linen sprays, spa treatments, massage oils and the like, lavender dominates the myriad options out there for relaxation. For this scent staple, we consider Voluspa’s French Cade Lavender candle tin to be an absolute necessity. Stock up, because spring cleaning will be here before you know it.
Pine is the dark horse of relaxing scents. It’s usually associated with the Christmas season, but it’s truly adaptable to any time when the air is a bit chilly and Netflix is calling you to cuddle up in your favorite sweatpants. Our absolute favorite pick for this beautifully comforting scent is Thymes Frasier Fir candle. The most common word used to describe this beautiful scent is “authentic.” Without a trace of that car wash air freshener stench, this candle is perfect for a chilly night spent on the couch.
When it comes to relaxing scents, florals can be rather tricky. Some can be quite romantic, some can be rather exotic—but some can be perfectly relaxing. Trapp’s Fresh Cut Tuberose settles into this category perfectly, with a scent reminiscent of white gardenias and fresh hydrangeas. We love how this pure scent floats effortlessly in the background of any room.
We’ve found that any scent inspired by France tends to be the perfect scent to help you sink into your softest chair and drift off into thought—or sleep. Maybe this is why Paris is such a popular destination—or it could be all the bread and wine. Either way, France would like for you to relax. We especially love Tyler’s French Market candle. Strong and lovely with a hint of high-end perfume, this candle whisks you away for a slow walk through a flower shop on the edge of Paris. Ooh la la!