After filling our homes with the scent of cloves, cinnamon and spruce during the festive season, the first few months of the year offer an opportunity to freshen things up. While we’re all eagerly anticipating bluebells, blossom and the first shoots of green, filling our homes with candles can be a real mood booster. And that’s not just for the hygge-glow of flames to cosy things up during the winter months. As scents are related to past experiences and linked to the emotional centre of our brains, they can make us feel nostalgic over happy moments of days gone by. And certain smells from essential oil candles even have the ability to benefit our well-being. Aromatherapy is pretty neat!
Before we share some of our favourite uplifting scents for spring, we want to give a little nod to soy wax candles. You’re thinking “a candle is a candle, right?” Wrong, there are many different types of wax used to make candles, including paraffin, gel, beeswax and palm wax. Soy wax is a relatively recent addition to the list, responding to our wishes for more natural, environmentally friendly products. Soy candles are made from soybeans and are non-toxic when burnt. Plus, they’re said to burn more slowly, releasing their scented essential oils more gradually, meaning you can enjoy your candle for longer!
Our favourite scented soy wax candles to leave you feeling uplifted this spring
For beautiful aromas and stylish containers you’ll be itching to reuse, we love Paddywax. Their soy wax blend candles come in a variety of scents, so, we thought we’d share some of the most uplifting fragrances to boost your mood this spring. You never know, they might even encourage you to tackle some spring cleaning! Take a peek into their design and production process at their factory in Nashville, Tennessee.
Blood Orange and Citrus
Citrus smells are said to help you feel more energised. Now, that’s something we could all benefit from during the cooler months! Light Paddywax’s Blood Orange and Citrus soy wax candle, close your eyes and imagine you’re walking through an orangery in the sunshine. Bliss!
Ocean Tide and Sea Salt
Watching the waves, listening to the tide and breathing fresh sea air is one of life’s little pleasures. When you’re in need of a boost (and your home, too), light Paddywax’s Ocean Tide and Sea Salt candle. We’re hoping it will transport you back to more relaxed days by the beach.
Balsam and Eucalyptus
Struggling to focus? Try Paddywax’s Balsam and Eucalyptus fragrance. Eucalyptus is said to increase mental activity and counter fatigue - perfect if you’re feeling a little sluggish and are fed up with blaming the cold weather!
It’s quite comforting that something so simple as lighting an essential oil candle can improve your mood. Whether it’s cardamom, grapefruit or classic vanilla, you’ll find your perfect spring scent in our Paddywax soy wax candle collection. Now, run a bath, relax, and breathe in those wonderful smells!