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Scented candles - best suggestions. 35+ products

Scented candles provide a pleasant fragrance and atmosphere in a room. They are a great gift idea for both yourself and loved ones.

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Relax after a hard day with a pleasant aroma - and you immediately feel better. Sounds like a dream. A dream that you can very easily make come true. A scented candle makes it possible.

When smelling a pleasant aroma, we immediately subconsciously smile. Our mood becomes better and better. That is why we see scented candles more and more often in shops or in the homes of loved ones. 

You too can have a candle to help you relax and provide a beautiful, uplifting aroma. And I've decided to help you do just that, so I've selected 35 of the best scented candles, which I've divided into five fragrance groups. 

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From this article you will learn:

  • What is the best scented candle
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  • What a scented candle is
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  • How to make a scented candle yourself
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  • Can scented candles be harmful
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  • What is aromatherapy
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Scented candles - a summary of the best products

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What is the best candle? One whose scent you like - it's very simple. That is why I have divided the selected candles into fragrance categories. You can choose from the following scents:

  • Exotic-fruity.
  • Floral.
  • Floral.
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  • Christmas and winter.
  • Floral.
  • Refreshing.
  • Sweet.
  • Sweet.
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When selecting the various products, we paid attention to the length of burning time, the quality of the composition, the design and type of construction of the container and, of course, the price, which is why you will find both more expensive candles and less expensive proposals in the list.

In each section you will find seven scented candles.

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Exotic-fruit scented candles

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Yankee Candle - Pink Sands

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Exotic fragrance
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Scented candle with a coconut and exotic fragrance. On a great plus long burning time (up to 150 hours).

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If you are missing some exoticism in your home, then Yankee Candle - Pink Sands is for you. This candle wafts the aroma of coconut and other exotic fruits (watermelon, mango). The composition is delicate, yet noticeable. The fragrance helps you to relax and the long burning time provides a pleasant atmosphere in the home.

  • Scent type: fresh, exotic.
  • Scent type: fresh, exotic.
  • Wick: cotton wick.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours.
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Caution!

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If your candle has a lid, close it after extinguishing. This will prevent the aroma from escaping.

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Milkhouse Candle Co. Creamery Passionfruit Lime

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Scented candle with citrus fragrance with strawberry and cane sugar.

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Citrus scented candle with a great looking jar. Its aroma consists of lime, pear, flesh mint, strawberry or nectarine. On the plus side, the type of wax - honey and soy. The product is paraffin-free.

  • Scent type: citrusy, exotic.
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  • Wick: cotton wick.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:70-110 hours.
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Smells Like Spells Major Arcana The Devil

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Soy-plant wax
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Soy candle with fruit fragrance with notes of cinnamon.

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A fragrance candle combining exotic and fruity aromas with hints of cinnamon. The product is made of natural soy wax - it emits no hazardous substances. We also liked the design of the candle - it is simple and elegant, so it will fit in with the look of most interiors.

  • Scent type: fruity.
  • Fruity.
  • Wick: cotton.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:40-70 hours.
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Yankee Candle Black Cherry

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Natural wick
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Scented candle with the aroma of juicy, ripe black cherries.

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Delicious, juicy black cherries. Many people love their taste and smell. The Yankee Candle company knows this very well, which is why it has encapsulated the aroma of the fruit in the Black Cherry candle. The product offers us the scent of ripe black cherries. Shortly after lighting the candle, the aroma creates a pleasant atmosphere that transports you to a fruity orchard.

  • Scent type: fruity.
  • Wick:cotton.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours.
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Yankee Candle Coconut Splash

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Intense coconut aroma enclosed in a jar together with melon, mango and vanilla flavours.

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If you like coconut, then we have a great suggestion for you. Yankee Candle Coconut Splash is a combination of coconut, coconut water and... coconut milk! The composition is complemented by mango, melon and vanilla. The fragrance is intense and truly tropical.

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  • Scent type: fruity.
  • Fruity.
  • Wick: cotton.
  • Cotton wick.
  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours.
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Yankee Candle The Last Paradise

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Scented candle with a tropical aroma that, when lit, transports our sense of smell to a true paradise.

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Yankee Candle The Last Paradise is a scented candle with the aroma of tropical air and plants. After lighting it, we will be transported to a true paradise where our sense of smell will be caressed by the scent of green apple, orchid, grass or white musk.

  • Scent type: fruity, tropical
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  • Wick: cotton
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:120-150 hours
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Yankee Candle Mulberry & Fig

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Scented candle with the aroma of many fruits combined with vanilla.

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Are you looking for a cosy atmosphere with an exotic and fruity flavour? Yankee Candle Mulberry & Fig offers us just that! This candle combines the scent of fruit (peach, plum, raspberry) with vanilla and beans. This translates into a very interesting aroma composition that creates a paradisiacal atmosphere in the room.

  • Scent type: fruity.
  • Wick: cotton.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours
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Floral scented candles

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Woodwick Coastal Sunset

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Woodwick wick
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Scented candle offering us the scent of flowers, delicate coconut and sea breeze. On the plus side a wooden wick.

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The Woodwick Coastal Sunset fragrance candle combines the aroma of flowers, delicate coconut and a sea breeze that captures the warmth of a warming coastline. The fragrances are clearly perceptible for a long time. 

On the plus side, the wooden wick. It provides us with the sound of sizzling wood reminiscent of a home fireplace. The candle contains soy wax, which produces less soot than paraffin wax.

  • Scent type: sweet, floral.
  • Scent type: sweet, floral.
  • Wick: wooden.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:80-100 hours.
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Souletto Floramania Scented Candle

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Souletto candle
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Soy scented candle with the aroma of flowers with fruity accords.

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The scent of a meadow in bloom. It sounds great, and it smells even better. With a candle from Souletto, you can have it when you want it. This product offers us the delicate scent of flowers with a fruity note. On the big plus side, the soy wax - this candle is completely safe and emits no harmful substances.

  • Scent type: sweet, floral.
  • Scent type: sweet, floral.
  • Wick: wooden.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:25-55 hours.
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Yankee Candle Bora Bora Shores

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Scented candle with a rich, summer and floral aroma.

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Fruits, summer, flowers. Can you see it with your eyes already? Now think how wonderful it would be if you could smell it and not just imagine it. With the Yanke Candle Bora Bora Shores fragrance candle this is possible. It offers us a sweet summer aroma that creates a holiday atmosphere. 

  • Scent type: floral, fruity, sweet.
  • Scent type: floral, fruity, sweet.
  • Wick: cotton.
  • Cotton wick.
  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:120-150 hours
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Vila Hermanos Apothecary Cobalt Blue Tuberose & Magnolia Tree

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Soy wax
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Scented candle with the aroma of summer flowers made of soy wax.

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The combination of the aroma of white flowers, orange, vanilla, coconut and soy wax guarantees a great fragrance and a safe candle. Once lit, you will feel a unique atmosphere that "transports" you to a meadow full of flowers.

  • Scent type: floral.
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  • Wick:cotton.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:25-45 hours
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Yankee Candle Sunny Daydream

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Scented candle with a floral aroma combining lemon blossom, jasmine and amber.

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Yanke Candle Sunny Daydream is a scented candle for people who love the aroma of lemon blossom, jasmine and amber. When the candle is lit, a floral, pleasant fragrance immediately begins to waft through the room, creating a spring and summer atmosphere.

  • Scent type: floral, fresh
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  • Wick: cotton
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours
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Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses

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A candle offering us the aroma of freshly cut roses, combined with the scent of apples and powder.

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Everyone loves the smell of freshly cut roses. But what if you could smell it every day? You can! Yankee Candle has encapsulated this aroma in one of its scented candles. Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses offers us a floral fragrance combining the aroma of roses, apples and powder.

  • Scent type: floral.
  • Floral.
  • Wick: cotton.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours
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Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine

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Floral and fruity fragrance
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A floral scented candle with the aroma of grapefruit and tangerine.

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The Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine fragrance candle provides us with a floral scent combined with the aroma of grapefruit and tangerine. The fragrance offers piercing, refreshing notes.

  • Scent type: floral.
  • Floral.
  • Wick:cotton.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours
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Christmas and winter scented candles

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Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick

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Spicy flavours encapsulated in a stylish glass jar.

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If you love cinnamon but the other suggestions haven t convinced you then go for the Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick. This candle combines not only the scent of cinnamon, but also cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and cedarwood. These ingredients provide us with a spicy concert fragrance every time the candle is lit.

  • Scent type: spicy.
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  • Wick: cotton wick.
  • Cotton wick.
  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:100-120 hours
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Paddywax Apothecary Tobacco & Patchouli

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Soy wax
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Style scented candle with a spicy, sweet aroma.

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A soy scented candle to bring a welcoming winter atmosphere into your home. It offers us a woody, sweet and spicy fragrance. The candle is enclosed in a stylish jar, which will be a good complement to the design of most interiors.

  • Scent type: spicy.
  • Scent type: spicy.
  • Wick: cotton.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:25-45 hours
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Yankee Candle Soft Blanket

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Smoking time up to 150 hours
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Soothing, gentle and relaxing fragrance - these 3 characteristics speak in favour of Yankee Candle Soft Blanket.

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If you like to spend chilly evenings under a soft blanket, then with Yankee Candle Soft Blanket they will be even more pleasant, even more relaxing, even more... yours. This scented candle offers us an extremely gentle, soothing aroma. 

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After lighting it, you will immediately feel the cosy atmosphere. The design of the candle follows the classic Yankee Candle design - it is a very good decoration for many interiors.

  • Scent type: pure, delicate.
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  • Wick: cotton.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours.
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Milkhouse Candle Co. Creamery Victorian Christmas

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Scented candle made from soy wax offering a spicy and woody fragrance.

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The Milkhouse company decided to encapsulate the smell of Christmas in a jar and it worked out really well for them. Their scented candle combines aromas of spices, trees and fruit. The whole thing is topped off with spice accords, which allude to the December holidays. On the big plus side, the soy wax - the candle is completely safe.

  • Scent type: pure, delicate.
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  • Wick: cotton wick.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours.
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Yankee Candle Sparkling Cinnamon

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Christmas scented candle with aromas of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and cedar wood.

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Want to spend December in a truly festive atmosphere? Or do you fancy making summer memories of Christmas? Opt for this scented candle. Yankee Candle Sparkling Cinnamon is a festive offering with the sweet and spicy scent of cinnamon with cedarwood, cardamom and cloves.

  • Scent type: spicy.
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  • Wick: cotton.
  • Cotton wick.
  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:100-150 hours
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Yankee Candle Spiced Orange

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Arousing scented candle with a delicate orange aroma with spices.

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Yankee Candle Spiced Orange is a scented candle that is a great stimulant. The aroma of oranges together with a rich hint of spices creates a pleasant atmosphere. The composition is very delicate, creamy and lasts in the room for a long time.

  • Scent type: fruity, spicy
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  • Wick: cotton
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-150 hours
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Yankee Candle Winter Night Stars

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Scented candle with a woody, winter aroma.

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A fragrance candle that creates a cosy atmosphere. Its woody, fresh and winter aroma delights and enchants. In addition to these scents, Yankee Candle Winter Night Stars also offers us floral aromas.

  • Scent type: pure.
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  • Wick: cotton.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:120-150 hours
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Refreshingly scented candles

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Kringle Candle Grey

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Scented candle with a woody aroma, giving the room a breath of freshness.

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Kringle Candle Grey is a scented candle that provides us with a citrus and woody aroma. After lighting it, a breath of freshness is felt in the room. It creates the ideal atmosphere allowing you to relax easily. On the plus side, the candle's interesting design will certainly appeal to most ladies.

  • Scent type: woody, fresh
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  • Wick: cotton
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  • Number of wicks: 2.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:100-120 hours
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Souletto Lovely Time Green Tea & Lemon

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Soy wax
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Citrus scented carousel candle, made of soy wax.

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A suggestion that would work as a lovely gift. This is a refreshing scented candle with a carousel that can spin above the flame. The citrus scents and soy wax only confirm that the candle from Souletto is a great choice. The product is suitable for vegans.

  • Scent type: citrus, fresh
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  • Wick: cotton
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: metal, glass.
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  • Burning time:10-20 hours
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Woodwick Humidor

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Woodwick humidor
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Scented candle with an aroma combining tobacco leaves and peach blossom.

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Woodwick Humidor is a scented candle whose aroma consists of tobacco leaves and peach blossom. The combination creates a masculine, sensual and subtle aroma that provides a unique atmosphere. On the plus side, the wooden wick imitates the sounds of a burning fireplace.

  • Type of fragrance: refreshing.
  • Wick: wooden
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-120 hours
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Yankee Candle Black Coconut

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Natural wick
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Tropical scented candle with aromas of trees, coconut, pineapple.

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Yankee Candle Black Coconut is a scented candle that will take you on a tropical journey. When you light it, you will smell an exotic coconut aroma that will put you in a holiday mood. In addition to the coconut aroma, you will also sense woody notes or scents of juicy pineapple.

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  • Type of fragrance: refreshing
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  • Wick: cotton
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-120 hours
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Milkhouse Candle Co. Creamery Rake, Pile, Leap!

Honey and soy wax
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Scented candle made of soy and honey wax.

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Are you looking for a fruity, woody and refreshing fragrance? Look no more I have something just for you! The scented candle from Milkhouse is a combination of just these aromas. On the big plus side, the wax - it's made from soya and honey, and the product is paraffin-free.

  • Scent type: refreshing
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  • Wick: cotton
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:90-150 hours
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Yankee Candle Midsummer's Night

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Scented candle with a refreshing, spicy, citrus aroma with a hint of lavender.

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Yankee Candle Midsummer's Night is a scented candle that we have chosen to allocate to the section with refreshing aromas. In fact, this product also offers us spicy, woody, citrus and floral scents. It's a real symphony of aromas, so if you don't know what candle to choose for a gift - this is the best one.

  • Scent type: resonant
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  • Wick: cotton
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-120 hours
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Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender

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Lavender, refreshing scented candle with powder and lemon.

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Everyone loves the smell of lavender. The Yankee Candle Lemon Lavender scented candle combines the aroma of this plant and is also wonderfully refreshing. In addition to lavender, powdery and lemony notes are also perceptible 

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  • Scent type: refreshing
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  • Wick: cotton.
  • Cotton wick.
  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:110-140 hours
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Sweet-scented candles

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Milkhouse Candle Co. Creamery Pure Vanilla

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Vanilla soy candle with an interesting design.

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Soy scented candle with vanilla aroma. The product is all-natural and free from dyes or paraffin. On the plus side, the interesting design - the jar will be a great finishing touch to many interiors. The Milkhouse candle will be perfect for every day and season.

  • Scent type: refreshing
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  • Wick: cotton
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:30-40 hours
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Woodwick Cinnamon Chai

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Woodwick cinnamon chai
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Scented candle with vanilla-cinnamon fragrance with wooden wick.

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Woodwick Cinnamon Chai is a candle that combines the fragrance of aromatic, spicy cinnamon with an intense note of vanilla. The combination provides us with a real symphony of scents when lit. On the plus side, the wooden wick, which crackles while burning, allows us to feel like we are by the fireplace.

  • Scent type: cinnamon, vanilla
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  • Wick: woody
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:100-120 hours
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Paddywax Apothecary Tobacco & Patchouli

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Soy candle
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Soy scented candle with a woody fragrance with notes of sweetness.

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Paddywax Apothecary Tobacco & Patchouli is a soy candle with a sweet, woody aroma. Interestingly, this candle is sealed in a tin, so we can easily close it after each aromatherapy session. This ensures that the fragrance will not escape.

  • Scent type: sweet, woody
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  • Wick: woody
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: metal.
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  • Burning time:8-16 hours
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Yankee Candle Vanilla Cupcake

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Scented candle with a sweet aroma with lemon, sponge cake and chocolate.

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Scented candle with a creamy aroma of vanilla cupcakes with lemon, sponge cake and chocolate. It's great for a movie night with sweets and more. The candle creates a unique atmosphere and its scent lasts for a long time.

  • Scent type: sweet, gourmand.
  • Scent type: sweet, gourmet.
  • Wick: cotton wick.
  • Cotton wick: cotton wick.
  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:100-120 hours
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Yankee Candle Vanilla

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Scented candle with vanilla aroma with orchids.

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For those who prefer vanilla in its pure form, I suggest Yankee Candle Vanilla. This is a candle with a sweet scent with vanilla orchids. After lighting it, a pleasant sugar-vanilla aroma immediately begins to waft through the room.

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  • Scent type: sweet, gourmand.
  • Scent type: sweet, gourmand.
  • Wick: cotton wick.
  • Cotton wick: cotton wick.
  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:100-150 hours
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Yankee Candle Farm Fresh Peach

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Scented candle with a peach fragrance with apricot, plum and vanilla.

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Fresh peach, apricot and plum. All topped off with the scent of vanilla. That's exactly what Yankee Candle Farm Fresh Peach is. It's a scented candle that, when lit, offers us a sweet, gourmet fragrance.

  • Scent type: sweet, gourmand.
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  • Wick: cotton wick.
  • Cotton wick: cotton wick.
  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:100-150 hours
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Yankee Candle Tropical Starfruit

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Tropical scented candle with a fruity aroma with jasmine and sea breeze.

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Yankee Candle Tropical Starfruit combines the scents of jasmine, lily and plum. This translates into a summery, sweet aroma that creates a very pleasant atmosphere. It is worth mentioning that, in addition to this, a sea breeze and the aroma of pineapple and grapefruit are also perceptible.

  • Scent type: sweet, gourmand.
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  • Wick: cotton wick.
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  • Number of wicks: 1.
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  • Packaging: glass.
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  • Burning time:100-150 hours
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Scented candle - what is it?

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A scented candle is a traditional candle with the addition of essential oils. Thanks to them, when the candle is lit, a pleasant aroma floats in the air. Scented candles are also used for aromatherapy - they can improve mood and also support the mind.

How to make a scented candle?

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If you don't want to buy a scented candle, you can make one yourself. This is a great idea, for example, as a gift for a loved one who will certainly appreciate your efforts. For this you will need:

  • wax,
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  • a pot,
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  • scented oils,
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  • bowls,
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  • knot (or string),
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  • additives (e.g. coffee beans, cinnamon sticks, orange slices, cloves)
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  • formula.
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After you have prepared everything you need, you can get started. Your scented candle will be ready in eight steps.

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  • Fill a pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil.
  • Divide the wax into small pieces, put it in a bowl and "suspend" it over the boiling water.
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  • Stir the wax to speed up the dissolving process.
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  • Gradually add your chosen fragrance oils (about a dozen drops) to the melting wax. You can also use products such as cinnamon, cardamom or orange or vanilla flavours. Stir the mixture thoroughly all the time.
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  • Prepare the mould and line it with your chosen ingredients.
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  • Attach a wick or string to the centre of the bottom and tie the other end to a spoon, for example, and hold it up.
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  • Slowly pour in the wax and set aside to cool.
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  • When the wax has dried, trim the wick to the correct length, remove the mould and you are done!
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Are scented candles harmful?

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There are no scientific studies to suggest that scented candles are dangerous. Although they do release organic compounds when burned, the amounts are negligible. If you want to make sure your aromatherapy adventure is safe - go for candles without dyes or paraffinand.

The safest are soy scented candles. They do not emit any harmful substances when burned.

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Caution!

Remember that scented candles can cause allergic reactions. In some cases, they can even lead to asthma attacks.

Aromatherapy - what is it?

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Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses essential oils. The scents they emit can affect our mood, prevent stress, and protect against feelings of anxietyand

There is still a lack of research on the effects of aromatherapy on health, so I asked Ilona Krzak, MSc in pharmacy, about it.

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How do essential oils work?

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Ilona Krzak explains that the therapeutic effects of essential oils depend on their type. What do the different oils affectand?

  • Thieves' oil. This is a combination of cinnamon leaf and bark oil with clove, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary oils. In addition to its pleasant fragrance, it exhibits antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects. It is great for steam inhalation during a cold. In turn, when used in a bath, it relaxes and reduces muscle tension, and when used internally it can improve digestion.
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  • Eucalyptus oil. It has a beautiful, refreshing and invigorating fragrance. It will work well for vapour inhalation for people who struggle with a runny nose or sinus disease. It is best to sprinkle cotton wool with the oil, put it on your nose and inhale the vapour. There may be some pain or irritation involved, but after a short time, the secretions from clogged sinuses will start to drain and the nose will clear up. Eucalyptus oil has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
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  • Tea tree oil. I recommend it for inhalation and treatment of skin conditions or herpes labialis. It disinfects and dries up the resulting "cold sore" and prevents the herpes from progressing.
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  • Lavender oil. It has a relaxing, calming and relaxing effect, and also makes it easier to fall asleep.
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Essential oils should not be used on children under 2 years of age, allergy sufferers, asthmatics and people with bronchial hypersensitivity.
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Ilona Krzak.

Ilona Krzak Master of Pharmacy

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Can scented candles be used for aromatherapy?

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Scented candles contain too small amounts of essential oils to have a therapeutic effect. Nevertheless, they can have a positive effect on our mood and also prevent stress. However, if you want to conduct a therapeutic, aromatherapy session - you will need to stock up on oils.

Summary

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Remember:

  • A scented candle is a candle made with essential oils.
  • A scented candle is a candle made with essential oils.
  • Scented candles do not release harmful compounds when burned.
  • Scented candles are a candle with essential oils.
  • Scented candles can have a positive effect on our mood and alleviate anxiety, for example.
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FAQ

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. What kind of candles are non-hazardous.

Non-hazardous scented candles are those made from vegetable waxes - palm, coconut, rapeseed or soya. Beeswax candles are also harmless. Therefore, if you want to be sure that a soy candle will not adversely affect your health, choose, for example, soy candles.

An interesting and, more importantly, safe alternative to candles can be scented diffusers, which use essential oils to emit fragrance.

. Where to buy good scented candles?.

Scented candles can be found in many places.

Good scented candles can be purchased at:

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  • online shop,
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  • shop specialising in the sale of candles,
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  • large stationary shops such as Rossmann, OBI, IKEA, Biedronka or Lidl.
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Remember that you will always have the largest selection of scented candles in online shops.

. Do candles dry out the air?.

Yes, scented candles can dry out the air, although the difference should be negligible. More importantly, when they burn, among other things, smoke and carbon dioxide enter the air, which are harmful in high levels. All substances that are emitted by scented candles reduce air quality. It is therefore important not to burn them for several hours in a row and to ventilate the room well after extinguishing them.

. Is it okay to burn candles in front of an infant?.

No, candles cannot be burned in front of babies or even older children. It's not just the potential harmfulness of the smoke, but the risk of burns. Young children may not understand how fire behaves or inadvertently knock down a candle.

. Is it okay to leave a candle lit overnight?.

No, under no circumstances should you leave a candle lit overnight. Even during the day, if you are burning a candle, you need to keep it under control at all times. Although the flame of a candle looks inconspicuous, an unfortunate turn of events can cause it to cause a fire.

. How long does a candle burn?

The burning time of a candle depends on the amount of soy wax in the jar. The smallest candles will only provide us with fragrance for a few hours. Larger candles can burn for up to 120-160 hours.

. What can you do to keep your candle from smoking?

If your scented candle smokes unusually heavily, it is worth remembering to trim the wick before lighting it. Limit its length to around 5 mm, which will reduce the smokiness and uneven burning. If you want to prevent smoke even more effectively, you can get a wick trimmer and trim the wick systematically.

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Sources

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Sparks, D. (2019, May 8). Home Remedies: What are the benefits of aromatherapy? Mayo Clinic News Network. https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/home-remedies-what-are-the-benefits-of-aromatherapy/

Worried if Candles Are Toxic? (2022, November 22). Cleveland Clinic. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/are-candles-bad-for-you/

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