The best aromatherapy candles for your home, from just £3.49

We've uncovered everything you need to know about aromatherapy candles for sleep and relaxation, including top recommendations.

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by Lily Anderson and Marina Avraam |

Create an inviting space thanks to the best aromatherapy candles. Whatever your home aesthetic, there is a style, fragrance and candle wax type out there for you.

From decorative candles to taper candles and even sculpture candles (yes, they are a thing), it can be hard to know what option is right for your home. And with the UK candle economy now worth approximately £1.9bn, it's no surprise that you're on the lookout for a candle to help your home smell better, make you feel relaxed or bring a cosier feel to a room.

What are aromatherapy candles?

While most candles are all about bringing an aesthetic to your home, aromatherapy candles are all about the scent. Made from natural oils from flowers, fruits, leaves, roots and stems, the fragrances from these candles are designed to make you feel calm. Hurrah!

Whether you light it in the living room while you have guests over or put it on to unwind while in the bath, there are lots of ways to use a candle.

While aromatherapy candles made of paraffin can release soot and cause or aggravate raspatory problems, there are many positives to using these at home.

Benefits of burning aromatherapy candles

Lighting a candle after a stressful day at work can help you feel calm, but did you know that aromatherapy candles can also help you feel more energised and productive? No. Us either. But, the benefits don't stop there...

According to Artnatural, body, hair and skincare experts, "Aroma candles can benefit those with digestive upset, PMS, skin problems, blood sugar fluctuations, joint pain, and cancer. These candles can also conjure up memories. You can choose a scented candle to conjure a good memory and to remind you of something pleasant from your past. An aroma candle can also help show off your personality. Show off your sense of self by choosing a scent that represents who you are. "

The best aromatherapy candles in the UK

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Scentered Destress Aromatherapy Scented Candle

Scentered Destress Aromatherapy Scented Candle

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If you feel like something is missing from your self-care routine, itu2019s probably this 100 per cent essential oil candle. The Scentered brand was invented to help customers mindfully transition through different emotions throughout their day, promoting feelings of calmness and control. The award-winning Destress candle beautifully mixes chamomile, neroli and mandarin to uplift, soothe and relax you. If you are looking to surface other emotions, worry not. Scentered has a host of candles to offer including Happy, Sleepwell, Escape and Love, all expertly blended to induce positive emotions and free the mind.

Review: "I love this candle, it's so relaxing. It really smells of ylang-ylang, but oh boy it's pricey. I understand why, but in my opinion, this is perfect if you love floral, but almost a sweet scent borderline. If you are scent minded emotionally and are having a bad day, get this. I think we all need a bit of aromatherapy during lockdown vers 3."

Eym Rest Candle

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It would be criminal to create this list without including our next option. The creator of Eym was pregnant with her first child when finding out about the toxic effects of synthetically made and fragranced candles. Unwilling to give up her obsession with candles (we can relate), she and her husband began their own journey of creating 100 per cent natural products. While there are many to choose from, the Rest candle combines pure essential oils of chamomile, lavender and orange to soothe your nerves and help you relax. The gentle aroma therapeutic scent promotes wellbeing and is just what you need before you call it a day.

Tisserand Aromatherapy Total De-Stress Candle

Tisserand Aromatherapy

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Pioneering the art of essential oils since 1974, itu2019s no surprise that Tisserand is responsible for some of the most well-crafted aromatherapy candles on the market. This Amazon recommended Total De-stress candle balances geranium, orange and nutmeg to add a beautifully calming aura to your life, making the overwhelming factors in your life seem more manageable. The purely infused essential oils ensure a natural, non-overpowering scent and the beautiful frosted glass jar adds an elegant touch to any room.

Review: "Totally obsessed with the smell of this product it is immediately relaxing and transports you to a salon! I plan to always have one of these at home!"

YMing Large Scented Candles

YMing Large Scented Candles

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YMing has created an aromatherapy candle that is equal parts natural, therapeutic and luxurious. Made from soy wax and pure essential oils, the lavender and French cade wood notes are the ideal remedies for stress and insomnia. The uniquely natural blend allows you to enjoy the uplifting fragrance-free of any toxins and impurities, and its embellished packaging also makes it the perfect gift for loved ones looking to enrich their lives through aromatherapy u2013 or for those who simply enjoy a good a candle.

Review: "This is a beautiful candle that would make a lovely gift. Certainly, I would be delighted to receive it as a present. I love scented candles, and I always have one in the house. I find them great for getting rid of cooking smells. If I have cooked cabbage/cauliflower or similar I always light a scented candle. This candle comes in a very attractive box."

NEOM Perfect Night's Sleep Candle

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NEOM has been truly knocking it out of the park with their all-natural candles, which combine pure essential oils leaving any room with a heavenly aroma. Offering five different candle ranges, our pick is from the u2018Scent to sleepu2019 range which includes a special blend of 19 essential oils such as jasmine, basil and lavender. We donu2019t know where we would be without a good nightu2019s sleep, and this dreamy combination of soothing oils is just what you need before bed. If youu2019re looking for something to re-energise you instead, you can check out the u2018scent to make you happyu2019 range which mixes mimosa, lemon and neroli for the ultimate boost of positivity.

Review: "I have tried various other sleep candles and my NEOM one is the best by far! I had to send one brand back as it had no smell whatsoever. My NEOM candle smells gorgeous night after night and I am finding I go off to sleep really quickly. Thank you for a great product."

Irusu Dusk Candle

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This much-loved and raved-about aromatherapy candle is what dreams are made of. Created by London-based company Irusu, this candle combines everything youu2019ve ever wanted in a therapeutic aroma. Lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus are masterfully mixed together to create a powerful and lasting scent that is 100 per cent organic and free of impurities.

Aromaworks Basil & Lime Soy Wax Candle

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A brand synonymous with the words natural and ethically sourced, Aromaworks creates candles composed of the finest and purest essential oils to enhance your wellbeing experience. The basil and lime candle combines sweet and spicy notes to induce feelings of clarity and contentment, helping you push away the stressors and anxieties of your day. The long-lasting aroma will easily fill your room, leaving you with a feeling of calm and bliss.

Review: "Superb smell which has equal appeal for the men and women in my household. Repeat purchase."

Pomegranate Glass Candle

Pomegranate Glass Candle

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Aromatherapy candles don't have to cost the earth, and this lovely pomegranate candle from the Hotel Collection at Aldi proves just that. For a fraction of the cost of others on this list, you can chill out in the bedroom, dining room or anywhere else, thanks to this candle.

Review: "Strong lovely fragrance. Burns for hours. Great value for money. Will be buying it again!"

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