A couple of days ago, we finally ran out of scented candles. We stocked up a bunch over the holidays and have been burning them nonstop since our Shelter In Place order has started.
We live in a small apartment, so candles fill it quickly with scents, and I can’t express to you enough about how wonderful candles have been making this whole quarantine experience a bit better. Lighting one takes away some of the anxiety that I have built up & I’m now a huge believer in candle therapy.
Having a rotation of relaxing candles on hand has been super helpful for me when combating stress, and for a little pick-me-up. Monday will be a charcoal candle, Tuesday a lilac one, maybe Wednesday is a cucumber herb garden, and so on. They’re a small thing to look forward to each day, but also helps to keep the days separate (they’re all blending together aren’t they?!)
There’s a whole month left in this and plenty of time to grab some great smelling candles to add to your daily work from home setup. I promise you that’ll they will make Shelter-In-Placing a whole lot more fun and help you cope with the anxiety I’m sure you’re feeling over all this madness.
Confession: I’m a total candle snob now and these are my favorite, best-scented candles for you to try. They’re all at different price points and different scents so you’re sure to find the perfect candle for you and your home!
9 Calming Candles To Help With Anxiety During Shelter-In-Place
Thank You, Mom Candle
Tarragon & Ivy Candle
APOTHEKE Charcoal Candle
Blanc Scented Candle
Charcoal & Black Teak Candle
diptyque Roses Candle
Blue Cedar Fig Candle
Capri Blue Pumpkin Candle
Garden Herb & Cucumber Candle
Note: I know some people like essential oils and diffusers but those can be bad for an old cat’s health so we stopped using those years ago when our senior cat was still alive and since have switched to candles. Some of these candle companies sell oils or diffusers if you wanted relaxing smells without burning!
I hope this list helps you find your perfect stress relief candle! If you have a favorite candle that didn’t make the list, drop a comment below so we can all see (and by we, I really mean me because I’m OBSESSED with candles!)