In our fast-paced modern society, it's more important than ever to find moments of relaxation amid the chaos. But as well all lead increasingly busy lives, this is getting harder and harder to achieve.
This is why we think candles are so special. Scented candles in particular can be especially effective at calming you down and helping to create an immediate atmosphere of peace and tranquility as soon as you light them.
There are loads of scented candle companies currently operating in the UK, to the point where it's actually quite overwhelming trying to decide which to buy from. So we thought it would be useful to round up the best scented candles you can buy in the UK, not just based on our experiences but also based on third-party reviews. Let's get into it:
The scented candles from the Baobab Collection can definitely be described as luxury in both smell and look. All of the scented candles from this brand are made by hand, and the holders are hand-blown by expert glass blowers. The wicks are made from Egyptian cotton and the essential oils used to create the scents are sourced from an aroma company in Italy. We love that you can buy scented candles from Baobab Collection which have 7 wicks, which will give you an estimated burning time of 800 hours. Learn more and buy the candles here - baobabcollection.com
What really impresses us about the scented candles from Skandinavisk is the commitment to quality - everything used to make these candles is natural, organic, and completely vegan too. The wicks used are pure cotton and the lids of the candles are made from beechwood. The candles themselves are made using Swedish rapeseed wax, and the scents comes from essential oils. All of the scented candles from Skandinavisk have scents which are intended to whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of life. We love the calming scents from this brand such as 'Calm of the boreal forest' which has notes of pine needles and fir cones, and 'Island Solitude' which has scent notes of water mosses and green leaves. Learn more and buy these candles here - skandinavisk.com
The Little Botanical
We really love the scented candles from The Little Botanical because so many of the scent pairings are very unique an interesting. For example, this brand pairs Wild Fig & Ginger scents in one of its candles to create a scented candle with a very warm and inviting scent. The candles themselves are made using a blend of vegetable and mineral wax, and they're all designed and poured in the UK. The candles come with a protective mango wood lid, which can be used as a base for the scented candle if you want to protect your surfaces. Learn more and buy the candles here - thelittlebotanical.com
The Stoneglow range of scented candles is impressive as it features more than 30 different candles to choose from, all ranging in scent and size. Every candle is made using cruelty-free ingredients, and is made in the UK. Some of our favourite scents from this brand include interesting combinations like May Chang & Rhubarb and Bitter Orange & Coriander. We were also really impressed to see that Stoneglow is currently sitting with an 'Excellent' rating on Trustpilot from more than 300 reviews, with many reviewers clearly delighted with the quality of the product and service that they received from Stoneglow. Learn more and buy them here - stoneglowcandles.co.uk
These are the only scented candles we've included in this guide which aren't made in the UK, but they're available to buy in the UK and we think they're well worthy of a place in our guide. Made in Nashville, Tennessee, these scented candles from Paddywax are made using soy and with real essential oils.We'd say that all of the scented candles from this brand have a much more masculine scent compared to the other candles in this guide - for example, some of the popular scents from Paddywax include Amber & Smoke and Tobacco & Patchouli. We're especially fans of the apothecary bottle style candles from this brand, as we love the look of the candle holder. There is a 'Reviews page' on the Paddywax website which lists verified third-party reviews from the Yotpo platform, and we're impressed to see a 4.5/5 rating from more than 2000 users. You won't be able to buy these scented candles via the Paddywax website as that is for US customers, but you can buy the candles from John Lewis here - johnlewis.com
We hope that this guide helps you to find an excellent scented candle to enjoy however you wish. If you're looking to read similar guides, we have a guide about the best alternatives to Yankee candles which may interest you.