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Take leisure to the next level with these refreshing summer scents.
With summer in full swing, now is a great time to brighten your indoor space with the addition of some lively outdoor aromas. While you may not be able to be take off on vacation this year, you can certainly enjoy the luxury that is being in a beautifully scented oasis. Be transported to a cozy campfire or a tropical beach — no matter your summertime vibe, we’ve got your favourite scents covered. Read on for eight summer candles that are sure to elevate your surroundings this season. (Keep an eye out for some of our favourite Canadian brands!)
Bath and Body Works “Sunshine Mimosa”
As its name suggests, this fragrance is inspired by celebrations. Made from essential oils, the “Sunshine Mimosa” blends bubbly champagne with fresh citrus to create a bright summery scent. The candle’s rich fragrance can fill an entire room, with a burn time of approximately 25 to 45 hours.
Emilie Heathe “Calmez Vous”
This limited edition candle by female-founded company Emilie Heathe is “inspired by the sparks that fly between lovers.” Its scent, created from a combination of palo santo, coconut and patchouli, is soft and sweet. Made with all-natural coconut wax, the candle is presented in a minimalistic, reusable jar — perfect for your nightstand.
The Scented Market “Peaches”
Inspired by fresh peaches from the farmer’s market, this summer candle is sure to add sweetness to your surroundings. Each candle from Guelph-based business The Scented Market is hand-poured in small batches. The all-natural soy candle comes in a DIY-style mason jar, complete with a yarn bow.
Anecdote Candles “Ocean Escape”
Each candle by this California-based brand is inspired by personal recollections and cultural trends. “Ocean Escape” invites you to breathe easy by the water through its fresh, lightly sweet summer scent. Marine water and sea salt combined with creamy sandstone and sandalwood create an aroma of salty air, with added sweetness from cyclamen flower, water lily, and vanilla orchid.
This coconut and soy wax candle is reminiscent of a summertime picnic in the park. Its sweet citrus scent comes from a blend of grapefruit, rhubarb and orange essential oils, with the addition of florals like lilac and grassy verbena. The Toronto-based company says that the candle “recreates the feeling of spring’s arrival after a long winter, with scents inspired by friendship, freshness and florals.”
Just Bee “Staycation”
Coconut milk, sandalwood and amyris mix to create an aroma that’s reminiscent of a relaxing staycation. Just Bee Candle Co. makes a wide array of beeswax candles that are toxin-free and sustainable. With every purchase made, the business donates 10 percent of sales to America’s National Wildlife Refuge foundation.
Mala the Brand “S’mores”
Vancouver-based candle company Mala the Brand’s “S’mores” brings you right back to memories of summer campfires. The soy-wax candle is biodegradable and packaged with recyclable materials. A musky blend of rosewood and clove with undertones of sweet graham crackers and chocolate will satisfy your sweet tooth. Plus, a tree is planted with every purchase!
Yummi Candles “White Tea & Clementine”
Sweet yet tart, this mix of white tea and clementine smells just like summer. With a burn time of 40 hours, the candle produces a refreshing, fruity fragrance that will brighten any environment. Toronto-based brand Yummi Candles has four decades of candle-making experience and guarantees delicious aroma satisfaction.