We’re all looking for the light at the end of this (pandemic) tunnel—and we’ve got something that might help us feel a flicker of comfort while doing so.
From being a utilitarian source of light, candles (especially the scented kind) have also become ornaments that are well-loved by home decorators. Aside from beautifying spaces, scented candles are also known for their aromatherapeutic benefits. Different fragrances have been proven to help people relax and improve their mood after a stressful day.
“The smell of the scented candle stimulates the part of your brain which is connected to memory and mood. From boosting energy through to relieving stress or even enhancing mental clarity, the healing properties coming from a lighted scented candle can deliver psychological effects,” shares United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy clinical psychotherapist and British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy counselor Chryssa Chalkia.
If you need to get a whiff of comfort, here are some shops that deliver scented candles. Bonus: These candles are also very aesthetically pleasing.
Marikit MNL Candle Co.
Aside from the naturally uplifting scent of vanilla, the pretty decorations on this soy candle will help add some beauty to your day.
How to buy: Fill up this order form and pay via Gcash, BPI, Paymaya or Maybank
Get a whiff of summer rain with this blue-colored candle that reminds you of the peaceful sea.
How to buy: Fill out this online form and pay via Gcash or BPI Family bank transfer
23rd Street Candle Co.
These spiritual soy candles with Reiki infused healing crystals and botanical elements help soothe your mind.
If you love scented candles and thrifted ceramics, these hand-mixed treats will be your best online find.
How to buy: Comment “mine” on the posts from Casual Candles’ Instagram
La Vela Daily
Get that light, fresh and calming feeling through this warm cotton, French vanilla and light lavender candle with a very interesting name.
How to buy: Message La Vela Daily an accomplished order form on Instagram and pay via BPI, Gcash or Paymaya
Bahay ni Maria
Complete your night ritual with this lavender-scented candle with hints of chamomile and bergamot aptly named “himbing” to give you a good night’s sleep.
These handcrafted cocktail soy candles’ names are totally #relatable—whether you love alcohol or not.
How to buy: Place an order through Helene Handicrafts’ website and pay via BDO bank transfer or Gcash
Calm & Cozy
It doesn’t have to be Wednesday for you to light up these pretty pink candles with vanilla, lavender, grapefruit, rose and pine scents.
How to buy: Place an order through Calm & Cozy’s website
The bright colors of these scented soy candles’ containers will help you usher in some good vibes.
How to buy: Shop through Sunny Label’s website
Film enthusiasts, you might want to check out these locally handcrafted candles inspired by your favorite movies.
How to buy: Purchase through Muna Project’s website
To amp up the relaxing vibes, these candles from Soap Culture also contain essential oils.
How to buy: Avail of Soap Culture’s subscription box. For more information, check their Instagram account
Soy & Wick
For the minimalists, these fresh bamboo, cool breeze, warm cotton and citrus bliss soy candles come in simple yet elegant designs.
How to buy: Fill up this online form
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