Unlock the Secrets of Soy Candle Fragrances: How to Choose the Perfect Scent for Any Mood or Occasion!

Scented soy candles

Feeling overwhelmed by the endless choices of scented candles out there? Don't worry, I've got your back when it comes to getting the perfect soy candle for you. Find out the best way to choose the perfect soy candle for any mood or occasion without ending up with a collection of unused candles gathering dust on your shelves.

What is the best way to choose the perfect candle for the occasion or mood you are in? We've all been there! There are so many scents to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Just don't go overboard, or you'll end up with a house full of candles and no way to light them all!

Let me guide you through the world of candles so you can find the perfect candle for your specific needs.

The first thing we have to consider with a soy candle is the scent.

As the famous American physician and poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. once wrote:

“Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.”

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The Soy Candle Scents

The scent of a soy candle that you encounter around the house can evoke different emotions and moods, did you know that? Research shows that there is a 40% improvement in mood after being exposed to pleasant scents. This is because certain scents are associated with positive memories and can remind us of happy times or places. 

Additionally, certain scents can have calming and soothing effects, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety.

Lavender, for instance, is known for its calming properties in a soy candle and is an excellent choice for winding down at the end of a long day. While on the other hand, citrus scents like lemon or orange can be very energising and uplifting in a soy candle and can be great for getting started on the right foot for the day. 

There's nothing better than a warm scent like vanilla or cinnamon to relax you when you're looking for something cozy and comforting to do.

It is important to choose the right scent in a soy candle to get the best results, but that is only the beginning.

Here is my goto list of essential oil scents I like in my scented soy candles:

  • Lavender - Calming and Relaxing
  • Peppermint - Energizing and Refreshing
  • Lemon - Uplifting and Invigorating
  • Eucalyptus - Refreshing and Decongesting
  • Rose - Romantic and Sensual
  • Bergamot - Soothing and Uplifting
  • Sandalwood - Relaxing and Grounding
  • Jasmine - Calming and Romantic
  • Frankincense - Centering and Meditative
  • Ylang-Ylang - Relaxing and Romantic

The Occassion

Along with the scents you'd like to use in a soy candle, you should also think about what kind of mood you would like to create, so you can choose scents that suit the occasion. Would you like to have a romantic atmosphere in your home for a date night in? The sensuality and sophistication of a soy candle that smells of sandalwood, rose or jasmine, would make for a great choice.

Are you planning to host a party with your friends? The mood for an evening of laughter and fun should be set with a scented soy candle that is fun and playful, such as grapefruit or peppermint.

When it comes to choosing the perfect soy candle, it's not just about the scent you want, but also the mood you're trying to set. You don't want to be that person who lights up a lavender candle at a party and sends everyone to sleep, do you?

For a romantic night in with your partner, you need something sensual and sophisticated. Think soy candles with scents like sandalwood, rose, or jasmine to set the perfect ambiance for some romance and relaxation.

On the other hand, if you're planning a night of fun and games with your besties, you'll want something playful and uplifting. Soy candles with fruity or minty scents like grapefruit or peppermint will get the party started and keep everyone in high spirits.

But, let's be real, we all know that soy candles are also a great way to treat yourself to some much-needed self-care. For those days when you just want to unwind and relax after a long day at work, a soothing lavender or chamomile soy candle can work wonders in creating a calming and serene atmosphere.

The Presentation

I would also like to point out that the presentation with a scented soy candle must not be forgotten! The way that a candle looks and feels can also have a considerable effect on what mood it creates in your home. A candle in a sleek and elegant glass jar is perfect for creating an atmosphere that is both romantic and intimate. When you use a candle in a luxurious glass jar with a wooden lid, it will bring a more rustic and cozy atmosphere to the room than a candle in metal or a container that looks cheap and pretty.

The Soy Candle Quality

Last but not least, don't forget to take into consideration the candle's quality. The price of cheaper candles may seem like a good deal, but in reality they are often made with lower quality ingredients, which can affect the scent and the duration of the candle. You should choose candles made from high-quality ingredients, such as soy or beeswax, which will burn longer and more evenly than candles made from cheap fragrances or additives.

That's it. That's my guide to choosing the perfect soy candle for every mood and for every occasion. I hope this helped. It is important to remember that the right candle can transform any room into a sanctuary of relaxation, romance, or fun. 

So go on and treat yourself to some self-care, or set the mood for your next event with a soy candle that truly reflects your unique style and set the mood for your event.

Below you'll find some of my suggestions for different moods from our Seema with Love range of handmade and hand-poured candles.

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