The best candle fragrances to help you sleep

23 September 19

A good nights sleep has the power to help us maintain our overall health, increase our activity and responsiveness. But, we know there are times when it can be difficult to get to sleep — restless and sleepless nights can happen to anyone — caused by things like too much caffeine in the evening or screen time before bed.

When trying to improve your sleeping habits, we’ve found its important to follow a similar routine every night. But, this made us wonder, which candles could we burn at night to help us sleep?


We recently covered how lavender is a comforting and relaxing scent to enhance mediation. Lavender is a sweet soothing smell that can help you relax and unwind from a long day. The smell helps activate the brain in such a way that it helps slow the heart rate and can help muscles relax muscles to prepare for better slow-wave sleep, also called delta sleep or N3 stage.

lavender plant

For this reason, lavender is a popular scent in many candles and could help you relax and fall asleep fast!


Neroli is an essential oil produced from the blossoms from the bitter orange tree. The deep flora aroma is complex and perfect for mixing in with other scents to help relieve stress. This scent is often noted for its properties to help with anxiety and can enhance your mood.

A perfect candle to help you sleep deep at night could be our Neroli and Rose Geranium – this ultra feminine candle is perfect for your dressing table!


Unknown to many, Sandalwood is actually quite a sweet fragrance and similarly to lavender this scent can help you stay in slow-wave sleep longer. Sandalwood is commonly known for its rich, woody, and earthy scent and has long been used for the purposes of relaxation and anxiety relief.
We recommend sandalwood for those who prefer earth scents to heady florals. Our Dark Wood scented candle is woody, soft, and smoky – to help create the smell of rich forest in your home.


There is a sweet and calming feeling associated with the scent of vanilla for many people. This could be because it reminds us times tied to deep memories, like those of our grandmothers baking, Christmas, or birthdays. We put vanilla in a lot of our candles for this reason – we love it and you love it too!

If you are looking for a slightly complex but crisp floral smell we recommend our White Scented Candle. The candle has a unique blend of black lavender, amber, sweet vanilla, mint and sweet musk.

Or if you prefer more of an earthy vanilla, try our Autumn Scented Candle with a warm blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange, vanilla and spices. This candle will have you feeling calm and cosy in no time!

While we could go on and on about the scents good for sleep, because we love it, in the end it really boils down to your preference.

If you aren’t sure which candle might be right for you, take a look at our sample selection to try before you buy. Or you could always swing by our shop on the farm — we’d love to see you!