What exactly makes scented candles so popular?

21 February 23
Scented Candles

Scented candles have become increasingly popular over the years we’ve been in business, and it’s not hard to see why. Here at Melt, we’ve been using our own carefully refined chandlery techniques to produce beautiful handmade luxury scented candles for over 20 years. That’s given us plenty of time to see the UK’s love of scented candles flourish over the decades, which goes some way to explaining why they’re so popular today. So, what’s behind the nation’s love for scented candles?

The rise of aromatherapy

Scented candles can provide a sense of relaxation and calmness, which can help reduce stress and anxiety. The ingredients used in many of our scented candles can also enhance a particular mood or feeling – for example, Lavender is great for invoking a sense of relaxation, and citrus smells can reinvigorate your energy levels. What’s more, the combination of flickering candlelight and a pleasant scent can be a delightful sensory experience for many people. Essentially, scented candle aromatherapy is a popular way for people to enhance their living space and promote relaxation, mood enhancement, sensory experience, and memory association.

Additional ambience

Our scented candles can add warmth and atmosphere to any room. They create a warm and intimate ambiance, especially during the cold winter months. Plus, our candles provide soft, warm lighting that can help to create a cosy, inviting atmosphere – the flickering flame of a candle can be more soothing and calming than harsh overhead lights or bright lamps, which can be quite abrasive when you’re trying to create a comforting within your space. If you’re looking for the perfect way to unwind after a long day, then you won’t go far wrong by taking a bath next to a luxury scented candle.

Decorative appeal

Here at Melt, our luxury scented candles come in a variety of colours and styles, making them ideal for adding little touches of character to your home decor scheme. They can add elegance and sophistication to any room and can be used as either a centrepiece or an accent piece. For example, they can be used as a centrepiece on a dining table, placed on a shelf, or arranged in a grouping with other candles to create a cosy, intimate setting. However you choose to style your home, a luxury scented candle is a gorgeous addition to make to your space.

Memory recall

Scents can trigger memories, and scented candles can be used to create and relive particularity pleasant memories. A specific scent can evoke a feeling of nostalgia, taking you back to a specific time or place. For example, scents that are associated with nature, such as pine trees or the ocean, can evoke memories of outdoor activities, holidays, or childhood experiences, and the smell of fresh-cut grass may remind you of playing outside as a child.

Essentially, scented candles are so popular because they provide a simple way to add relaxation, ambiance, and decorative appeal to any space. Equally, they also provide a great way to indulge in some self-care and unwind after a long day. And if you’re looking for the perfect scented candle to add to your space, that’s where we can help.

You can browse our full range of luxury scented candles to find the ideal accompaniment for your space – including longtime customer favourites like Angel and Blush. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our team, or pop down to our Shop on the Farm to smell our candles in person. We can’t wait to help you pick your perfect fragrance!

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