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The Power of Aromatherapy: How Summer-Inspired Scented Candles Can Boost Your Mood

In the balmy embrace of summer, the air is not just warmer—it's laden with the potential for enhanced well-being through the delightful and deliberate use of aromatherapy. Scented candles, especially those infused with the quintessential fragrances of summer, serve as both a refreshing backdrop and an active participant in the seasonal shift toward summertime rejuvenation and relaxation. In this deep dive, we explore the myriad ways in which scented candles, boasting everything from the zest of citrus to the subtle notes of coconut santal, can significantly uplift and stabilize your mood throughout these sunniest of months.

Understanding Aromatherapy and Scented Candles

Aromatherapy operates on the principle that natural fragrances can evoke emotional and physical responses, helping to balance, harmonize, and promote the health of body, mind, and spirit. When infused into candles, these fragrances release their potent scents slowly, enveloping any space in layers of subtle, mood-enhancing fragrance.

The Mood-Boosting Magic of Summer Scents

Citrus: The Zesty Energizer

Few scents are as immediately revitalizing as citrus. Candles that feature notes of orange, lemon, or grapefruit are potent mood enhancers. Citrus scents cut through the lethargy that can accompany summer's heat, promoting a sense of refreshed alertness and increased energy. Studies suggest that citrus can decrease stress and even lower levels of depression. Try our Rainy Day Detox candle, rich with juicy clementine! 

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Lavender: Serenity Now

Lavender is almost synonymous with relaxation. Its gentle, soothing essence is incorporated into evening or bedtime routines to reduce stress and enhance sleep quality. During summer, when days are long and nights short, a lavender-scented candle is perfect for your own little sanctuary, preparing the mind and body for a restful night. Try Stolen Bathrobe, packed with the soothing scents of French lavender and white sage.

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Eucalyptus: Refresh and Clear

Eucalyptus is another cool, crisp scent ideal for summer. Known for its clear, sharp top notes, it is often used to enhance concentration and focus. A eucalyptus-scented candle can be particularly beneficial in cleansing the home’s atmosphere, helping to alleviate stuffiness on hot days and purifying the space with its mild antiseptic properties. If you like eucalyptus, you'll love Spa Addict. Packed with eucalyptus and peppermint for the ultimate refreshing boost!

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Tomato Leaf: Summer’s Novelty

An unexpected yet quintessentially summer scent is tomato leaf. This fragrance, with its fresh, green plant-like qualities, can transport one to a thriving garden. It’s unique in its ability to help you feel connected to nature, perfect for infusing a sense of calm and earthiness into your environment. It doesn't get more summer than The Botanist candle!

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Champagne: Celebratory Sweetness

Infuse a touch of luxury and celebration into your home with the effervescent, slightly fruity scent of champagne. This scent promotes a light, joyous mood, making it perfect for summer evenings that transition into breezy nights. Try Champagne Saber, Good Wknd's scented candle packed with raspberries and Prosecco for the ultimate celebratory candle!

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Celebrate with Champagne Saber Scented Candle


Hinoki Cypress: Tranquil and Woody

Hinoki Cypress brings a touch of Japanese forest bath to your living room. Known for its soothing, meditative properties, it offers a smoky, woody fragrance that can help reduce anxiety and stimulate relaxation. It’s a summer evening candle, ideal for winding down after a long, sunlit day. Hinoki Whisperer is the perfect blend of Hinoki cypress, yuzu, and pear for a bit of forest bathing right in your own home!

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Garden Mint: Cool and Invigorating

Mint is an instantly recognizable scent that promises to invigorate and refresh. A garden mint scented candle can brighten your space and your mood, perfect for an early morning boost or to rejuvenate after a day in the sun. Good Wknd's Dirty Mint candle is an intoxicating blend of citrus and fresh garden mint, plucked straight from the yard. Shop Dirty Mint today for a dose of citrusy, minty goodness!

Dirty Mint Scented Candle


Coconut Santal: Exotic and Soothing

Lastly, the creamy richness of coconut blended with the complex notes of santal creates a deeply soothing and exotic fragrance. This blend is perfect for creating a warm, inviting atmosphere that transports you to a tropical paradise, ideal for stress relief and emotional well-being. Light this candle and remember the delicious feeling of turning on your email's 'out of office' setting. Whether you're vacationing or staycationing, Out of Office will set the right tone for tuning out the world and pretending you're sunning yourself on a gorgeous Greek island!

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Integrating Scented Candles into Your Summer Routine

To reap the full benefits of these summer-inspired scents, consider the following tips:

  • Strategic Placement: Place scented candles in areas where you spend a lot of time such as the living room, bedroom, or office. Ensure the space is well-ventilated to distribute the fragrance evenly.
  • Timed Sessions: Use candles for 2-3 hours at a time to maximize their lifespan and maintain the integrity of the scents.
  • Combining Scents: Feel free to combine different candles to create a personalized scent profile that suits your mood and preferences.

Summer offers a unique opportunity to reset our emotional well-being through the thoughtful use of scented candles. Whether you're energized by the zest of citrus, soothed by the lullabies of lavender, or transported by the exotic whispers of coconut santal, incorporating these fragrances into your daily life can significantly enhance your mood and overall sense of happiness. Embrace the transformative power of aromatherapy with Good Wknd's selection of summery candles!

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