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20 Unique Candle Scents You Didn’t Know Exist

20 Unique Candle Scents You Didn’t Know Exist

For some, the season of gift giving arises only during Christmas time. For others, it is a year-long merriment. Any present, no matter how little, be it ring candles or a lavish jewelry, will always have a special bearing to the receiver. No occasion is required for you to practice the art of giving. Precious moments such as a newly built house, a newly wedded couple, or a new addition to the family are simple instances that might encourage an individual to give a little something from the heart.

These days, the interior design industry has blossomed; candles of different designs and scents have also owned their section in every department store. It’s on every interior designer’s list! Even if it stands as a decoration in the corner of a room, the right candle scent can set the mood of an entire space.

But why scented candles? Alright. I’ll answer your question with another question. Have you ever imagined a life lacking the sense of smell? No more appetizing home-cooked meals.

Oh no! The prepared food’s aroma brings you to a cephalic phase where you can start visualizing its taste even before it reaches your taste buds. No more longing for someone’s trademark scent. Maybe Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie can’t deliver one of his sweetest lines to Bella Swan, “Your scent is like a drug to me, my own personal brand of heroine.”

No more thorough assessment for health care providers. The stench of a rotten body or an infected wound can actually help in planning for patient’s care. No more warning signs for an impending danger. That rancid food may cause you to be rushed in the emergency room. Certainly, your olfactory function is as important as your sense of sight, hearing, taste, and touch.

Would you want your house visitors to bash you with their bad impressions of your home? A fragrant smell of your lighted candles can transform your home into a soothing place, welcoming your guests with splashes of florals, greens, citrus fruits, and the like. To give you fragrance ideas for your home, here are the 20 candle scents you didn’t know exist and are surefire great gifts.

1. Champagne & Macarons

Royal Essence’s distinct candle scent of Champagne and Macarons is infused with vanilla bean, ripened raspberries, crushed almonds, and sweetened citrus fruits plus the crisp and sparkling flavor of champagne. Clink your glasses as you get flabbergasted with the surprise center of this jewelry candle. Discover a ring when you unwrap the silver foil after lighting your candle for 10–15 hours. This ring candle is a classy gift that can burn up to 80 fragrant hours.

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    2. Popcorn

    Want an authentic movie experience even without a bucket full of popcorn? Try this exceptionally scented candle that will bring you on your movie marathon mode, at the same time keeping you from all the negative effects of too much salt and butter. The Popcorn Candle is a perfect partner for that chick flick you have been wanting to watch.

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      3. Dark Rum

      Booze night can mean candlelit partying! Enjoy the scent of this dark cocktail with hints of bergamot and plum, rum and leather, and amber, patchouli, and milk as the candle melts. With its 60 hours of burn time, Malin + Goetz candles leave you with options of burning the candle alone or pairing it with a complimentary scent of their Mojito candle to achieve maximum pleasure. This bestselling scent of the Malin + Goetz line, the Dark Rum candle can save you from alcohol intoxication.

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        4. Lime & Sea Salt

        Margaritaville® presents their two-wick candle in a square novel tin design. What’s more to love about this candle? The attractive layout in the tin, the amalgam scents of lime and sea salt, and its two wicks. Its fragrance notes consists of lime as its top note, citron for its middle note, and musk as its base note. The tropical lime cocktail scent is great for travelling by the beach with a hint of sea salt.

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          5. Vine Tomato Garden

          Good for gift giving, this candle does not disappoint. Nicely presented in a beautiful jar, this candle is made from botanical extracts using an all-natural blend of rapeseed wax. If you desire for that earthy and fresh aroma of candles, the Daylesford Vine Tomato Garden Candle is your best choice. It is slow-burning, hand-poured, and Wiltshire-made. Leave your space with this subtle scent that lasts for days.

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            6. Bamboo Rain

            Shower your space with the fresh smell of clean bamboo and the watery, floral scent of hyacinth. The Bamboo Rain Candle contains one hidden jewel valued at $20 to $7500. For the product’s specifications, it boasts of a 100-hour estimated burning time, a volume of 16-oz wax in 21-oz container, has a height of 6.75” and a diameter of 3.5”.

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              7. Japanese Maple and Vetivert

              A creative handmade gel candle from Stoneglow serves as a gorgeous adornment in your home as well as creating a lovely smell of cinnamon, clove, and saffron on a bed of roses and white florals. The richness of vetivert, sandalwood, and patchouli makes its woody scent with a touch of cashmere musk and moss. With a burning time of 30 hours, savor the scent of botanicals as if you’re on a vacation in a relaxing place.

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                8. Bookstore

                For the book lovers out there, grab your cup of coffee and lay on your bed of books as you let go of all your worries and stay cozy for the day. Blends of driftwood, mahogany, coffee, and a subtle scent of leather create the sweet and comforting earthy fragrances within a soy candle. The 8 fluid ounces of soy wax burns nice and clean around 65 hours.

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                  9. Siam Poppy and Sunflower

                  Domestically grown from 100 percent soy, prepare for a feast of scents with the richness of ruby-toned siam poppies and happy sunflowers. These popular blooms will create a garden-like smell in any space. Fill your home with the floral fragrances for 60 hours. What’s another thing to look forward to this floral candle is a treat of planting the packaging. The box and paper disc that come with the candle contain seeds for growing your own crimson poppies or sunny wildflowers.

                    10. Baby Powder

                    If you think baby powder can only be useful to babies per se, you got it all wrong. We are used to utilizing baby powder to eliminate the stinky smell depending on where you apply it. Some people are even allergic to it. You need not buy a hypoallergenic powder just to savor the scent of baby powder. The Baby Powder Candle is designed to make you delight in the baby powder scent without having to endure the side effects of a real powder.

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                      11. Fig Tree

                      This is probably the most luxurious candle I have seen. Meticulously assessed and made by wax experts, this indoor-and-outdoor edition of candle is made from first-class waxes with scents of fig wood, its fresh leaves, and the milky sap. Another thing to be proud of is its container made in earthenware from the famous pottery in the south of France.

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                        12. A Song of Fire & Spice

                        Inspired by the popular series, Game of Thrones, the jam jar candle possesses a sweet yet subtle scent of fruit spice, deep treacle, and misty mead. A natural, soy wax candle with essential oils will create a pleasant aroma in your room. Make your 25-hour burn time a sweet trip from Kings Landing to Winterfell.

                          13. Nocturn Alley

                          This geeky candle will leave you smelling Hogwarts with its aromatic incense, dragon blood, and smoked pine notes. Unleash your inner wizard as you light a potion with layers of black soy wax and purple, glittery soy wax from top to bottom. With its 10-cm height and 250 ml jam jar, embrace the wicked side for a 25-hour burn time.

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                            14. Angels Trumpet

                            From the Victorian era inspired design, the Angels Trumpet will light up for about 40 hours giving you an unusual balance of scents. The richness and exotic notes of sweet French tuberose and earthy scent of woodland mushrooms will make your home a better place to live in. The bestselling scalloped candle is placed in an elegant glass bowl, enveloped with a linen-covered box, and adorned with a silk ribbon. This signature scent creates a tug-of-war equilibrium of heady and delicate smell.

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                              15. Golden Cassis

                              Agraria’s petite crystal candle features the classic fragrances of fresh oranges and berries and the modern scents of cassis, rose, jasmine, and lily altogether. Bring home the scent of sweet citrus of the spring and summer seasons. This contemporary scented candle is encased in a silver plated lid stamped with Agraria crest good for reusing as tea light holder. The 96-gram luminous candle shines its beauty for 25 hours.

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                                16. Nectarine Blossom & Honey

                                This is not an ordinary nectarine blossom and honey scent. This is “THE” Jo Malone™ Nectarine Blossom & Honey Home Candle. The sweetness of acacia honey agrees with the decadent scent of nectarine, peach, and cassis. Convert your home into an atmosphere of delicate spring flowers and delight in the luxury of this Jo Malone’s fragrance. With 45 hours of burning time, unwind and uplift your spirits through this smell.

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                                  17. Snow Day

                                  This crackling candle is specially designed to wow you with its wooden wick feeling like you’re next to a fireplace. Make your winter days warm by throwing another log on the pile as the wick crackles while the candle is burning. The Snow Day candle is perfect as an indoor scent mixed with winter spices, amber, balsam, and cedar. Your snow days will never be so cold with this cozy and seasonal scent.

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                                    18. Grandma’s Kitchen

                                    Get a taste of nostalgia as your grandmother showcases her culinary prowess. A drooling aroma of the allspice blend of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger root will make every nose turn. You don’t need to travel to your grandma’s house to have a scent of her freshly baked love. This candle is present all year round but is named differently as the “Witches Brew” during the Halloween season. The Grandma’s Kitchen candle is 26 oz and can last up to 120–160 hours of burning time.

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                                      19. It’s Your Birthday

                                      Candles are a staple item in every birthday celebration. But how about a birthday candle that actually smells like your cake? Taste the aromatic fragrance of the mouthwatering buttercream icing on top of your favorite vanilla cake. Sweeten it more with sprinkles of maple sugar for a perfect mix. It’s also presentable in its own way as the candle is sealed in a mason jar wrapped with burlap and twine.

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                                        20. Wood Ash

                                        For a more masculine approach, why not try the ash series candles from Baxter of California? The outdoorsy fragrance of the campfires of the high mountains, low desert valleys, and coastal beaches of California is ready to diffuse in your favorite spot. Specifically, the Wood Ash scent contains notes of cold mountain wood plus smoky incense that will burn about 80 hours. Made from soy wax, fusion of Texas cedarwood, amber, blonde wood, leafy grass, birch tar, and cade, is packed in a 274-gram candle.

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                                          There are several reasons why you would want to burn a candle. Some do it to hide foul odors circulating their homes or maybe to create an inviting ambiance. Some choose to light a candle for aromatherapy benefits, which aid in stimulating their senses and calming their mind, body and spirit.

                                          Elevate and freshen your space with these unique and fragrant scents you’ll surely love. These are worth your hard-earned cash as they are made from the long-lasting soy wax for cleaner burning and bring you a whole new different smell no matter what season it is. Let your creativity shine through these candles and discover sensational scents from this wide array of candles.

                                          Featured photo credit: nook & burrow via nookandburrow.com

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                                          The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

                                          The Ultimate Guide to Help You Sleep Through the Night Tonight

                                          It’s well past midnight and you’ve got to get up in less than six hours. You toss and turn all night. Before you know it, another hour passes by and you start panicking.

                                          If I don’t get to sleep in the next 30 minutes, I’m going to be exhausted tomorrow!”

                                          One thing is for sure, you’re not alone. Over 70M+ Americans have stated that they don’t get the proper sleep they need at night.[1] So what could possibly be causing this insomnia epidemic?

                                          Throughout my entrepreneurial journey of building my language learning company, I have experimented and researched dozens of best sleep practices. Some have flopped but a few have dramatically improved the quality of my life and work.

                                          In this article, I’ll look into the reason why you’re sleep deprived and how to sleep through the night tonight.

                                          Why you can’t sleep through the night

                                          The first step to improving anything is getting to the bottom of the root problem. Different studies have shown the reasons why most people cannot sleep well at night.[2] Here are the main ones that the average person faces:

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                                          Stress

                                          If you’ve ever stayed up at night worrying about something, know that it’s a major sleep inhibitor. When you’re feeling stress, your mind and body becomes more activated, making it incredibly difficult to fall asleep. Even when you do manage to sleep, it won’t be deep enough to help you feel rested the next day.

                                          Exposure to blue light before sleep time

                                          We’re exposed to harmful blue light on a daily basis through the use of our digital screens. If you’ve never heard of blue light, it’s part of the visible light spectrum that suppresses melatonin, our sleep hormones. Other harmful effects include digital eye strains and macular cellular damage.

                                          While daytime exposure to blue light is not very harmful, night time exposure tricks our brain into thinking it’s daytime. By keeping your brain alert and suppressing melatonin, your mind is unable to shut down and relax before bedtime.

                                          Eating close to bedtime

                                          Eating too late can actually be an issue for many people, especially those who are older than 40. The reason is, eating before laying down increases the chances of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which stomach acid backflows into the esophagus.

                                          Another reason not to eat too late is sleep quality. Even if you manage to sleep right after eating, it’s likely that you’ll wake up tired. Instead of letting your body rest during sleep, it has to digest the food that was entered before bedtime.

                                          Rule of thumb: eat 3-4 hours before bedtime.

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                                          Medical conditions

                                          In some cases, it could be medical conditions that cause your sleep problems. If you can’t relate yourself to the above reasons or any of these common sleep problem causes, you should visit the doctor.

                                          The vicious sleep cycle

                                          The biggest danger to repeating the bad habits mentioned above is the negative cycle that it can take you through. A bad night’s sleep can affect not only your energy but your willpower and decision making skills.

                                          Here’s an example of a bad sleep pattern:

                                          You get a bad night’s sleep
                                          –> You feel tired and stressful throughout the day.
                                          –> You compensate it with unhealthy habits (for example junk food, skipping exercises, watching Netflix etc.)
                                          –> You can’t sleep well (again) the next night.

                                            You can imagine what could happen if this cycle repeats over a longer period of time.

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                                            How to sleep better (throughout the night)

                                            To help you break the vicious cycle and stop waking up in the middle of the night, I’ll explain to you a list of actionable steps to solve your trouble staying asleep.

                                            1. Take control over the last 90 minutes of your night

                                            What you do (or don’t do) before bedtime have significant impact on the quality of your sleep. Many times, it can be the difference between staying up until 4am and sleeping like a baby.

                                            Here are a few suggestions:

                                            • Go from light to dark – Darkness stimulates production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Turn off unused light around the house, and think about investing into warm light that you can use in the bedroom before bedtime.
                                            • Avoid screens (or wear blue light blocking glasses) – Keep the bedroom a technology-free zone as the light from electronic devices can disturb your sleep. If you need to work, wear blue light blocking glasses (also known as computer glasses) throughout or before you sleep to prevent sleep disruption.
                                            • Find an activity that helps you to wind down  This could be anything that calms you down, and reduces thinking (especially unnecessary stress). Fir example, listening to soothing/good feel music, taking a hot bath, reading or meditating.
                                            • Keep any electronics you have on the other side of the room or outside the room – One of the most harmful things that can disrupt your sleep is the notifications you get from your smartphones. The simplest way to avoid this is to keep it away from you.
                                            • Create a bedtime routine – A night routine is a couple of things you do prior to going to bed. By doing these things every night, you’ll have a more restful and high-quality sleep. Learn how to pick up a night routine here: The Ultimate Night Routine Guide to Sleep Better and Wake Up Productive

                                            2. Eat the right nutrients (and avoid the wrong ones)

                                            What you eat (not just when we eat) plays a critical role in your sleep quality. If you’re ever in doubt of what to eat to improve your sleep, take the following into consideration:

                                            • Kiwi – This green fruit may be the ultimate pre-bed snack. When volunteers ate two kiwis an hour before hitting the hay, they slept almost a full extra hour. Kiwis are full of vitamins C and E, serotonin and folate—all of which may help you snooze.
                                            • Soy foods – Foods made with soy such as tofu, miso and edamame, are rich in isoflavones. These compounds increase the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that influences the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
                                            • Fiber-rich foods – Eating more fiber could be key for better sleep. Eating fiber was associated with more restorative slow-wave sleep—the more you eat, the better you sleep—per a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Fiber prevents blood sugar surges that may lower melatonin. Get a fiber boost from beans, artichokes, bran cereal and quinoa.
                                            • Salmon – Most fish, especially salmon, halibut and tuna boost vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin— a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness.

                                            3. Adjust your sleep temperature

                                            Once you’ve gone through the first 2 recommendations, the last step to experiment with is temperature. According to Sleep.org, the ideal temperature for sleep is 60-67 Farenheit. This may be cooler than what most people are used to, but keep in mind that our body temperature changes once we fall asleep.

                                            Rule of thumb: sleeping in cooler temperature is better for sleep quality than warmer temperature.

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                                            Find out how to maintain the optimal temperature to sleep better here: How to Sleep Faster with the Best Temperature

                                            Sleep better form now on

                                            Congrats on making it to the end of this guide on sleep. If you’re serious about taking the necessary steps in improving your sleep, remember to take it one step at a time.

                                            I recommend trying just one of the steps mentioned such as taking a hot bath, blocking out blue light at night, or sleeping in cooler temperature. From there, see how it impacts your sleep quality and you can keep doing what works, and throw away what doesn’t.

                                            As long as you follow these steps cautiously and diligently, I know you’ll see improved results in your sleep!

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