12 Lavender-Scented Candles That Will Melt Your Stress Away

published May 17, 2021
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, aka the perfect time to talk about ways to combat stress. According to the American Psychological Association, adults in the U.S. have reported higher stress levels in 2021 than even last year. With all that’s been going on, this statistic — while troubling — isn’t all that surprising, and it shows just how important it is to find ways to lower stress levels. From increasing your physical activity and integrating meditation into your day to day, to making time for hobbies and limiting exposure triggers (like the constant news cycle), there are many ways to make a positive change. At AT, one of our favorites is to unwind with a relaxing candle, specifically in the form of lavender candles, a favorite scent thanks to its natural stress-relieving properties. We rounded up 12 of our favorite lavender candles that’ll fill your home with the sweet scent of relaxation.

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Yankee Candle

One of Yankee Candle's most popular scents, the Lemon Lavender candle is equal parts refreshing and relaxing. The zesty notes of lemon and tangerine balanced against lavender, eucalyptus, and vanilla will make you a devotee, too.

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Sicily Hill

We love Sicily Hill's candles for their potent aromas and incredibly vast range of offerings. Coming in a 26-ounce votive, the Lavender Tea candle is basically designed for your next rest day thanks to its notes of soothing lavender and fresh tea leaves.

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If warm, earthy scents are your go-to, you'll love the NEST Fragrances Cedar Leaf & Lavender candle. Featuring a blend of rosemary, lavender, and sage and enhanced with cedar leaves and a touch of eucalyptus, it's bound to become a repeat purchase.

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P.F. Candle Co. is one of our favorite brands, and they're also home to one of our favorite lavender scents. Featuring a blend of bergamot, lavender, and cedar, this candle is tranquility in a jar.

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For a candle that's as visually stunning as it is aromatically alluring, pick up Voluspa's French Cade Lavender candle. Housed in a stunning etched glass votive, this candle features notes of French cade wood, lavender, verbena, and moss for a woodsy scent that you (and anyone else who comes in contact with it) will fawn over.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

Make every day a spa day with Woodwick's Lavender Spa candle. A rejuvenating blend of lavender and eucalyptus essential oils makes this candle the ultimate treat. Plus, its crackling wood wick helps create an extra-relaxing ambiance.

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CandaScent Labs

CandaScents Unwind candle is one of the most potent lavender candles around (and a personal favorite). Using only certified organic essential oils and 100 percent plant-derived extracts, this rich blend of lavender, thyme, sage, and rosemary is just waiting to be enjoyed.

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The perfect spring scent, LAFCO's Chamomile Lavender candle evokes thoughts of relaxing days spent outdoor in the springtime. A mix of sweet chamomile and sprightly lavender makes this choice one of the most enveloping scents on the list.

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Yankee Candle

You'll love this Yankee Candle favorite if you're a fan of tranquil scents on the warm and musky side. With a blend of lavender, vanilla orchid, jasmine, vanilla bean, and musk, this scent is robustly relaxing.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

If there were ever a candle to help you unwind, it would be one called Relax, no? Notes of lavender and sage combine with sandalwood, lemon, and vanilla to create the dreamiest of scents in this BBB pick.

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The folks at Bath & Body Works know what they're doing when it comes to making unique aromas. Case in point: the Lavender Marshmallow candle. A customer favorite, this one features cozy notes of lavender, vanilla, marshmallow, and warm amber.

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Lavender and eucalyptus are two of the most beloved calming scents — so why not enjoy them together? The Lav Eu candle from AireCandleCo allows you to do just that, combining these two lovely aromatics with tea tree and balsam fir for an especially unique blend.