With their soft glow and subtle aroma, the right candles can help you stay grounded, relaxed, and focused. The key is to choose the right candle for your room. You may not get to enjoy these in a dorm room, but for those living in an apartment, they can be wonderful. Here are 8 amazing scented candles for college students.
The water lily pear fragrance is one of the most popular from Chesapeake Bay’s Mind & Body line. This clean scent is perfect for studying, relaxing, or any time you want your room to smell delightful. There are dozens of other scent combinations to try out as well. From teak wood to rose water and everything in between. The frosted glass of this candle brings a soft glow while the wooden lid will keep your candle fresh when it isn’t burning.
Made with essential oils and fragrances, Capri Blue’s Volcano candle is a delight to look at as well as to burn. Housed in a hand-blown, bright blue glass container, this candle burns long and last for hours. The tropical fragrance will help keep your mind focused on your studies while making you feel like you’re in paradise. Enjoy the scents of sugared oranges, lemons, and limes, and mountain greens. It’s perfect to keep warm on cold winter nights.
Made from a combination of soy wax and essential oils, this Bath & Body Works candle boasts a burn time of up to 45 hours. This particular candle is especially good around midterms and finals. The eucalyptus will keep you calm in even the most stressful of situations while the spearmint will help you stay sharp and focused. And because this candle has multiple wicks, you won’t have to worry about trimming or wax spills.
This lovely little candle from Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day may not look like much, but it ticks all the boxes for being environmentally friendly. It is made from soy and vegetable waxes, has a lead-free wick, isn’t tested on animals. Lavender is known to soothe anxiety and worry, making this an excellent choice for helping you stay calm before big test days. Lavender not your favorite? Mrs. Meyer’s has plenty of other scents too, like basil or geranium. This candle has a 35 hour burn time so you really get value for your money. You can even re-use the jar after the candle has burned itself out.
You don’t have to suffer the homesick blues when you burn a candle from Homesick. Homesick candles are designed to help keep longing at bay. Whether you choose one for your city or you want to get a scent that represents your state, Homesick has a scented solution you’re sure to love. They even have scents that showcase specific schools. Homesick even has scents for major life events—like getting a new job. There really is a custom scent for everything.
This set of two stress-relief candles from Way Out West Aromatherapy is meant to give you a sense of calm while allowing you to focus. The beautiful glass jars are tastefully decorated with a lovely tin accent piece around the jar’s mouth. The long burn time and soy wax guarantees your candle will keep you feeling warm while you’re burning the midnight oil during study sessions. Burn only one or burn both at the same time. Either way, you’ll be stress-free when you use these.
One of Yankee Candle’s best-sellers, this one has masculine notes of musk, patchouli, sage, and mahogany cologne. The scent fills up the room with all natural scents without being overpowering. With its extra-large size and slow burning wick means this candle will last a long time. You can get this scent (or dozens of others) in just about any size and shape imaginable. Medium jars, reed diffusers, flameless, and even car air fresheners are available options.
This triple-layered, luscious-smelling wonder will not only help you feel more at home in your dorm, it might make you a little hungry, too. This candle smells just like a slice of home-made apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream and sprinkled with cinnamon. The whole floor will want to know whose mom made the tasty pie, and all this while, it will just be your happy little candle. Once your candle has burned itself out, you can wash the Mason jar and use it for tasty beverages, or decorate the neck for a touch of country warmth.
So whether it’s for focus, warmth, good scents, or any combination thereof—light a candle and enjoy your studying.
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