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2020 has been a long year. With all the internal and external stress that has been thrown our way, self-care is more important now than ever. There are many ways to cope, but unwinding with a good book, a hot bubble bath, and a relaxing candle are a great place to start to help to spruce up your personal energy.
And if you want to including a candle in your self-care routine but don’t know where to start, there are plenty of scented candles to choose from that will not only match your mood, but also your personality. There’s no better way to figure out which is the best candle for you than selecting one based on your zodiac sign. Ahead, I did the shopping for you so you can go ahead and start your journey on the road to your happy place.
Aries like to “boss up” and assert their authority onto others, which means they need to feel motivated, assured, and powerful 24/7. A candle with strong coffee notes will remind them to access their fiery energy and add some pep to their already spirited step. This candle will help them burn the midnight oil toward greatness and become the baller that they are deep down. Not only will Aries want to take over the world, but with this candle blazing brightly by their side, they’ll be inspired and able to dominate the universe—their #1 goal in life.
Life is always “la vie en rose” for Taurus, which is why it’s no surprise that they are always drawn to the radiant floral aroma of roses. Add a dash of berries to the mix, and the scrumptious aroma will become seductive and succulent, as well as rich and sweet all at once. But don’t worry; the piquant combo of this candle won’t be too much for Taurus’ senses. They’ll light this delectable candle when they are reading a book or having a nice red wine with friends or their special someone. They’ll never want this candle’s aromatic flame to burn out.
The mind of a Gemini works 10 miles a minute. Therefore, it’s essential for the twin star to unwind and find their inner chill spot. The citrusy tip notes of Bergamot will help Gemini relieve stresses and calm down their overworked minds, if only for a second. The floral middle notes will allow the air sign to disconnect from their worries and step out of their thoughts. They’ll be able to find peace and harmony within—even prompting them to have a whole new vibe after inhaling the soothing aroma of this lovely, tranquil candle.
Cancers are hard to candle shop for. First of all, they know all about home decor and essences, which means that they’re lowkey picky about what scent they have lingering in their orb. They like to find candles that make them feel cozy and cuddly during their favorite activity in the world: bath time. This candle has their favorite floral, lavender, with layers of warm vanilla and musk notes. Did we also mention that it’s “sweater scented?” No other candles will allow the crustacean to better unwind in the bath, then feel all snuggly in their robe right after.
“Sting like a butterfly, float like a bee” is the mantra to think of most when talking about Leos (even though the fierce lion is more lovable than ferocious, they have a fierce reputation). So it’s time we throw away all the celestial slander and celebrate the lion’s lesser-noted tender side with the “Jar Candle Oats & Honey Home Scents” by Chesapeake Bay Candle. The sweet honey aroma will let Leo flex their biggest muscle of all: their loyal hearts (which we all adore and swoon over, even if it’s not expressed as often).
The warm, earthy scent of this relaxing candle will transcend Virgos into their favorite place—the forest—if only in their daydreams. The pungent woodsy aroma of this candle will reduce stress within and help Virgo express their sentiments more concisely. Not only will Virgo feel as though they’ve been transported into another place and realm in time, but they will feel more grounded and emotionally balanced. This candle will also promote inner peace, confidence, and wellness due to the unique cedarwood aroma. Virgos will love this candle so much, they’ll stock up on them at home.
Being that Cardi B is a Libra, we just had to honor her zodiac sign with this candle. But the essences of this candle (especially the “Metallic Rose”) makes it ideal for Libra to feel like the “boss babe” they are. Pairing this candle with a glass of bubbly will help them unwind from a hard day’s work. They’ll ditch their laptops, iPhones, and work emails for a moment away from the pressures and stresses of work once this amazing candle is lit. Decisive Libra will want to have this as their candle of choice going forward, for relaxing purposes.
Who doesn’t love a nice glass of red wine at the end of the day? Now, instead of drinking one, it’s available in candle form. The intoxicating essence of grapes and berries, along with the sweet and bitter aroma, will calm Scorpio’s passionate nature. Scorpios will be able to ice down their deep emotions and offer themselves a refreshing outlook on life after smelling this tart candle. Their hearts and minds will be open and free from anger as a result of the intensely delicious fragrance the candle radiates.
Sagittarius is known for a love of life and the ability to mix different philosophies together in order to find one ideal that works for them. Though this candle is not an actual subject one can study (although it really should be), it will make the archer think about their place in society and what they can do to make the world a better place. With fragrances of lavender, geranium, mahogany, cedarwood, and oak permeating the air once lit, this candle will cleanse the home, allowing Sag to awaken their senses while inspiring to them start a new spiritual and philosophical journey within.
The “Holly Jolly” candle smells like the “most wonderful time of the year.” That’s right: the winter holidays. Being that Capricorn Season starts right before the seasonal festivities, this evergreen scent will warm their reflective hearts with sentimental vibes and thoughts of yesteryear. The sea goat can reminisce all year round with this comforting candle while feeling as though they’ve traveled through time to their youth. They’ll be reminded of the love they have for joyful family gatherings—as well as memories of drinking hot cocoa after snow fights. Yes, one sniff of this candle will do all of that.
Real talk: Aquarians are known to be the innovators of the cosmos, which is why they need a unique and fresh scent to perfume the air around them. The Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle in Volcano will inspire the water bearer to take amazing leaps within themselves and the world, without hesitation. They’ll be able to create greatness, due to the fragrant citrus notes of this candle, which include oranges, lemons, and limes with a dash of floral essences. Their minds will be open and in tune with the upcoming trends that can change the planet and their lives for good.
If Pisces closes their eyes for a minute when smelling this candle, they’ll think they are a real life siren singing on the seashore. As the mystic of the zodiac, Pisces like to unwind with fragrances that can allow their minds to escape to their favorite spot on earth—the sea (a place where they can swim free and be themselves). The Ocean Mist & Sea Salt candle is the only one that could ever enchant a mermaid. The beachy aroma will also bring Pisces back to their home amongst the oceanic waves.
Post time: Jul-17-2020