In My Home: Calming Candles That Will Make Your House Feel Zen

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When you’re decorating your home, you put a lot of thought into what the space looks and feels like. Whether or not you realize it, one of the most integral parts of the decor is the smell. And if you’re trying to build an oasis in your home, you’re going to need some calming candles to sprinkle throughout your rooms. Whether the scents are warm and musky, or light and floral, candles can really set the mood for your space.

The beauty of candles is that they don’t just add a refreshing smell to your space. The jars themselves can also act as decor pieces in and of themselves. Recently, luxury candle makers have been putting their delicious scents inside some beautiful jars. Diptyque is known for their beautifully chic packaging — the white label is recognizable on beauty counters everywhere — and Anthropologie always delivers on jars that are perfectly Instagrammable.

So if you’re looking for ways to spice up your home (forgive the pun) by adding some fresh new scents — and equally beautiful decor pieces — you’ll definitely need to get your hands on some of these calming candles. They’ll turn your home into a beautiful oasis that you’ll probably never want to leave.

Diptyque Jasmin Candle

Jasmine scents are known to help improve your mood, overcome your stress, and balance your hormones, so it makes sense that jasmine scents make for really calming candles. Diptyque is known for their effortlessly chic packaging and candles so strong, their scents can fill a house. Put a jasmine scent in a Diptyque candle and you’ve got a winning duo. Pro tip: Save your candle jar after the candle has burned out. It makes a great accessory for beauty product storage.

Shop Now: Diptyque Jasmin Candle, $65

Oribe Côte d’Azur Candle

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Oribe’s signature Côte d’Azur scent has graced the locks of almost every beauty lover who’s a fan of luxury haircare. This candle is a great way to take the salon home with you. The invigorating scents of Calabrian bergamot, black currant, Sicilian orange, white butterfly jasmine, sandalwood, and amber create a warm and inviting aura in your home.

Shop Now: Oribe Côte d’Azur Candle, $65

La Mamounia Date Scented Candle

Inspired by the scents of Marrakech, Morocco and made exclusively for the luxurious La Mamounia resort, this candle is definitely worth the coin. It combines the scent of dates, fig, and wood to transport you into a completely relaxed state of bliss.

Shop Now: La Mamounia Date Scented Candle, $58

Urban Outfitters Raw Clay Collection Candle: Palo Santo

You can always count on Urban Outfitters to bring some really trendy pieces into your home, and this candle is no different. The whole Raw Clay collection has jars that are statement pieces in and of themselves, and the yummy scents definitely don’t hurt. The Palo Santo candle has a chic millennial pink jar, and blends sandalwood, tobacco, tonka bean, mahogany, and spice for a very warm, musky scent.

Shop Now: Urban Outfitters Raw Clay Collection Candle: Palo Santo, $24

Anthropologie Capri Blue Rose Gold Jar Candle

If you’re looking for adorable home decor, Anthropologie is the place to find it. The rose gold jar of this candle is every millennial’s dream, and the scent is pretty great, too. This candle was made with the floral lover in mind. It combines geranium, primrose, peony, and pomegranate with a little bit of vanilla marshmallow and blond wood.

Shop Now: Anthropologie Capri Blue Rose Gold Jar Candle, $30

Bath & Body Works White Barn White Tea & Sage 3-Wick Candle

If you’ve ever bought a candle for your home, chances are, you stopped at Bath & Body Works first. Their 3-wick candles are the perfect, inexpensive accessory for any home, and their new White Barn line adds in some really adorable packaging, too. This white tea and sage candle combines bergamot and essential oils with the two main ingredients for a light and refreshing scent to fill your room.

Shop Now: Bath & Body Works White Barn White Tea & Sage 3-Wick Candle, $15

Skylar Isle Candle

Nothing screams “relaxation” more than a beachy getaway, and the beachy scent Isle scent from Skylar makes for one of the most calming candles on this list. It has citrus, sandalwood, jasmine, rose, patchouli to transport you to a vacation escape. Plus, the candle is completely cruelty-free and vegan, so you can shop guilt-free.

Shop Now: Skylar Isle Candle, $38

Eric Buterbaugh Rose & Amber Candle

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Shop Now: Eric Buterbaugh Rose & Amber Candle, $70

Eric Buterbaugh is one of the most sought-after florists in Los Angeles, so it makes sense that his venture into fragrance and candles would be super successful. This candle combines to relaxing scents — rose and amber — to create one of the most calming candles we’ve ever tried. Plus, the all-black packaging makes this candle look super chic in your home.

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