The Best Candles for Creating a Peaceful, Productive Home

Creating a Peaceful, Productive Home

Whether you’re new to the work-from-home world, or you’ve been working from home for some time, you’ll likely agree that little details can make a huge difference in productivity. For some, playing music of having background noise makes all the difference. For others, scent plays a bigger role. Plus, there is something so luxurious about a nice candle, whether you’re looking to create a peaceful, relaxing moment or a productive workspace. Anything overpowering makes it difficult to focus or relax. The best candles, in my opinion, are subtle and evocative.

The Best Candles for Creating a Comfortable Live-Work Space

Picking the best candles for a peaceful and productive home is a personal experience, and everyone’s taste is a bit different. However, I’ve come up with a few of the best candles which are generally crowd pleasers.

Trish McEvoy Wild Blueberry Vanilla Scented Candle

This candle is one of the best candles of all time for me. The subtly sweet scent is gorgeous and the candle smells lovely whether it’s lit or not. The candle is made with the maximum fragrance oil content, making the scent powerful but not aggressive. This option is a bit pricy, but is made of a slow-melting wax blend, making it longer lasting than the typical candle. In my view, it is well worth the price.

Voluspa Candles

I’m a big fan of the Voluspa rose candles. They have a wide variety of rose-based candles, so if you’re a floral fan, I’d definitely recommend trying one of those. If you’d prefer something less rosy, Voluspa has a number of spice-based and fruity scents. Really, they’re all winners. This rose scented duo that I picked up from the last Nordstrom anniversary sale is a great deal, even at full price.

Capri Blue Candle

Anyone who has been to Anthropologie knows the scent of the Capri Blue Candle. And there’s a reason why it’s become so popular: it’s simply a gorgeous scent. The Capri Blue Volcano candle blends citrus with a sweet sugary scent that, like the Trish McEvoy option, is bold but not overpowering. You can pick up the traditional blue candle or go with a different candle jar motif, like this pretty confetti inspired jar.

Bath & Body Works’ White Barn Candles

As a store, Bath & Body Works and White Barn can be a bit overwhelming. Certainly, some of the scents can be really intense. However, I’ve found a handful of scents I keep going back to – especially because they generally have some great deals. My favorites include: Bergamot Waters, Eucalyptus Mint, Rose Water & Ivy, and Mahogany Teakwood. In our two bedroom apartment, each of these can make the entire place smell nice. A word to the wise, though: the Eucalyptus Mint and Mahogany Teakwood can be a bit strong, so if you’re looking for a candle to keep on your desk, I’d go with something more mild.

My favorites candles from Bath and Body Works/White Barn: Bergamot Waters, Eucalyptus Mint, Rose Water & Ivy, and Mahogany Teakwood.

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Whether you're new to the work-from-home world, or you've been working from home for some time, you'll likely agree that little details can make a huge difference in productivity. For some, scent plays a big role in this. Plus, there is something just so luxurious about a nice candle, whether you're looking to create a peaceful, relaxing moment or a productive workspace. Read my round up of the best candles for creating a peaceful, productive home here!

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