How was your weekend, friends? We spent the weekend camping in Yellowstone, which was wonderful and the perfect opportunity to unplug & recharge. You know when you’re gone for a few days and go on vacation… then come home and realize what your house smells like? I always walk in wondering if it smells like the dogs (not favorable), clean, or something else. I have to say- I love the way our house smells. Clean, crisp, and lately- a lot like summertime (probably thanks to candles I’ve been burning). I burn candles all year long. They’re comforting for me, make me happy, and I love a fragrance filled house that is appropriate for the season. During quarantine and the pandemic, I’ve been burning candles nonstop (also recommended by my therapist to release negative energy and evoke a calm feeling). Now that we’re into the summer months, I figured I’d share some of my recent favorites I’ve been loving. Click through for over 20 scented candles that are perfect for summertime! Think crisp linen, citrus groves, sea salt, a coastal breeze, and many more nostalgic summer fragrances.
Before I dive into my favorite candles… I like keeping them on a tray, dish, book, or pedestal. You never know if the heat will mess up your furniture. I get hundreds of questions about the brass footed pedestal, pictured above, so I figured I should go ahead and link that right off the bat. You can find it here.
Click directly on the candles below to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage to shop.
01: blue jeans white shirt candle // 02: capri blue candle // 03: lanai candle // 04: citrus grove candle // 05: lenox luxury candle // 06: cement citronella candle // 07: salt and sea candle // 08: fresh grapefruit candle // 09: linen candle // 10: coastline candle // 11: grapefruit lychee candle // 12: multi wick candle // 13: amalfi lemon and mint candle // 14: aurora candle // 15: sea water foam candle // 16: basil and mandarin candle // 17: roses candle // 18: fresh lavender candle // 19: and we danced in the sea candle // 20: summer in italy candle // 21: marine candle // 22: wild lemongrass candle
I have so many favorites from this roundup. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I’ve pretty much tried them all (and the few I haven’t are currently on their way to me). I’m honestly a bit of a candle snob, but they bring me such joy. It’s the little things in life… and scent is one of the senses I’m most nostalgic about. It has a way of taking me back to a memory or creating a new memory.
The grapefruit lychee candle is probably my number one favorite right now. It’s my ideal summertime scent and is super fragrant. In addition to grapefruit, it contains notes of pomelo, yuzu, lychee, and vanilla. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. It has a lot of depth to it.
I’m also a big fan of burning candles outside… of the citronella variety, of course. You’ll find a few of those in the roundup as well!
The lavender scented candle, pictured above, is actually a heavy terra cotta planter. Once the candle burns down, I’ll use it for a succulent or maybe add it to my herb garden. I always try to reuse the vessels, and that’s exactly what this one is intended for.
Are you also a super fan of burning candles year round? I’m sure I’m not alone! Do you have any tried and true summer scents? Did you see any existing favorites in this post? I have a little secret for you… I may or may not be working on my creating my own line of candles. I was serious when I said I’m very passionate about them. Haha! I hope you all have a wonderful week!