If you’re in the market for a candle and are stuck on which one to go for, use this guide to help you make the all important decision. 

Have you ever felt yourself feeling calmer and more relaxed after lighting one of our candles? You’re not alone. (Merlot makes me want to curl up in front of a warm fire and put on ELF almost instantly). This isn’t an accident, and no, it’s not a placebo effect either. There’s a reason we use 100% essential oil blends in all our candles (all GMO free, might I add). Not only do they smell divineee, but they also have some pretty impressive benefits. What more could you want, eh?

We, at DAiLY, have candles to suit every lifestyle and need, whether you struggle to get out of bed in the morning (surge is ur gal) or find it hard to wind down at night (hello snooze). Use this guide to help you intentionally pick candles tailored to you. 

But first… 

 

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants that capture their flavours, scents and beneficial properties, pretty cool don’t you think? They’re incredibly potent and have been around for centuries.

 

Which scent is right for you?

 

Lemon Essential Oil

 

lemon essential oil

Do you find yourself victim to the afternoon slump which makes focusing on work almost impossible? Any candle with lemon essential oil could very well be your saving grace.

 

Scent: Fresh citrus fragrance which is energising and uplifting.

 

Lemon essential oil is loaded with antioxidants and is a completely natural ingredient that is extracted from the peel of fresh lemons through steam extraction.

 

 

Benefits:

 

 

 

Candles with Lemon Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

Lemon NeptuneLemon SaturnLemon Eris

 

Lemon WaveLemon SaturnLemon Zag 

Lemon Bum

 

 

Peppermint Essential Oil*

 

 

Peppermint

If like me, you suffer from headaches and wake up most days feeling bunged up (thank you hayfever), peppermint can be a sweet sweet relief.

 

Scent: Intensely minty and refreshing.

 

Peppermint essential oil comes from the leaves of a peppermint plant. It contains over 40 compounds and has been used for centuries to combat various ailments.

*never ingest peppermint essential oil

 

 

Benefits:

 

 

 

Candles with Peppermint Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

Peppermint SaturnPeppermint NeptunePeppermint ErisPeppermint StatementPEPPERMINT BUMPeppermint WavePeppermint Zag

 

 

Grapefruit Essential Oil

 

 

Grapefruit

Sunday morning and you’re feeling a little bit worse for wear? Rather than worrying about that thing you said to that guy you think is called James but actually might be called Jack, light a grapefruit scented candle, perfect for good old hangxiety.

 

Scent: Citrusy yet sweet.

 

Grapefruit essential oil is frequently used in aromatherapy and has distinct properties with many incredible benefits.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candles with Grapefruit Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

Grapefruit SaturnGrapefruit BumGrapefruit StatementGrapefruit ErisGrapefruit Neptune

 

 

Lavender Essential Oil

 

 

Lavender

Feeling stressed in the run-up to Christmas or just by life itself? (Us too). Lavender is the perfect sidekick to give you a full night's rest which leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

 

Scent: floral, fresh, sweet, herbaceous and sometimes slightly fruity.

 

Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile of them all. It comes from the plant Lavandula angustifolia and helps with a bunch of things!

 

Benefits:

 

 

Products with Lavender Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

 Snooze DiffuserSnoozeLavender ErisLavender NeptuneLavender Saturn

 

 

Lime Essential Oil

 

 

Lime

If you’re one of those people who feels instantly better when your house is clean and are constantly telling your messy friend (that’s me, btw) that ‘tidy room = tidy mind’, you’ll love all the antibacterial properties and the fresh scent of lime essential oil.

 

Scent: sharp citrusy smell, like the aroma of a fresh lime

 

Lime essential oil is hugely popular for its great antioxidants and source of vitamin C.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candles with Lime Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

Lime ErisLime SaturnLime Neptune

 

 

White Tea Essential Oil

 

 

White Tea

Yoga with Adriene on your youtube history? You’ll love the calming properties of white tea, which help you find your zen. You probably have a million things running through your mind at any given moment, treat yourself to a candle that will actually help you unwind.

 

Scent: sweet, decorative. Notes include soft jasmine, slight white woods and iris.

 

White tea is commonly used in hotel lobbies to promote a welcoming, homely atmosphere - it does more than just that though.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candle with White Tea Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

Beginnings

 

 

Pear Essential Oil

 

 

Pear

If you need to breathe deeply and clear your head but haven’t got time for a walk in the woods, try the next best thing - a candle made of pear essential oil.

 

Scent: fruity and sweet, reminiscent of freshly cut pears in summer.

 

Pear not only smells divineee (we’re obsessed), it has beneficial properties too.

 

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candle with Pear Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

Beginnings

 

 

 

Rock Rose Essential Oil

 

 

Rock Rose

If you, like us, began worshipping Skincare by Hyram during lockdown and now have 346 steps to your morning skincare routine, rock rose is your ideal accompaniment.

 

Scent: deep, diffusive, musky, sweet balsamic aroma, with dry, warm, earthy, herbaceous undertones.

 

Rock rose essential oil (aka cistus) has been used since ancient times to heal wounds, nowadays it’s used for a whole lot more (most namely in our candles;))

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candle with Rock Rose Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

  

Bloom

 

 

 

 Pink Pepper Essential Oil

 

 

Pink Pepper

Told your boss that you’d prepare a presentation for tomorrow morning and you’re very quickly running out of time? (No judgement here, we’ve all been there). Then use a pink pepper essential oil candle to boost inspiration and enhance your ability to avoid catching up on vlogmas just yet.

 

Scent: fresh, diffusive, dry, warm, and sweet-spicy with a faint floral note, a dry woody, slightly smoky undertone.

 

Sourced from the berries of the pink peppercorn, this essential oil has tonnes of uses.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candle with Pink Pepper Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

Bloom

 

 

Vanilla Musk Oil

 

 

Vanilla

Trying to reconcile with your partner after you said that thing you didn’t actually mean, only to realise too late that it was your PMS talking, not you? Light a vanilla musk candle to really win them back.

 

Scent: sweet, warm, and comforting, smells so good you want to eat it.

 

This delicious scent is extracted from the substance obtained from fermented vanilla beans. It doesn’t just belong in cakes though…

 

Benefits:

 

 

Products with Vanilla Musk Oil (click on image to browse):

 

 SnoozeSnooze

 

 

Geranium Essential Oil

 

 

Gave yourself a duvet day yesterday which included watching the 4th series of Greys Anatomy for the 5th time? No? Only me then? Well, however you like to boost yourself up after feeling in the dumps, do it alongside a candle with geranium essential oil.

 

Scent: sharp and botanical green scent and with a sweet minty-rose undertone.

 

It’s derived by steam distillation of the leaves of Pelargonium graveolens and used for a whole lot of health conditions. 

 

Benefits:

 

 

Products with Geranium Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

  

SurgeSurgeGeometricsStairsCircleGeo Door

 

 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

 

 

Eucalyptus

Trying to relieve that cough that doesn’t quite seem to want to budge? Remove the scrunched up tissues from your bed and light a candle instead.

 

Scent: clean, fresh aroma. Minty, woody, citrusy.

 

Made from a eucalyptus tree, the leaves are dried, crushed and distilled to release the essential oil. 

 

 

Benefits:

 

 

Products with Eucalyptus Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

SurgeSurge

 

 

Orange Essential Oil

 

 

Orange

Feeling a bit bah humbug? A great way to boost your mood (even just a little) might be to light a festive candle. Not only will it hopefully fill you with Christmas spirit, but a boost of vitamin C might go a long way.

 

Scent: citrusy and sweet, festive.

 

Orange essential oil is extracted from the rind of the orange by a method called cold pressing. It has been found to have particular advantages for mental health.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candles with Orange Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

SurgeMistletoeNeptune ChristmasSaturn x ChristmasEris X ChristmasArchCircleSurge Diffuser

 

 

Dark Amber Essential Oil

 

 

Dark Amber

If you feel like you’re being pulled in 101 directions at the moment, why not set aside some ‘you’ time to do some of your fave things. For me, that would look like an early night, a Zoella vlog from 2016, cups of teas on tap and my favourite candle lit. Whatever it looks like for you, make sure a dark amber candle is included.

 

Scent: rich and sensual

 

This essential oil is derived from amber (the hardened resin of ancient trees) and offers a whole host of reasons to use it.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candle with Dark Amber Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

Merlot

 

 

Sandalwood Essential Oil

 

 

Sandalwood

Are you a shower or bath person? For me, nothing beats a bath. Well, apart from a bath with bubbles, candles and some Netflix on the side. Any candle with sandalwood in is sure to fit in perfectly.

 

Scent: bright, fresh and woody

 

This oil comes from the wood and roots of Santalum album, or the East Indian sandalwood tree. It is prized in the field of alternative medicine for its magic-like qualities.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candle with Sandalwood Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

Merlot

 

 

Cinnamon Essential Oil

 

 

Cinnamon

Do I even need to paint the picture to you of when a cinnamon candle goes down a treat? I don’t think so. But just to be sure… the fires on, your feet are up and your hand is nestled into a half eaten box of chocolates. Someone’s shouting ‘Alexa, play Michael Buble’ and the smell of cinnamon fills the room. 

 

Scent: spicy, sweet and homely, autumnal.

 

There’s nothing quite like the smell of cinnamon. It instantly takes me back to my childhood. Cinnamon oil is derived from the bark and leaves of trees, including the Cinnamomum verum tree and the Cinnamomum cassia tree.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candles with Cinnamon Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

MistletoeNeptuneSaturnEris

 

 

Nutmeg Essential Oil

 

 

Nutmeg

Like cinnamon, the smell of nutmeg essential oil can’t help but lull you into a festive mood. Not only that, but it could help you if you’re suffering from the winter flu too. 

 

Scent: spicy, sweet and woody.

 

Nutmeg oil comes from the seeds of the tree, and you are gonna want to get your hands on its benefits.

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candles with Nutmeg Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

ErisSaturn

 

 

Cabreuva Essential Oil

 

 

Cabreuva

This is the one to go for if you’re run down by stress and are trying to excel at something. Sometimes everything can get a lil overwhelming, but cabreuva essential oil will help keep your mind on track so you can work at your full potential.

 

Scent: delicate woody, floral scent

 

Nope, you guessed it, it doesn’t just smell delicious...

 

Benefits:

 

 

Candles with Cabreuva Essential Oil (click on image to browse):

 

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So, there it is. Your one-stop guide to shopping at DAiLY. We really do have a candle for any mood, need and taste. 

Let us know what you pick up by tagging us on insta @dailyflame__ we love to see our candles in their new homes <3

December 03, 2021