My favorite category of candle scent would have to be the fresh candle fragrance. I’m not really a flower person, and food smells make me hungry. But the fresh or herbal scents are energizing and refreshing.
If you want to use candles for aromatherapy, this category is definitely the one to try.
As with most candle fragrance categories, there are way too many to list. But here are some suggestions to get you started.
~ Ginger ~
~ Peppermint ~
~ Chamomile ~
~ Sandalwood ~
~ Lavendar ~
~ Bergamot ~
~ Basil ~
~ Frankincense ~
Some of these fragrances are very strong, so a little goes a long way. Lavender and peppermint for example, are very potent on their own. I frequently mix them with other fragrances.
However, some herbal fragrances tend to be mild, so don’t expect to be blown away with scent.
For true aromatherapy use, candles should be scented with essential oils, not fragrance oils, so the scent will be even milder. The beneficial effect is there, even without the strong scent.
If you really want strong scent, then candles scented with fragrance oils in the herbal/fresh category will still relax and calm you, or energize and uplift you, just based on your sense of smell.