Scented Candles for Every Room – and Every Mood!

If there’s one thing I LOVE around my house, it’s a good smell. When I come home, or even just when I’m walking from one room to another, I enjoy smelling something nice. It brings a certain amount of satisfaction to me, for some reason. 

So when Jane Dizon asked to share a post here on the blog about scented candles, I was all about it! I love her idea for having different scents for different rooms and different moods. Check it out!

When your friends walk into your house, how do you want them to feel? Impressed by the fresh aroma of a clean house? Maybe an instant comforting vibe from the décor? How about both?

Scented candles are more than just freshening up your living space. Aromatherapy through scented candles can dramatically change one’s mood based on the scent.

Aromatherapy dates back thousands of years to the Egyptian era. Chemicals in the brain react depending on the smells, which have mental and physical effects. It can even help with insomnia, muscle pain, and reducing stress.

We came up with a list of best scents for each room of your home. From relaxing in the bedroom to studying in the office, your mood, and your nose will thank you.


Your bedroom is a place to relax, spend quality time with your significant other, and sleep. Certain fragrances aid in those feelings.

Lavender is an excellent choice to promote sleep. The smell can reduce your heart rate and blood pressure which slows the body down. Vanilla is another great option to induce sleep.

If you’re looking for fragrances that can boost intimacy, try jasmine, rose, or sandalwood.

Living Room

The living room of your home should feel welcoming and fresh. Have some fun with fragrances here. If your living room is on the smaller size though, keep fragrances simple to avoid overpowering the tiny room.

For a relaxing feel, look for soft and light scented candles. Floral smells and sweeter scents of vanilla and honey are great. If you want the vibe to be more upbeat and fun, try fruity scents. Passion fruit, wild berry, and even caramel fragrances are sure to get the conversations flowing.


The kitchen space can be tricky with scented candles. There’s a fine balance between masking kitchen odors and combining with them. Too powerful and your fragrances become musky and unpleasant.

Look for candle scents that are familiar to the kitchen. Fresh herbs and light food smells are great. But if you really want to kick the garbage odor, opt for citrus smells. Lemon, lime, or orange fragrances help eliminate kitchen odors.

Avoid floral fragrances in the kitchen. These can be over powering for guests and can distract away from food.


The best bathroom is fresh and clean smelling. When a bathroom is just cleaned, it’s pleasantly crisp to the nose. So look for candles that provide just that.

Fresh linen and ocean scents are great clean smells. Fruity and citrus scents like lemon, orange, and peach are other options. Bathrooms are usually small so keep the fragrance light and minimal.

Home Office

Your office is a place of productivity and focus. So why not bring in a candle that offers fragrances which promote just that?

A sharp peppermint candle will keep you alert and ready to work. Peppermint is great to keep you energized if you’re feeling lazy. Lemon scents will also perk you up and help promote cognitive functions.

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Jane is a health and fitness writer by day, ninja mom by night. She is a nurse by profession and a writer by passion. She has a soft spot for macadamia chocolate and green tea, an internet savvy who loves Excel sheets and sticky notes. She also loves hand-pouring ring candles and bath bombs as a hobby.

These are fantastic tips, Jane! Who knew the scent of caramel gets a conversation flowing?!

What is YOUR favorite candle scent?

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11 thoughts on “Scented Candles for Every Room – and Every Mood!

  1. These are great ideas and I love all of the suggestions for the different scents. We do candles in our fireplace instead of wood since we live in a warm weather state. I love how they look and smell. My favorite scent is probably a fall scent but I do pretty much love them all.

  2. I think the home would smell so wonderful with scented candles in every room. I admit, I tend to use incense but the rest of the family doesn’t’ care for the smoke from it ( which can be a pain) scented candles are a great option to switch incense out for plus this is beautiful decor pieces.

  3. I’m such a candle lover. I especially love the clean scents in the bathrooms. Since I’m almost always cooking, I rarely keep them going in the kitchen. I don’t want any competition to the smells of what I’m cooking 🙂

  4. Here in Norway the Koselig time is starting which means we start breaking out the candles! Although I am super careful about the candles we buy because they have to be natural.

  5. I love scented candles too. In the living room, I like either cinnamon or sandalwood scents. For a relaxing soak in the tub, I choose vanilla scented candles. Lastly, in the bedroom, it is always lavender scented candles that we use every time.

  6. I like that you mention how it can be tricky to choose scented candles for the kitchen. It makes sense that the kitchen can have a lot of different scents, some of which being more powerful than a candle’s scent. I wouldn’t want to put too many candles causing the kitchen to feel musky so considering what’s known to work well could be helpful.

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