Candle Trends for 2022 Part 2

Trending candle scents

In addition to popular and best-selling candles, we can't forget the candle scent trends, which is why many of us purchase candles. While many common candle scents never go out of style, candle makers have released hundreds of types of scented candles.

Here's a list of some of the most popular candle scents right now:

  • Whiskey
  • Tobacco
  • Leather
  • Tomato
  • Citrus
  • Beachwood
  • Sugar blossom
  • Persimmon
  • Water lily
  • Amber
  • Acai
  • Saltwater

We can attribute some of these exciting scents to the expanding target market for candles. We see a growing male demographic buying more noticeable assortments of fragrances differing from our cliché yet timeless fall scents.

Botanical candles

If you enjoy commercial air fresheners and manufactured scented candles but worry their chemicals may affect your health, botanical candles are a trending solution. Botanical candle companies ensure that their ingredients are fresh, conflict-free, and safe for everyone.

Typically, candlemakers finely chop or crush herbs, plants, and flowers and place them in organic candle wax. This helps release their natural fragrances while the candle burns.

Candle creators will mix and match various plants to create unique fragrance profiles that smell like seasons, environments, and ecosystems! Some candle makers also steep the herbs in hot wax to incorporate the herb scents into the wax. Both methods create a unique aesthetic, smooth scent, and organic burning experience. Buy yourself a crisp-scented winter botanical candle to experience the aroma. This is one type of candle you have to try.

Aromatherapy candle trends

We all know that candles are a gateway to our emotions, mood, and mentality. Candles hold tremendous power, unearthing memories, relieving stress, and calming our minds.

It is no surprise that candles are increasingly prevalent in the self-care industry. Our olfactory system is linked to emotional sections of our brain, altering our mood when we inhale particular smells. We see aromatherapy seeping into bespoke and organic candles as one of the most popular candle industry trends of 2021. As we head into 2022, some candlemakers will now create combinations of ingredients to replicate childhood or sentimental smells for us.

Innovations in candle creation practices, better ingredients, and popular demand will continue to shift the candle market and expose us to new and compelling types, smells, shapes, and healthy candles that are sure to feed our curiosity. There's never a dull day in the candle world market.

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