Barking dogs, wailing kids—that stack of unfolded laundry waiting in the corner. Working from home has a long list of perks—but it can be chocked full of distractions. But when you do finally get in the zone—you’re unstoppable. One overlooked work-from-home productivity hack? A perfectly scented candle or room spray. The right scent settles your mind and plunges you into the delicious mindset of flow creativity!
So don’t miss out on this express ticket to productivity! We’ve pulled together the best-smelling candles for any remote work environment. Whether you’re holed up in a home office or elbowing your partner for kitchen table space, these creativity-boosting scents are just what you need to ignite your next big idea.
Candles and Scents That Will Supercharge Work-From-Home Creativity
Brennan Candle Co. (CO)
Clear Mind, Full Heart
Maker: Valery Ackley
Hone your focus with Clear Mind, Full Heart, a chipper scent that channels your brainpower into the task at hand. Peppermint and eucalyptus form a zen-like dome over your workspace, ready to catch your mind if it starts to wander off.
A memorable scent indeed! “These candles were purchased as gifts,” remarks one customer. “They loved them and mention them often!”
Guideless Candle Company (NJ)
Maker: Morgan Root
Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? This candle is an immediate pick-me-up, refreshing your mood into one that’s ready to take on the day. Airy rose and sweet frankincense blend together into an uplifting scent ready to spark your imagination with a bounty of big ideas.
Balance/uplift/imagine: that’s this candle’s mantra. And trust us—it delivers!
Misplaced Muse Creative (MS)
Edit Without Mercy
Maker: Candice Mizell
Don’t let a case of writer’s block slow you down. This candle is meant to ignite the magic of the pen. It’s inspired by Stephen King’s famous decree: “Kill your darlings!” The battle cry encourages writers and authors to get to the heart of the matter by cutting down on wordiness—even those they hold near and dear.
Swing that editing scythe without mercy—you’ll be up to the job after one whiff of this perky espresso scent.
Virgins on Fire Candle Co. (NY)
Follow Your Dreams, Stupid
Maker: Jesse Regis
Bust out of your comfort zone with this friendly reminder. When you feel too bogged down by the minor details, this candle will set you straight: just Follow Your Dreams, Stupid! The woodsy, earthy scent evokes cabin vibes that’ll lock you into a distraction-free zone whenever necessary.
“I’m obsessed with every candle I’ve gotten so far,” raves one 5-star review. “But this one might be my favorite.”
Wicked Pot Company (CA)
Rise & Grind
Maker: Brenda Salas
Sometimes those cute motivational mantras pasted on your office walls just don’t cut it. So light up that go-getter spirit with a coffee-scented pick-me-up from Wicked Pot! One whiff of this sugar-sweet cuppa morning brew, and you’ll be ready to take on the world.
The invigorating aroma of coffee, sugar, and vanilla will pump you up in no time!
Notes From Home Candles (IL)
Everything's Going To Be Okay
Maker: Jenae Douglas
To tap the deepest wells of creativity, you need to kick negative vibes to the curb. Put your best face forward with this Everything’s Going to Be Okay candle from Notes From Home. The black raspberry vanilla and like scent channels zest and courage to break through self-imposed limits.
When the vibes are cloudy and you need a dose of encouragement, this candle is a bright spot!
Amida Candle Co. (TX)
Manifest That Sh*t Candle
Maker: Helen Bui
Move aside mood boards and The Secret; there’s a new manifestation power in town! Manifest That Sh*t is just the scent sidekick you need when you’re ready to take on the next big thing. Pick from four nature-loving scents like Cactus Flower & Jade, a bright and chipper spring-inspired scent ready to boost you to the next level.
Plus, the adorable terrarium of wax flowers is sure to inspire any plant lover!
Scent Clouds (CA)
Passion | Go For It
Maker: Katja Schmolka
Get the winds of your brainstorm blowing with a quick spritz of Passion Creative Mist. Everything about this scent cries, “go for it!” Lively mandarin chases away feelings of boredom and reawakens waning creativity. Plus, Scent Clouds drops in a powerful amethyst crystal—a deep-purple quartz known to banish artistic apathy.
“The mandarin scent is so fresh and strong,” promises one fan. “Absolutely amazing!”
Jars of Joy (IN)
Be Strong and Courageous Inspirational Candle
Maker: Ashley LaFleur
When you hit a creative roadblock, sometimes you need to call on a higher power. Jars of Joy plasters farmhouse-chic candle vessels with a gentle reminder: all it takes is a little faith. This option borrows a passage from Joshua 1:9, but their line includes dozens of messages to pick from!
Shop from nearly two dozen scents. You’re sure to find one that gets your creative juices flowing!
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