It’s the season to fling open the doors and sink into nature until the streetlights turn on. Whether your summer days mean lemon-soaked cocktails on the patio or running wild in the golden sun, the season is endless with memories that feel undeniably carefree. Fortunately, you don’t have to book a day off to nab summer’s signature easy, breezy mood. Just light one of these outdoorsy candles to bring the bursting scents of summer indoors!
Each of these summer candles jars a special summer moment you’ll love to revisit time and time again. Get ready to bask in your favorite memories of the season!
The Summer Candle List: Relive Carefree Summers With These 9 Outdoorsy Candles
SELDOM OUT (IL)
Maker: Jenna Carroll
Nothing beats the first relaxing “ahh…” of a beach getaway, and Hinterland captures the magical moment. Wake up with the sun and throw open the French doors—cozy Santal wanders with green coconut and fresh eucalyptus reminiscent of a crisp East Coast morning by the sea. It’s all just a match strike away.
Studio Stockhome (CA)
Maker: Michelle and Dana Stock
No need to check airfares—just light a match and let this candle whisk you away to a California orange orchard. Juicy pomelo drenches your space with a sun-soaked zestiness, while tart pomegranate soothes like a glass of fruity summer wine.
George Jack Candle Co. (MI)
Watermelon Gardens Floating Candle
Maker: Abigail Hutcheson
Devour a slice or punch-up an essential summer cocktail: watermelon is a delicious sunny-day snack! Let your senses take a sip of this sweet summertime ambrosia. Juicy watermelon swirls with fresh-cut honeydew for an explosion of fruity fragrances your sniffer will drink right up.
Rachel Beyer Artist Apothecary (OR)
Maker: Rachel Beyer
Nothing’s like the feeling of the summer sun warming your cheeks! Light this candle to bring an intoxicating splash of sun rays indoors. Rachel Beyer Artist Apothecary alchemizes sunny day vibes using fresh-ripe oranges and a garden of gorgeous florals. Rose petals, glitter, and quartz shards crown each candle, soaking your space with joy and vitality.
Color & Flame (NJ)
Maker: Dronal Fisher II
Nostalgia is like the first day of summer, where voila—memories of your favorite carefree childhood vacations come tumbling back. Stroll down memory lane, back to leisurely days of golden air whistling with sun-ripened citrus and leafy green trees. It’s the perfect scent for reliving the good times, while building great ones.
Enchanted Botanicals (VA)
Summer on the Porch
Maker: Deb Schaffer
Gorging on ice-cold lemonades, chasing fireflies, and running free long after dark—summer rings with little moments of laid-back living. Tart lemon, garden-fresh orange blossom, and zippy ginger glow like golden hour on the porch surrounded by friends and laughter.
Flicker and Twinkle (MA)
Maker: Rene Clark
After a stressful day, don’t you wish you could teleport to paradise for just a few hours? Hammock Vibes is a soul balm, with warm plumeria, swaying green palms, and sweet peach winding together into a deep exhale. Close your eyes and feel the calm breeze rock your worries away.
The Burrow Candle Company (OK)
Maker: Lindsay Ebenhack
Sneak out back and steal a few moments to yourself in a verdant garden, overflowing with a fresh bounty of summer. In this candle scent, plump, juicy tomatoes spring off the vine, rooted in earthy aromas of soil, sunlight, and a clean spark of ozone.
Misplaced Muse Creative (MS)
Call Me Ishmael
Maker: Candice Mizell
Call Me Ishmael channels one of literature’s most memorable adventures, Moby Dick, using the enchanting scents of first rain and earthy bamboo. With summer heat comes the electric prickle of sudden downpours and dazzling lightning storms—and this candle seizes the spellbinding thrill.
Treat yourself to a summer self-care haul!
- Beach-Scented Candles That Will Kick-Off Your Summer Staycation
- Answer the Call of the Wild: Summer Day Hike Essentials
- Gorgeous Summer Skin: Beauty Products Made With Fruits and Vegetables
- In-Flight Beauty Essentials for Glowing, Hydrated Skin at 35,000 Feet