The holidays are over, but that doesn't mean winter is going away anytime soon. The frigid and blustery nights call on a fresh set of candles, so we've put together a list of the ten scents keeping us warm until spring. Light one of these favorites to instantly transform your space into a warm and cozy sanctuary you'll want to be snowed into!
Ready? Snuggle up and explore the 10 handmade candles we're currently burning to keep winter-weather blues at bay.
1. Knitted Duvet, by Elevated Scentz (Texas)
Maker: Megan Morris
Crack open the closet at the end of the hall. To the bottom of the Rubbermaid bins you go—in search of the plush, oversized bedding you wait all year to unleash! Elevated Scentz captures the big moment in their Knitted Duvet candle, wrapping you in a warm blend of sweet vanilla cream, cashmere, and smoky embers.
2. Inked in Fireside, by JasperJane Studios (Missouri)
Maker: Darian Boren
Add to the season's mystique with this unique candle vessel from JasperJane Studios. Smoky wisps tangle around the outside of the glass, encircling a wooden wick that crackles and pops. There are 16 fragrances to choose from, but we suggest Fireside, a soothing and smoky embrace of clove, amber, and patchouli.
3. Aidos, by As Above So Below (Nevada)
Maker: Aleena Pera & Laurence Cooper
As Above So Below sees candles as more than a home accessory, but little pieces of art to share with the world. With the Aidos candle, they invoke the Greek goddess of humility. It's meant to remind us of the vastness of the universe while embracing us as a remarkable piece of the greater whole. Settle in and explore the tangle of emotions conjured by white sage, black pepper, antique leather, and patchouli.
4. The Gentleman, by Benjamin Roe (Texas)
Maker: Gregory Monette
A weary detective smokes a pipe while rustling through a midnight snack of evidence. The click-clack of an old-school typewriter as an author ambles through the final pages of their next masterpiece. Or a place for Colonel Mustard to stuff the murder weapon? The study is maybe one of the most storied rooms in the house, and Benjamin Roe captures its mythos in this 8 oz. candle jar. Tobacco, bay leaf, cherry wood, and vanilla bean welcome a hint of mystery into your space.
5. Moroccan Cashmere Sweater, by Birchwood Lane Co. (Minnesota)
Maker: Ashley Dahl
The right winter scent is like climbing into your favorite comfy sweats—and Birchwood Lane Co. completely nails the feeling. Curl up with this sophisticated blanket of sweet powder, lavender, and vanilla. The chic combination of scents is the perfect reading companion for checking through your winter book list.
6. Flannel, by Oil & Flame (New Jersey)
Maker: Donia Abdeljabbar
Oversized chunky sweaters and flannel shirts officially mark the start of wintertime! Oil & Flame weaves together bergamot, mahogany, and lavender into the “boyfriend tee” of candles. Throw on this soft and masculine scent whenever the evening calls for a warm and cozy bear hug!
7. Roasted, by Wild Rae (Colorado)
Maker: Candice McKenzie
There's a reason “chestnuts roasting on the open fire” is such a sign of the frostiest season! The rich and smoldering fragrance silences the tempestuous weather swirling outside. Perfect your comfy haven with Roasted, a full-bodied blend of charred vanilla, chestnuts, and rum.
8. Cabin Fever, by Lakehouse Candle Co. (Minnesota)
Maker: Hannah Sterne
Boasting a “nestled-by-the-fire feel,” this candle from Lakehouse Candle Co. is just what you need for curating your at-home winter wonderland. Eucalyptus and camphor entwine with pine and cedarwood for a romantic forest getaway that will have you pining for the next snow day.
9. Leather Jacket, by Room Smells (Florida)
Maker: Heather Perez
A rustic country cabin, snowflakes dancing by the window, and a crackling fireplace the soundtrack to a good book. What's missing from this picture? A luscious, oversized leather couch to burrow into! Room Smells tucks you into such a spicy, smoky, and sexy aroma that you'll start to love the long days hunkered down inside.
10. Rough & Tumble, by Wayfarer Candle Co. (Minnesota)
Maker: Ryan Wurtz
Can't wait to leave the cold and blustery weather behind? A quick light of Rough & Tumble will whisk your mind off to cozier days. The velvety aroma of tobacco, caramel, and amber saves the day for anyone longing for warmer days.
Questions for discussion and sharing
So what are your favorite winter scents? Which of these candles can you not wait to light? Let us know in the comments!
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