What’s so good about essential oil candles?

It’s no secret that candles have some kind of soothing superpower. Even without an aroma, the soft glow and flickering flame are calming and mesmerising, naturally lowing stress levels.

Add a scent to the to the mix, and you’re relaxing experience is even more enriching. But, what’s the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils? And are essential oils really better? 

Let’s talk basics 

Candles can be either scented or unscented. Scented ones get their aroma from fragrance oils or essential oils. They might smell similar — perhaps even identical — but there are significant differences.  


Fragrance oils don’t deliver any health benefits, they just smell nice. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Many people are quite happy to have a candle that smells absolutely wonderful, but others are looking for a one that goes the extra mile… 

Essential Oils 

Essential oils are a concentrated oil derived directly from organic plant material. That means they’re completely natural, and contain the strongest, authentic scents of that particular plant. Nature is a giver, and through essential oils, we receive restorative, relaxing benefits that can be delivered aromatically through a candle. Inhalation is one of the quickest ways to have a calming effect on your nervous system. 

Essential oils at Lemon Canary 

Our 100% essential oil scented candles are made from the finest pure and organic essential oils. To create the most natural and healthy candle possible, absolutely no fragrance oils are added to our essential oil candle scents. This makes them very unique as most essential oil candles have fragrance oils added (even though that is not often mentioned). Plus, our essential oil candles are lovingly handmade, sustainable, cruelty-free and the wicks are lead and zinc free.  

Explore our range of essential oil candles for yourself — our current favourites are Classic Votive Soy Candle and Gold Tin Candle.  

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Personalised & Custom Candle Labels For Gifting, Events Or Your Brand

Would you like a custom label for your Lemon Canary handmade personalised soy candle or private label soy candle?

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The Best Christmas Candle Of 2021

Wondering what this year’s best christmas candle for your home might be? Look no further than Lemon Canary’s gorgeous Christmas Advent Candle made with natural wax, organic essential oils, fine fragrance, love and plenty of attention to detail. This is the perfect Christmas candle for all of December.

Enjoy the sweet smell of Sugar Plum and Christmas Spice as you countdown the days until Santa arrives. It’s fun and interactive for you and your family, as you mark the days and light the candle in anticipation of that wonderful day of the year.Read More

The Lemon Canary Scent Guide

Welcome to Lemon Canary’s scent guide!

This guide is designed to help you find the Lemon Canary scent you’ll love most.

With our exclusively blended scents we make handmade products including natural scented soy candles, organic essential oils, organic body & room mists, natural perfumes, reed diffusers and more.

If you want an amazing scent made from only 100% pure and organic essential oils (no fragrant oils) please choose from the Organic Scent Collection or the Rainbow Organic Scent Collection or look for the asterisk (*) next to the listed scent.

Have fun!

What Type Of Scents Do You Love…

  • Sweet? Try… Swan, Toucan, Summer Solstice, Cuckoo, Fantail and Hummingbird.
  • Fruity? Try… Happy*, Meadowlark, Phoenix, Fairy Wren, Partridge and Flamingo.
  • Floral? Try… Swan, Finch, Grateful*, Love*, Spring Equinox and Lovebird.
  • Woody? Try… Meditate*, Little Owl, Autumn Equinox and 5 Truth*.
  • Refreshing? Try… Australia*, Winter Rescue*, Messenger, Dinner Party*, Meadowlark and Waxwing.
  • Calming, Restful and Relaxing? Try… Dream*, Meditate*, Winter Solstice and Little Owl.
  • Bakery & Food? Try… Hummingbird, Coffee, Chocolate and Chai.
  • Don’t Like Vanilla? These might change your mind. Try… Cuckoo and Partridge.

*100% pure and organic essential oil scents.

The Organic Scent Collection

100% pure and organic essential oil scents.
In candle wax, this natural type of scent is light and quite subtle. ‘Happy’ is the lightest of these scents.

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How To Create Beautiful Organic Essential Oil Scent Blends For Natural Soy Candles

Creating beautiful natural candle scents using organic essential oils is an art. We love it! Everyone is very different so don’t be surprised if what you love is different to what your friends love. This makes creating scents for everyone a challenge but in your home it all comes down to what you love.

In this article you’ll find some tips and principles we use at Lemon Canary when creating 100% pure and organic scents for our natural essential oil soy candles and other organic products. Hopefully you find this info interesting and helpful.Read More