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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.