11 favorite summer candle scents

As summer approaches, it's time to refresh your living spaces with invigorating scents that evoke the essence of the season. Custom fragrances have gained popularity in recent years, allowing individuals to create personalized scents that resonate with their unique preferences. What could be more revitalizing on a lazy summer’s night than the refreshing fragrances of a candle wafting through your home? They are a great way to recreate the lasting warmth of the sun and tantalize with scents that everyone can enjoy. Whether you're seeking a floral bouquet, a tropical escape, or a refreshing citrus burst, there are summer candle scents out there for you.


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Summer scented candle instantly transforms the atmosphere; it’s such an easy and seamless option to update your home for summer. You can also opt for different summer scented candles depending on your mood; you might want a more uplifting, sunny scent during the daytime, and then light up a soft woodsy, or amber-focused bougie for a dinner party or cozy evening at home.

The power of smell

Smells are sometimes surprisingly powerful. Whether it is a case of bringing you back to a memory, triggering a train of thought, sparking creativity, or simply inducing a calming sense of peace, the moving effect of pleasant smells cannot be overstated. Then again, perhaps this should not come as a surprise at all. And this is down to the simple but significant fact that the olfactory system is located in the same area of the brain that affects memories, emotions, and creativity!


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But which scents are the most appealing for the summer months? There are plenty of summer candle scents to help you ring in the best time of the year.

11 favorite summer candle scents

  1. Coconut candle scent


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Coconut candle scent can be especially calming throughout the warmer months of the year. Reminiscent of tasty beach-side cocktails, exotic locations, and even sun creams. Nevertheless, not overpowering in its smell, coconut is a popular and seductive summer scent that we would highly recommend.

  1. Pineapple candle scents


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Pineapple candle scents are another popular choice for summer candles. Pineapple scents have seen an increase in demand in recent years and are expected to continue to be a popular choice for candles in the future. Look for candles that feature scents like pineapple, mango, and papaya for a fruity and tropical vibe.

  1. Florals candle scents


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Summer is synonymous with blooming flowers, and incorporating floral scents into your home can bring a sense of natural beauty and elegance. Experiment with custom candle scent options that combine the delicate aroma of roses, the sweet scent of jasmine, or the soothing notes of lavender. Let the floral bouquet fill your space, creating a serene and enchanting atmosphere.

  1. Basil and Lime


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So much of what you are after in any scent is a feeling of revivification, and the refreshing nature of lime and basil as a scent combo is such that this is exactly what you will get. It comes into its own, especially in the summer months when, as lovely as it is when we get some hot days outside, it is just as lovely to cool off indoors for a moment. Let the pure, clean, and fresh scent combine with that cooling air to really bring you back to being fully centered and relaxed.

  1. Vanilla-scented candle


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For those who prefer a more soothing and comforting fragrance, consider the classic and timeless scent of vanilla. Customize your fragrance blend with warm vanilla notes, complemented by hints of caramel or sandalwood. The sweet and calming aroma will create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for summer evenings.

  1. Sandalwood scents


Sandalwood summer candle scent


Sandalwood has some special qualities that make it a great shout for the summer. Sandalwood has the ability to enhance the effect of other floral and citrus candle scents. Sandalwood summer candle scents provide a warming oriental aroma to your space.

  1. Herbal candle scent


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If you are looking for an earthier and more grounding fragrance, consider creating a custom blend that incorporates herbal and botanical notes. Explore summer candle scents like fresh mint, rosemary, and eucalyptus to infuse your home with a revitalizing and cooling effect. The crisp, green aromas will add a touch of nature to your surroundings.

8. Green tea scented candle


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In the summertime, nothing will refresh you like a green tea candle. This stimulating fragrance is an ode to the majesty of the humble leaf, with extracts that have a real kick when lit. Herby and oriental, green tea lifts the mood in a totally different way. We love it combined with bergamot and sandalwood. But the most joyous celebration of green tea comes when we use the other ingredients to help it shine on its own.

9. Candles with beach scent


summer candles with beach scent


Beach scents are a classic summer candle scents choice, evoking memories of warm sand, salty air, and ocean breezes. Beach scents are one of the most popular scent families for candles. Look for candles that feature scents like sea salt, ocean breeze, and beach grass to bring the feeling of the beach to your home.

10. Tropical scented candle


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If you wish to invite a tropical vacation vibe into your bedroom, then pick up a candle that will give you the feel of sipping a pina colada by the beach. Buy a scented candle with a citrusy orange aroma mixed with the sweet flavor of pineapple and rum. For wax, you can try a soy candle that will last longer.

11. Candles with a fruity and citrusy smell


citrus summer candle scent


If you want a soft and fresh summer candle scent, then look for a scented candle that is infused with citrusy fragrances like mandarin and magnolia. Citrusy fragrances can get overpowering at times, which is why it is important to look for the right balance. For wax, coconut wax is an eco-friendly option. It is non-toxic and emits no smoke.

Candle care and safety

  • Always trim your wick to 1/4 inch before lighting your candle (every time)
  • Burn for long enough that the melted wax pool reaches all the way to the edge
  • Do not burn for more than four hours at a time
  • Keep candle free of foreign materials including matches and wick trimmings
  • Never burn on or near anything that could catch fire
  • Never burn while unattended
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets

Candles are a great way to change the mood of a room. If you like floral smells, check out jasmine or lavender in springtime, rose or gardenia for summer, lilac or honeysuckle in fall, and gardenia or magnolia for winter. If you like spicy scents, check out clove or cinnamon during the holidays!

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