Candle Scents


When we are stressed, anxious or tired, our overall mood and mental wellbeing is affected. As aromatherapy has proven for centuries, certain scents can help to alleviate stress, fatigue, anxiety and negative thoughts. Simply lighting a scented candle or burning an essential oil at home can greatly affect your mood, making us feel happier, more relaxed and energised.


Home Fragrances to boost your mood:

We have put together this list of what we think are the top 9 mood-boosting home fragrances. You could enjoy these as a scented candle, essential oil, wax melt or in a diffuser.


Jasmine has been used in aromatherapy for hundreds of years, with good reason. Its floral scent is great for reducing stress, calming your nerves and helping you to get a better night's sleep. This makes it an ideal home fragrance for winding down after a stressful day at work.


The smell of vanilla is known to be naturally uplifting, comforting and warming. Its sweet, enticing aroma is also great for combatting annoying sugar cravings. Indulge in some sweetness the healthier way by lighting a vanilla candle after dinner.


The smell of pine can make you feel warm and cosy. The scent of the forest can also give you the same invigorating feeling you get after a nature walk, without you having to leave the comfort of your own home. This effect reduces anxiety and stress levels and promotes mental wellbeing.


Whether you prefer orange, lemon or grapefruit, citrus scents can help to boost physical and mental energy levels. They are great fragrances for days when you're feeling a little tired. Light a citrus candle at home or use citrus oil in a diffuser to give you that energising lift needed to get through the day.


Lavender is one of the most widely loved and recognised home fragrances. No home would be complete without something lavender scented! Lavender is associated with creating a calm and soothing effect, which can decrease your heart rate and relieve emotional stress. It is one of the best fragrances you can use before bed in order to promote a good night’s sleep.


Rose is considered to be one of the most romantic home scents. Lighting a rose-scented candle is a great way to set the mood for a cosy night in with your significant other. Like lavender, rose also has a soothing effect. This makes it a great scent for managing stress levels and relaxing both your body and mind. Its uplifting quality can also boost positive thoughts, ideal for times when you are feeling a bit down.



Need to focus? The smell of cinnamon may help improve concentration. Try lighting a cinnamon candle in the morning as alternative to coffee.


Lemongrass has a refreshing yet calming scent that is great for alleviating stress and anxiety. One of the best ways to get the most out of this scent is to use it in an oil burner or reed diffuser, which will provide the strongest fragrance.

Lemongrass also works brilliantly with the scent of ginger. These two scents wonderfully compliment each other when paired together. At Home Store + More, you can choose from a wide range of lemongrass and ginger home fragrances from many well-known brands.


Although not the first scent that comes to mind when it comes to mood boosting fragrances, coconut is nevertheless an important one. The tropical scent of a coconut candle can give you that holiday feeling, greatly reducing stress. Like vanilla, the creamy sweetness of coconut can also help to combat sugar cravings.

Check out our wide range of scented candles, reed diffusers, wax melts and essential oils to find the right mood-boosting home fragrance for you.