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Spark Joy with these 7 Candles this Mother’s Day


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Nothing says relax and slow down like a scented candle. While mom may have been confined to home this past year due to the pandemic, a beautiful candle with an exotic scent can transport her to another place and time. It can also help her create a Zen environment to meditate, enjoy a soothing bath, or practice another relaxing self-care ritual. There is no shortage of fabulously scented candles in a variety of styles to fit any décor. Here are some that caught our eye:  

Aman Spa Candles ($84)
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Give the gift of serenity and wellbeing with Aman’s Spa Candles, which are inspired by Aman Spas across the globe. The candles, available in Grounding, Purifying, and Nourishing, feature top notes layered over earthy sandalwood. Their aromas fill the room and instill a sense of calm while also encouraging emotional wellbeing.  

Beelucia Wellness Co 9 Intentions Wellness Candle Gift Set ($249.95, 8 oz; $129.99, 4 oz travel tin)
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This gift set comes with nine candles made of pure beeswax and organic, cold-pressed coconut oil. Infused with therapeutic-grade, pure organic essential oils, the candles feature an ethically sourced, natural gemstone in each one. They are also soot- and paraffin-free, making them clean burning with a natural cotton wick in every candle. Each is based on an intention, which include Loved, Relaxed, Healed, Grounded, and Enlightened. It’s the perfect way for moms to manifest some self-care.

Hive Hex Candle ($125)
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The first in a new line of sustainable candles from Waxing Kara, the Hive Hex Candle is inspired by the bees of her Eastern Shore honey farm. Crafted by a dedicated team of artisans, the candle comes in a handcrafted vessel made of recycled stone dust and can be repurposed as a succulent garden or flower vase. Available in three intoxicating scents—Forest, Honey, and Lavender—the candles are made of hand-poured soy wax with patented cotton ribbon wicks, which burn for approximately 95 hours. The lingering fragrance will spread love and spark joy in mom each time she lights it. 

Hotel Lobby Candle ($54)
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If mom is a jetsetter who has been grounded for the past year due to the pandemic, consider transporting her to a fabulous destination with Hotel Lobby Candle. Founder and influencer Lindsay Silberman wanted to bring the luxury hotel experience into the home and was inspired by her own scent memories from traveling the world. The brand’s newest addition, Island, features hints of coconut, almond, and vanilla. The candles, which burn for 65 hours, are handmade in the U.S. with all-natural 100 percent soy wax and come in a hand-painted glass vessel.

Just Bee Candles ($24.98, 13 oz; $15,98, 7oz; $12.98, 3.5 oz)
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While fresh flowers are nice, they don’t last. These candles, however, come in a variety of scents, such as Lilac, Holly & Ivy, Lavender Fig, and more. Made with natural soy wax, organic coconut oil, naturally gathered beeswax, fragrance, and essential oils, the candles come in three sizes, with the largest burning up to 70 hours.

Made by Yoke Wellness Candles ($55)
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Ideal for reminding mom to take a breath, these candles feature an intention, such as Abundance, Presence, and even Intention, itself, each with its own distinct scent.

Each candle comes in a vessel hand-forged and brass-plated. They are individually crafted by a traditional metal smith. The natural soy and coconut wax blend is infused with essential oils and premium fragrance oils that provide a clean burn. The candles are vegan, phthalate-free, alcohol-free, and cruelty-free.

The Beauty of Hope National Parks Candles ($24, 8 oz; $11, 3 oz travel tin)
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Want to bring the outdoors to mom, The Beauty of Hope’s latest National Parks collection of candles will do just that. Each candle is named after a national park and features scents inspired by fields of wildflowers, soaring redwoods, lush green forests, and ancient granite cliffs. Acadia, Denali, Glacier, Yosemite, and more will transport her to the great outdoors with tantalizing notes of jasmine, buttercup, neroli, honeysuckle, among others. Made in the U.S. with domestically grown crops, the soy wax is hand-poured into an apothecary jar or travel tin. Moms who care about giving back will love knowing that with each candle purchase, the company will donate 10 percent of revenue to non-profits that work to light the way to end human trafficking. 

About The Author

Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent,,,, and, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.