One of the greatest rewards of gardening is the floral scent it brings to our homes. But that all goes away once winter approaches.
However, there is a way to bring spring, summer, and fall fragrances indoors even in winter. I’m talking about scented candles!
And to make matters more interesting, I’ve discovered some botanical candles that look and smell the part. They’re infused with flowers or come in floral designs and can make the winter more bearable.
Here are the 15 best botanical candles for Christmas (and the entire holiday season).
Let’s get started!
|Thymes Holiday Candle||4.7/5||Find on Amazon|
|Village Candle Jar Scented Candle||4.6/5||Find on Amazon|
|Feibao Candle Gift Set||4.6/5||Find on Amazon|
|AOOVOO Jar Candle||4.5/5||Find on Amazon|
|Rosy Rings Small Round Botanical Candle||4.5/5||Find on Amazon|
|Arctic Wicks Christmas Spirit Candle||4.5/5||Find on Amazon|
|VIONAMI Pillar Candle with Dried Flowers||4.5/5||Find on Amazon|
|Hemlock Park Crackling Wood Wick Candle||4.4/5||Find on Amazon|
|King of Candle - Christmas Tree Candle||4.4/5||Find on Amazon|
|Fifi Peony's Gemstone Candles||4.4/5||Find on Amazon|
|LA JOLIE MUSE Green Glass Jar Candle||4.3/5||Find on Amazon|
|Christmas Scented Candles in Glass||4.3/5||Find on Amazon|
|Claire Burke Botanical Decorative Candle||4.3/5||Find on Amazon|
|Magical Moment Botanical Candle||4.2/5||Find on Amazon|
|Aroma Naturals Holiday Pillar Candle||4.0/5||Find on Amazon|
#1 Thymes Holiday Candle
This holiday candle is the perfect addition to your winter home. Relaxing pine needles and wood fragrances will bring warmth, joy, and welcoming feelings to your and your loved ones.
The simple design goes well with any decor, while the 45 hour burn time is more than you’ll need.
Non-metallic wicks and paraffin wax give you a clean burn, while trimming the wick before every use makes this candle last longer.
#2 Village Candle Jar Scented Candle
This forest-scented candle will last an extremely long time, bringing true-to-life fragrances to your home.
Food-grade paraffin wax and dual cotton wicks ensure an even clean burn, so you can keep it on for about 4 hours at a time (no less than 2, though).
These America-made candles source only the finest ingredients for the best fragrance.
P.S. Don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t last for 170 hours because that depends on the size of the candle.
#3 Feibao Candle Gift Set
This candle set is the perfect Christmas present, bringing relaxing and floral fragrances to any home.
It includes 12 candles, all with different scents. Lavender, Sage, Mint, Cotton, Mahogany Teak Mango Almond, Orange Ginger, Cinnamon Apple, Coconut & Vanilla, Silver birch & Vanilla, Coffee, and Marshmallow.
Each candle has a burn time between 15 and 20 hours, which gives you around 240 hours of burn time in total, which is not a bad deal.
100% soy wax and cotton wicks allow for a clean and even burn, and are better for the environment than some other candle materials.
And to top all this, the unique floral designs and lids that come with the jars add a lot to home decor.
#4 AOOVOO Jar Candle
If you love lavender like I do, then this is the candle you have to try. A relaxing lavender smell spreads in an instant, while the intricate design with gemstones and dried flowers provides visual interest every step of the way.
The candle can last up to 60 hours and the vegan soy wax and lead-free cotton wick ensure an even, clean, and long-lasting burn.
This lavender candle is 100% natural, contains pure essential oils, and can purify the air after cooking and eating.
The therapeutic fragrances can provide you with some stress relief and bring warm feelings to your household ambiance.
#5 Rosy Rings Small Round Botanical Candle
- Fragrance: Macintosh apple, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, clove, tonka bean, and vanilla
- Burn time: 120 hours
- Design: Apple slices, rosehips, bay leaves, and cinnamon sticks
- Infused with real botanical elements
- High quality and long-lasting
- Relaxing and giftable
- Can arrived damaged or deformed
This candle brings you a true Christmas fragrance, featuring apples and cinnamon among other ingredients.
But that’s not the only reason why people love this product. It has a burn time of up to 120 hours, with the fragrance lingering long after it’s been put out.
The relaxing scent is perfect for snuggling under a blanket and reading a good book on a cold winter morning and it makes a great gift to your loved ones.
#6 Arctic Wicks Christmas Spirit Candle
Just like its name suggests, this candle will put you in the mood for Christmas! Its apple and cinnamon fragrance is mixed with citrus and cranberry scents, bringing you the best of the fruit and spice worlds.
This product is USDA certified, using natural ingredients such as cotton wicks and coconut and beeswax.
These materials also ensure even and clean burning, while the high quality wicks aren’t prone to breaking and ruining your candle.
Since there are no chemicals or additives, you can enjoy it around your whole family, while the natural aroma makes your home or workspace smell amazing for a long time.
#7 VIONAMI Pillar Candle with Dried Flowers
This candle will bring tropical vibes to your winter home with just one flick of a lighter. And to make matters even better, it can help you mask and get rid of any smells lingering after cooking.
But it has something more than just fragrance – it has the looks. Infused with dried flowers, this scented pillar candle will help you get over the dreary winter.
VIONAMI pillar candles are hand-poured in the US, made with high quality, natural ingredients, and provide a clean, even, and non-toxic burn.
The best part about it is that it burns slowly, giving you plenty of time to enjoy its tropical fragrance.
You can use it for aromatherapy, to relieve stress, or to simply decorate your home.
#8 Hemlock Park Crackling Wood Wick Candle
- Fragrance: Frasier fir, sierra foxtail pine, cedarwood, hemlock evergreen, cypress, amber, moss
- Burn time: 60 hours
- Design: Foxtail fir jar
- Vegan and cruelty free
- Relaxing and crackling fireplace feeling
- May not smell as advertised
The Hemlock park wood candle will bring forest fragrance right to your home. It is perfect for Christmas and the wintry season, creating a relaxing environment every step of the way.
It lasts up to 60 hours and is eco-friendly, made with coconut wax and wood wicks that crackle, giving you that nostalgic fireplace home feeling.
This candle is handmade in the US, cruelty free, and vegan due to the products used to make it. It doesn’t get better than that!
#9 King of Candle – Christmas Tree Candle
This Christmas tree candle truly is the king of candles. It emits an amazing forestry fragrance while the simple design with a three-wick system ensures a great tabletop centerpiece.
The three wicks and soy wax also ensure an even, clean, and long-lasting burn, providing a luxury pine fragrance.
High quality materials prevent soot, while the glass jar is reusable.
#10 Fifi Peony’s Gemstone Candles
The subtle, bitter, and sweet fig fragrance creates a gentle aroma that can quickly fill up your room.
Soy wax and wood wicks ensure an even burn, while the wick provides a crackling sound that brings you back to childhood winters spent near a fireplace.
The candle is infused with dried rose buds and lavender and sprinkled with crystals, providing a great decor in addition to fragrance.
This cruelty-free product arrives in a cotton bag, which makes the unpacking all the more fun.
#11 LA JOLIE MUSE Green Glass Jar Candle
The forestry scent and clean design are ideal for any home, modern or rustic. The green glass gives that botanical feeling and the woody fragrance only enhances it.
The golden lid and holiday scent are perfect for Christmas. And what makes it even better is the fact that this candle can burn for up to 75 hours.
Natural wax and lead-free cotton wicks come with no parabens, while the candles are cruelty free, eco-friendly, and biodegradable.
All products are packed in neat gift boxes, which makes this product a great holiday present.
#12 Christmas Scented Candles in Glass
One package includes 20 candles, each of which lasts for up to 15 hours, making the burn time 300 hours in total.
They come in two colors and fragrances: red candles are apple and cinnamon, while green ones smell of cedarwood.
These tiny candles are decorated with Christmas motifs and make a great gift or tabletop decoration.
They are made with soy wax and cotton wicks and have a smokeless burn when lit. Also, the glass jar keeps the wax from spilling, so there’s no need for candle holders.
#13 Claire Burke Botanical Decorative Candle
Claire Burke’s botanical candle doesn’t just smell amazing, it looks the part, too. The soy wax is decorated with dried flowers, including larkspur, green sesame blossoms, and lacy buds.
The candle is natural, made with soy wax and cotton wick. And since it is handcrafted, each candle is unique, so you’ll never get two pieces exactly the same.
This botanical decorative candle usually burns for about 55 hours, but sometimes it can last for up to 65.
#14 Magical Moment Botanical Candle
The Magical moment botanical candle is truly one of the most enchanting ones I’ve ever seen. The dried flowers are pressed into and protrude from the wax, while the wooden plate gives it a rustic appeal. It also prevents wax from dripping all over your furniture.
The subtle freesia scent will envelop your home, while the candle itself can remain lit for hours and provide you with gentle and romantic lighting.
This botanical candle is hand-poured and made of soy wax, while the flowers are hand-picked and blemish-free.
It is eco-friendly, doesn’t contain any chemicals, and burns cleanly, evenly, and toxin-free.
P.S. Flowers can burn, so make sure never to leave it burning in a room if you’re not there.
#15 Aroma Naturals Holiday Pillar Candle
The last candle on this list resembles green ice crystals or juniper needles. It does require a candle holder, but it’s a small price to pay for such a wonderful decor piece.
Its forestry scent brings holidays into your home and creates a relaxing atmosphere in the blink of an eye.
This pillar candle can last for a long time and is allergy-friendly without any synthetic fragrances. It only contains natural essential oils.
It features food-grade wax and a metal-free cotton wick that burns cleanly and evenly.
The Correct Way Of Burning Scented Candles
Reading this title may sound silly, but it is a science to prevent your candles from tunneling so only a small amount of wax near the wick is melted.
And it all comes down to the way you burn it the first time. This means keeping your candle burning for an hour for every inch in diameter during the first burn, allowing the top wax layer to melt down.
For instance, if the diameter of your candle is 2 inches, let it burn for 2 hours.
Also, always trim the wick to about 3mm before each burn since that will prevent soot building up in the candle jar.