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6 scented candles that will make WFH more pleasant (and maybe more productive)

Scented candles are perfect mood lighteners; they come in a medley of beautiful aromas that can relax, revive, and rejuvenate your mind and body.

As many of us are currently working from home, creating an environment within your abode that will boost your productivity is very crucial. After all, we all know how easy and extremely tempting it is to go back to bed or be a couch potato. Creating a work-friendly space can also reduce stress or anxiety caused by your work, and incorporating scented candles into your space is one of the easiest first steps.

Candles boast a soothing effect that doesn’t require much effort. Just one flick from your lighter or a match and the candle is ready to work its magic by oozing out a soul-pleasing aroma to perfume your space. Here, we’ve curated a list of our favourite scented candles that will surely make WFH more pleasant – if not also more productive.

[Hero and Featured Image Credit: Wax Valley Candle Co.]

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Transport yourself to the “lungs of the earth” with the Rainforest Amazonia candle by Belgian brand Baobab. It boasts a sunny and slightly wooden note thanks to its aroma compounds of bergamot, atlas cedarwood, and green tea. There are various sizes to choose from but we’re partial to the Max 24 glass jar with a burn time of up to 400 hours. Impressive.

You can easily shop for Baobab’s candles now with Another Story via their Line: @anotherstory or via their Facebook page and website.


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For something nice and naughty, this Love Sleep Seduction Candle by This Works at Sephora should be your move. The blend of ylang-ylang, frankincense, and patchouli oils exudes a soothing and sensual hint that will calm you down completely.


Spruce up the ambience of your home with a collection of hand-crafted soy candles with fun scents from Wax Valley Candle Co. The Bubble Gum Blend Travel Tin gives out lively notes from a combo of grape, strawberry, vanilla, and peppermint, that will turn your home office into a candy shop.


Jo Malone London’s candles from their Luxury Candles Collection really live up to their name. Opt for the Lime Basil & Mandarin Luxury Candle if you love the refreshing citrusy and herbaceous notes, or go for the Pine & Eucalyptus Luxury Candle if a cool, calming, and minty scent is more your thing.


For those who are always on the move, these XVX Soy Candle is for you. It comes in different scents like Lavender, Vanilla, Rose, and more, but the best thing about it is the beautiful package and the portable size that makes it convenient to carry anywhere with you. This can come in handy if you’re always changing your work from home location around the house.


For sophisticated yet sustainable candles, you need to check out BsaB Thailand. They offer 100% sox wax candles with over 33 scents to choose from. We love the Coconut Soy Wax Candle that comes with an eco-friendly coconut shell, and also gives a splash of tropical allure to your space.

Kankanit Wichiantanon
Writer, Bangkok
Kankanit is a writer by day and a baker by night. If there’s one thing you should know about her, it’s that she can wax poetic about food 24/7. Her daily routine is writing, cooking, eating, repeat. They are the things that inspire her from morning 'til night.
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