Scented candles can change the entire vibe of your home. If you want your living space to feel cozy and warm, scents like cinnamon and vanilla are essential.
If you’re looking for a feminine floral-scented dwelling, freesia and violet are perfect options. But if you want your home to smell tidy, laundered, and refreshing, look to clean-scented candles like linen, freshly fallen rain, and paperwhites, to name just a few.
We’ve done some scouring and found 14 of the most refreshing clean scents, perfect for evoking cleanliness, even when your home may not be at its best. We’re not saying you can just light a candle and neglect your household chores… unless maybe we are saying that. 😉
We also made sure that each of these wonderfully scented candles won’t break your wallet in half. You won’t find a single fresh-scented candle on this list that’s over $30, because spending an arm and a leg on candles simply doesn’t seem necessary.
Here are 14 fresh-scented candles that will bring a clean and refreshing essence to your home.
1. Clare De Lune in Desert Eucalyptus, $18
The fragrant scent of eucalyptus will permeate your entire home as this candle’s essence wafts throughout. The sophisticated glass jar and the minimalist label will look great in any living space. The key scents here are eucalyptus, musk, and fir needle.
Buy it at Urban Outfitters for $18.
2. Blue Cedar and Lavender Scented Candle, $12.99
The natural scent of blue cedar and lavender will set your mind at ease. This stunning scented candle is housed in a creative hand-made ceramic jar with an artistic hand-painted design.
Buy it at T.J. Maxx for $12.99.
3. Kate Spade New York Balsam Candle, $28
Balsam, vanilla, and birchwood make this clean- and natural-scented candle from Kate Spade come alive. The lovely golden glass jar adds a touch of luxury to any modern home and is made with a soy paraffin wax blend.
Buy it at Saks Fifth Avenue for $28.
4. Nest Fragrances Linen Candle, $19.97
The invigorating scent of newly laundered linens will add a note of freshness to your home. The lovely glass design was inspired by handcrafted glasswork on the small island of Murano, Italy, and is embellished by an original floral design.
Buy it on Nordstrom Rack for $19.97.
5. Urban Wick Cement Candle in Bayberry, Pine, and Lemon Rind, $24
Bayberry, pine, and lemon rind are the three main scents that will invigorate and refresh your home with the purchase of this candle in a geometric cement vessel. The candle is made from coconut wax and has a 30-hour burn time.
Buy it at Anthropologie for $24.
6. Yankee Candle in Citrus Tango, $10.50
Something about the scent of invigorating citruses like grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime brings an underlying freshness to any space. This sunny scent will bring happiness and mirth to any room in your house.
Buy it at Yankee Candle for $10.50.
7. FlashPoint White Herringbone Candle With White Cashmere Scent, $11.20
Not only will this lovely scented candle refresh the home, but the beautiful herringbone design adds a Scandinavian touch to your home decor. Each FlashPoint candle is made with a high-quality soy-blend wax and burns brightly for hours.
Buy it on FlashPoint Candle for $11.20.
8. Illume Candle in Citrus Cedarleaf, $24
Notes of clove, ginger, and cedar leaf are warm, bold, and refined. This lovingly made candle comes in a metallic tin featuring a textured pattern and letterpress details. A wonderful gift for yourself or someone you love.
Buy it at Illume Candles for $24.
9. Parks Collection Candle in Cactus Flower Fern, $28
This unique candle is hand-poured in Nashville, Tennessee, and the collection features scents inspired by our nation’s great national parks. Cactus Flower Fern is evocative of the arid desert and its bountiful flora.
Buy it on Urban Outfitters for $28.
10. Iridescent Lavender Tea Leaf Candle, $12.97
Lavender is among the most calming scents on Planet Earth, and this beautiful blend of lavender and tea leaf will calm and refresh any home. The cute and creative iridescent glass jar just adds to this candle’s allure and ambiance.
Buy it at Nordstrom Rack for $12.97.
11. Candlefish Ceramic Candle in Scent No. 9, $28
Fill your space with marine notes, ample stone fruits, pink rose, and earthy moss. This candle is poured by expert chandlers in Charleston, South Carolina, with a custom, invigorating scent.
Buy it at Anthropologie for $28.
12. Sand + Fog Essential Oil Candle in Eucalyptus Mint, $7.99
Refresh and rejuvenate with this cool candle scented with the essence of eucalyptus and scintillating mint. The beautiful seafoam glass jar and intricately carved stopper will add a beachy touch to any home.
Buy it at T.J. Maxx for $7.99.
13. FlashPoint Candle in Yellow Zest Scent, $9
Zingy lemon zest pairs with fragrant orange peels, apples, and various other citrus fruits to bring you the perfect combination of cleanliness and fruit. The small ceramic glass jar has a handmade quality and adorns any shelf with charm.
Buy it on FlashPoint Candle for $9.
14. Yankee Candle in Clean Cotton, $29.50
Yankee Candle brings us Clean Cotton, the ultimate fresh and fragrant scent. Imagine the scent of fabric softener, leafy greens, and bergamot all in a perfectly sized glass jar. Made with premium paraffin and fine high-quality ingredients from around the world.
Buy it on Yankee Candle for $29.50.
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