The Best Fragrances for Your Summer Candles

The Best Fragrances for Your Summer Candles

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Candles are not just for the colder seasons, rather, summer candles create a vibe that is a different kind of cozy. Sure, when the temperatures soar, the last thing on your mind might be lighting a candle, but hear us out.

A recent study on Nature, Smells, and Wellbeing found that the scent of summer air, and smells related to summer promote happiness. They were also found to reduce stress. It’s no surprise since most of us associate summer with relaxation.

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When curating new fragrances, I always reflect on moments I have enjoyed and what scent captures that period in time.

Summer scents are perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere, whether you’re unwinding after a long day or entertaining friends on a summer evening. Natural soy candles offer a clean burn free from the toxins found in traditional candles, making them a healthier choice for you and your environment. 

There is something about summer candles that helps create a serene ambiance that transforms any space into a cozy retreat. Whether you’re enjoying a quiet evening indoors or hosting a backyard gathering under the stars, we will share with you the best summer scents for your summer candles. 

Our Top Summer Candles

Summer scents can transport you to moments of bliss and relaxation faster than you can say ‘vacation mode activated!’ From tropical treasures to breezy coastal vibes, our top recommended summer-scented soy candles will help you curate the ultimate sensory experience right in the comfort of your own home.

So, grab your sunglasses. Let’s sniff out the scents that’ll make your summer shine!

Mystic Santo

Our Mystic Santo candle is renowned for its earthy and woody aroma. While not traditionally associated with summer, Palo Santo brings a refreshing and grounding quality to any space during the warmer months.

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It’s reminiscent of a forest after a summer rain shower. This unique fragrance creates a serene ambiance, perfect for unwinding after a long day or adding a touch of tranquility to your summer gatherings. Palo Santo is also prized for its cleansing properties, making it an ideal choice for refreshing your home and clearing the air of any lingering summer stuffiness.

Lime But No Salt

Lime But No Salt is an obvious choice for our summer candles. It is often described as a “margarita candle”. Quench your thirst for the ultimate summer scent, “Island Time”. This candle invokes lazy days lounging by the pool vibes. 

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The invigorating lime scent captures the essence of summer without overpowering your senses, infusing your surroundings with just the right amount of zest. Once you light it up and experience its alluring aroma, you’ll want to keep this lit all year long.


Want a dose of nostalgia with your summer-scented candle? Try Loops. Bring sunshine indoors with a fruity fragrance candle. With fruit notes, this bright and uplifting fragrance instantly lifts your spirits and fills your home with summertime happiness.  

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This candle will take you back to carefree Saturday cartoon mornings. Loops is not just a candle; it’s an adventure down memory lane. Perfect for summer!

May Berries

No summer in the south is without strawberries from the patch or the garden. Bursting with the sweet and succulent fragrances of ripe strawberries and tropical guava, our May Berries candle transports you to a sun-drenched garden bursting with luscious fruit.

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With May Berries Candle, you can bring the vibrant energy of a summer garden into your home, filling every corner with this irresistible scent. Gardens are therapeutic, but some say our May Berries candle is, too. 


Are you on a journey of self-discovery and renewal this summer? Consider the Namaste candle. We’ve integrated the perfect fusion of Rosemary, Sage, Chamomile, Camphor, Cedarwood, and Sandalwood. This blend promises to elevate your summer sanctuary to new heights.

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With each flicker of the flame, this intricately crafted blend envelops your space in a calming way. We recommend trying candle gazing with the Namaste candle for the perfect meditative moments this summer. 

Namaste is part of our Take Me Away Collection. We’ve crafted this collection to purposely whisk you away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. These candles are a passport to serenity, designed to restore balance and bring peace to your soul.

Siren Song

Would a summer candles list be complete without a nod to Mother Ocean, herself? Let the enchanting notes of Siren Song lure you into the depths of the sea. 

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With hints of sea salt, eucalyptus, and ozone, this candle will transport you to the coast, where the salty air mingles with the sound of crashing waves. You will swear you can hear the music of the sea with every burn session. 

Your Favorite Summer Scent in Wax Melts

Of course, if you prefer the use of wax melts to promote your favorite summer fragrance instead of summer candles, we have you covered. All of the summer candles we have mentioned in this blog post are available in 100% handmade soy wax melt form. 

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Breathe healthy, no matter what form you want your summer fragrance, by using 100% handmade soy. Maximize your health and well-being by using non-toxic candles and wax melts. 

Bring Summer to Your Home Year Round

Each flicker of our candles represents a moment of mindfulness. We create every single product to serve as a pause in our hectic lives. Our products are meant to remind you to savor the simple pleasures of each season.

Whether you’re basking in the tropical allure of the sea, or finding solace in the calming embrace of meditative bliss, let Southern Oak Artisan candles be a reminder to slow down, breathe deeply, and embrace the present moment.

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As you light up your favorite summer candles, let the warm glow wash over you. May you find joy, peace, and a touch of magic in every flicker.

Here’s to a summer filled with light, love, and unforgettable memories!

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