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Candle Buying During Lockdown

Candle Buying During Lockdown

Candle Buying During Lockdown

As many of us deal with the mental and physical implications of another lockdown, it’s fair to say that we’re all feeling a bit burnt out. But one thing that has come to the rescue is the humble scented candle.

The Guardian recently reported that candle sales grew 29% in October 2020, as more people were yet again stuck at home under lockdown restrictions. To accompany this surge in interest, we thought we’d put together a quick guide on candle buying during the lockdown.

  1. Support independent

We know that many people flock to Yankee Candle when they want a new scented candle. But, as an independent business, we believe in the power of shopping with smaller brands.

After all, would a bigger company make some of the unique scent combinations that you’d find with an artisanal candle company? In our opinion, probably not.

Usually we’d recommend shopping local too, but that’s not as applicable given the lockdown restrictions. Try searching local pages on Facebook for independent sellers, or spend some time researching companies that would benefit much more from your purchase.

  1. There’s no reason why you can’t buy scented candles online

You might think that being in lockdown makes buying scented candles that much harder. For the most part, it really doesn’t. If you have a rough idea of the kinds of scents you enjoy then it shouldn’t be too difficult to make a good selection online.

We’ve written about this specific subject in the past, so go check out our post all about buying scented candles online.

  1. Don’t be afraid to spend a little more

In normal circumstances, buying a good quality scented candle might not be a major priority in your home. But considering we’re all stuck indoors for a long time to come, what’s stopping you from spending a bit extra on a scented candle?

Your investment will be rewarded with a much better quality candle. For example, our candles are made from soy wax and have a burn time of up to 40 hours. What’s more, they won’t lose their scent halfway through like a cheaper candle.

  1. Choose fragrances that will lift your mood

Scent is a powerful thing. It can help you to remember distant events or completely change your mood. Why not use this fact to select a scented candle that will lift your mood and allow you to enjoy lockdown for what it is.

Our main picks for this would be Jade Orchid and Lotus Blossom, Cinnamon and Apple, or Cranberry, Orange and Cinnamon. Citrus and cinnamon are both ideal for lifting the mood and will help to create a positive atmosphere in your home.


Candle buying during the lockdown doesn’t need to be a challenge. See it as a way of treating yourself; if you’re indoors you might as well enjoy it! Wherever possible, we recommend shopping independent and even contacting sellers to discuss their scent combinations in more detail before buying. Good luck finding your perfect candle!