Citrus-Scented Candles: An All-Natural Way to Boost Your Mood and Find Serenity

Citrus is one of those unique scents that can simultaneously invoke feelings of nostalgia and give you that warm, fuzzy feeling — while also invigorating your senses and boosting your mood.

Whether it was hot summer days drinking lemonade in the sun, or the first time you sunk a spoon into a grapefruit and experienced that delicious citrus spray, these tart, and tangy fruits give us good feelings all around.

So, how can you get that scent back into your life? 

Easy… citrus-scented candles. But, not just any citrus-scented candles!

Let us take you on a delightful journey as we explore the benefits of citrus scents, and share our favorite delicious citrus candles. They’re absolutely to die for!


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5 Luxurious Citrus Candle Scents That Will Add a Little Zest to Your Life

The scent of citrus never goes out of season. It’s a favorite for fall and spring cleaning, a must-have for those cheerful summer days, and combines perfectly with the traditional spices of the holiday season.

Knowing what to expect from each of your favorite citrus scents will help you choose the perfect flavor for every season.


#1: Orange

Have you ever felt especially chipper after the scent of an orange wafted your way? 

Not only do oranges have a tangy, tart, and zesty smell, but they’re also known to increase serotonin levels. That’s right! This feisty little fruit legit makes us feel happier! 

What’s not to love about that?!

This distinct aroma can be attributed to the terpenes called limonene and pinene, which are present in citrus fruits.

But enough of that science-y stuff! We love the smell of oranges because they can literally get us out of an emo funk and back to being our sprightly little selves.

So when it comes to self-care and your mental health, the orange reigns supreme.


#2: Grapefruit

Grapefruit is one of the most heavenly scents in the citrus family. 

Because it contains certain sulfur compounds, grapefruit can give off a bit of an exotic, musky scent that’s been said to lift the spirits.

And it’s sharp, refreshing, and deliciously aromatic — making it ideal for cheering up any room in your house.

With such an invigorating aroma, grapefruit-scented candles are the perfect addition to your morning routine.


#3: Lemon

We all remember that household fragrance growing up. 

You get home from school, open the front door, and BAM… lemons! That distinct lemony, citrus smell straight up the nostrils could only mean one thing — spring-cleaning time!

These days, it’s hard to find cleaners with so much potency, but it’s for good reason. Lemons have such an incredibly sharp, crisp scent, you never need to overdo it.

Lemons have that perfect-in-itself kind of smell that everyone loves. 

Just a hint of lemon can make your room smell clean and fresh, while boosting your mood, reducing stress, and providing some serious mental clarity — making this scent perfect for your workday.


#4: Lime

Limes are like lemon’s edgier, more rebellious little sister. Think Margaritas at noon. 

They’re zesty and a little sharper, but still share some of lemon’s more endearing qualities, like the ability to lift your mood or get you through that afternoon crash.

Lighting a lime-scented candle will make you feel like you’ve been whisked away on an island vacation with nothing but the sound of the waves lapping to shore and a warm, tropical breeze to keep you company. Oh, and the drink with the little umbrella, obvi.


#5: Bergamot

For a refreshing, well-rounded citrus scent, with a hint of floral, herbal, and spice, try bergamot. 

Bergamot has been used for centuries as a scent in personal care products and for its medicinal qualities.

Just a whiff or two of this refreshing scent and all your worries will be swept away. Bergamot is effective in reducing feelings of anxiety and fatigue (hello, 21st-century problems) by reducing cortisol levels. 

So if you find yourself teetering on the edge of a breakdown, it might be time to light your bergamot candle and take a nice, deep breath.


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4 Benefits of Citrus-Scented Candles

As you can see, each citrus scent has a distinct fragrance and use. 

On their own, they’re perfectly fine, but what happens when we start to combine all this citrus deliciousness? Amazing things, that’s what!


#1: Orange and Lemon Scents Give Your Space a Clean and Refreshing Feel

You know that feeling you get when you open your windows for the first time after a long winter? The cool, crisp breeze that comes through the house is like a spiritual and physical cleansing. 

The same thing happens when you marry the scents of orange and lemon.

These two scents are famously associated with purity and cleanliness — making them a top choice when you need your space to feel clean, refreshed, and ready for anyone to just stop by unannounced. 

Just kidding, people don’t do that anymore — thank God!


#2: Orange and Grapefruit Scents Energize and Uplift the Atmosphere of Your Space

Orange and grapefruit citrus-scented candles, on the other hand, might be better utilized for those moments when you need a little extra oomph. 

Uplifting, energetic, and oh-so-cheery, lighting an orange and grapefruit-scented candle can make you feel like you’ve awoken from the most restful sleep you’ve ever had.

Ditch the caffeine and opt for a dose of orange and grapefruit instead!


#3: Lemon and Lime Scents Stimulate Your Senses

You know that feeling you get when you leave your home or office and step outside into a perfectly sunny day? You close your eyes, take a deep breath (because obviously, you need to breathe in that sunshine), and suddenly you’re overcome with a sense of hope and joy.

Lemon and lime scents do just that when added to citrus-scented candles. Just think of it as sunshine in a jar. 

Lemon-lime candles are exactly what you need when you want to elevate your senses and recharge your mind, body, and spirit.


#4: Bergamot Scents Calm and Soothe

Bergamot can be added to any of the scent combinations above to help invoke a deep sense of calm and peace. As we mentioned earlier, bergamot can help relieve anxiety and stress, so when combined with:

  • Orange and lemon, you’ll get a blast of fresh spring air and a dose of sunshine for your soul.
  • Orange and grapefruit, you’ll feel rested and worry-free.
  • Lemon and lime, you’ll get that “everything is going to be alright” feeling.

Night or day, bergamot is the perfect scent on its own or as part of your favorite citrus-scented candle.


Tiffany Moon’s Aromasthesia All-Natural Clean-Burning Citrus-Scent Candles

Looking for the best citrus-scented candles? Something so scrumptious you’ll want to eat them?

Check out Tiffany Moon’s line of luxury, triple-scented candles made from only the finest ingredients — including high-quality soy wax, essential oils, and natural fragrances. 


The Dexmedetomidine “Dex” Candle

The blend of bergamot and grapefruit makes this candle perfect for anyone in a serious funk. 

Whether you’re struggling to put one foot in front of the other, or you forget why you walked into a room, this candle is the perfect pick-me-up for all things life.

Formulated specifically for humans looking to just smooth things out, the Dexmedetomidine candle may be exactly what you’ve been waiting for.


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The Botulinum “Botox” Candle

Did someone say sugared lemons and exotic orchids? Whaaaaat?!

That’s right, Dr. Moon didn’t skimp out when she formulated the Botulinum candle. If you’re feeling one bad day away from a total nervous breakdown, you need to order this candle NOW! 

We’re not kidding. 

Between the sweet and zesty citrus notes, and the relaxing floral aromas from the tropical fruits and exotic orchids, you’ll start to notice those frown lines smoothing out in no time. 

(Disclaimer: this candle does not contain actual Botox, but you may find yourself frowning way less)


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The Sugammadex Candle

Do you ever feel like there’s just not enough caffeine to get you through… well… life?

You drag your feet, you hit the snooze button over, and over, and over, and you can’t seem to keep your eyes open long enough to get through an episode of Housewives?

It’s time for a little Sugammadex. The candle, that is.

You’ll absolutely love the combination of grapefruit, lemon, and sugared berries with every whiff of this invigorating scent — not to mention your new-found purpose in life!


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The Vasopressin Candle

Okay, okay… it’s not exactly a citrus-scented candle, but we couldn’t leave this one out! The mood-stabilizing blend of lemongrass (close enough, right?) and sage is ideal for anyone who might feel a little — or a lot — on edge. 

For the all-around unstable person, the Vasopressin candle promises to deliver some extra energy and mood-enhancing aromas. So breathe deeply, and then do it again… and again… and again… until you no longer feel like you’re about to explode.


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Can’t choose? We don’t blame you! 

Good thing Tiffany loves a deal! Who doesn’t, right? 

Simply bundle all four of these sanity-saving Aromasthesia scents and save! 

She’ll even throw in free shipping. Why? Because she’s Tiffany Moon!


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