Self-care has been a beauty and wellness industry buzzword for the last few years, but it’s never been more important than it is at this moment in time. In the past, the term had become muddled and confusing, evolving from (depending on who you ask) an introspective, positive mental health tool to simply another way to say “face mask.”
But in the last few weeks, as we’ve watched COVID-19 flip our lives upside down and challenge everything we thought we knew about “normalcy,” self-care, in any and all of its forms, has become our top priority. As we continue to self-isolate, learn to adapt to our current reality, and look forward to the promise of better days ahead, we sincerely hope you make self-care a priority, too.
If candles happen to be a part of your current routine, below we’ve hand-picked a candle that is suited to the unique personality of each zodiac sign. But no matter how you’re choosing to do it, whether it’s a workout video, a new recipe, or a midday solo walk, we hope you find a moment (or two) of peace today.
Oh and, it wouldn’t hurt to take a little break from Twitter.
This bold, fruity scent is the perfect pick-me-up for this optimistic, energetic fire sign.
* Voluspa Goji & Tarocco Orange Glass Jar Candle, $38, chapters.indigo.ca
This dark, smoky scent is perfect for opulence-loving Taurus, who will always take unwinding to its most luxurious extreme.
* Jo Malone London Velvet Rose & Oud Home Candle, $112, nordstrom.ca
This multi-layered scent is made for Geminis, thanks to its versatility and unexpected combination of notes. Simultaneously dark, fruity and seductive, this is the perfect complex scent for a complex sign.
* Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Scented Home Candle, $90,
Relaxing at home next to the fireplace, while burning a fireplace-scented candle? If this isn’t a Cancer’s dream, we don’t know what is.
* Floral Street Fireplace Candle, $48, sephora.ca
With notes of saffron, patchouli, amber and vanilla, housed in a chic gold jar, this attention-grabbing candle will fit right into a Leo’s home.
* Giorgio Armani Rose D’Arabie Candle, $135, thebay.com
Earthy, nature-loving Virgo will love this warm and grounding blend of suede, saffron flower, pot leaf, raspberry and patchouli.
* Boy Smells Cowboy Kush, $32 USD, boysmells.com
One whiff of this fresh, uplifting and romantic scent will have social butterfly Libra reminiscing about the good ol’ days of traveling with friends and enjoying lively al fresco dinners by the water.
* Nest New York Amalfi Lemon & Mint Candle, $56, sephora.ca
It’s called the Good Witch Candle. Need we say more?
* Wick Witch Good Witch Candle, $25, thedetoxmarket.ca
This travel-loving fire sign will feel energized by this warm and fruity fig tree-scented candle from Morocco.
* Ulili Moroccan Scents Medium Candle Tazarine, $52, shopkalosophie.com
Hard-working Capricorn will appreciate a candle that helps them stay focused and calm. This pick will make them feel like they’ve been transported into the most luxurious, grand library in the world. What’s more calming than that?
* Byredo Bibliothèque Candle, $120, holtrenfrew.com
With notes of lime, coconut and hibiscus, this summery candle—and the quirky jar it lives in—will appeal to an artistic, energetic Aquarius.
* Capri Blue Coconut Santal Candle, $32, sephora.ca
With notes of citrus, cotton flower and waterlily, this candle will remind Pisces of being at their very favourite place in the world, next to a calm body of water.
* Indigo Scents Triple-Wick Candle in Sea Shore Breeze, $29.50, chapters.indigo.ca