Before becoming a lifestyle content creator, I was never really a fan of scented candles or diffusers. Most people who grew up in Nigeria or an African home setting would agree with me that candles were not your friend as a child. I can’t recount how many times I got told by my mom, aunties, and housekeepers how dangerous candles were and how I was not to go near them, play with them, or leave them on overnight. It’s safe to say I was scared of candles. The image of burning down my home was ingrained in me, so every time I saw a candle, even as an adult, I was always worried about the dangers of having them around. 
 
I received my first ever scented candle in a PR box. And as you can already imagine, it took me a very long time to light it. I had it stored in the box it came in, in my closet, for a very long time. The first time I lit the candle was because I needed to shoot content for a skincare brand, and it just seemed wholesome to have a scented candle lit in the video. The aroma from the scented candle was so pleasing that it made me feel calm and relaxed, and I surely didn’t burn down my house! Lol. Since then, my mom and I have gotten a couple of diffusers and scented candles, which have made a big difference in our space.

Some of my favourite luxury lifestyle influencers swear by scented candles, diffusers, and room sprays. Jackie Aina, a well-known luxury and lifestyle influencer, owns a line of scented candles called Forvr Mood, and her home is filled with them. She has a lifestyle page dedicated to luxury lifestyle living, and all of the candles in her space appear aesthetically pleasing in all of her content.

Aromatherapy is your best option for enhancing your home’s appearance, giving it a luxurious feel, and changing the air in your area. Aside from simply improving the air quality in your home, scented candles have numerous advantages. Among these advantages are:

  • Candles can help to create the ideal environment for producing peace and a sense of well-being. Consider lighting a candle if you’re ever overcome by fear or worry. Several studies have previously shown that aromatherapy candles can help with stress relief.
  • Candles are well-known for their calming and therapeutic effects, and massage therapists frequently use them to create a peaceful environment in their treatment rooms. A few strategically placed candles can help you quickly create a pleasant and intimate atmosphere in your home. Adding a candle here and there softens the space and instantly makes it feel warmer and more inviting.
  • Some scented candles help to enhance concentration and are great for a home office. Aromatherapy candles can help you relax, feel peaceful and energised, and focus your thoughts more effectively. Lavender candles will relax and calm you. Eucalyptus candles are stimulating and aid in concentration.

Scented candles and diffusers are extremely versatile; they come in a variety of styles and look great in any environment. Placing them in the bathroom creates a spa-like atmosphere, while strategically placed candles throughout your living space create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Meanwhile, candles or diffusers as the centrepiece of your dining room table create a lovely candlelit dinner environment, while kitchen candles create a welcoming atmosphere while also killing odours.

There are several made-in-Nigeria scented candles, diffusers, and room sprays, but there are a few that I will gladly recommend. You can check them out below:

Tulivu

Tulivu is a haven of everything fragrances. They produce an array of scented candles, diffusers and room sprays. Visit their page @tulivufragrance on Instagram.

Allure by zee

Allure by zee creates home fragrances aimed at aiding self-care and creating an ambience for your space. Check out their array of fragrances at @allurebyzee on Instagram.

Col fragrances

Col fragrances produce eco-friendly home fragrances that help you unwind and practice self-care. They also customize candles for special occasions or as personalized gifts. Find out more at @colfragrances on Instagram.

Flicker handmade scented candles

As their name implies, Flicker makes handmade scented candles and one thing I particularly love about this brand is the names they give to their candles. Visit their page @_.flickerscentedcandles on Instagram.

Fragrances help set the mood for the day, so having scented candles and diffusers in your favourite scents around your space will help maintain a great mood for your day. The aesthetics of diffusers and scented candles also make your space; look like a million bucks and give it a feeling of luxury. So if you haven’t already, you should upgrade yours with aromatherapy.

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