Best Bath & Body Works Candles

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There’s something about Bath & Body Works candles that just hits the spot. The fragrances are addictive but aren’t so strong that they make you feel queasy. Plus, they’ve got a long burning time; some last up to 45 hours. It’s no wonder it’s one of the best-selling candle brands in the world.

But there are so many scents to choose from so how do you decide? Well, I’ve taken the hard work off your hands and curated a list of the best Bath & Body Works candles and reviewed them on their properties.

Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint

Bath Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint
Bath & Body Works Eucalyptus Spearmint

This large 14.5oz candle with three wicks is the ideal candle for winding down when you feel tense. It has stress-relieving properties and an uplifting and refreshing aroma. While a lot of similar candles would be used after a long day, I love the idea of using this in the morning for a clear head and fresh, stress-free start.

The scent is bright and intense. Some users have commented that the smell persists even when the candle is not burning.

What we like about this candle

  • Intensity is strong
  • Great for relieving stress
  • Large size
  • Good for removing odors

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Artificial scent as opposed to something more natural

Bath & Body Works Black Cherry Merlot

Bath Body Works Black Cherry Merlot
Bath & Body Works Black Cherry Merlot

I love the deep purple hue of the glass container for this candle. With three wicks, you get even burning and since it’s made with essential oils, you get a very natural and intense aroma.

A lot of people report that there’s a medicinal smell to this, so it’s great if you want something clean smelling. Perhaps to make a living room inviting when you have guests over.

But do keep in mind that this is a vegetable wax candle so while it does burn relatively cleanly, it’s not quite as clean as soy wax.

What we like about this candle

  • Intense but not overpowering scent
  • Great for creating a welcoming environment
  • Even burn
  • Beautiful glass jar

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Maybe a little too clinical smelling for some people. 

Bath & Body Works Mahogany Teakwood

Bath Body Works Mahogany Teakwood
Bath & Body Works Mahogany Teakwood

If you’re a fan of woody aromas like me, you’ll love Mahogany Teakwood. It’s rich, warm, and comforting and makes an excellent choice for relaxing since woody scents are known to relieve stress and anxiety.

I love this one while having a bath with some of the other similar scented products. It’s quite a powerful scent that’s blended with lavender. If you find that a little too much then something sweeter yet still woody like Vanilla Patchouli might be a better choice. 

What we like about this candle

  • Rich and intense aroma
  • Burns evenly
  • Great for stress relief

What we don’t like about this candle

  • The packaging isn’t very appealing

Bath & Body Works Mahogany Teakwood High Intensity

Bath Body Works Mahogany Teakwood High Intensity
Bath & Body Works Mahogany Teakwood High Intensity

If you thought the regular Mahogany Teakwood was intoxicating, what until you smell the high-intensity version. It’s the same aroma but with much more of a kick, and it’s fantastic when you’re trying to create a calming and cozy space.

What I love about this version of the candle is that the black jar looks a lot more sophisticated. It wouldn’t look out of place in a glamorous bedroom. It has three wicks for even burning and weighs 14oz so you’ll get a long burn time of up to 90 hours.

What we like about this candle

  • Beautiful packaging
  • Long burn time
  • Great for cozy nights in
  • Strong scent

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Very intense which may be too much for some people 

Bath & Body Works Midnight Blue Citrus

Bath Body Works Midnight Blue Citrus
Bath & Body Works Midnight Blue Citrus

Whenever I see the royal blue jar, I get a very Middle Eastern palace vibe. But on smelling Midnight Blue Citrus, I suddenly find myself walking down a tree lined promenade in Italy at dusk. It’s as though this is a candle made to stimulate the senses.

It’s got refreshing citrus notes that are great for stress relief, while the sweet mango calms the mind. Bath & Body Works candle is an excellent choice for winding down after a long summer’s day and is ideal for people who want the benefits of Eucalyptus Spearmint without being as zesty.

What we like about this candle

  • 3 wick even burning
  • 14oz for extended burn time
  • Calming aroma
  • Pretty jar

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Intensity is not as strong as some Bath & Body Works candles

Bath & Body Works Flannel

Bath Body Works Flannel
Bath & Body Works Flannel

If you’re looking for a candle that will make you feel cozy and warm then Flannel might be ideal. The musk in this one hits the spot for those who enjoy Mahogany Teakwood but like a dash of sweetness as well.

Much like many of the other Bath & Body Works candles, Flannel comes in a decorative glass jar and features three wicks so it burns more evenly. It does an excellent job at filling the room with fragrance and lasts for up to 45 hours.

What we like about this candle

  • Strong fragrance
  • A sweeter alternative to Mahogany Teakwood
  • Even burn

What we don’t like about this candle

  • The packaging changes each season so you can’t be sure it’ll fit in with your home decor style

Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Fireside

Bath Body Works Marshmallow Fireside
Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Fireside

The presentation of this candle might look different depending on when you purchase it, just like Flannel. They have released some beautiful limited edition jars of the candle.

I love this one because it’s made with soy wax, which offers a soot-free burn so is much less toxic. The scent is super sweet with a few woody notes thrown in so it’s great if you want something comforting. For some people, it can be a little too sweet and almost sickly so you might only want to burn it for short periods at a time.

What we like about this candle

  • Strong scent
  • Made from soy wax
  • Triple wick
  • The limited edition jars look great

What we don’t like about this candle

  • It might be too sweet for some people. 

Bath & Body Works Strawberry Pound Cake

Bath Body Works Strawberry Pound Cake
Bath & Body Works Strawberry Pound Cake

If you love pink and have a brightly colored bedroom then Strawberry Poundcake will put the finishing touch on the space. Not only does it come in a striking pink jar but the scent is sweet and warm with hints of strawberry, vanilla, and shortbread.

I mentioned that Marshmallow Fireside might be too sickly for some people. But if you want a sweet candle that won’t overwhelm you, this is a good alternative. It’s made from soy wax for a clean burn and will keep going for up to 45 hours.

What we like about this candle

  • Long burn time
  • Clean burn
  • It’s sweet, but not sickly
  • Stunning pink jar

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Not the best choice if you want something very strong

Bath & Body Works Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla

Bath Body Works Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla
Bath & Body Works Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla

Like pretty much all Bath & Body Works candles, Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla is made using natural essential oils so you get a much more realistic flavor. And since cinnamon is one of the most easily recognizable scents, it should smell exactly right, which it does.

Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla is a super sweet candle ideal for burning during the holidays. And did you know that the scent of cinnamon is used in aromatherapy to relax tight muscles? If you’re chilling in the bath, I think this would be a great candle to burn.

What we like about this candle

  • Great for cinnamon fans
  • Perfect for winding down
  • Fills a room very quickly
  • Triple wick

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Burns more quickly than other B&BW candles

Bath & Body Works Rose Water & Ivy

Bath Body Works Rose Water Ivy
Bath & Body Works Rose Water Ivy

The standard Rose Water and Ivy candle comes in a transparent pink jar which is very pretty. However, limited edition jars are available if you want something that stands out a little more.

I’d recommend this one for pink fans who find the Strawberry Poundcake a little too sweet or even childlike. The Rose Water & Ivy candle is a more mature pink scent, and with the rose that fights anxiety and stress, it’s excellent for unwinding.

What we like about this candle

  • Fresh, relaxing scent
  • Pretty packaging
  • Great for bedroom and bathroom
  • Made with soy wax
  • Triple wick

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Delicate fragrance doesn’t fill a room as quickly
  • Not a great winter scent

Bath & Body Works Paris Cafe

Bath Body Works Paris Cafe
Bath & Body Works Paris Cafe

They say that the scent of coffee is one of the most inviting so I’d definitely say this was a good choice for when you have guests over. Place it in a hallway or foyer to welcome guests and make them feel at home.

With a triple wick and 14.5oz jar, you get an even and long lasting burn and it certainly won’t go unnoticed as this is one of the strongest Bath & Body Works Candles out there. However, while there is vanilla present, it’s not as sweet as the Whipped Coffee candle which you might prefer if you have a sweet tooth.

What we like about this candle

  • Very intense smell
  • Triple wick for an even burn
  • Great for creating a warm atmosphere

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Burns quicker than other candles on this list
  • Sticker on the jar looks a little cheap and tacky

Bath & Body Works Champagne Toast

Bath Body Works Champagne Toast
Bath & Body Works Champagne Toast

Champagne Toast is uplifting and refreshing and, in my opinion, makes an ideal summer candle. Even the delicately colored glass jar makes you think of summer evenings on the deck sipping drinks with friends.

Of course, you can use it any time of year and you’ll get a lovely fruity yet fresh aroma. The scent of this one is less intense but it doesn’t go unnoticed. Also keep in mind that the burn time is a little less even though it’s the same size as many others.

What we like about this candle

  • Made from soy wax for a clean burn
  • Great for use in summer
  • Fresh and clean scent
  • Pretty jar

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Shorter burn time
  • Aroma is not very strong

Bath & Body Works Sweater Weather

Bath Body Works Sweater Weather
Bath & Body Works Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather is quite a surprising scent. It combines the freshness of Eucalyptus Spearmint with the warmth of something like Mahogany Teakwood so it’s perfect if you can’t decide between those fresh and woody scents.

This one has an average burn time of 30 hours, which is a little less than others, but you can be sure of an even burn thanks to the triple wick. Sweater Weather comes in a dark soy wax so it not only burns cleanly but looks warm and inviting. For this reason, I think this is the perfect fit for the bedroom.

What we like about this candle

  • Relaxing scent
  • Strong but not overpowering
  • Perfect for making the bedroom feel cozy
  • Clean soy wax

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Glass jar and sticker aren’t that enticing
  • Only available during fall

Bath & Body Works Rose Vanilla

Bath Body Works Rose Vanilla 1
Bath & Body Works Rose Vanilla

This candle comes in a cute glass jar with pink labeling. It’s got a delicate yet noticeable aroma that will lightly fill a room, making it ideal for day-to-day use to keep the home smelling fresh. I think it would be perfect for a girly bedroom or master bath.

Made with essential oils, this rose candle helps soothe anxiety and relax muscles. The warm sweetness of vanilla can even help boost libido; see, I told you it was the perfect bedroom candle!

What we like about this candle

  • Made from clean burning soy wax
  • Triple wick for even burning
  • Fresh, sweet fragrance
  • Beautiful glass jar

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Quite delicate scent
  • Burns fast

Bath & Body Works Vanilla Patchouli

Bath Body Works Vanilla Patchouli
Bath & Body Works Vanilla Patchouli

Part of the aromatherapy range, this vanilla patchouli candle is one of my favorites. I’m a sucker for patchouli in any form and I think this one is great for a living room and relaxing in the evening. If you like a sweet, woody smell but don’t want something overpowering like Marshmallow Fireside, this is a great alternative.

It’s a 14.5oz candle so you’ll get around 45 hours burn time and with three wicks, the candle burns evenly so you’ll get more out of it. Oh, and it’s also made with soy wax so it gives a beautifully clean burn which is great if you have any breathing conditions.

What we like about this candle

  • Sweet, comforting fragrance
  • Long burn time
  • Clean burn
  • Great for relaxing

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Jar label is a bit plain and boring
  • Delicate smell might not be strong enough for some people

Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes

Bath Body Works A Thousand Wishes
Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes

Oh boy do I love the glass jar for the Thousand Wishes candle. It’s unlike any other container I’ve seen while looking at B&BW candles with a delicate pink hue and rose gold accents. It’s perfect for anyone who likes super feminine combined with glam! It feels dreamy and almost magical.

It’s floral and sweet with a fizzy burst of champagne. This combination of scents makes it the most wonderful summer afternoon candle. Light it when you’re having cocktails in the summer house with friends and really set the scene. But, I was a little disappointed to see that this one didn’t burn for as long with a minimum time of 25 hours.

What we like about this candle

  • Fresh, sweet aroma
  • Great for summer
  • Strong smell
  • Triple wick
  • Made with clean burning soy wax

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Shorter burning time
  • Some reviews state that the wicks pop when lighting

Bath & Body Works Cactus Blossom

Bath Body Works Cactus Blossom
Bath & Body Works Cactus Blossom

It would be easy to mistake this Bath & Body Works candle for Strawberry Poundcake; the jar and colors are very similar. If you like the packaging for SPC but want a more fresh, floral scent, then I’d say go for Cactus Blossom.

There’s a massive hit of citrus which is excellent for calming the nerves and reducing stress and the warmth of vanilla coconut gives this a tropical vibe. However, this one is super strong smelling so it might be a little too much for some and some users even say it’s headache-inducing. Put it in a bathroom to eliminate odors; it’ll work a treat.

What we like about this candle

  • Great for removing odors
  • Relaxing yet uplifting fragrance
  • Gorgeous bright pink jar
  • Triple wick
  • Soy wax burns cleaner

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Scent is extremely powerful, which can be too much for some people

Bath & Body Works Limoncello

Bath Body Works Limoncello
Bath & Body Works Limoncello

Sweet, zesty, and uplifting are three words I would use to describe this candle. Many say that it’s perfect for autumn but I also think it works well on a summer evening. It’s the same size as many of the other candles at 14.5oz and burns evenly with its triple wicks.

What I particularly love about Limoncello is its strength. It’s not going to give you a headache but it will fill a room with fragrance shortly after you light it. It works exceptionally well in an entranceway for welcoming guests.

What we like about this candle

  • Fresh, invigorating scent
  • Ideal as a welcoming fragrance
  • Easily fills a room
  • Not overpowering
  • Long burn time

What we don’t like about this candle

  • Not as lemony as people might first imagine

FAQs On Bath & Body Works Candles

When Are Bath & Body Works Candles On Sale?

The high price of Bath & Body Works candles makes some people hesitant to buy them. The brand holds an Annual Candle Day, which takes place online and for two days in-store each year. This particular day usually falls in the run-up to Christmas. Keep an eye on the Bath & Body Works website for details about the sale this year. 

Who Makes Bath & Body Works Candles?

Bath & Body Works is an American company founded in 1990 which has since expanded internationally. There is some confusion over whether White Barn candles are the same.While this is a sister company of Bath & Body Works, White Barn does not make Bath & Body Works candles.

Are Bath & Body Works Candles Safe?

Bath & Body Works candles are perfectly safe when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Keep in mind that soy wax candles offer the cleanest burn and are considered less toxic.

If you have cats and dogs, paraffin wax candles with synthetic fragrances could upset your pet’s breathing. For this reason, it’s always best to burn them in a well-ventilated area away from your cat or dog.

The question has been raised as to whether Bath & Body Works candles are safe during pregnancy. For the most part, the candles are safe, but there are a few essential oils you should avoid while pregnant. These include but are not limited to basil, clary sage, aniseed, peppermint, and wintergreen. If your chosen candle has any of these oils, it’s best to save it until after your bundle of joy arrives. 

What are some alternatives To Bath & Body Works Candles

The closest alternative to Bath & Body Works candles are the White Barn candles since this is the sister company. However, there are some more affordable choices such as the range of Sonoma Goods For Life candles and the Chesapeake Bay candles which start from as little as $10.

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