20 Best Summer Candles To Brighten Your Space

20 Best Summer Candles To Brighten Your Space

Summer is the perfect season to fill your home with refreshing, vibrant scents that capture the essence of sunny days and warm nights.

Here are the top 20 summer candles that will transport you to delightful summer moments no matter where you light them up. The best part? All are 100% all natural soy wax candles, and hand-poured to order. 

Top 20 Summer Candles Your Home Needs Right Now 

1. Agave & Cactus Candle


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This candle has to be our new favorite scent. It's a fresh and exotic blend of Cactus Flower, Agave Nectar, and Dewy Leaves, transporting you to the sweet and sandy desert. Light this up to bring a touch of the wild outdoors into your home.

2. Arboretum Candle


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One of the most Michigan-themed summer candle scents of all. Aromatic pine needles and earthy cinnamon are brightened with tart Michigan apples in this candle, reminiscent of sun-dappled trails through towering pines. Perfect for a nature-inspired summer ambiance.

3. Campfire Candle


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Embrace the cozy vibes of summer nights around the campfire with the aromatic balsam, warm patchouli, and forest wildflowers of this candle. It ignites a sense of warmth and nostalgia.

4. Chamomile Candle


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Fragrant chamomile and jasmine, combined with crushed lavender and sparkling orange, create a calming and vibrant atmosphere. Chamomile scented candles are deal for winding down after a long summer day.

5. Citrus Breeze Candle


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Energize your space with one of our bestselling summer candles burst of bright lemon and fresh lime zest tempered with calming, breezy notes of lavender, white sandalwood, and whispers of clean, sun-drenched cotton and soft cedar.

6. Clover Leaf & Aloe Candle

Transport yourself to rolling fields of clover with the energizing blend of Sweetgrass, Clover Leaf, and Aloe. It's a perfect scent for a refreshing and invigorating summer day.

7. Coconut Candle


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If there was one ultimate "vacation candle," it would be this one. Capture the essence of a tropical getaway with this candle, featuring hints of mango nectar, green melon, and refreshing coconut water. It’s a perfect escape in a jar.

8. Cucumber Candle


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Renew your senses with the spa-like freshness of cucumber water and cool green tea all wrapped up in a natural soy wax candle. Brightened with waterlilies and fresh bergamot, this candle is perfect for a serene summer ambiance.

9. Desert Stargaze Candle


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Relax with this one of a kind summer candle. A blend of White Oud, Starflower, and Sparkling Sugar, whisking you away to memories of starry summer nights. It's ideal for creating a calm and enchanting atmosphere.

10. Eucalyptus Candle


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Clear your mind and soothe your senses with sunny eucalyptus, bright bergamot, and rich cedarwood. Each soy wax candle is carefully crafted in Kalamazoo, Michigan, ensuring a refreshing fragrance.

11. Golden Amber Candle


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Warm, rich, and welcoming, this popular summer candle combines ancient resins and exotic woods brightened by golden citrus. It's perfect for creating a cozy yet invigorating summer environment.

12. Honeydew Candle


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If there was a perfect weekend candle, it's this one, with lusciously ripe notes of sparkling yuzu, mellow cucumber water, juicy cantaloupe, and playful golden honeydew. This candle brings a full-bodied fragrance to your summer.

13. I've Got a Gal Candle


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Inspired by a popular big-band era ditty, this playful medley features notes of sweet mandarin, bergamot, sun-ripened peach, and juicy berries. It's a fun and lively addition to your summer candle collection.

14. Isle Royale Jar Candle


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Featuring a graphic Isle Royal National Park jar, this candle is filled with sunny eucalyptus, bright bergamot, and rich cedarwood. It’s designed to clear your mind and soothe your senses, perfect for summer relaxation.

15. Juniper & Moss Candle


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Meet the ultimate relaxation candle: a refreshing burst of cold winter air filled with the smell of Douglas Fir trees and frosted Juniper Berries. This candle brings a crisp and invigorating scent to your summer.

16. Lavender Candle


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Classic and calming French lavender is warmed by sophisticated sandalwood and peppercorn in this candle. It's perfect for creating a serene and relaxing summer evening.

17. Lemongrass Candle


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This candle features exotic, fragrant lemongrass infused with sparkling mandarin and balanced by lush sweet greens. It's ideal for a fresh and energizing summer atmosphere.

18. Lilac & Willow Candle


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Airy essences of pink lilac, jasmine, cherry blossom, and bergamot are freshened with green willow in this candle. It brings a light and floral scent perfect for summer days.

19. Little Sable Point Lighthouse Jar Candle


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This graphic Little Sable Point Lighthouse jar candle is filled with calming white tea, earthy ginger, bright yuzu, and delicate floral notes to quiet your mind and soothe your senses. It's perfect for unwinding during the summer.

20. Magnolia Candle


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Pink magnolia petals and hints of citrus drift on an intoxicating floral breeze in this candle. It’s perfect for adding a touch of elegance and freshness to your summer decor. 

Why Kalamazoo Candle Company is the Go-To For Amazing Summer Candles

Eco-Friendly Vibes

We’re all about that green life! Kalamazoo’s summer candles are made with natural, 100% organic soy wax. Plus, the eco-friendly packaging lets you save the planet one candle at a time.

Handcrafted with Love

Each summer candle is a labor of love, handcrafted in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This isn't just a candle—it's a hug in a jar, meticulously crafted with 100% organic soy wax and the finest fragrance oils.

Rave Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it—our customers are raving! With glowing reviews and a solid reputation, you won’t want to burn anything but KCC once you try one our candles. 

“I have been supporting and loving this small business for years! I enjoy gifting Kalamazoo candles to my friends and of course I treat myself too!”

“These candles are not only locally made, but they smell great and last a long time.”

“Man where do I even start? Awesome staff, awesome owner, and incredibly strong fragrances- but not too strong! One of these candles will make your house smell so good.”

Summer Candles: Frequently Asked Questions 

What is considered a summer fragrance?

A summer fragrance typically features light, fresh, and invigorating scents. Popular summer fragrances often include citrus notes like lemon, lime, and grapefruit, as well as floral aromas such as jasmine, lavender, and lilac. Other common summer scents are tropical and fruity, including coconut, pineapple, and mango.

How can I make my house smell good in the summer?

Opt for summer candles that offer refreshing and vibrant fragrances such as Citrus Breeze, Cucumber, and Lemongrass. Additionally, keep your home well-ventilated by opening windows to let in fresh air.

What's the best scent for summer?

The best scent for summer is fresh citrus, light florals, and tropical fruits. 

What summer smell makes people happy?

Certain summer smells have a remarkable ability to boost mood and evoke happy memories. Scents like fresh-cut grass, blooming flowers, and ocean breezes are known to bring joy and relaxation. 

Explore More Summer Candles From Kalamazoo Candle Company

Looking to expand your collection of summer candles? Kalamazoo Candle Company offers an incredible array of scents that capture the essence of summer. Explore our complete selection of summer candles here.