Lulu Candles Lemongrass Scented

Last updated date: July 1, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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We looked at the top 1 Scented Candles and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including New York Mag, The Oprah Magazine, Her Shopping Lists, Dotbeasts, Learn Relaxation Techniques, Cosmopolitan, My Best, Rave Reviews and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Scented Candle you should buy.

Overall Take

Lulu Candles’ Lemongrass consists of all American ingredients, including wax, cotton and essential oils. The scent is strong and crisp, without being overpowering. However, some customers have reported that the candles sometimes have inconsistent burn times. In our analysis of 50 expert reviews, the Lulu Candles Lulu Candles Lemongrass Scented placed 2nd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 8, 2019:
Checkout The Best Scented Candle for a detailed review of all the top scented candles.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
1,254 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
I really appreciate that it comes with a lid — I have stopped buying candles without lids because the smoke from blowing them out is no fun just after you’ve been basking in their scents.”
- New York Mag
With more than 15 scents and hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon, customers rave about Lulu's hours-long burn time and fragrant—but not overpowering—fragrances, making it the ultimate bargain candle.
- The Oprah Magazine
Eco-friendly, handcrafted, paraben & cruelty-free.
- Her Shopping Lists
The naturally biodegradable pure soy wax makes the candles safe for your health and tender to the environment. Again, the ingredients are cruelty and paraben free. Without these harmful chemicals, you will get the desired relaxation without affecting your health.
- Dotbeasts
Lulu Candles uses soy wax that is eco-friendly and naturally biodegradable, to create candles that are paraben and cruelty-free, and burn without creating soot or residue. The 100% cotton wick is slow burning for a long, 6 hour burn time and excellent value in a scented candle. These candles are handcrafted in America, with ingredients, packaging, and labeling made in America.
- Learn Relaxation Techniques
The smell of clean sheets fresh out of the dryer is so addictive, but if you want to enjoy the smell without the pain of actually doing laundry, get yourself this candle instead.
- Cosmopolitan
While it’s uncertain whether this candle is truly paraffin- and phthalate-free, reviewers report no issues with reactions and note that the scents are light, which is consistent with natural fragrances.
- My Best
Lulu Candles uses all-American ingredients, from the wax to the cotton in the wick, and use essential oils to give you true aromatherapy relaxation.
- Rave Reviews
What experts didn't like
It appears smaller for some people.
- Dotbeasts
Very small so will only last for about 15 to 20 hours at the most.
- Learn Relaxation Techniques
Inconsistent burn times.
- Rave Reviews

From The Manufacturer

MADE WITH SOY WAX - This candle is made with eco-friendly soy wax. It is vegan, paraben free and cruelty free! LONG LASTING BURN - Our candles have one of the longest burn times in the market! QUALITY SCENTS- We are extremely selective! HANDCRAFTED HERE IN AMERICA- We take pride in having our candles poured in the USA and helping our economy by generating employment for our people! PERFECT GIFT- Makes a perfect gift for friends, family members, or for yourself!

Overall Product Rankings

1. Our Own Candle Company Smell My Nuts
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Lulu Candles Lemongrass Scented
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 8
3. Chesapeake Bay Balance + Harmony Candle
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 5
4. NEST Classic Bamboo Scented Candle
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
5. La Jolie Muse Jasmine Scented Candle
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
6. Homesick Washington Scented Candle
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 10
7. DecoCandleS Cozy Evergreen Signature Asheville
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 7

An Overview On Scented Candles

People have been using candles for over 5,000 years. While they are no longer used predominantly for lighting the way, their relaxing and atmospheric qualities are what people love best these days.

Scented candles can help you find a sense of calm and tranquility. Some scents actually provide mood-altering effects. For example, lavender helps to relieve stress, while eucalyptus is energizing and also known to enable people to improve their focus. On the other hand, lemon-scented candles help to reduce anxiety and depression.

However, it’s not only the scent of the candle that’s evocative. If it was, then you’d be able to get the same effects with an air freshener. The flicker of candlelight is hard to reproduce. The glow from a candle creates a sense of warmth and intimacy you can’t get anywhere else. In fact, their healing properties are often used by massage therapists or spa workers to create a sense of peace and tranquility in their surroundings.

The way scented candles look is important for creating the perfect atmosphere. They add the right decorative touch to many areas of the home, from bedrooms to bathrooms, living rooms to kitchens. You can select the color of the wax and the style of the jar or candle holder to match your home’s look and feel.

The act of lighting a candle is therapeutic for many people. In some meditation practices and prayer rituals, lighting a candle takes a front seat. Certain visualization exercises or techniques actually involve focusing on the flickering flame or inhaling the scent of the candle for an extended period of time.

Scents are known to be tied to memory. For many people, lighting a scented candle is a way to remember a particular moment in time or a person no longer there. While floral and herbal scents are common, many scented candles come in unique fragrances such as tobacco or laundry detergent, to evoke specific memories tied to those scents.

DYWM Fun Fact

Did you know that scented candles have their own lingo? Tunneling refers to what happens to your candle when it burns for too short a time and the wax doesn’t get a chance to melt all the way to the edge. As a result, when you burn it the next time, it only burns in the middle and creates a tunnel of un-melted wax around the jar.

You may also hear the term cold scent throw. This is what the candle smells like before you light the wick. Hot scent throw, as the name suggests, refers to what the candle smells like when it’s burning. In some candles, these two scents can be quite different.

The Scented Candle Buying Guide

  • The most important factor to consider when choosing a scented candle is the fragrance. The scent changes the ambiance of your surroundings and can affect your mood and the way you feel. Our Own Candle Company’s Smell My Nuts has a combination of three unique scents: Banana nut bread, toasted coconut and hazelnut. On the other hand, Lulu Candles’ Lemongrass candle has a citrusy smell. Chesapeake Bay’s Balance + Harmony Candle combines floral notes with the fruity smells of pear and peach. NEST’s Classic Bamboo Scented Candle brings together the fragrances of flowering bamboo and citrus.
  • The presentation of the candle is important for setting the scene, especially if you’re trying to match the candle to your existing décor. Our Own Candle Company’s Smell My Nuts comes in a glass mason jar with a lid. The color of the candle matches the banana nut bread scent. Lulu Candles’ Lemongrass is a creamy white candle in a crisp clear jar with a black lid and an industrial-looking label. Chesapeake Bay’s Balance + Harmony Candle is in a soft frosted green jar with a brown lid. NEST’s Classic Bamboo Scented Candle is in a cream patterned jar, without a lid.
  • When considering which scented candle to buy, pay attention to the burn time, which indicates how long the candle can burn before it runs out. Our Own Candle Company’s Smell My Nuts has a long burn time of 100 hours. Lulu Candles’ Lemongrass has a long-lasting and slow burn, but doesn’t indicate the number of hours. Chesapeake Bay’s Balance + Harmony Candle has a burn time of 50 hours, while NEST’s Classic Bamboo Scented Candle has a burn time of between 50 and 60 hours.
  • Price can be a critical factor, especially if you purchase multiple candles for your home. Our Own Candle Company’s Smell My Nuts can be purchased for under $15 for 13 oz. Chesapeake Bay’s Balance + Harmony Candle is available for under $15 for a medium-sized jar. On the other hand, NEST’s Classic Bamboo Scented Candle is generally available for around $40 for an 8 oz candle.