Paddy Wax Ocean Tide + Sea Salt

The best candle ever to grace my bedside table is Ocean Tide + Sea Salt by Paddywax. It has a crisp, clean, subtle smell, and I can't pinpoint exactly what it is about this candle that reminds me of being seaside... but yes, that's exactly what it smells like. I think the fact that it's not sweet makes it more soothing; this isn't the kind of scent you'd get tired of easily. Bonus points for the translucent blue jar.

This candle also wins points in the health department. What, a healthy candle? While many popular aromatherapy candles are made of paraffin, a petroleum by-product that's not very healthy to breathe, Paddywax candles are soy-based with a tiny amount of food-grade paraffin. Also, the wick is cotton rather than metal-core, which can contain lead. Always good to know your candle isn't putting you at risk for anything other than a good night's sleep!