17 Best Scented Candles at Walmart in 2023

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There's nothing more satisfying than lighting up a pretty candle and filling your home with a delicious scent, no matter what the weather's like outside. Walmart sells a collection of inexpensive candles for every season, from floral spring and summer scents to the best fall candles (yes, we're talking pumpkin spice) and holiday-scented fragrances. To help you find a favorite, we've rounded up the best Walmart candles, featuring best-selling brands like Mainstays, WoodWick and Yankee Candle. Birthday Cake Candles

17 Best Scented Candles at Walmart in 2023

Whether you're looking for a scented candle that pairs with your home style or shopping for the most affordable pick, you're sure to find a good Walmart candle worth the investment (it's a small investment after all). There's everything from neutral soy wax blends in glass jars to colorful candles with playful expressions, funky pillar candles and a 12-pack of patterned candles that make the perfect gift. Browse our list of best-scented candles and consider whether you prefer a fresh, woody, floral, citrus or spicy fragrance — there's something for everyone.

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When fall rolls around, it's pumpkin spice everything. This 22-ounce candle smells just like your favorite spiced pumpkin latte, with notes of citrus, nutmeg, spiced pumpkin, cinnamon and vanilla.

With a large wood wick, this ellipse-shaped candle replicates the allure of a campfire (both in terms of crackle and glow). The fragrance is a combination of bergamot, amber, exotic woods and musk — but Walmart may also have another scent you love more.

A three-wick candle for less than $4 is pretty unheard of, and this best-selling candle from Mainstays comes in a ton of scents — Juicy Watermelon, Hazelnut Cream and Pumpkin Spice, to name a few. This pick smells like a freshly baked apple pie with notes of cranberry, nutmeg, clove and allspice.

Enjoy the soothing sound of crackling wood when you burn this hourglass-shaped candle. The Fireside scent has rich notes of bergamot, amber, exotic woods and musk — but Walmart also sells a collection of WoodWick candles.

Perfect for a minimalist aesthetic, this white candle has a frosted glass bell jar and a wood lid. The citrus and woody scent is a combination of creamy coconut, white mahogany and lavender.

Here's another affordable find with a relaxing and comfortable scent, made up of bourbon, brown sugar and pecan. Reviewers love the three-wick candle's light fragrance and find it a great choice for every season.

Go for a simple vanilla scent with notes of powdered sugar, buttercream, white cocoa and sweet anise. One reviewer writes, "Not only do these candles burn for days and days, but the vanilla scent is not overpowering." And for $7, you can't beat this price!

You can't go wrong with a Yankee Candle and its iconic jar shape. We're loving this springtime lilac scent, along with thousands of online reviewers. But Walmart has a number of other sweet scents as well (hint: cliffside sunrise and Sicilian lemon.

If you're searching for an affordable soy blend option, look no further than Better Homes & Garden's two-wick jar candle. This calming scent has notes of orange, jasmine, lemon balm, sandalwood and cedar wood — but this style is available in a number of delicious scents.

Hairitage, which offers a line of bath and body products, introduced this sweet scented candle infused with essential oils. One reviewer writes, "I love Hairitage’s OG smell from their hair products and I’m so happy they came out with a candle."

Sold as a set of nine, these LED candles are wrapped in wax to bring the feel of a real candle without the fire. The remote control allows you to adjust the lighting mode (flickering or non-flickering), lighting level and control the timer.

Fill your home with the addicting scent of garden blooms, plushyacinth, white jasmine, rose and peach nectar. Despite being only six ounces, this textured glass candle should burn up to 40 hours.

Although unscented, these funky pillar candles make great home decor. For less than $20, you'll receive three bubble candles in three different colors: orange, pink and red.

For a festive scent around the holidays, there's not much better than Yankee Candle's Balsam and Cedar. It's been rated over 20,000 times on Walmart and reviewers agree it's the best winter scent. The large jars are intended to burn over 110 hours.

Made with a coconut wax blend, this two-wick candle has a calming scent made up of warm vanilla, zesty mandarin fruit, creamy coconut and oriental amber. Reviewers find the scent to be light, crisp and subtle yet pretty.

With a total burn time of 240 hours, this 12-pack of scented candles is made from 97% soy wax and 7% essential oils. It makes the perfect gift set, with scents including Lemon, Gardenia, Lavender, Parisian Cafe, Rosemary and French Vanilla.

If your style is a bit bolder and brighter, go for a colorful candle from Friday Collective. The brand has a number of fruity and floral scents paired with phrases like Dance Mix, IYKYK and Shower Playlist — so you can find a candle to fit every mood.

Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish,, Unique Homes Magazine and LODGING Magazine, in addition to crafting product copy for home brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.

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17 Best Scented Candles at Walmart in 2023

Candle Holder Crystal Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish,, Unique Homes Magazine and LODGING Magazi