Look, there's really no way of sugarcoating the fact that everything is kind of terrible right now. So maybe it's time to take a small step back and do something for yourself. While lighting a candle won't solve the world's problems, aromatherapy is something that can help reduce stress and ease you into a better state of mind. You also don't need to spend a ton of money on something you're literally letting go up in flames.
My favorite come from Makers of Wax Goods, which are mostly found in TJ Maxx/Marshall's/Home Goods, but they can also be ordered on Amazon. Their scents are unique but familiar (Sandalwood Musk! Gin! Pumpkin Chestnut!) and the packaging is something you'd expect from $60+ candles from boutiques.
Makers of Wax Goods Moss and Cedar Scented Candle
Brands like Otherland, Nest, Maison Louis Marie, Snowe, and Boy Smells all have some great options for seasonal and all-year candles scents, for under $50. My recommendations from each are Otherland Canopy, Nest Bamboo, and Boy Smells Kush.
Bamboo Classic Candle
Boy Smells Kush Scented Candle
Lighting candles around your house will almost certainly not change the outcome of things happening in the news, but it may help you feel just a little bit better, and that's what matters.