Our sense of smell plays an important (and often undervalued) role in our everyday decisions, emotions & memories.
Fragrance can breathe life into the air, bringing a sense of well-being. Although Spring is well & truly in the air now; scented candles are high on my list for a sense of light & cosy in keeping with my “Hygge is not just for Winter” ethos.
But not just any old flames will do…I’ve become utterly smitten (and a bit obsessed) with quite specific & deliciously scented candles. Ones that make me breathe deep and feel restored, take my wanderlust fuelled mind to some imagined place, or spark a sense of invigoration & joy.
These are a few of my favourites:
\\ Amara Orange & Clove – A warm, spicy fragrance that makes me dream of walking barefoot amongst Californian orange groves at sunset.
(If you’re interested in Hygge, you may also enjoy Amara’s take on creating a cosy ambience – they’ve rounded up a few more posts, so take some time to delve into the rabbit hole!)
\\ Illumé ‘Tonka Noir’ – With notes of orange, jasmin, wood & vanilla, these are one of my most favourite scented candles. The sweet and delicate fragrance fills a room (even unlit) and makes my whole body relax & my soul unwind.
\\ Om Candle ‘Create’ – Earth friendly, hand poured luxury candles. Each line has a different blend perfect for meditation, yoga practice, mindfulness, spirituality & wellbeing. ‘Create’ balances rosemary, bay & grapefruit for restoration, inspiration, positivity & invigoration. I keep this one at my desk for a more natural & lighter scent whilst working.
\\ Skandinavisk ‘Fjord’ – “carved from glaciers” these scented candles do exactly what they say & transport me to a land of vast open skies, silent landscapes, and roaring falls. I breathe deep & dream…one day…
\\ Essence + Alchemy Floral Tea-Light Set – Part of the beautiful artisan collection of small-batch natural and eco-friendly botanical candles & home-fragrances handmade by Lesley A Bramwell. This set contains 3 tea-lights of flowers, roses & tranquility which I use in my bedroom to unwind & relax at the end of a day. There are three sets available & it’s a great way to try different scents and see which best suits your sense of smell to transport you from your everyday.
Do you have a favourite scent? Any other candle recommendations I should try? x
#TheEverydaySpruce started as a conversation between myself & Heather Young (GrowingSpaces.net) around organising our homes & making everyday life a little sweeter & easier. It became a (semi) regular project and is aimed to inspire & encourage simplification, clarification & beautification for you, your home & your daily routine…