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Tips For Using Candles In Your Self-Care Routine

Using some luxurious toxin-free scented wax candles is the perfect way to add the finishing touch to your self care routine. Here are some simple and easy ways to benefit from the ambience and fragrance of your favourite candle as you wind down.

A long hot bath

The ultimate in self-indulgence, a long hot soak can sometimes feel less relaxing because bathroom lighting tends to be quite bright and harsh. You can overcome this problem by lighting a few of your favourite candles, to create a soft ambient glow. Choose some uplifting floral scents, such as lavender or a blend of rose, bergamot, and honeysuckle.

As part of a mindfulness routine

Mindfulness is a popular form of meditation, which teaches us to focus on the present moment, and let go of fleeting thoughts and worries. Part of the way this is achieved is through bringing our attention to our physical senses and breathing. As smell is an important way to engage with our senses, using a fragranced soy wax candle is ideal.

Our sense of smell is also intricately linked to our memories, so once you associate your favourite fragrance, such as a jasmine, rose, and eucalyptus blend, with winding down and practicing mindfulness, the process will become easier each time. 

With a good book

For many of us, curling up with a good book is the ultimate in escapism. Did you know that you can even buy a bookshop scented candle to really complete the experience? There really is nothing like a crisp unopened paperback, full of the promise of interest or adventure, to help you get some seriously calm and cosy vibes going on. 

Whether you love romance, sci fi, thrillers, or more literary novels, the power of fiction to refresh our minds, bodies, and souls, should not be underestimated. 

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