Welcome to the land of the dark nights. Why not make them sparkle and twinkle from the inside. Pop a candle or five in each room of your house. I love to light lots of scent free candles (Ikea and Tiger are great for slow burning scentless candles) and only switch on the small lamps rather than the overbearing ceiling lights. I then put a scented candle on in my living room downstairs and another in my bedroom upstairs. I have compiled my favourite scented candles for the winter hermit season. Snuggle up and read ahead…
THE BOYFRIEND FRIENDLY EDIT
There are some things boys and girls disagree on and that can often be which scent they like. These candles are all perfectly unisex as verified by my hubby, Liam. Espa have an incredible range of aromatherapy products and this candle is fabulous, filled with pure essential oils giving a beautiful heady scent of woody notes. Vetiver and Black Spruce by Espa is one of my faves. There is something so elegant about this Charles Farris candle VII Pinetum. Although cinnamon is one of the last ingredients, for me this is why I fell in love with it. This candle is the perfect boyfriend Christmas candle and I bet you that he loves the rough finish to the jar it comes in, it’s incredibly tactile. Willow And Honey have created two gift boxes, one white box and one black box. I must admit the black box is probably a bit more typically male with its moody and deep scents but the white box has verbena in which is always going to be a winner and is one of Liam’s favourite teas so I knew he would like it too, incredibly fresh. I adore the jar and screw top lid of this Björk & Berries candle named White Forest. This candle creates a lovely cosy vibe in your room filling it with pine scents…pretend you are camping but at home with all the luxuries.
THE GIFTING EDIT
These Christmas candles are all perfect for gifting. Shearer Candles are incredibly affordable and have great packaging. They are in a tin pot with a resealable tin lid (I like to use this to put my used match stick on). Gingerbread Man and Mulled Wine are two perfect gifts for teenagers. For the older recipient Neom products are always going to be a big hit. Everything from Neom is displayed beautifully and feel like a special gift. The Neom candle Precious Moment smells beautiful and comes in this stunning box.
THE NEW YEAR EDIT
Even though Christmas is my favourite time of year, there is something so lovely about taking down your tree to help symbolise fresh new beginnings. Gordon Castle have an amazing fresh citrus scented candle which will make you feel like you are burning away any old year dust. Gordon Castle use their own botanicals which they grow in their own garden, thus the apt name, The Herb Garden Candle. Last year I had a lovely Feather & Down pot of bath salts and it was so relaxing and of course filled with lavender. This year I have found out they have a Calming Candle in the same scent. This would be perfect to gift for someone so they can have the candle burning whilst bathing after a long fortnight of partying. Elemental Herbology have a beautiful aromatherapy scented candle called Earth Balance. It is estimated to burn for a good 45 hours!! The top notes are filled beautifully with citrus scents such as mandarin and lemon.
Which candle do you want the most? Do you have a favourite Christmas candle?