It was wonderful to be able to see the candles in person as it is always somewhat difficult to figure out certain scents when looking at them online. I had to restrain myself a bit as I could have easily purchased enough candles to last me for the next few years. I found so many new scents that I loved (the autumn candles in particular were very tempting) but in the end I decided on the Nag Champa candle and the Sleep Easy therapy candle.
The Sleep Easy candle is part of the therapy candle range. This is a soy wax candle blended with lavender essential oil and topped with amethyst and dried lavender flowers.
This is easily the most beautiful candle I own. All of the therapy candles were beautiful (and smelled wonderful) but I chose this one in the hope that it would help me with my insomnia. I've always loved lavender; I used to put a few drops of lavender oil on my wrists before exams because the scent calms me and helps me to relax. I have been stressed recently with starting a new job and trying to figure out a plan for the future, and this candle has really helped me unwind. I always read for an hour before I sleep, so I light this candle before I start reading and extinguish it before I go to sleep. The scent isn't overpowering, but it isn't subtle either. It is similar to the English Lavender candle, but I consider this to be a 'softer' scent whilst English Lavender is a little more smoky. The scent throw is excellent, as I burn this on my dressing table and I can still smell it when I am reading in bed. The scent also lingers after I extinguish it, so I can curl up to go to sleep with the smell of lavender in the air.
I do actually think that this candle has helped my insomnia. I don't feel as anxious or worried before I go to sleep when I burn this, and I seem to generally be drifting off to sleep faster and sleeping for longer without waking up several times throughout the night. I wasn't able to burn this before bed the other day I noticed the difference. It just seems to help me let go of my stress and concerns before I go to sleep. I'm definitely going to need a new one these before the end of the year.
The Nag Champa candle is one that I didn't really look at online, but I loved it when I saw it in person. Nag Champa is a blend of frangipani and sandalwood. It's an incredibly difficult scent to describe. My first instinct is that it reminds me of incense. It has a slight woody scent with sweet undertones. It smells incredible. I like to burn this in the late afternoon and evening while I read or watch a film. The scent throw is excellent, and it isn't too overpowering.
Both of these candles are made from soy wax and have a burn time of 50-60 hours.
I'm incredibly pleased with both of these candles. I'm glad that I chose these scents and I'll definitely repurchase both of these once I have finished them. The Sleep Easy candle in particular would be an excellent gift (my Mum has already started hinting that she would like one of these for Christmas).
The Sleep Easy therapy candle costs £9.50 and can be purchased here. The Nag Champa candle costs £7.00 and can purchased here.
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!