Looking to add a little relaxation into your home? Lifestyle Director Jayne Marsden swears by The M&S Apothecary Collection candles.
Since discovering aromatherapy massage as a huge stress reliever many years ago, I have enjoyed and I believe, my health and wellbeing have benefited, from aromatherapy, whether it is a massage, or burning an aromatherapy candle. My favourite aromatherapy fragrances include geranium, rose and lavender. I like burning candles in my home but need to be careful trying new candles as I can be allergic to some. I know soon after lighting a candle, because my eyes will begin stinging and watering.
One I have been using recently is Calm from the M&S Apothecary collection. As soon as it was lit it began giving off a gorgeous spa-like fragrance. There are two other fragrances in the M&S Apothecary Collection – called Balance and Restore. All single candles are £7.50 each, great value, as they smell like they are more expensive, and the collection also has a hand wash, £5, diffuser, £15, and hand lotion, £5. I have used all three fragrances:
Think sweet orange and lavender essential oils with cedar wood and a dash of clarry sage– for me, this fragrance has a real therapeutic feel, which cleared my fuzzy head and generally made me feel positive and in a good place.
Two of my favourite aromatherapy oils are included in this uplifting wellbeing boost in a jar – jasmine and geranium are among the fresh floral tones you can smell a dash of cinnamon.
I could certainly smell the eucalyptus, lavender and geranium in this candle. It reminded me of the aromatherapy massages I have enjoyed and even my husband and two teenage sons commented on the lovely fragrance.
Get the best from your candle
- For the best candle burn trim the wick to just below 1cm – essential for a clean, smoke-free burn.
- When you light the candle for the first time, burn it for 3-4 hours so that your candle has a large pool of wax. This helps maximise the scent.
- Always place on an even surface and never leave a burning candle unattended