The £7.50 M&S Apothecary Candles that will turn your home into a spa

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  • 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:

    Calm

    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.

    Buy now: M&S Apothecary Collection Calm Candle

    Balance

    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.

    Buy now: M&S Apothecary Collection Balance Candle

    Restore

    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.

    Buy now: M&S Apothecary Collection Restore Candle

    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

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