A few years ago someone gave me a fancy scented candle as a gift and I’ve been hooked ever since. My mother frequently lit candles at the dinner table, but always turned her nose up (no pun intended) at scented “accessory” candles as she called them. Perhaps if my mother had been acquainted with the delicate fragrances and lovely packaging of many of today’s scented candles she would have been more open to having them around the house. My formal introduction to scented candles was an exquisite lavender one from Fresh, and whenever I feel the need to indulge (which is often!) I like to splurge on one (or several) of their delicious candles.
If you want the ambiance that scented candles offer without blowing your entire household budget, check out some of the selections that Voluspa offers. With everything from votives to 3-wick candle tins, there is a size and a scent for everyone.
I light candles when I’m taking a bath to get that spa quality thing going – and even sometimes in the morning during a quick shower just to remind my nervous system to keep calm during the day. If you know you won’t fall asleep with a lit candle burning, try a lavender scent on your bedside table before sleeping to relax and quiet your mind.