The Ultimate Christmas Candle Edit

The Ultimate Christmas Candle Edit

Fragrance is a powerful tool in creating an impression. Whether it be a waft of your grandmother’s perfume transporting you back in time or the smell of toasted marshmallows making you feel all warm and cosy, smell is one of our most important but underappreciated senses.

Fragrance helps to set a scene, adding another dimension to memories and our ability to recall moments. In the same way that a spray of your signature scent is the finishing touch of your outfit, you can increase the festivity in your home, using scented candles to help create a multi-sensory experience. 

Discover fragrances that will add something special to the backdrop of your Christmas, from refreshing pine needles and spicy sandalwood to juicy red berries and roasted chestnuts – your perfect seasonal scent is only a click away.

WoodWick Crimson Berries Ellipse Candle 

As one of the UK’s best-selling candle brands, WoodWick knows a thing or two about creating inviting, inspiring scents. WoodWick Crimson Berries Ellipse Candle is an excellent example of a quintessentially Christmas candle that will fill your home with the sweet smell of luscious spiced fruit. 

Crimson Berries features juicy notes of apple, pear and berries alongside cinnamon, cloves, crushed pine needles and assorted woods. The Hearthwick wooden wick crackles and flickers as it burns, replicating a roaring fireplace for added appeal. With a 50 hour burn time, you’ll be able to enjoy this candle all season long. 

Yankee Candle Merry Berry Large Candle

Another giant of the candle world, Yankee Candle is no stranger to festive-themed fragrances. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, the Yankee Candle Merry Berry Large Candle has raspberry and sugar plum notes with added indulgence from vanilla butter cookies. 

As Yankee-lovers will know, the large candle offers exceptional value for money, with up to 150 hours of burn time and an airtight lid to seal in the fragrance when not in use. Discover this fruity, mouth-watering candle for yourself and see what you’ve been missing out on.

Heart & Home Ellipse Twin Wick Cranberry Spice 

Designed in England by a Yorkshire-based team, Heart & Home have gained global recognition for their innovative, environmentally conscious range of products. Heart & Home Ellipse Twin Wick Cranberry Spice is a simple yet rich blend of juicy berries, warming spices and regal forest pine.

Created using an eco-friendly blend of two natural soy waxes, this candle features two wicks and a burn time of 40 hours. With a frosted glass jar and embossed lid, this candle will look gorgeous in your home even when it’s not in use – and it’s perfect for gifting too.   

Wax Lyrical Baby It’s Cold Outside Deck The Halls Candle

With over 40 years of manufacturing quality candles for UK customers, Wax Lyrical has released its Christmas Joy range of candles just in time for the festive season. Wax Lyrical Baby It’s Cold Outside Deck The Halls Candle is a warming blend of spicy cinnamon, clove and nutmeg with a touch of citrus and a base of pine and amber.

Deck The Halls has a burn time of 50 hours and comes in a beautiful monochrome gift box. Give it to someone special or keep it for yourself as the frosted red glass is sure to complement your Christmas decorations. 

Shearer Candles Christmas Tis’ the Season 3 Wick Candle

Founded in 1897, Shearer Candles made its beginning in the historic candle making area of Glasgow, Candleriggs. Today, the brand is known for its artisanal approach and craftsmanship, with candles lovingly created in their Scottish factory. 

Shearer Candles Christmas Tis’ the Season 3 Wick Candle is a decadent scent of frosted pears poached in festive spices, paired with crisp pomegranate. With three wicks for even heat and scent distribution, Tis’ The Season will burn for approximately 35 hours, filling your home with exquisite fragrance.

Sassy Shop Wax Winter Gift Bag

Sassy Shop is home to a vast assortment of wax melts handcrafted in Bristol. Launched in 2017, the brand’s humble beginnings began with a Facebook shop and, in three short years, had moved into a 5,000 SQ foot commercial space. If you love melts, Sassy Shop is the only name you need to know. 

With its handy storage bag and selection of four scents, the Sassy Shop Wax Winter Gift Bag is a great way to sample some of the best-selling winter wax melts. The gift bag includes Winter Frost, Chestnuts & Brown Sugar, Candy Cane and Sweater Weather.

Yankee Candle Christmas 12 Votives Tree Gift Set

Can’t choose just one candle for the Christmas season? You don’t have to with the Yankee Candle Christmas 12 Votives Tree Gift Set. Presented in a beautiful themed box, the set includes 12 glass votives with fragrances from the Signature Collection.

Scents include White Spruce & Grapefruit, Silver Sage & Pine, Holiday Zest, Smoked Vanilla & Cashmere, Wild Orchid, Amber & Sandalwood, Bayside Cedar, Lakefront Lodge, Black Tea & Lemon, Praline & Birch, Pink Cherry & Vanilla and Spiced Banana Bread. Give a few as stocking fillers and keep the rest as a well-earned treat for yourself – we won’t tell if you don’t.

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Is Beauty Sleep Real? The Answer May Surprise You

Is Beauty Sleep Real? The Answer May Surprise You

Since the beginning of time, women have always had a lot on their plates. But it’s nothing a tall latte and some concealer cant cope with… right? The hard truth is that all those late nights and early starts have invisible (and not so invisible) effects on your body and could be reversing the effort you put into your skincare routine. 

How much sleep do you need?

As a general rule, most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep per day. Some people can thrive on as little as six, and others need as many as ten, but the vast majority fall somewhere in between. And, if you’re totally honest with yourself, you probably have a good idea of how much sleep you need to perform at your best. 

There are several reasons you may not be getting enough sleep, some of which are avoidable, and others aren’t. While it’s easy for others to suggest you “get an early night”, if you’re a parent to a newborn (or, let’s face it, any child under the age of 5), that’s easier said than done. And, even if you’re not up multiple times in the night, many of us stay up late trying to claw back some “me” time in the evening. This leads to one of the main reasons we’re not getting enough sleep – revenge bedtime procrastination.

What is revenge bedtime procrastination? And are you guilty of it?

Revenge nighttime procrastination is a psychological phenomenon introduced in 2014, in which people stay up longer than they want in an attempt to gain control over the night after feeling powerless over elements of their day. Instead of sleeping, you stay up late to do those things that you don’t have time for, like binging the hot new Netflix series or scrolling your social feeds. It’s enjoyable while it lasts, but you ultimately pay the price the next day. 

How sleep affects your skin

Adequate sleep is essential for the overall health of your skin as your body releases growth hormones that aid in cell and tissue regeneration and skin restoration. When you don’t get enough sleep, your cortisol levels can also become elevated, triggering inflammation. Inflammation breaks down the proteins that maintain a smooth and bright complexion. Ultimately, lack of sleep results in dull, unhealthy skin, which is more susceptible to breakouts and sensitivity.

And, let’s face it, not getting enough sleep is often a symptom of other things going on. Whether it’s deadlines at work, an upcoming exam, or not having enough time to yourself during the day, it’s best to address the cause as well as the symptom.

3 tips for more restful sleep

There are a few simple things you can do to improve your quality of sleep, so you wake feeling (and looking) well-rested.

  1. Get off screens at least an hour before you go to bed. Screens emit a blue light that our body interprets as daylight, throwing off our inner sleep cycle. Stepping away from your screen also helps put an end to revenge bedtime procrastination. 
  1. Create a sleepy routine. Give your brain good clues that it’s time to start winding down. Moisturise your body mindfully, have a cup of calming chamomile tea, light a relaxing scented candle – anything that helps signal to your brain that you’re getting ready to sleep. You may not feel it working at first, but give it a try for three weeks, and your brain will soon start playing ball. 
  1. Reset your sleep cycle. Circadian rhythm is your internal clock that regulates the sleep-wake cycle over a 24 hour period. If you’re used to falling into bed at midnight, your circadian rhythm will be set to this schedule. Reset your internal clock by waking at the same time every day, even during the weekend, until your body finds its natural balance.

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fragrance and beauty brands we stock! 

6 Tips To Boost Your Wellness

6 Tips To Boost Your Wellness

It’s dark when you wake up and dark when you get home from work. The cloudy sky is grey, dull and on the verge of breaking open at any moment. At this time of year, many of us are fighting the “blahs”, where a lack of sunshine sees a general sense of melancholy start to creep in. Whether you’re experiencing SAD (seasonal affective disorder), are feeling a bit glum, or are simply looking for ways to improve your overall wellness, these six simple tips will help you on your way.

Gratitude Journal

Keeping a journal isn’t for everyone, but you might just want to jump on the bandwagon after reading this. Research at the University of Miami showed that a test group that wrote just a few sentences each week about things they were grateful for made the participants more optimistic and feel better about their lives. If reflecting and writing for a few minutes could improve your overall mood and wellness, that’s a tip that’s well worth trying.

Self-Care Routine

Note down a few easy, go-to things that make you happy, so you can fall back on them when life starts getting on top of you. As enjoying as it is to unwind with a glass of wine or a takeaway, ideally, your self-care should involve things that benefit your body or mind, like taking a long bubble bath, going for a walk with your favourite podcast, or giving yourself a pedicure with some great tunes on. 

Hydrate For Health

Studies have found that even being slightly dehydrated can result in moodiness, difficulty concentrating and fatigue. So, if you start feeling lower than is usual for you, try to increase the amount of water you’re drinking and see if it makes an impact. The average amount of water a woman needs per day is 2.7 litres, so top up that water bottle and get sipping.

Nourish Your Body

We all know the importance of a healthy diet, but it’s often easier said than done. If you find yourself reaching for carbs and sugar, you’re not alone. These energy-rich, nutrient-poor foods give you a short boost of energy, but quickly wear off, leaving you lethargic. Make sure you’re eating plenty of colourful fruit and vegetables, and support your diet with a good health supplement for added wellbeing.

Social Time

When you’re feeling stressed, it can be easy to hide from the world, but as humans, we’re social creatures that long for connection. When you’re feeling disconnected, make a point of connecting with another person, even if it’s just smiling at the checkout person or holding the door open for a stranger. These little moments of connection add up and can turn around even the gloomiest of days.


One of the best ways to wake up ready for a new day is to get a good night’s sleep. Start by getting into good habits, like avoiding screens within an hour of bedtime, investing in light-blocking curtains and going to bed at a reasonable time. If you don’t drop off easily, use tools that encourage sleep, like scented candles and white noise. For even better results, combine all of the above with a SAD sunrise alarm. This clever alarm simulates sunlight, which helps with your natural circadian rhythm and triggers the brain to release serotonin, the “feel-good” hormone.

Of course, sometimes our health and mood aren’t within our control. If you’re struggling with your wellbeing, experiencing consistently low moods or struggling with fatigue, speak to your GP in the first instance for expert advice.

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Your Guide To A Cosy Night In

Your Guide To A Cosy Night In

As the sun sets earlier and the nights begin to draw in, it’s time to embrace the warm comfort of home. Dark, dreary evenings may be one aspect of autumn, but the flipside is an abundance of cosy nights in. Anyone can plop themselves onto the sofa at the end of a long day, but with a bit of planning, you can make it an event. 

These tips will help you elevate a seemingly ordinary Friday night at home into something you’ll be looking forward to all week. 

Set The Mood

The single most important thing you can do to make your evening at home feel more special than usual is to set the mood. Clear away any remnants of the day, dim the lights, wrap yourself in a luxuriously soft blanket, and nestle down knowing you have everything you need for the perfect night in. 

Appeal to all of your senses by fragrancing the room using a diffuser or scented candle. In the same way that a bath is always infinitely more relaxing with the addition of a lovely candle, the right scent helps to set the mood for your evening and even help you drift off easier.

Try Yankee Candle Warm Cashmere, WoodWick Fireside or Price’s Cosy Nights Reed Diffuser.

Make It “Me Time”

Make the most of your downtime by adding some pampering to your night in. That foot scrub you’ve been meaning to open? Now is the time. The eye mask you read about last week? Order it! Skincare products, in particular, are great to use in the evening as they can help the skin regenerate overnight. 
Seeing as the weather is getting colder and harsher, a rich, hydrating face mask makes the perfect addition to a night in, but don’t forget the other parts of your body affected by the change in season. Your hands, feet and hair will all appreciate a little extra hydration, so make time to show them some TLC as part of your cosy night in.  

Try Glamglow Thirstymud for a nourishing facial, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Skin Cream on chapped hands or feet, and Shu Uemura Ultimate Rest Serum to lock moisture into your hair.

Nourish or Nom

Snacks are life, and the right ones can make or break a good night in. By planning ahead, you can make sure you have all your favourite bite-sized favourites to hand and avoid having to bundle up to nip out on a biscuit run. 

Whether you’re a crudites and hummus kind of gal or prefer something a little more substantial, there’s no right or wrong way to cater your cosy night in. Just do yourself a favour and have something yummy on hand to snack on. Putting thought into the food aspect of your night might seem like an unnecessary effort at first, but it can make a world of difference to your evening. 

If you’re entertaining or want to try something unique, why not go for something a little extra, like fondue.

Mix Things Up

No cosy evening is complete without some form of entertainment, and there’s no shortage of options on that front. With record-breaking shows like Squid Game available to binge-watch on Netflix, you have a world of entertainment at your fingertips. 

That being said, while the typical cosy night in involves a good movie or TV series, the novelty of that can soon wear off, especially if you’ve exhausted all the good shows on your streaming service. So, why not try something a little different?

Board games have come a long way since Monopoly and Cluedo, with options to appeal to every interest, age and skill level. Try Azul, an aesthetically appealing tile-placement game, or Qwixx for a fast and addictive dice game. Or, just sit and watch the fire crackle (you can even watch one on your TV if you don’t have a fireplace).

With a bit of forethought and the smallest amount of preparation, you can have endless cosy nights on demand. Enjoy snuggle season!

Make Your Home Smell Heavenly With These Yankee Candles

Make Your Home Smell Heavenly With These Yankee Candles

It’s officially time to fill your home with deliciously-smelling home scents, why not celebrate the season of sweater weather with a cosy Yankee Candle? From large candles that can burn for hours to lighter and brighter ones that will instantly transform your mood. We’ve rounded up the top candles that will leave your home smelling heavenly this season…

Yankee Candle Midnight Jasmine Large Jar Candle

Discover this classic, easy-to-use jar candle, featuring pure natural fruit extracts and a seductively lush fragrance, the midnight jasmine candle from Yankee is a must-have this season. Blending neroli, ortanique, mandarin blossom and yellow grapefruit as the main body, this candle culminates a lingering impression of musk and powdery notes. Shop this unmissable 100% natural lead-free wick candle today!

Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick Large Candle

Autumn has officially landed and what better way to kick off the season than with a rich, deliciously-smelling cinnamon scented candle? Explore this incredible Yankee Candle, blended with a cardamom base and notes of cedarwood and clove. It’s time to make your home super toasty with this sweet scented candle that will leave your home glowing all night long…

Yankee Candle Candlelit Cabin Medium Candle

The warm glow of candlelight welcomes you to an incredible winter retreat. Shop the ultimate candle that transforms you to a warm, snowy night. Discover warm top notes of rhubarb and black peppercorn, followed by middle notes of nutmeg, magnolia and a hazelnut base, finished luxurious notes of vetiver and patchouli. Go on, fill your home with the ultimate Yankee Candle scent now…

Yankee Candle Elevation Velvet Woods Candle

It’s a cold Sunday night, you’re wrapped up in your favourite fuzzy hat and you’re finally home from a cosy, evening stroll, but you’re missing that smell of those rich, warm woods… Worry no more, the Yankee Candle Velvet Woods Candle has you covered! Recreating the scent of rich woods, teaming with exotic interludes of warm amber and a hint of sweet fruit blossoms. This candle is perfect for showcasing your style in any room. Treat yourself or gift someone special this season.

Yankee Candle Red Raspberry Large Jar Candle

Tangy and sweet, this incredible home scent is bursting with delicious notes of ripe, rosy red and raspberries. Fill your home this season with this fresh and fruity candle. This large classic jar candle has a burn time between 110-150 hours and reflects a warm and comforting sense of style that’s always at home, be it in the bedroom, the bathroom, the living room, or anywhere else you see fit! 

Yankee Candle A Calm & Quiet Place Large Candle

Calm your home with this meditative fragrance – balanced and centered with gentle jasmine, a whisper of patchouli and warm amber musk. Explore fragrance top notes of mandarin left, middle notes of cedarwood and jasmine, followed by a base of patchouli and sandalwood. If you’re on the hunt for a little zen this season, try out the Calm & Quiet Place Candle.

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The Best Supplements For Your Wellbeing

The Best Supplements For Your Wellbeing

Nothing is more important than your health and wellbeing, but eating a few vegetables and getting the odd early night doesn’t quite cut it. If you’re not eating a balanced diet rich in a diverse blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, you’re not alone. The good news is that you don’t have to become a nutritionist or chef to access the beneficial ingredients your body craves. 

Here you’ll find a collection of the best supplements for your wellbeing. From improving your cognitive function to boosting your immune system, this list covers it all. So, listen to what your body tells you and discover a supplement that can take you from blah to blooming fabulous.

The Organic Pharmacy Immune Boosting Kit

With ongoing covid concerns and the winter flu season upon us, a healthy immune system is top of most Christmas wish lists this year. The Organic Pharmacy Immune Boosting Kit has everything your body needs to operate at its best, with dual day and night capsules. Enjoy the fatigue-reducing properties of vitamins A, D and C during the day and the relaxing benefits of chamomile, poppy and lemon balm at night.

The Organic Pharmacy Magnesium Stress Complex

Feeling weighed down by the daily grind? The Organic Pharmacy Magnesium Stress Complex contains a blend of magnesium, calcium, vitamin D and zinc. Magnesium and calcium work synergistically to improve metabolism, muscle function, and the immune system while also reducing tiredness and fatigue symptoms.

The Organic Pharmacy Phytonutrients

Phyto, or plant, nutrients are an organic, vegan-friendly way to improve your health. The blend contained in The Organic Pharmacy Phytonutrients + MSM includes shiitake, maitake and reishi mushrooms. Together, these fungi support your body’s natural defences and offer immune support. 

The Organic Pharmacy Essential Fatty Acid + B Complex

Fatty acids are vital to the health of your skin and cells, but it’s challenging to get enough from diet alone. The Organic Pharmacy Essential Fatty Acid + B Complex uses plant-based linseed and evening primrose oils to improve skin from the inside out. Additional B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12 further support the brain and nervous system.

Neocell Super Collagen +C

Depleted collagen proteins contribute to the early signs of ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. But the effects of low collagen go even further, with your hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones all being impacted too. Neocell Super Collagen +C gives your body 6000mg of collagen, with added vitamin C for activation. Together, these bioactive and readily absorbed compounds improve flexibility and strength between the body’s cells. 

The Organic Pharmacy Daily Probiotics

Science is continually discovering ways that gut health impacts other areas of your body. From skin conditions to joint inflammation, the health and diversity of flora in your gut have a knock-on effect on many areas of your body. The Organic Pharmacy Daily contains a potent blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis to help balance intestinal flora for better overall health.

The Organic Pharmacy Holy Basil B Complex

A herb used in Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine, for thousands of years, Holy Basil supports the nervous system by calming the adrenal glands. Together with guava, lemon extract and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9, the body can better fight environmental stressors. The Organic Pharmacy Holy Basil B Complex may help with high blood pressure, insomnia, mood swings, colds, infections and fatigue.

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