As the news indicates we’ll all be spending even more time at home this fall and winter, I’m trying to focus on simple ways to boost our spirits and make our home as cozy and welcoming as it can be. I definitely have moments where I get overwhelmed by anxiety and fear, but focusing on little things I can control and small steps I can take to improve our collective mood helps snap me back to the present and keeps my mind from wandering too far into a still uncertain future. In any event we’ve been burning candles around the house more often than we ever have and it sets such a peaceful mood in whatever room we’re in. I’ve been lighting one on my desk while I work, several when we turn off the lights and watch TV at night, and a couple on my bedside table as I wind down for the evening. Here are a few of my all-time favorites — I’d love to hear some of your go-tos in the comments so we can all sample a new scent or two in the months to come!
The Diptyque Baies candle has become something of a must-have decor item over the years but I have to say sometimes the classics are classics for a reason — I always, always come back to this scent! I tend to like candles with floral notes — the Diptyque Baies has a rosy scent, this Koop candle combines lemon and lily of the valley, the Candlefish one features notes of hyacinth, and this absolutely dreamy Serena & Lily candle pairs hydrangeas with orange blossoms. Do you have any favorite scents with a similar vibe? Or any brands you can’t live without? I tend not to experiment with more seasonal scents (or rather our house just looks and smells like spring/summer year-round…) but if you have a favorite holiday candle you think I must try, I’m all ears!
P.S. Do any of you favor essential oils over candles? I notice them popping up more and more in my Instagram feed but I’ve never tried them. Would love to hear your two cents!
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