It's offically Christmas season!
I opened the first door of my Thorntons calender , we bought the tree and we will be decorating that tonight ...
So for today's winter warmer I thought I'd do a little post about one of my favourite things ... CANDLES .
Now I'd be lying if I said I don't burn candles all year round but come winter I love having cosy scents and them flickering in the background. Here's a little insight to some of my top picks for Winter.
The sweet :
Lily-flame Comfort and joy - I really love Lilly flame candles , there affordable , smell amazing ,have a massive choice and a good burn time so all in all a perfect candle brand. Comfort and Joy definatly lives up to it's name one sniff and I smile . The website says it smells of ginger bread but for me it smells like chai latte either way it's delicious.
Wax Lyrical Gingerbread- Who said candles need to cost a lot? I picked this little cutie from Tescos when doing the food shop. It's not strongly scented but it does leave a nice gingerbread smell in the house. To be honest I couldn't say no to the little fella on the front.
Gingerbread lane reviver oil - If you hadn't guessed I love the smell of gingerbread, it's one of my favourite festive smells(just wait until I bake gingerbread then the raving begins). This little oil is from the Gingerbread shop in grasmere-The lake district. It's perfect for popping on pot pourri or in a burner.
St Eval candle company JOY - I'm lucky enough that theres loads of little independent home boutiques near my house which means finding lots of new candle brands, it's not so good for the old bank balance. I have a couple from the St Eval candle company but JOY has to be my favourite it's beautiful and fresh- perfect for scenting the bedroom. This scent is based on mimosa and it is delightful.
Yankee Candle Fireside treats - I'm gunna need a new one of these as mines nearly all done. A smokey vanilla this is so comforting and definatly reminds me of making smores around the campfire in Canada. It's got a bit more substance than your usual vanilla candle.
Flame homeware hot toddy - This sweetly spiced candle lifts the room and really does smell of Christmas ... I'm even left wanting some mulled cider by simply sniffing it ...
And the extra mention...
I thought I'd just give a little mention to this little Christmas candle idea that you may fancy copying... We already had a big lantern with a candle in so I just added some Cranberrys to the bottom so it looked a little more festive.
We also have a real tree so the pine scent is filling the room as I type this! I love real trees <3
Hope you've all had a lovely weekend and are getting prepared for the festive period
What are your favourite christmas scents? Lemme know below :)