A Pretty Way To De-stress | Mindful Senses*
Last week, my friend Heather sent me this image which made me laugh.
I am totally getting this today! Apart from feeling relatively chipper when I woke up this morning, probably with thanks to the sun shining through – gotta love lighter mornings! – There is just something about Monday that makes us a a little mopey.
I feel like I have a million and one things to do and not a million and one moments to get them all done. So, 5pm strikes and I am outta here (the office I work in I mean) and all I want to do is soak in the bath, drink prosecco and relax. Sounds good right?
I’m running my bath and I ask myself “What can I do to make it more tranquil, more Zen like, more serene – I want all my thoughts to disintegrate slowly, just like the bubbles will?” I remember a parcel I received last week whilst I was away, my new Mindful Senses candle in ‘Heartfelt‘.
Mindful Senses are the new kid on the block and I believe they can give Yankee Candle a run for their money, being 100% naturally soy based and infused with intense fragrance oils blended perfectly to create a number of different candles that focus on individual areas to help you relax. You can find out more about these luxurious candles by clicking here.
Back to my candle for a moment, in a stunning fuchsia box, embossed in gold with the almost oriental style branding and a beautiful description of what I can expect inside:
Silence the outside world with contentment and joy. Tender tranquility restores a hurried mind. Peach, lily, precious jasmine, ylang ylang and amber access the inner spirit and psyche to soften and caress the soul.
I open the box and OH. EM. GEE do I fall in love. The candle is beautiful!
Golden chevrons decorate the white glass in which is housing the stunning scented candle, I am already eager to burn it to fill the room with this gorgeous smell. A patchouli base with citrus notes and floral hints – heaven in a candle.
Not forgetting the scent of course, building up its aroma around me, surrounding me with this blissful concoction to calm my overworked brain. I feel transported almost, my bathroom appears to have transformed into a spa and I am enjoying the serenity.
Soaked until I am literally a prune, I feel light and floaty. The candle flickering away, almost hypnotic in that beautiful glass, an eagerness to know what the other variations could do for me.
Retailing at £48, they are a little on the pricey side but well worth the money for three reasons.
- They are incredibly pretty and you have a lovely jar left when it’s burnt out.
- They work! Believe it or not, this candle relaxed me just like it said it would.
- It smells beautiful.
Plus, I have a brilliant reader offer for £10 off your purchase using the code BLOG10 at checkout.
* Mindful Senses gifted me the candle in exchange for an honest review on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are if my own and are in no way endorsed by the company.