Candle Crush

I just love candles. For me they are an everyday luxury and I have them dotted all around the house.  I burn them in the morning to make my house smell yummy, and then again in the evening after Little Miss goes to bed as a way to unwind and relax (and of course, always well out of reach of curious little hands).  I get very excited about finding new fragrances and thought I would share a couple of my favourites with you;

Voluspa – Makassar Ebony and Peach

This candle was a gift from a lovely friend.  It comes in a couple of different sizes and I was amazed how it filled my home with a woody peachiness that lasted for hours after it had been burning. A great idea for a gift or as an everyday luxury for yourself to enjoy.  You can find more info and stockists here.

Geodesis – Mimosa

This Geodesis candle has a subtle, clean fragrance and is made in France (I simply love anything French!), you can also get the room spray to match. I have a mini version of this candle in my guest bathroom and it looks as beautiful as it smells.  Another great gift idea or a little treat for yourself. You can order it here. 

Freedom Dreme Candles

This Freedom candle was a gift from a lovely Aunty.  It’s definitely the best value for money and comes in a big round votive.  I have mine sitting on top of a pile of beautiful books in the middle of my coffee table. The fragrance is Tuberose and Cascarilla, (just looked up cascarilla as I’ve never heard of it before, apparently it’s a West Indian shrub – so there you go!) but the fragrance is faintly floral and very understated. You can find these ones at the Freedom store or online here.

Glasshouse Candles

Glasshouse candles are one of my all time favourites that I keep coming back to. They are triple scented, made right here in Australia and have up to 80 hours burn time. I love that the candles are all named with a destination… one of these babies can take you to Miami, Manhattan or Bordeaux right in the comfort of your own home.  My current choice is Bora Bora and it’s all zesty and citrusy and heavenly.  These candles fill a room with their fragrance and once you have finished burning, you can keep the beautiful jar and re-use! You can find them here. 

Do you love candles too?  What are your favourites? Do you have any clever ideas for re-using the tins or jars afterwards?

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9 thoughts on “Candle Crush

  1. Im a big GlassHouse fan also. My house is littered with these beautiful jars. Once finished, i use them to store fresh herbs, they look great on the kitchen bench and the smell of herbs inspire me to cook everyday. Another useful idea is to store a bunch of pens or pencils in the jars. Can look great in the kitchen or around a study.

    • Great ideas! The jars are far too beautiful to throw away. I have a couple in my bathroom to store make up remover pads, but never thought to use them to store herbs in the kitchen or to hold pens. Thanks so much for the great tips!

  2. I came across your post and am so glad to know that I am not the only person to have a thing for luxurious candles! I actually just blogged about my relaxation routine and discussed several brands, including Voluspa, Tocca and Dyptique! I am so so so in need of a Dyptique candle…or two. They seem so absolutely smashing!!

  3. Hi Amy, I follow Wellness WA and came across the recent article they did with you, so I thought I’d check our your blog. I noticed you said that you love candles, and I thought you might like to try something new. Over the past six months I have worked with an Australian owned company called Naturlea, to get their beautiful aromathereapy products here is WA. And yes that inculeds candles! Ours are pure soy wax so they are very good for you and safe to burn around children as there are no harmful chemicals and they burn at a very low tempreture.
    Our website is http://www.naturlea.com please pop over and have a look, you can contact me directly if you are interested I would be happy to help you nyssabowker@naturlea.com

      • Awsome, I know you won’t be disappointed, if you like what you see let me know I can send a sample of our bath salts, you can use on your beautiful little girl or keep to treat yourself! (Us mum’s need a treat now and then) Nyssa

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