Fall may have just arrived, but the holidays will be here before you know it! So right now is the perfect time for moms to take a little “me time” before the madness of turkey, trimmings and wrapping paper consume your every waking moment. If you can sneak away for a luxurious soak in a bubble-filled bathtub, a scented candle can make those special, quiet moments to yourself even more relaxing. Here are our favorite relaxing scents that you can find at all our SampleHouse locations:
Tyler Candle Company
Some of our very favorite scents come courtesy of this wonderful candle company. When it comes time to relax those mom muscles a little, Tyler Candle Company’s Diva scent is the perfect fit. A luscious, fruity and floral blend highlighted by rich notes of chocolate and amber, Diva exudes a feminine scent that flushes all the stresses of the day right down the drain. We also love to kick back with the flicker of Tyler’s Eucalyptus candle, which has the comforting scent of pure eucalyptus leaf to go along with your impromptu post-carpool bubble bath.
For a candle company with a scent for every occasion, Trapp candles are for you. If you’re looking to breathe a little easier, Trapp’s Sweet Honeysuckle will transport you to a wraparound porch miles and miles away from science projects and fundraiser bake sales. Sweet but not overwhelming, pure but not too light, this candle is the perfect way to make it all go away for just a few minutes. Also worthy of a few extra minutes on the couch is Trapp’s Lavender de Provence. Pure lavender and nothing else, this is closest you’ll get to France before lunch.
Dig out the matches and light up Aromatique’s The Natural State candle if you’re looking to loosen up on an otherwise crazy day. Light and natural, almost nondescript but definitely relaxing, this is the little black dress of candles. Burn it during homework time or while you’re reading that book you’ve been trying to finish since April; it works wonders for any activity.
Take Your Pick…
Feeling stumped? Peruse SampleHouse’s candles for a spell and pick out anything with bergamot, jasmine, lavender or vanilla to burn while you kick off your shoes. Fun fact: if you use a particular scent while you relax, lighting that same candle during a stressful time (like geometry at the kitchen table) can actually help you access those relaxing feelings to help you keep your cool—which is essential when math homework is involved. Be good to you!