Beauty by candlelight: Scented candles for your home 34



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I never used to burn candles at home. People would give them to me as gifts and I thought they were great, but I only ever tended to use them in the powder room when guests were coming over.

Then one day I read about some woman who would go around her house in the late afternoon and light up all of these candles in her home. Her home would always smell so glorious by the time her husband got home from work. Seeing as my candle collection was rapidly growing, I decided that I had nothing to lose.

Now each evening when I am preparing the dinner, I go around and light up a variety of candles in our living area. Pillar candles in hurricane lamps, scented candles, and tea lights in gorgeous cut glass holders. I dim the lights, put some music on and pour myself a glass of wine. It sends our whole home into this relaxed sanctuary away from the madness of our exceedingly busy lives.

I encourage you to burn a candle every now and then. Get into a routine that suits you. Burn one in your bathroom when you take a bubble bath. Start having candlelit dinners because you can. Enjoy candlelight!


Jo Malone orange blossom home candle

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Archipelago botanicals pineapple ginger jar candle

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Kate Spade candle gold dot – fig

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Glasshouse Fragrances Monet’s garden – tuberose

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Ecoya Limited Edition Madison jar – blue cypress and amber

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Natio spring orchard candle

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Mor candle wick trimmer and box

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Circa Home 1961 jasmine and magnolia classic candle

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Glasshouse Fragrances triple scented mini candle – cuba

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Archipelago peony tin candle

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Always be vigilant with candles. Do not leave a candle unattended! Never light one anywhere near something that could catch alight like a curtain! Do not forget to put them out!


Do you burn scented candles at home? Which ones are your favourites?

Siobhan Beirne

Siobhan Beirne is a creative soul with extensive experience in both the fashion & beauty industries. With a keen passion for helping women to look and feel their best, Siobhan cannot wait to share her tips with you all.

  1. I burn soy candles much better for ppl who have COPD or other breatheing diseases

    2 REPLY
    • my soy candle was a big flop ,I didn’t get any smell through the house, I was very disappointed

    • Aww so sorry Joan Ruddell my friend makes mine and they smell delicious …Maybe they didnt use enough essential oil when making them

  2. It’s strange, I am not a lover of candles despite my daughter in law giving them as gifts. I am concerned about fire.

    1 REPLY
    • My daughter in law gives us them too, we keep a few for blackout and donate the rest to charity..the wife says it because they are cheap at the Reject shop 🙂

  3. most candles I have bought for their aroma only smell like burnt candle grease.. They can be dangerous and cause fires also

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    • I can attest to that had one in the bed room burn right through the desk. Thank heavens I smelt it and had only just bought one of those little fire extinguishers! However, the mess of the fine powder was almost worse than the smoke and fire damage. It got in every nook and cranny!

  4. Most smell bloody artificial and horrid. And I also wary of accidents after my sister many years ago ( we were lucky) put candle on a shelf with another above it didn’t catch but gave a good burn. The only one I like are v expensive and smell better unburned

  5. I hate candles. I attended so many burnt down homes and deaths in London caused by candles, they are so dangerous.

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