The Relaxing Scents of Summer...
There are quite a few days where I currently live, that are almost unbearable outside- due to the sweltering Summer heat. Texas tends to have those types of Summers and it's often described as a hot furnace by locals :0 I supposed I'd had have to agree with the description, which is why I often stay inside during the peak of the summer.
Of course, being a full-time mother, worker, & student also comes into play I'm sure ;) This means that I don't get as many opportunities to get outside as I would like to, either. But, it doesn't necessarily mean that you can't be a bit creative and enjoy Summer...right from the inside of your own home! Plus, It's key to relax and enjoy a bit of "down-time" every now and then- beauty really does start from the inside-out, after all!
How do you do that exactly? For starters, create an atmosphere that encourages the senses to be reminded of Summer...like a fantastic Summer-like scent. Go for smells like Lavender, Clary Sage, & Bergamot. If you're not familiar with Clary Sage, this plant is often found in essential oil form and has a long history of being a medicinal herb.
As for Bergamot- this scent is derived from the bergamot orange, which is very similar to an orange and is yellowish in color [more like that of a lemon]. Go for essential oils or candles containing oils or other natural Summer scents! Looking for the perfect blend of both essential oils, natural ingredients, & a candle...all in one fantastic product?
Get the lowdown below, with The Beauty Closet's top pick this week from Soap & Paper Factory! This awesome candles will help you slip right into the Summer spirit...without breaking a sweat ;) Plus, you don't have to risk damage to your skin and also keep the signs of aging at bay!
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
Soap & Paper
Lavender Clary Sage Soy Candle
I'm a big fan of candles and I've really started to like essential oils too, so I was definitely excited to give this candle a try. I've come across Soap & Paper in the past and in fact, I happen to love their essential oil scents! I have a couple of the roll-on fragrances and they are great for Summer and aren't packed full of yucky ingredients.
Their candles are just the same way- curated with soy, a cotton wick, phthalate-free fragrance, & GMO-free! They are composed of natural ingredients that you can be proud to use and are made with the highest quality in mind. You can re-use the super cute ceramic holder that each candle comes in, but I admit it might take you a bit to get to that point!
Why? I have been using my candle regularly and daily since I received it a couple of weeks ago and I still haven't completely depleted the candle :0 I consider this to be quite a feat as I fell in love with it immediately and have been burning it on quite a frequent basis.
As for its relaxing properties, it does seem to have this effect; I work from home and my job isn't always on the lower-end of the stress scale, but I found that letting this candle go for a bit during my shift seemed to really help me relax :) If you've been on the hunt for a great, quality candle that's not too over-priced and encourages relaxation- this is the one for you. This one also makes the perfect gift!