Christmas is coming and there seems to be a real split between those who are 100% ready for Christmas and those who just aren’t quite feeling that festive yet. So we’ve asked Vicky, our founder, to take us through her top tips to getting your home smelling suitably festive in time for Christmas! Maybe this will be just the way to get you feeling ready for the season!
“Even before all your Christmas decorating is done, you can get into the festive spirit by lighting a candle. Nothing makes me feel more festive than lighting a few of my favourite scented candles.
At the beginning of December, I have Christmas songs gently playing in the background, get a selection of wrapping done or even just sit back and relax. And having a festive scent filling the room really does help to get you into the spirit of things!
Firstly, I like to burn different scents in different rooms. In the snug I go for either Fireside Embers or Cinnamon & Clove. Both are quite heady, deep scents and are just perfect for cosy nights in. Then, whilst I’m cooking in the kitchen, I like to light Spiced Orange & Red Berry. Just a hint of the scent instantly reminds me of mulled wine!
A few extra tips…
If you’ve got guests descending on you at this time of year, be sure to light your candles at least an hour before they arrive to let the scent completely fill the house and for a wonderfully welcoming fragrance. If it’s Christmas Eve, make sure you light our Orange & Nutmeg Votive Candle, from our Christmas Votive Candle Set, to get everyone in a perfectly festive mood!
I love lighting a candle and put it in a glass storm lantern. I think these look great on the stairs and allows the scent to gently circulate upstairs.
It’s also very important to remember our top tips for lighting a perfect candle… Make sure you trim the wick before you light to about 5mm and ensure each burn is a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4. It’s really important to let the wax reach the edge of the glass for a perfect burn every time. (For more information about burning the perfect candle, click here!)
I do get a bit carried away with lighting candles all over the house… My husband often returns from work and asks if we’ve had a power cut!
Hope this has helped you to think about where to light your candles over the Christmas period and maybe a festive scented candle is exactly what you need if you have quite got into the spirit of things yet!”
Thank you for those amazing tips Vicky, we can’t wait to get home and have everywhere smelling of Mulled Wine! Click here to shop all Christmas Candles.