Seeing as it’s Christmas I’ve treated myself to this beautiful candle from Molton Brown. Their candles are the proper job: plenty of essential oils and a good burning time. When you light it, the scent is pretty immediate and full on, no waiting for it to get going.
I chose ‘Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold’ for a Christmas candle, as I wanted the house to smell exotic with a whiff of the Middle East.
It contains the following essential oils:
Cinnamon – very festive
Nutmeg – warming and reminds me of the kitchen in winter
Elemi – an incense like scent
Myrrh – it’s Christmas, so how appropriate!
Vetiver – a deeply relaxing oil, often used as a sedative
The combined effect is intoxicating and very potent. I often make my own blends, but sometimes it’s nice to have someone do it for you!