Back to Normality!

Back to Normal

And just like that, we are seemingly back to normal. Shops are open, countries are opening up, bars and restaurants are welcoming us back….it’s almost as if Covid never happened. Well that’s not entirely true. Here in the wax world, things are still taking time to return to normal. There are still huge delays in the supply chain, meaning that supplies are taking longer than ever to arrive with suppliers. There is still a glass and wax shortage and some things seem impossible to get hold of.

Christmas Planning

Is it too early to think about Christmas? Not here at Mind Retreat! Pre-orders have already been taken for our sell out advent calendars and our huge Christmas candles. The wax melt production line has already started and the workshop is bursting with autumn and winter fragrances – we haven’t even finished the summer holidays yet! I never thought I would spend my summer preparing for Christmas!!

Gift Ideas

We have some exciting gift ideas lined up for this year, alongside our usual treats and gift sets. We are launching a wider range of Christmas scents this year too. We normally try and stick to 3 or 4 key fragrances, however, feedback from the advent calendars last year shows that you all really do have different tastes when it comes to fragrance! This year we will try to cater for a wider range of scent preferences, so you can all have your homes smelling super festive.

Fragrance Restock

This weekend we have restocked the website after taking a couple of weeks off to spend time with the family. Some old favourites have made a return. Japanese Honeysuckle is finally back in stock! After being discontinued, it has been reformulated and restocked, which is amazing news for those of you who were desperate to see it return. Spa Time is also back in stock following a sell out after it’s launch earlier in the summer.

Make sure you follow our social media pages for updates on new fragrances and all of the exciting products and scents we have coming out over the coming months.

 

Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas

Is it just me or is Christmas shopping getting earlier every year? It may be due to Covid and the fact that people are worried of another impending lockdown, but October has been a record breaking month for Christmas gift sales. We have a fabulous selection of Christmas gifts, stocking fillers and hampers. Read on for some ideas to get your list started.

Mind Retreat Gift Hampers

The launch of our gift hampers at the start of October has seen us sell out of these, not once, but TWICE! We are now down to limited stock. These beautiful hampers are made in a reusable storage box (perfect for storing Mind Retreat goodies in). They are filled with recycled shredded paper and a selection of our products. The hampers cater to any budget, however our best sellers are the wax melt and burner sets. These contain a small wax burner and three packs of Mind Retreat wax melts (in either a random mix or your choice of scents).

Stocking Fillers

We also have a huge collection of stocking fillers. First up is our stocking filler box. This is a small box filled with a scented sachet, 2 scented tea lights and a pack of 3 wrapped melts. These fit perfectly under your tree or in a stocking, and priced at just £7 they are a truly affordable gift.

Car perfumes are little bottles of luxury, ideal for your car and priced at only £6. These are available in the full scent range and fit perfectly inside your stocking.

We also have a small box filled with Christmas scented wax melt snap bars. These are lightly dusted in bio-degradable rose gold glitter and will fill your home with that gorgeous scent of Christmas. These are priced at £6 and are available on the website now.

Next up is the Christmas wax melt jars. These are round glass jars with glass screw on lids, filled with wax melts in a range of festive shapes. Also priced at £6 these are an adorable novelty gift.

Luxury gifts

The rest of our luxurious candle range make perfect gifts. You can choose between our regular candle, priced at £18, or our huge 3 wick candles priced at £35.

All of our candles are made using high grade soy wax and luxury fragrance oils to create the perfect, relaxing candle. We have scents to suit all tastes. If you love a fruity fragrance then choose our Lychee Peony or Black Raspberry and Vanilla. Citrus lovers will fall in love with Wild Lemongrass and Persian Lime. If a touch of luxury is what you are looking for, then try Black Pomegranate or Lime Basil and Mandarin. Both of these scents are unique and offer a high quality fragrance. Our Black Amber and Lavender will help you drift off into a peaceful sleep, whilst Coconut and Lime will have you dreaming of your next holiday on faraway shores.

All of our fragrances are available in reed diffusers or tea lights, which also make ideal Christmas gifts.

Whatever your budget, we can create a bespoke gift for that special someone. Visit our website at www.mindretreatcandles.com and follow us on Facebook for more gift ideas and inspiration this Christmas.

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The Importance of Mental Well Being

Taking care of you!

Everyone knows you need to exercise and eat well to stay healthy don’t they? We see the news, we hear Jamie Oliver promoting healthy eating is schools, we see celebrities promoting health and exercise, it’s everywhere we look. The government have taken steps to encourage us to lead healthier lifestyles. But how do we know we are taking care of our mental health too?

Mental health and well being is just as important as taking care of the rest of our bodies. Too many people suffer a silent struggle, afraid to ask for help as it is seen as a weakness. Yet if you felt physically ill you would go and visit the doctor wouldn’t you?

Mental well being

Mind is a charity that offers a wide range of support for people suffering with their mental health. Throughout September, Mind Retreat Candles will be donating 10% of all website orders to Mind charity. This is because Mind Retreat Candles truly believes in the importance of self care and looking after your mental well being.

Relaxation

The whole ethos behind the brand is about taking time out for you. The scented candle range is designed to promote a sense of calm, relaxation and well being. The oils used in the scented candles and wax melts are luxurious and high quality, and are chosen for their ability to relax you. The soy wax that is used in the products is a sustainable wax and offers a much cleaner burn than many other waxes, which results in a less toxic environment in your home when burning candles. Fragrances have a way of evoking memories. A certain scent can transport you back to an amazing holiday or place in time. These happy memories, can increase the level of happy hormones in your body, in turn improving your mental well being and mindset. Try the Paradise candle  from Mind Retreat Candles if you want to reminisce of faraway shore s or that perfect holiday. The smell of cinnamon often triggers memories of the festive season and being surrounded by family and friends. Lavender can promote sleep and bergamot can reduce stress levels.

Self care is important

The ability to relax and switch off from the world is key to a healthy mind. Having a self care routine is so important. Many of us get bogged down with work, children, school runs, house work, seeing family and friends and at times it can become too much to cope with. There is often a guilt associated with taking time out for yourself. This guilt then results in you working harder and the time for self care just does not happen. If you don’t take care of yourself and allow yourself some time out on a regular basis then you become over whelmed with life in general.

Whether it is going for an evening walk, a run, a massage or spa day or simply locking yourself away with a good book and a relaxing candle, make sure you prioritise this in your week. Meditation and yoga are also wonderful ways to promote relaxation and well being.

Support

If you are struggling emotionally or would like to access some support, visit the Mind charity website for more information. Make yourself a priority, buy that treat for you, take some time out, switch off from the world and lose the guilt of it. It will change your life and your mindset.