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.

Are Candles Good For The Soul?

Switching off 

When do you burn a candle? For me It has to be the right time of day, usually early evening. The room I’m sitting has to be clean and tidy. The kids need to be in bed and their toys out of sight.

Now I can relax. Switch off from the world and recharge from the hectic day before me. The flicker of a candle flame is said to promote a sense of calm and well being. Throw in some certain oils and you can almost create your own little spa or haven. But why? Why are candles good for the soul?

For the love of candles

Back in time, candles were the only source of light. They provided a much needed security from the darkness. Candles are used in church and can be very spiritual. They are lit at christenings, on a Sunday service, at Christingle (one of my only visits to church each year but I absolutely love it!) and often in remembrance. Candles are lit on birthday cakes and used as a celebration. They are in the middle of tables at restaurants and weddings. In fact, when you think about it, candles feature in a lot of our every day life, particularly when we are celebrating!

The flicker of a flame can instantly promote a sense of calm and well being. This is their main reason for being used in a spa or health retreat – they are perfect, flickering away whilst you indulge in a relaxing massage. That flicker can be quite mesmerising.

Relaxation

Purchasing a candle for the home is a way of bringing that sense of relaxation and positivity into your own environment. The use of certain oils in candle making has meant that not only can the ambience of a spa be recreated in your very own lounge, but the scent of one can ignite those memories and promote calm and relaxation whenever you choose.

Mind Retreat candles offer a range of fragrance oils that have been specifically chosen to promote relaxation and invoke positive memories. For example, Mind Retreat’s Amber and Lavender is a sleep inducing fragrance. When burnt in the evening before bed, the soothing lavender helps with relaxation and inducing a restful sleep.

Calming scents by Mind Retreat

Paradise by Mind Retreat is just that. A truly beautiful fragrance reminiscent of holidays and faraway shores. Burning this at any time of day can instantly transport you to memories of blissful summer days.

Mind Retreat Candle’s Thyme, Olive and Bergamot is a true spa experience. Research shows that Bergamot, when used in oil form, is proven to naturally reduce stress and anxiety. Mix this beautiful citrus fruit with Mediterranean olives and the fragrant herb of thyme and the result is an unbelievable spa type scent.

Mind Retreat Candles offer a wide range of fragrances, each one is hand made using the highest quality oils and soy wax, The scent throw is unbelievable and if you are looking to turn your own space into your own little relaxing haven, I think we can definitely agree that candles are truly good for the soul.

Visit Mind Retreat Candles and browse their scented candle collection. Bring a little piece of relaxation into your own home. I promise you won’t regret it.