Lighting a candle before bed has become somewhat a ritual of mine. The flickering gentle light helps to relax my mind and get it prepared for sleep, while the soothing scent it releases helps to regulate breathing and encourage my eyes to slowly close. Neom home candles are made using only vegetable wax and pure essential oils (rather than synthetic fragrances,) so they burn without releasing harmful pollutants, toxins or soot – the last thing you want to be breathing in as you’re drifting off to sleep. Not only do their large glass jars look elegant, but they also work as powerful holistic treatments when the scented air they create is breathed in. To get the most effective result, it’s best to burn them about two hours before you slip into bed so the relaxing scent can fill the room and help to get your mind into the perfect emotional state.
Each candle has 3 wicks and burns for up to 55 hours (30% longer than
standard premium candles,) providing a great statement piece and a
great amount of light that’s the perfect substitute for a bedside lamp.
This ‘Cocooning’ candle contains light mandarin top notes, combined
beautifully with comforting Ylang Ylang, Chamomile and Jasmine. I like it because it’s not your traditional lavender scent that’s so associated with bedtime, as well as the fact it’s super subtle and only slightly noticeable in the air around you. The last thing you need as you slip under the bedsheets is a strong scent that’s going to evoke the senses and cause you to perk up!
I’ve been burning this every night for the last week and it’s definitely helped me get into the emotional state I needed to ensure a great nights sleep. Before the bank holiday I felt more alert and refreshed than I had in a long time. It’s never clear if the positive result is because of the scent, or because we’re predisposed to have a better nights sleep as we’re getting into a new routine. (Just be careful whenyou blow it out as it does let off a fair amount of smoke!) Either way, these candles provide a soothing experience, look great and are seriously competitively priced – the same size Jo Malone candle will set you back £115! If you’re in need of a good nights sleep after the Easter break, then it may be worth popping out to buy one of these today…
The Neom home candles are available to buy online and via John Lewis priced £39.50.