The days are feeling shorter, the dark evenings are beginning to creep up on us and we’d be lying if we said we didn’t turn the heating on the other day and stocking up on new water bottles from Primark. It feels as though autumn has arrived, and whilst we thought we would be mourning the end of summer, we’re actually quite excited! We’ve been fantasising about our favourite Starbucks winter drinks (oh hel‑lo pumpkin spice latte!), cute oversized knitwear, cosy nights with the candles lit and that beautiful crisp autumn air…
Whilst we’ve enjoyed a social summer of BBQ’s, pub gardens and festivals, it’s time to hibernate and retreat to our sofa for a Saturday night of Strictly Come Dancing and Chinese takeaway. And we’re quite happy about that.
We’ll be turning our apartments into Hygge worthy snugs for the colder months, with plenty of throws, faux fur cushions and of course, scented candles. You could say we’re a little bit candle obsessed here in the YCB office, and we just love finding new amazing candle brands to fuel our addiction. Currently on our radar: Lipsius Candles.
These beautiful aromatherapy candles are hand poured in London with organic essential oils, and they’re totally vegan friendly too! All of the essential oils used in the candles are natural and certified organic by the soil association, you won’t find any nasty chemicals here! Lipsius also has a strong eco-friendly focus, with minimal packaging that keeps the planet in mind. Their beautiful candle bags are made from recycled cotton at a green standard factory. The glass and lids of the candles are also recyclable too! Isn’t that fantastic? We love a brand with strong environmental ethos.
We’ve picked out our favourite scents from the Lipsius range that you simply must try…
Smooth, sweet, floral and fruity! This delicious scent is perfect for those who enjoy light fragrances. The Cedarwood adds beautiful woody notes which really bring this scent together. The mandarin essential oil encourage tranquility and joy, whilst the Rosemary brings clarity and stability, also known to help stimulate memory. The Cedwarood helps you to feel protected and balanced, this is the perfect candle to lift you up.
Often described as a scent liken to an exotic apple, this candle offers a refreshing, floral fragrance with camphorous and herbaceous undertones. Extracted from tiny flower tops, this candle’s blue colour is totally natural! This candle is perfect for grounding and calming. The Blue Tansy oil has a mildly sedating effect and is used to ease symptoms of anxiety, depression and anger. If you need a moment of calm, clarity and comfort, then this is the candle for you.
Sweet and citrus with a touch of spice! We’ve been loving this candle in the office. The Pink Grapefruit aromatherapy oil works to encourage positivity, confidence and spontaneity whilst the Black Pepper encourages strength, motivation and fearlessness. Just what you need on a Monday morning, are we right? Light this candle for when you need a burst of energy.
Prices start from just £15, and we promise you won’t regret purchasing one of these beautiful candles.
The perfect gift for a friend, or for a little self-gifting, go on, treat yourself! www.lipsius.co.uk