• Stephanie Yewdell

Make your house a home with candles

You may have been there for five weeks or five years, so it is time to finally break in your house. Before the grill is lit and baseball is the only thing on TV, add a little home with these welcoming accents. Candles always warm up the house. Certain scents are more appropriate for certain rooms, it sets the tone of the room. The kitchen is the center of the house. While the aroma of a fresh cooked meal is the best, but Cowshed’s Grumpy Cow Uplifting Candle ($47) with its grapefruit, mandarin red and petitgrain oils help to create a renewed environment. The Black Currant & Birchwood Aromatic Candle ($32) from Thymes blends sweet and freshness that radiates even while unlit.

From the kitchen, the living room or family room is where most guests, friends and family will get cozy for a movie. What better than to warm up the environment with a bit of spice. Elemis Scent of Spa Candle ($40) has strong, yet not overwhelming, cinnamon and vanilla notes that invite people to sit and stay. For a mix of sugar and spice is the Air Wick Bakes Pear and Cinnamon candle ($3) delight the room.

In the bedroom, relaxation is key. This is why Jasmine Dream from Rituals ($30) is the ideal scent to room up the bedroom. It hits the nose and helps to relax the body for a restful slumber. The jasmine and ylang-ylang are known for their relaxing qualities. Everyone knows that the bedroom is not only for sleeping. This is why Emily & Tony’s Aromatherapy Massage Candle ($38) is great. As the candle wax melts it can double as a sensual, moisturizing oil to work some tight muscles out.

If you cannot decide which room to put the candles in the

t ($55) is a great variety of three wonderful scents. There is Venice that has white peach and Prosecco that screams kitchen. Charmonix is rosemary and pine which would be best suited for the den. Marrakesh is for the bedroom thanks to the vanilla and sweet tabak. For that house, apartment, shack to become a home it is the little touches like candles that help to add the warmth and uniqueness to make it your own.

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