Valentine’s day is celebrated across the world and many people choose to celebrate their relationship with their partner in many ways. This is a time for creating special memories and for treating your loved one with gifts and surprises!
Candles have long been associated with romance, used for candle lit dinners and such like. One reason is linked to how candles throw the light in a darkened room. Candles create shadows, light flickers and gentle atmospheric lighting sets the romantic mood. The phrase “an old flame’’ was developed originally from the ‘love’ association with candles.
Candles have been used for centuries, before electricity, and now they are used for special occasions, dinner parties, festivals and events that require the special touch of a candle’s glimmering flame. Science has found that the human circadian rhythm (the one that maintains our day/night cycle) is very sensitive to changes in light. Low light communicates to our bodies that it is time to relax, making us more at ease and less stressed. Candlelight is therefore a wonderful addition for a dinner date because it provides just enough light, while dimming your focus from distracting surroundings.
Another reason candles are also fabulously romantic is due to the vast range of scents they provide, scent is well known to alter mood, energise or relax and reduce anxiety. The aromatherapy properties coming from a lighted naturally scented candle can deliver immediate beneficial psychological effects. Fragrance and natural scents have an especially profound effect on the part of your brain that elicits emotion.
For example, Lavender has soothing and calming effects and can inspire sleep and relaxation.
Vanilla along with the lovely warm earthy spices of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger are a great combination. These are the best scents for setting a warm, calming romantic mood. Take a look below at the St. Eval Sensuality candle for a similar blended fragrance candle.
Ylang Ylang evokes the sense of love and romance in the air with its lush floral fragrance. Rose is another obvious choice of scent for Valentine’s day, strongly associated with love and romance! For perfectly rose scented gifts for Valentine’s day see our Naturally European Rose hand and foot collection, and our deliciously scented Champagne & Rose heart shaped candle. Take a look below for just some of the fabulous gifts available to treat your special Valentine this year. Many more gifts, treats, candles and body and bath luxuries in store and online at The Candle Tree
Our Favourite Valentine’s Day Gifts
Naturally European intensely moisturising hand cream is paired up with a luxury foot cream in this gift set. Both creams contain essential oils and 20% shea butter to provide ultra conditioning hand and foot therapy.
The ultimate hand and foot care comes in a range of fragrances. Choose from Neroli & Tangerine, Ginger & Lime, Verbena, Rose Petal, Lavender and Milk.
A beautiful red heart soap from Provence, complete with a rope.
Enriched with organic shea butter
Perfect to say 'I Love You'
A rope attached to hang anywhere
Size: Approx. 11.5 x 4.5 x 3 cm
Origin Made in Marseille, France
Authentic 100% Vegetal
Cruelty Free Product: tested on friends, not animals.
Handmade candle made of 100% natural wax, fragrance oil and rose buds.
The vegetable oil based wax is strongly scented and decorated, the candle will provide room scent as well as mood lighting and home decor.
Burning time 30 hours
Size 7.5 cm diameter, 5 cm height
Please follow safety instructions attached to candle to get maximum of it. Never burn the candle longer than for 3 hours at a time. After 3 hours let it cool down for 11 minutes at least and then carry on enjoying it!
Brand: Beauty Scents
Sensuality scented tin candle is beautifully fragranced with a light feminine blend of citrus and floral notes.
Enjoy our hand-poured sensuality scented tin with its luxurious blend of nutmeg, citrus fruits & vibrant ginger. Sit back and enjoy a burn time of about 45 hours.
To maximise your candle’s burn times, always allow your candle to become molten across the entire surface before extinguishing the flame.
After burning, trim your candle’s wick to just below 1cm, do not allow the excess wick to fall back into the molten wax.
Instead of blowing out your candle, snuff it to prevent the wick from smouldering.
For more great Valentine’s gift ideas and treats head over to our online store or if local to Gloucester then pop by for a browse and say hello!