Before becoming a blogger, I had never really associated candles and diffusers with the Spring/Summer seasons. I had always felt that they were best suited for the cold, Autumn/Winter periods. It is safe to say that this is no longer the case, and I feel embarrassed to have only cottoned onto this now!
I had been sent two different home scents to try out; a diffuser from Summerdown Mint, and a candle from Creative Energy Candles.
- Summerdown Mint Reed Diffuser - Lemongrass and Mint
The notes within this diffuser are; Lemongrass, Galbanum, Blackcurrant Natural Oil, Clove, Cinnamon, Mint and Cedarwood. It smells so earthy and fresh! I am a huge fan of mint, so this for me, was perfect. To begin with, I had placed this diffuser in my bedroom. However, after 2-3 hours, the scent of this diffuser became too overpowering! I moved this onto my landing, and within the first 30 minutes, you could not step anywhere within my house without being able to smell this. I love it! If you've been following my blog, you'll have noticed that strong, lingering smells are my absolute favourites. This is no different! I would highly recommend placing this diffuser somewhere where it is very open, and allows air to travel around.
- Creative Energy Candles - Peppermint and Eucalyptus
It was only after I had burnt this candle for the first time, that I had read the packaging properly and to my surprise, this candle wax is also an anti-aging lotion for your skin! As a beautician, I had learnt about candle wax treatments and lotions, yet this was still a pleasant surprise! The scent isn't as powerful as the diffuser, yet still just as earthy and the peppermint remains very prominent. This candle is made from Natural Soybean Wax and has a healthy combination of Vitamins A, E and K. The lotion when I applied it, absorbed itself perfectly into my skin. I loved how fresh my skin smelt, and I am still obsessed with the fact the lotion came from the candle wax!
Both of these items are perfect for this time of year, and have enlightened me to a whole new outlook of Spring/Summer home scents! You can purchase the Summerdown Mint diffuser here, and the Creative Energy candle here.
Have you smelt either of these before? What are your favourite Spring/Summer home scents? Let me know, as I would love to hear from you!