If you’re like me and struggle to wind down and relax on an evening you’ll not be a stranger to spending hours searching for ‘how to get to sleep’ and ‘how to calm down after work’. Over the years Lavender has become a firm favourite, however recently I discovered Scentered, a mindfulness lifestyle brand that has created a unique Wellbeing Ritual, teaching people how to use the power of sense of smell as a tool to direct thoughts, emotions and actions to live happier lives.
My journey and love of aromatherapy began a couple of years ago when I discovered diffusing aromatherapy oils into the air in my home was not only pleasant, it also helped to set the mood, whether that be relaxing, rejuvenating or restoring. Now I incorporate aromatherapy into as many aspects of my life as possible, especially when trying to switch off and sleep.
Scentered cater for different moods including sleep, de-stress, escape, focus, love and happiness. Because sleep is something I struggle with (averaging a measly 4 hours a night) I decided to test out their Sleep Well Travel Relaxing Treatment Candle (£16.95) and their Sleep Well Therapy Balm (£14.90).
Sleep Well Travel Relaxing Treatment Candle
Candles are my thing. I’d happily admit I am a self-confessed candle addict!
I travel frequently, especially now my Mum has moved to Spain and I love that the boxed travel candle can just be thrown in your suitcase to create a home away from home ambience. With a burn time of 18 hours, this travel candle is packed full of a sophisticated floral lavender blend that harnesses the therapeutic benefits of Lavender, Chamomile, Palmarosa and Ho Wood, and balances them with Bois de Rose and Geranium. The Patchouli, Clove and Ylang Ylang heart brings a modern oriental twist.
With a real spa feel to this blend, the travel candle can really channel peace and tranquillity and make the unfamiliar of a hotel or Airbnb feel like a familiar and calming space.
I like to light the Sleep Well candle 30 minutes before I go to sleep to allow the scents to dance around the room, with the lavender, chamomile, palmarosa and ylang ylang really putting me in a calming state before I climb into bed.
Sleep Well Therapy Balm
I’ve tried balms in the past, particularly when I used to suffer terrible migraines. Balms are fantastic, especially if you correctly place them on your pulse points. This Sleep Well Therapy Balm from Scentered is no exception, especially if you’re suffering from poor sleep, jet lag, night anxiety, night restlessness or even if you regularly experience broken sleep patterns and sleeplessness.
Run the stick balm over your temples, neck and wrist to cover your pulse points in the same fragrance as the candle to give you an all round calming effect.
Winding down after a busy day
Winding down after a busy day is the perfect way to practice self-care, especially if you live a chaotic lifestyle. For me, creating an evening ritual is extremely important. This starts by drawing a hot bubble filled bath, with a Sleep Well candle flickering as I listen to soft meditative music to calm down. Post bath, all electronic devices are avoided at a minimum of 30 minutes before sleep.
Putting on a fresh, clean pair of pyjamas and applying the Sleep Well Therapy Balm before getting into bed is essential. This evening routine is one of the most effective ways in which you can relax after a busy day.
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