Category Archives: Valentines Day

Using Candles to Create the Perfect Mood

From creating a cosy, Christmassy vibe during the festive season to injecting some romance in the air for those optimistically expecting a night of passion, scented candles have long been exploited as an effective mood-enhancing asset. Although it has to be said that certain candles are more synonymous and representative of a particular mood than others. Whether you crave romance, happiness, stress-busting or mystery, take a look at the best candles that can be used to create certain emotional atmospheres and moods.

Lift Your Spirits with Candles

You’ve had an awful day at work, you get home and the kids are playing up, there’s the dinner to cook and all you want to do is flake out in bed, yes it’s safe to say that you are in a bad mood – with reason. Take a few deep breaths and light some mood candles. Lavender is well-known for its stress-busting qualities. Light a lavender candle and the colour and smell it will create in the room will have a calming and relaxing effect in no time at all. Alongside the lavender candle, light a lemon one. Lemon is a revitalising colour and fragrance and its flickering presence will help clear your mind, lift your spirits and, in short, put you in a better mood.

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Candles for Relaxation

Tea Lights for Happiness

There is nothing quite like the delicate sparkle of tea lights to make us feel warm, content and happy. If you are feeling a bit down in the dumps make the effort to light some tea lights put them around the edge of the bath, fill the tub with hot soapy water and relax in the water. We can almost guarantee that this pleasurable and luxurious scene will put a smile on your face.

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Tea Light Candles for Happiness

Rose Candles Relieve Stress

We all have moments when stress and anxiety get on top of us and if you are going through an anguished time let a rose candle lend you a helping hand. The colour and fragrance of rose is believed to have stabilising properties which help calm stress, anxiety and grief.

Rose Candles for Bathing
Rose Candles for Relieving Stress

Candles for Romance

You don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day or your loved one’s birthday to execute an utterly romantic setting. If you want to induce a night of passion then let romantic candles help you out, as the gentle, flickering glow candles give off fills the room with romance and love. Whilst all candles give off a romantic vibe, some do more so than others. With their soft light and airy style, floating candles can be particularly effective in creating a romantic settings. Simply fill several bowls of water, float the candles on top of the water, light them and dim the lights – you can almost smell the romance in the air. Another romance-spurning trick is to place a sandalwood candle in the room. Sandalwood has an exotic, woody aroma that is believed to strengthen the spirit, balance the emotions and bring out our hidden desires. A sandalwood pillar candle would work wonders in creating a romantic setting.

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Valentines Candle Lit Dinner

Candle Decorating Ideas for Special Occasions

Hanging Candles in Jars
Hanging Candles in Jars

If you want to create a special party atmosphere and are stuck for ideas, then candles could be the ideal answer.

Candles bring light, ambiance, and the gentle flickering movement of flame to any location, and can transform a room or garden into a magical space.

Tea lights are extremely versatile. They are small and can be arranged in patterns either indoors or outdoors. Try different shapes and designs– hearts for a valentine’s dinner, for instance. For weddings, tea lights bring just the right enchantment. Whether placed along the aisle or along the table at the reception, they always bring simple and easy sophistication to your special event.

Experiment with where you place tea lights, try embedding them into sand, or even fruits and vegetables! Your guests will love these quirky and inventive ideas, and you will love the special glow it brings to your home.

Let Your Imagination Run Wild!

Floating candles are always attractive. Anywhere where there is a body of water, large or small, indoor or outdoor, you can set floating candles. Perfect for outdoor ponds and water features, they will turn that potentially dull garden party into a twinkling galaxy of stars. They work beautifully indoors as well – whether floating in bowls of water or even atop filled glasses. Try placing coloured pebbles and flower heads in each glass – everyone will think you’ve hired a high-end event planner!

If you love larger candles, our wide range of pillar candles always bring character to any environment, either lit or unlit. They always look great! Perfect for outdoor use as well, try setting them in glass jars and set them atop garden walls, tables, even hanging from tree branches.

Your imagination is your only limit! If you prefer to added dimension of scent, Scented Candle Shop has a wide range of beautifully scented Bolsius candlesYankee candles, and other trusted brands.  Scented Candle Shop has all the colours, fragrances, and candle types for your special day. You will find a thousand different ways to transform your home and garden from ordinary to extraordinary!

Tea Lights can make any shape!
Tea Lights can make any shape!
Floating Candles In Glasses
Floating Candles In Glasses

Candles Work Well Anywhere!
Candles Work Well Anywhere!


Bedroom Candles Create Romantic Ambient Evenings

Many people burn candles in the lounge area, perhaps even the kitchen but probably the most relaxing way to enjoy candles apart from in the bath is in the bedroom, there are a wide range of bedroom candles to choose from too. Scented bedroom candles are particularly ambient in bedrooms, with romantic scents such as rose, desire and sensuality annual favourites. You can use bedroom candles to surprise your loved one, together with some scattered rose petals, music and perhaps a bottle of bubbly to top it off. With many birthdays and Christmas just around the corner, bedroom candles also make excellent gifts for others.


Scented Bedroom Candles Time To Be Sexy Lantern

Time To Be Sexy Candle Lantern
Time To Be Sexy Candle Lantern

The name of this elegant, tall candle says it all really, the Price’s Time To Be Sexy candle lantern is great around birthdays, Valentines Day and any other quiet moment you have alone with your partner. Filled with extracts of jasmine, patchouli and vanilla this delicately fragranced candle will soon get you in the mood for romance. You can enjoy this candle lantern for a total of 70 hours, allowing you evening after evening of pure bliss.


Bedroom Candles Sensual & Exotic Essential Oil Jar Candle

Sensual and Exotic Oil Jar Candle
Sensual and Exotic Oil Jar Candle

Containing pure essential oils, this plant wax sensual and exotic essential oil jar candle if full of orange, patchouli, ylang ylang and caffir lime. This is one of the ideal candles for any bedroom space and it is made from organic and vegan materials, bringing fresh and natural fragrance to your retreat. These charming bedroom candles have been handmade from natural sustainable resources and have approximate burning times of 50 hours.


Woodwick Jar Candles

One of my personal favourites when it comes to candles are Woodwick Jar Candles, these stylish jars of luxurious fragrance are complimented perfectly with a crackling wood burning wick. The comfort and relaxation that the sound of a crackling fire can bring is magical and you don’t have to have a real log fire when you have Woodwick Jar Candles in your home. It’s often a good idea to burn different fragrances in different rooms, for example you may want buttered rum in the lounge, currant in the kitchen and cotton flower in the bedroom, with the great range of Woodwick Jar Candles fragrances you can find one to suit every mood.

Woodwick Jar Candles Bedroom Fragrances

You can of course burn any fragrance in any room, but here are a few that we especially feel would suit bedroom fragrancing, creating soothing, relaxing and even romantic atmospheres:

Lavender Woodwick Jar Candle
Lavender Woodwick Jar Candle
Jasmine Woodwick Jar Candle
Jasmine Woodwick Jar Candle

Cotton Flower Woodwick Jar Candle
Cotton Flower Woodwick Jar Candle


Woodwick Jar Candles Lounge Fragrances

Cashmere Woodwick Jar Candle
Cashmere Woodwick Jar Candle
Evergreen Woodwick Jar Candle
Evergreen Woodwick Jar Candle
Agave Woodwick Jar Candle
Agave Woodwick Jar Candle

Woodwick Jar Candles Kitchen Fragrances



Pumpkin Butter Woodwick Jar Candle
Pumpkin Butter Woodwick Jar Candle

Citrus and Herbs Woodwick Jar Candle
Citrus and Herbs Woodwick Jar Candle

Orange Grove Woodwick Jar Candle
Orange Grove Woodwick Jar Candle


Woodwick Jar Candles Info

• Stylish glass jar
• Full fragrance
• Organic wood wick
• Crackling fire sound whilst burning
• Wooden lid with rubber seal to preserve the fragrance
• Fragranced throughout
• Self-contained
• Made from the highest quality soy wax
• Approximate burn times: 10oz jar 100 hrs & 22oz jar 180 hrs


St Eval Candles Handmade In Cornwall

One of the best handmade Cornwall candles companies has got to be St Eval Candles, these are made with great passion and fantastically fresh fragrances. Using the traditional candle-making techniques, St Eval Candles use soy wax and are widely used for their scented church and Victorian herb range of candles. St Eval Candles also make fabulous gifts for friends and loved ones, available in votives, dinner, tapered, pots, tins and pillar.

St Eval Candles Scented Heart

Pink Heart Candle
Pink Heart Candle

Enjoy encouraging romance in the air with this pretty St Eval rose scented heart candle. The rose candle has three wicks which makes it look and smell triply sensational. Handmade in Cornwall, these heart scented candles can be used at weddings, on Valentines Day or just to soothe away any tension in the evenings. In addition to rose, you can also buy these charming scented heart candles in lily of the valley and ivory rose.

St Eval Candles Scented Heart Info

• Handmade in the UK
• 3 Wicks
• Strong scent
• Recycled Packaging
• Heart shaped

St Eval Candles Orange Tree Candle Jar

Orange Tree Candle Jar
Orange Tree Candle Jar

If you like to burn candle jars then this lovely orange tree as nature intended scented candle jar will not disappoint. Containing uplifting notes of summer such as herbal citrus, fresh juicy orange and earthy warmth, the orange tree candle jar is invigorating and refreshing in the home. Made from top quality soy wax, these handmade candles come in lovely designed boxes and make ideal gifts as well as treats for yourself. As soy wax is a cleaner burning wax, this means it’s more sustainable and better for the environment than alternatives such as paraffin wax.

St Eval Candles Orange Tree Candle Jar Info

• Soy wax
• Essential oils
• Handmade in Cornwall, UK
• Self contained jar