SWEET SCENT-SATION // win serenity candle + healing crystal, worth £26

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This year is one of personal changes for me.

In the past two years we’ve renovated our house, sorted out the back garden and I’ve rediscovered my passion for the gym. Now it’s time to address the final piece of the puzzle – my own wellbeing.

I’d been experiencing increasing anxiety for the past couple of years – not so bad that I couldn’t function, but enough that it was seeping into my daily life. I’d never had it before, so it took me a while to even realise what it was – I had this constant underlying worry something was about to go wrong and I just wasn’t my usual positive self.

So this year I’ve made a pact to put myself higher up the totem pole. For me, that means taking little moments for myself. I’ve started by creating a relaxing space at home. I’ve always adored scented candles, as they’re such a simple way to instantly lift your mood.

Fragrance is so evocative – our sense of smell links straight to our emotional brain, helping us recall happy memories and releasing chemicals that make us feel content and relaxed: studies have even shown that scented oils and candles can help reduce feelings of fear and anxiety.

However, I’m super picky about which ones I use, as I like my candles to have a natural, genuine scent – florals that take me back to my Grandad’s prized rose garden, citrus scents that remind me of oranges picked straight from the tree.

Serenity Scents and Lifestyle is a family-run business tucked in the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire. From a charming 17th-century cottage, founder Karen Davis blends natural soy wax and the finest fragrance oils to create gorgeous, hand-poured candles. 

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Karen first came up with the idea for her range four years ago.

‘I’ve always been convinced of the healing power of crystals and, like many, I love being surrounded by candles – scented or otherwise – for the relaxing sense of wellbeing they bring,’ she explains. ‘One evening the idea of combining the two in order to create a lifestyle brand popped into my head… but stayed firmly on the back-burner as family life and the day job took priority.

‘Losing a good friend last year gave me the kick up the backside I’d needed: he was always one of the first to tell me to stop procrastinating and talking about ‘one day I will…’ and just get on and do it… so I got on and did it! I turned my cottage kitchen into an apothecary, banished the family and set about blending, pouring, sniffing and perfecting.’

She used vegan-friendly, eco-soy wax, meaning her candles were manufactured from renewable sources, and were 100% plant-based, sustainable, biodegradable and free from petroleum, pesticide and herbicide residue.

After many months many months testing ingredients, techniques and fragrances, her first first candle collection was ready. But these candles didn’t just smell divine – with scents including Pear & Freesia, Sweet Orange & Chilli Pepper, and Rose & Neroli – each one contained a carefully chosen crystal, with its own healing attributes.

The Pear & Freesia ‘Calm’ candle was embedded with a Blue Howlite crystal. This turquoise-coloured stone is thought to calm anger, reduce tension and anxiety. Its soothing energy is also believed to still the mind, making it the perfect crystal to aid sleep and meditation.

I’ve been lucky to recently try the ‘Peace’ scented candle with a healing crystal of White Snow Quartz: as it melts it fills the room with the delicate scent of rose petals and bitter orange blossoms – two of my absolute favourite fragrances – while the soothing stone is thought to promote mental clarity and patience, bringing you greater inner peace. Bliss! 

And now YOU have the chance to try ‘Awaken’ – a warm, citrusy combination of Pink Grapefruit & Vanilla. This candle is enhanced by a purple Ametrine crystal: a mix of amethyst and citrine, this natural quartz is thought to help calm the mind and clear stress and tension. It promotes healing, releasing negative emotional blockages, and awakens your senses.

The perfect way to welcome in the new year, don’t you agree? 

I’m giving one reader the chance to win a Serenity Awaken scented candle and healing crystal. Enjoy hours of that amazing scent, then once your candle has burned down you can retrieve the crystal, clean it under water, then dry and recharge it in direct sunlight.

Enter via Rafflecopter, below. Good luck! 

Visit SERENITY SCENTS & LIFESTYLE to view their range of nine delicious fragrance combinations.

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e: 23.59, 12/2/20; UK only

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T&Cs: Prize is 1 x Serenity scented candle with a healing crystal, worth £26; prize will be fulfilled after completion of the prize promotion; winner will be selected and notified within one month of end date; promoter’s and winner’s details available on request; your details will not be passed on or used for any other purpose than which is outlined; promoter shall not be held responsible for prizes getting lost or damaged in transit; winner will be selected at random via the Rafflecopter form.

153 Comments

  1. melanie stirling - January 29, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for my mum, she is having a really bad time at the moment.

  2. Ellen Stafford - January 29, 2020 reply

    I would love to win for myself. I love candles.

  3. For myself – I love scented candles and the idea of putting a suitable crystal in there as well sounds really interesting :o)

  4. Susie Wilkinson - January 29, 2020 reply

    It would be perfect for my sister’s birthday next month

  5. For me!

  6. donna skelton - January 29, 2020 reply

    i would like to win this for myself

  7. Margaret Clarkson - January 29, 2020 reply

    My friend who really loves candles.

  8. perfect for my wife maybe

  9. I would like to win it for myself

  10. john prendergast - January 29, 2020 reply

    I would like to win for my wife

  11. I’d like to win this as a treat for my niece

  12. Going to have to be selfish with this one as I would keep the Serenity Candle for myself. Just love the look of it and the fragrance sounds heavenly!

  13. I’d love to win this for myself! It sounds like just what I need to de-stress

  14. I would given it to my aunt who has the most amazing positive attitude to life, but needs some healing and some pampering after some devastating news.

  15. What a lovely candle. I would like to win it for our eldest who is studying hard for exams and needs an occasional relaxing break.

  16. What a lovely candle. I would like to win it for our eldest who is studying hard for exams and needs an occasional relaxing break. Thanks for running the giveaway.

  17. Charlotte isobelle - January 30, 2020 reply

    I’d love to win for my mum for Mother’s Day.

  18. i would love it for my mum x

  19. Christine Caple - January 30, 2020 reply

    I would love it for myself, I love trying different scents.

  20. What beautiful candles. I would love to win one to keep for myself.

  21. I would love to keep this for myself – vanilla is my favourite

  22. Amanda Baggott - January 30, 2020 reply

    I’d love to win for me! It looks so good and I love candles

  23. Ooh lovely prize – I would love to keep it for myself if i was your lucky winner x

  24. Lindsey Stuart - January 30, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for myself, I absolutely love candles and I have heard great things about healing crystals. Lovely!

  25. Perfect for my best friend – she loves candles x

  26. ADEINNE TONNER - January 30, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for my mum as she would love this candle

  27. Michelle Smith - January 30, 2020 reply

    I would like to win the candle looks lovely

  28. Chris Andrews - January 30, 2020 reply

    Who would you like to win this for?
    for my step daughter

  29. I would love this for my best friend x

  30. My mum would like and her birthday soon 🙂

  31. I would love to win for myself.

  32. I would absolutely adore this for myself. I love scented candles and would welcome anything to help ease the stree i have at the moment. Have been fascinated with the healing power of crystals so this would be perfect

  33. fiona waterworth - January 30, 2020 reply

    For my mam, shes suffering at the moment as she needs an op but is not strong enough to undergo it

  34. This would probably be for me.

  35. Margaret Gallagher - January 30, 2020 reply

    For me – tlc and indulgence

  36. Angela treadway - January 30, 2020 reply

    i would love it as a little gift for myself x

  37. Jackie Jewett - January 30, 2020 reply

    I don’t think I would be able to part with this, I love candles.

  38. My lovely daughter who does get stressed at times

  39. I’d like to win as a present for my mother

  40. I would definitely keep this for myself – what an awesome idea for a candle.
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  41. Think this’d be great to help
    Lessen my anxiety

  42. Emma Ferguson - January 31, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for my Mum

  43. id love to win for myself!

  44. Laura Pritchard - January 31, 2020 reply

    For me! I love a nice-smelling candle!

  45. This would be a perfect little treat for my mum, she loves candles

  46. I’d like to win this for all the family to enjoy – looks lovely

  47. My bestie loves a candle – this would be perfect as her bday pressie! xx

  48. I would love to win this for myself. I have a selection of crystals and I’m a big lover of candles. 2 of my favourite things.

  49. Victoria Prince - February 2, 2020 reply

    I’d love to win this for my mum. I think it would really benefit her

  50. Myself, as it sounds lovely and might help me relax.

  51. Would be thrilled to win this for myself

  52. Marie Rungapadiachy - February 2, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for my Daughter. She would love it.

  53. I would like to win this for my family do that we can enjoy the lovely scent.

  54. Andrea Fletcher - February 2, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for my daughter.

  55. Rena Plumridge - February 2, 2020 reply

    I would like to win to give to myself as a pressie

  56. Rebecca Sutton - February 2, 2020 reply

    i would keep this for myself

  57. I love scented candles so would love to win this prize.

  58. I love a good quality candle so would keep this for myself as a treat for me

  59. i would love it for myself

  60. Joanne Darnell - February 3, 2020 reply

    my friends birthday

  61. Jayne Townson - February 3, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for myself because it sounds lovely and relaxing.

  62. clair downham - February 3, 2020 reply

    i would like to keep it for myself thankyou

  63. I would keep it for myself, this looks great

  64. I would like to win this for my daughter who is currently healing a badly sprained ankle

  65. I’d love to win this for my mum. 🙂
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  66. Nadia Josephine - February 5, 2020 reply

    Definitely a beautiful gift for my lovely mum who would really love this to cheer her up!

  67. what a lovely idea

  68. Elizabeth Cooke - February 5, 2020 reply

    I’d like to win for myself, I am about to have my first baby so this would be great for a little self care to help recover and relax.

  69. I would give this to my neighbour who has been very kind.

  70. absolutely love this would love to win this for my mother x

  71. Is it bad to say that I’d like to win for myself? I love candles & you can never have too many

  72. Rebecca Morris - February 5, 2020 reply

    My mum she loves candles

  73. For my wife who lives candlelit baths.

  74. My mum suffers with anxiety and i really think this would help her.
    Thank you for the opportunity

  75. paula cheadle - February 7, 2020 reply

    I would like to win it for myself, I love candles

  76. would love to win this for my sister

  77. My daughter loves scented candles and I think she would like this one a lot.

  78. For my lovely Sister, who is a great Mum to my Niece and Nephew

  79. Natalie Louise Gough - February 8, 2020 reply

    I would like to win this for best friend, she does my Reiki and I know it is really important for her to keep her energys up. This would be a wonderful gift.

  80. Jennifer Toal - February 8, 2020 reply

    Myself looks great

  81. would like to win this for myself as I need to relax a bit more!

  82. Patricia Avery - February 8, 2020 reply

    I’d love to win for my daughter. So busy juggling career and family.

  83. Charmian Filewood - February 8, 2020 reply

    I’d like to win for my mum as a lovely treat for her

  84. Jacqueline Jackson - February 8, 2020 reply

    Would love to win for mum

  85. I’d like to win this for myself, I love scented candles and also crystals, so to combine the two is amazing

  86. holly harmsworth - February 9, 2020 reply

    i’m not sure if i would keep it for myself or gift it to my mum

  87. I love the idea of combining candles and crystals. I suffer with anxiety too and I would love to win for myself.

  88. I would love this for myself. I’m on my own now. So I often light candles on a weekend when watching a film and having a glass of something. They help me to relax

  89. Michelle Ferguson - February 9, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for my Mum

  90. I would like to win this for my lovely daughter!

  91. Marylyn Hammersley - February 9, 2020 reply

    I love candles, and this one looks pretty special so I would love to win for myself.

  92. Theresa Cooke - February 10, 2020 reply

    my mother for mothers day

  93. I have just decorated my dining room and this candle would add a little extra to make the room feel cosy and scented.

  94. Dan Harrington - February 10, 2020 reply

    I would win it for me if I won.

  95. Rebecca Roberts - February 10, 2020 reply

    Me I love candles so much can never have too many

  96. lovely for my mum 🙂

  97. I would love to win this for my daughter

  98. miriam krutska - February 11, 2020 reply

    i would love to win it for myself absolutely adore it

  99. astrid charrier - February 11, 2020 reply

    for myself, i love crystals x

  100. Kay Broomfield - February 11, 2020 reply

    I’d love to keep this for myself as I do tend to get quite stressed and I’d like to be more mindful and relaxed.

  101. Martina Pichova - February 11, 2020 reply

    I would love to give it to my mum, she deserves an extra special treat.

  102. would love to win for myself, it looks lovely

  103. This would be for my aunt because I know she would appreciate it.

  104. I would greedily keep it for myself

  105. Fiona Johnstone - February 11, 2020 reply

    I would give this to my sister who is moving house soon. It’s going to be quite a stressful time for her. So this would be prfect.

  106. I’d like to win this for myself as I haven’t had a scented candle in aggeesssss!

  107. My daughter and her partner have just bought a new house so I’d love to win this as a little house warming gift for them.

  108. I would love to win this for my husband, it would be lovely for weekends relaxing

  109. Amy Gallagher - February 11, 2020 reply

    Would love to win this. This would help wind down after a long night shift as a midwife!

  110. I would love to win this for myself.

  111. I would love to win this for myself

  112. I would like to win this for my Cousin has they are going through a hard time at the moment.

  113. Ruth Amy Wollerton - February 11, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this to brighten my friends day after being really poorly, she deserves the most beautiful treat xxx

  114. i, would, love, to, win, this, for, myself

  115. Daughter In Law Vicky

  116. I would love to win this for my daughter

  117. Priscilla Stubbs - February 12, 2020 reply

    This would be lovely for my granddaughter’s 21st birthday

  118. Grace Marston - February 12, 2020 reply

    Looks stunning & I’d imagine the scent profile is amazing, it sounds amazing!

  119. I’d love to win for my mum she loves candles and would love this thanks for the chance x

  120. mohammed haishi - February 12, 2020 reply

    for one of my wives or they can share.

  121. Catherine Bell - February 12, 2020 reply

    I’d love it for myself, I love scented candles around the house.

  122. Christine Hobbs - February 12, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for me. Some self care and pampering along with a luxury candle sounds like my heaven x

  123. I would like to win this for my sister

  124. For my sister who has just moved house

  125. Jeanette Leighton - February 12, 2020 reply

    For myself I often get stressed and anxious I would love to see if this helps

  126. Danielle Pooley - February 12, 2020 reply

    I would to love win this for my sister, she loves a good candle

  127. I would like to win these for my Mum who loves candles.

  128. for me cuz i’d appreciate it the most of everyone that i know…

  129. I would give it to my beautiful younger sister.
    She’s a single mum to my fab niece and nephew who have autism.
    Everyday is a day of struggle but she handles it so well
    So yep,I’d give it to her.

  130. I would give it to my beautiful younger sister
    She’s a single mum to my fab niece and nephew who have autism.
    Everyday is a day of struggle for her but she does it with grace.
    So yep I’d love to give it to my sis.

  131. sharon martin - February 12, 2020 reply

    i’d love to win this for my mum, who loves scented candles

  132. I’d love to win this, I’d gift it to a friend.

  133. Sallyanne Rose - February 12, 2020 reply

    for myself

  134. This would be perfect for my friends birthday in March x

  135. id like to win this as a present for my sister

  136. This would be a perfect treat for my sister-in-law as she could do with a pick me up as she’s been under the weather recently

  137. for my nan

  138. I would love to win it for myself

  139. I’d love to win this for myself

  140. I’d like to win this for myself. I love candles and crystals

  141. My Mum

  142. CAROL PATRICK - February 12, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for a lovely friend who devotes all her spare time to fund raise for a small dog rescue charity completely run by volunteers. She also fosters dogs that find being in rescue kennels too stressful. She deserves a treat and she would love this gorgeous candle.

  143. My mum would love this x

  144. I’d keep it for myself. I’m crazy for candles 🙂

  145. For my best friend as she would love this.

  146. Patricia Barrett - February 12, 2020 reply

    I’d like to win this for my daughter. She would love it.

  147. Caroline Blaza - February 12, 2020 reply

    I would keep this for myself because it looks and I bet smells amazing x

  148. For my mom x

  149. Teresa Sheldon - February 12, 2020 reply

    I would love to win this for my very dear friend , who has just lost her mum suddenly and is devastated

  150. I would love to win for myself.

  151. I’d like to win this for my mum

  152. Natalie Gillham - February 12, 2020 reply

    I’d love to win this for my home x

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