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                                                                       Mothers Day


Mother’s Day is a time to honour the women who have shaped our lives with their love, guidance, and unwavering support. It’s a day to celebrate their nurturing spirit and selfless dedication. When considering gifts to express gratitude on this special occasion, fragranced candles emerge as a timeless and thoughtful choice.


Fragranced candles offer more than just illumination; they provide an immersive sensory experience. The gentle flicker of the flame combined with a captivating scent creates an ambiance of warmth and tranquillity, inviting relaxation and reflection. For Mother’s Day, selecting candles with fragrances that evoke fond memories or resonate with personal preferences adds an extra layer of sentimentality to the gift.

When selecting a fragrance for your mum on Mother’s Day, consider her style and preferences. Knowing her favourite notes and scents will help you decide which fragrances may suit her best. You can also try something new, such as a sophisticated and modern scent that is sure to be appreciated. 

 The selection of fragrances for Mother’s Day candles can be as diverse as the mothers they celebrate. Classic scents like lavender, rose, and vanilla embody tenderness and comfort, reminiscent of a mother’s embrace. These timeless aromas evoke feelings of serenity and nostalgia, offering a moment of respite in a busy world.


The act of lighting a candle becomes a ritual of self-care and mindfulness—a moment to pause, breathe, and appreciate the present. For mothers juggling myriad responsibilities, this simple gesture can provide a welcome opportunity for relaxation and rejuvenation.

You can also explore other gifts for mums who would like a more hands on experience such as an In Person Candle Making Workshop in Anstruther? or an Online Beginners candle-making course so she can learn how to make her own candles. 

Or why not consider a gift card for her online course experience?


My fragrance choices this Mother’s Day

 Vanilla – Probably THE most controversial scent, are you a lover or a hater? The Vanilla is the fruit from the Orchid, not actually a bean. Madagascar grows 80% of the worlds Vanilla! 

I have the most delicious Vanilla scent nestled in my special Luxe Black and Gold Candle – only one or two left! 

It has become quite common which is a shame as in it’s original form it is the second most expensive spice after Saffron.*, or it’s artificially manufactured counterparts have. 

vanilla pod

It’s the scent in my candle making workshops that causes the most conversation. Candle making attendees can describe in great detail why they love or hate it. 

If someone or something is described as ‘Vanilla’ what does that conjure up for you? 


Another slightly controversial fragrance but I am a convert – I love it. I hadn’t worn Rose as a fragrance up until this Christmas when I received a stunning Tom Ford perfume.

Whether in the form of essential oils, perfumes, or natural blooms, the scent of a rose has an enduring appeal that resonates with people of all ages and backgrounds.

It has been cherished for centuries across cultures and continents, symbolising love, passion, and beauty in its purest form.

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Interesting fact! 

Hyacinth – World Hyacinth Day on the 7th March (who knew?)  A common indoor plant at this time of year. I have just planted 3 in an old white ceramic antique jelly mold and top with moss from the garden which will make for a stunning centrepiece on the kitchen table. 


“Hyacinth is so wonderful! You can get flowers with bright blue, pink and yellow flowers! It’s almost impossible to find a flower species having these three simple colours together.” – Charles Darwin 


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