My Latest Obsession | Chesapeake Bay Candles Mind & Body Collection12/13/2016 12:39:38 PM
Would you believe that before I had the chance to experience the Chesapeake Bay Mind & Body candles and diffuser, I only purchased candles that smelled like food, coffee, or seasonal scents like burning leaves? Don't get me wrong, I still love filling my home with scents like Chesapeake Bay Vanilla Biscotti and of course Snow by the Shore, but now that I have had the chance to enjoy these incredibly pleasing scents, I'm obsessed.
I admit in the past I would have walked right by these scents. Clearly I didn't know any better. And I definitely didn't know that I needed these calming, relaxing, delicate, harmonious candles in my life. I'm so obsessed with them that I'll even burn them during the day when I'm home. I have never, ever burned candles during the day before, it was always just a night thing for me. For some (silly) reason, in my mind, candles only got burned at night. I'm a weirdo, I know.
I think part of the reason I would have never picked up candles like these before is because I'm not familiar with the scents. It's easy to buy a coffee scented candle, or an apple pie scented candle because you know what that smells like! The scents from the Mind & Body collection, I was completely unfamiliar with.
Before I brag to you tell you about my favorite scents, I thought I would mention what the Chesapeake Bay Mind & Body collection is all about.....
This collection is all about wellness for the mind and body. I'm sure the last thing on your mind during the holidays is wellness for the mind and body, but I think it's super important to make that a priority because it will allow you to enjoy the holidays more so than usual. This collection will help you, as it did me, slow down, relax, and find time for yourself. When you allow time for yourself, you become more available for others. How? Because when you find time for yourself you obtain balance and clarity in your mind which will then allow you to be there 100% for others instead of zoning out and just going through the motions.
Just like the Chesapeake Bay Heritage Collection, the Mind & Body Collection candles are made from a natural soy wax blend, feature self-trimming wicks, and are scented with natural essential oils.
The Peace + Tranquility candle is all about cashmere and jasmine. This is a very clean smelling candle with notes of lily of the valley and bergamot. Although floral, it's very soft and delicate. I know in the past I've tried floral scented candles and the scent was just too overpowering for my liking. This one, and actually every single scent that I'm talking about today is nothing like that. Just one of a reasons I find these candles to be exceptional.
The large jar candle MSRP is $15 and has an approximate burn time of 70 hours. It's made in Maryland with ingredients from around the world and contains natural essential oils of ylang ylang, lemon, & cedarwood.
Joy + Laughter is a cranberry dahlia candle with a touch of spice. I really love the frosted glass jars that allow the light of the flame to give a soft illuminate glow. I appreciate the simplicity of these jar candles and think they add a nice touch to my minimalist bedroom. The natural wooden lids add warmth to the room and I much prefer them over glass lids. This scent contains natural essential oils of orange peel, lemon, and cedarwood and is also made in Maryland with ingredients from around the world.
Although I've been burning the previous candles during the day, the one candle that I wait for night to burn is the Reflection + Clarity medium jar. This soft blue tinted jar sits on my nightstand and the scent is sea salt sage - and I love it. Yes, I would have passed this up in the store because I simply could not imagine the scent in my mind, but now that I know better, I'm sold. I burn this candle every night before bed when I read and it's soothing notes of chamomile, eucalyptus, and lavender calm and relax me. It's a very clean and tranquilizing aroma. It contains natural essential oils of orange, chamomile, lavender, laurel, patchouli, and tea. And just like the others, it's made in Maryland with ingredients from around the world.
The medium jar candle MSRP is $10 and has a burn time of 24 hours.
My last experience with a reed diffuser, which was many, many years ago, was pretty awful. There was no scent, just an awful odor that I could not get out of my house. Since then, I've avoided reed diffusers. I just figured that I'm sensitive to some scents (like Tide and Gain - ew!) so there was no point in bringing another one into my home.
Boy have I been missing out! The Balance + Harmony Waterlily Pear Reed Diffuser is so clean and wonderful that I decided to put it in my guest bathroom so my guests can experience this wonderful sensation.
Now that I think of it, this is the first time ever that I'm sharing my guest bath on the blog. It can be such a hard space to photograph and I really haven't had anything going on in there that I wanted to share. (Except - hello! How awesome does a mini chandelier look in a guest bath! I love it!)
I've always avoided putting candles in the guest bath because I was afraid they would be knocked over - there is simply no room. We sometimes have a large amount of little ones over and this is the bathroom that everyone will use. Putting the reed diffuser on the top of the medicine cabinet works out great because not only is it making the guest bath smell wonderful, it's out of the reach of little hands!
The Balance + Harmony Reed Diffuser combines tropical fruits, ripened peach, and pear. You'll also experience fresh petal of rose, violet, waterlily, clyclamen, and coconut. Now when people come through my front door, they smell the Balance + Harmony Reed Diffuser, and not my hound-y smelling dog Sam. :)
The MSRP of the Chesapeake Bay Reed Diffusers is $20 and diffuses up to 3 months.
Now that you know all about my latest candle obsession, I would love to hear if you have experienced any of the Chesapeake Bay Mind + Body Collection candles or diffusers! Any part of this collection would make a wonderful gift!
And just so you know, there is more to this collection then what I introduced to you and you can see them all here!
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* I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.