Serenity doesn’t come easy to me. I’m a constant worrier. So, my stress levels can easily be pretty high for someone who doesn’t usually have much to worry over. That means I’m often trying to find time to un-wind and find my serenity, making no plans or having any work commitments. I try and do this every Friday evening, and even finish work a little early in the afternoon to totally un-wind for the weekend. It instantly puts me in a better mood and makes me look forward to a chilled weekend.
One of my favourite things to do to totally un-wind is taking a long bubble bath. I have a few treats from Lush which I only tend to use when I want to make an extra effort to feel relaxed. My favourite product to use at the moment is Lush’s Candy Mountain. Although, not typically your usual peaceful scent, I love sweet scents and the bubbles it creates makes the most perfect creamy bubble bath.
After a super long bubble bath, I like to pamper myself with a few beauty products. I always apply a good moisturising face mask and paint my nails – something which I don’t usually make time for. As my skin drinks up the goodness of a face mask, I love to catch up on my current favourite TV series while snuggling up on the sofa.
While I’m doing all the above, I’m always burning a scented candle. Yankee Candle‘s newly launched Spring Collection ‘My Serenity’ inspires a sense of calm, mindfulness and optimism. The Spring Collection includes four new scents.
Peony is a rich scent with notes of sweet peony, pink peony and blonde woods. Peonies are definitely my favourite Spring flowers and Yankee Candle’s ‘Peony’ is possibly one of my favourite floral candle scents to date.
My Serenity includes top notes of mandarin, pear and golden pineapple mingle. With middle ntoes of hibiscus and plumeria, I really love the soft white musk base.
Moonlight features a subtle blend of bergamot, fig wood and bamboo on a base of woods and patchouli. I would never think to try this candle by reading up on the notes, but this candle smells incredible. It’s definitely my favourite from the Spring Collection.
Lemongrass & Ginger
Lemongrass & Ginger includes layers of zesty lemon, gentle lemongrass and just-cut ginger rest on amber base notes. It’s such a fresh scent with the zesty lemon and ginger.
What makes you feel calm and how would you spend a serenity moment?