Here at Alight Candle Company, we've been thinking about how important it is for us all to make home feel like a sanctuary where we can escape the world.
It's often said that home is where the heart is, so it makes sense that a heart (and home) full of contentment, calm and happiness is something we should all strive for in this busy world we live in.
With that thought in mind, we've listed 5 quick steps that we think will help you create a sanctuary at home - somewhere you can return to after a hard day, where the ping of an 'urgent email' feels far away and the stresses of the day are relieved.
Surround yourself with things you love
These could be things you’ve collected on your travels, things you’ve treated yourself to, presents from special friends or family, or just materials and textures that feel comfortable and nurturing to you. Looking at these things will bring a smile to your face and make you feel happy.
Scent your home
Scented candles or wax melts can create a cocoon of fragrance in a room that can transform your mood. From calming woods, delicious fruits, exotic spices or invigorating florals, discover scents that make you feel good and then use them daily in your home. Just take a look at our candle and melt collections and find one that suits you.
Use natural materials whenever you can
By avoiding synthetic, man made things and focusing as much as you can on buying natural, you’ll create a much healthier home environment where you can feel properly relaxed.
Buy a plant
Apart from looking beautiful in your home, surrounding yourself with houseplants is REALLY good for you. Plants help to increase oxygen levels in a room and our bodies love that. Plants also help to clean the air of toxins and can boost healing.
There is one room in the house in which you can always be alone. If you’re feeling stressed or simply need time to ponder and muse for a while, take yourself and your thoughts for a long soak in the bath. For an added treat, set the mood with the soft glow of candlelight and some soothing music.
In this increasingly stressful world, we need our homes to feel like a haven and a happy place, so take a look at your own space, think about how it makes you feel and use this guide to help bring a blissful sense of sanctuary to your home.