Friday, 8 January 2010

Grapefruit and Jasmine

It's snowing and icy out, and I am tucked up in bed for a second day with tonsillitis and a splitting headache, so with my screen brightness turned down and before I fall asleep again, I thought I would tell you about Parks Candles.
A while ago a sweet girl named Amy asked me to review a new product line, I get quite a few messages in my inbox about the promotion of various things and normally decide against it, but as I love scented candles and have them in most of my rooms I gladly accepted Amy's offer.
I was not disappointed, the Parks range of 100% natural wax candles are fragranced with organic essential oils which filled my rooms with a gorgeous lasting aroma of Grapefruit and Jasmine a lovely crisp fresh scent that seemed a more than appropriate start to the new year.
Other fragrances include Rosemary and bergamot, Camomile, violet, orris and honey and Lemongrass and mint. I love how scenting a room can add an extra layer, change your mood, soothe and calm, or just chase away the memory of what you have been cooking in the kitchen, and who doesn't find the gentle flicker of candle light welcoming and restorative all at once. I have the candle next to my bed now and even though it is not lit I can smell the divinely refreshing scent of grapefruit.

Such a nice gift to give or receive, plus these candles are also on sale at the moment too at Debenhams so I think I will stock up.

17 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

I love having a "scented" house and the rosemary option sounds heavenly. I bought a Francincense (sp?) and Myrrh incense at Christmas time that is so lovely.
Hope you feel better soon.

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

I hope you are feeling better very soon. Not a nice time to be feeling unwell with such cold weather. Those candles sound beautiful, I'm off to have a look. Sending you lots of summer sunshine.
Sophie x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Jeska
Sorry to hear you are poorly - I hope you soon feel better. But with the snow outside, at least you can be snug in bed and not worry about having to fight through the snow and ice.
Your candle sounds delightful. I love scenting rooms and most often we use incense sticks or an oil burner.
Take care!
D x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Mmmmm I can smell it from here, divine. I love to fill the kitchen with paerwhites and hyacinths this time of year, so scented so lovely!

Happy New Year,

Sarah x

The Curious Cat said...

I've acquired a new found appreciation for scented candles recently. I have a lovely mulled wine one on my bedside table which I light at night...it is a little comfort...It will be running out soon so this is a welcomed tip! Thank you xxx

The Curious Cat said...

PS I do hope you feel better soon too xxx

Caroline, No. said...

They sound lovely, I'm heading over to the Debenhams site! I hope you feel better soon.

LissyLou said...

aww poor you, hope your all better soon x

Suzanne said...

Hope you feel better soon. Soya wax candles are my favourite, they burn really well, and leave no nasty toxins around. Hope the smell soothes you - I am burning tahitian vanilla and chilli x

inkala images said...

To think I've only just stumbled across your sweet blog...I'm completely smitten! Such delightful photography, pretty garlands and gorgeous words!

Snuggle up, keep cosy and breath in those lovely scents - take in the glorious white wonderland through your windows and dream! I hope you're better soon.

Ingrid x

countrymummy said...

Poor you to be under the weather. I've enjoyed have a post-christmas clean up the last few days and have been using an almond oil by Method on our floors. Smells delicious. As you say, scenting rooms adds an extra layer of comfort and mood.

les fifoles said...

I can't smell the candle but I can see the pictures and I love them!

A bientôt. Anne

Rosey said...

Those candles sound devine. I love candlelight too - soo relaxing.
Hope you feel better soon :(

erin said...

so nice to find a lovely candle made with natural ingredients. love your shots here.

ArtsyMama said...

Such lovely candles! Hope you're feeling better soon. Can you tell us more about the yellow square painting (?) on the wall. Looks wonderful. Who's it by?
Kari

a little something... said...

is that really what it looks like outside your house? oh my goodness, i have never seen snow fall :( so beautiful!

lovepics said...

beautiful set of pictures...