It's Christmas Time .... !

Nothing can make your home feel more cozy in the cold than a seasonal scented candle. And this holiday season, that's more important than ever! If you're willing to part ways with them, they also make lovely gifts.

In fact, few items in the present department can be as versatile as candles. Struggling to find Santa the right gift? Get them a candle. First Christmas at your in-laws and need to make a good impression? Get them a candle. Going for festive dinner at your colleague's new house? Gift a candle.

With the variety of candles available, it can be difficult to decide which one's best for you – so we've carefully curated three unique Christmas candles and made this guide to make your decision easier for you.

Each of these candles is available in the size of 30 cl which burns for approximately 35 hours.

Festive Apple Strudel & Spice Scented Christmas Candle

If you adore the smell of fruits, you'll love our Apple Strudel and Spice candle. Apple strudel is a dessert filled with spiced apples and raisins covered in a flakey, buttery crust Christmas Candle - 30cl – Boyne Candles & Diffusers (boynecountrycandles.com).

Our scented candle is a perfect rendition of the dish, capturing those warm bakery notes of cinnamon and sugar and a hearty dose of warm apples and raisins. This smooth and gourmandise blend is the perfect depiction of a cosy Christmas.

Recent studies into the odor of apples have revealed that apple scents help ease migraines and headaches. Past studies have also shown the smell to be effective at reducing stress and anxiety. There's something about the smell that really freshens our minds.

Frankincense & Myrrh Scented Christmas Candle

Frankincense is the resin obtained from the Boswellia tree, while Myrrh is the sap from a thorny tree native to Africa and Asia. Together these oils give the candle a rich, spicy, woody scent that's sure to give the room a holiday atmosphere. Christmas Candle - 30cl – Boyne Candles & Diffusers (boynecountrycandles.com).

Along with having a beautiful scent, this candle packs impressive health benefits too.

Frankincense and myrrh oils have been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to help treat pain, infections, and much more.

The two oils have historically been burnt as incense in places of worship to purify the air and decrease the number of contagious diseases spread among people.

Scientists today have confirmed the anti-microbial effect of the two with demonstrations showing that they can effectively kill microbes in the air, and on your skin, as well as some types of mold that live on damp walls. And this is definitely something we all are conscious about this year.

Delicious Vanilla Scented Christmas Candle

There's a reason vanilla is commonly used in fragrances. Vanilla has comforting and sedative properties – which makes it great for helping one relax. The scent has a calming and relaxing effect on the brain and the nervous system, reducing feelings of anxiety, anger, and restlessness (Christmas Candle - 30cl – Boyne Candles & Diffusers (boynecountrycandles.com).

It has been shown to positively affect those with depression and anxiety. This makes it a great scent to have around when you want to feel jolly, relaxed, and festive!

The soft vanilla scent in our Vanilla Christmas Candle is as scrumptious as it gets and will fill your space with the warm love that you look for in a vanilla-scented candle.

A Great Alternative: Eucalyptus Candle

Are you looking for a candle that's light and refreshing to get the day started or to sleep? Try out our Eucalyptus candle made from organic eucalyptus sourced from Portugal (Eucalyptus Candle 30cl – Boyne Candles & Diffusers (boynecountrycandles.com). It may not be the first candle that comes to mind when you think of Christmas, but a eucalyptus candle acts as a wonderful relaxant to get your day started or to unwind.

The scent is similar to leaves in a forest with some added sharp mint. It acts as a source of pain relief and helps clear the mind. Additionally, it is well known for its action as a decongestant, helping clear your sinuses, open your airways, and breathe freely.

What Makes Boyne Country Candles Special?

Our aromatherapy candles are handmade in Ireland using 100% natural soy wax, essential oils, and a natural cotton wick. Being handmade ensures that each of our premium candles gets individual attention while being manufactured, ensuring each candle is nothing less than perfect! Boyne Country Candles | Handmade & Eco Friendly | 100% Soy Wax – Boyne Candles & Diffusers.

Using 100% natural soy wax ensures our candles do not produce soot or pollutants while being used so that all you breathe in is the beautiful fragrance of our candles. Soy wax is also sustainable and vegan-friendly compared to paraffin which is sourced by processing crude oil.

The pure cotton wick used in our candles is completely free of metals such as zinc and lead, which many candle manufacturers may add to their candles to keep the wick upright. These metals have the potential to cause toxicities once in the air, and you'll do well by avoiding them.

Our essential oils and fragrance are sourced from reliable cruelty-free sources and are free of any additives. Dibutyl Phthalate is often added in oils to help give the scent a boost in projection. However, it has been linked by numerous studies to cancer and hormonal imbalances, which is why we take care to ensure it does not make its way to our candles in the slightest amount.

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