These dark winter mornings can make the day a drudge to begin, but there is a way to find a unique enchantment in the gloom. Solace can be found in the mornings with the soft glow of candlelight which will brighten the kitchen table as you start your day.
Today, I want to share with you the absolute joy I find in lighting candles on a winter morning, making January the perfect time to introduce the scent, warmth and glow of candlelight.
Commencing a new year opens doors to fresh possibilities, encouraging us to embrace new rituals and routines. Often, the small, seemingly insignificant changes wield the most significant benefit to our daily lives. In the midst of the morning hustle, lighting a candle as the kettle boils for that much needed cup of tea or coffee is a simple act that can transform your day. The warm, golden glow of candlelight introduces a sense of gentleness, a momentary respite from the cold and dark January morning. It sets the tone for self-care, allowing a brief interlude of calm, a moment to reflect, and a moment to confront the darkness while acknowledging the ability to change it, even if only for a short while.
While the morning rush might make the idea of breakfast by candlelight seem indulgent, it’s a small luxury that can bring immense joy. Tapered candles or tealights are excellent choices for a busy breakfast, as they respond well to being lit for a short time. Remember to trim the wick for a stable flame that dances gracefully. If you’re a fan of our scented candles, you could always light them for leisurely breakfasts when you have more time or at the weekend when the morning moves at a more relaxed pace, allowing the wax pool to melt uniformly and releasing the full fragrance of the candle.
Regardless of your breakfast routine, the ritual can remain the same – kettle, candle, and a moment to slow. Whether you’re preparing a comforting bowl of porridge or whipping up a vibrant smoothie, the presence of candlelight adds a touch of magic to your morning routine. It’s a simple yet profound way to begin your day with mindfulness, and creates a momentary sanctuary amid life’s ever-constant demands on us.
Now, let’s delve into the world of Loriest & Co.’s candles and explore how incorporating them into your early morning routine can elevate your daily experience. As the founder of Loriest & Co, I marry botanical scents with the heritage craft of candle-making because I know the power of fragrance in transforming spaces and moods. While scented candles offer an additional layer of sensory delight, any of our candles can bring a gorgeous moment of calm to your breakfast table. Our elegant unscented dip dye candles bring not just a beautiful glow, but a splash of colour too. With 7 hours of candlelight, each taper will see you through a lot of breakfasts!
But, if you do enjoy using candles to scent your home, choosing the right scented candle can be a profoundly personal experience. Each fragrance has the potential to evoke specific emotions and memories, creating a unique ambience in your home. For these winter mornings, I recommend our scents that embrace the season – uplifting evergreen garden herbs of thyme and rosemary fragrantly cleanse the air adding a wonderful freshness during the dark January mornings, or the floral notes of snowdrops for a delightful nod towards early spring and lighter days. These fragrances, found in Notes of January and Notes of February candles, add a cosy touch to your kitchen and a little sensory awakening to motivate your day.
As you indulge in the pleasure of candlelight during your morning routine, we should also consider the therapeutic benefits of scents. A beautiful fragrance, coupled with the gentle flicker of the flame, can have a calming effect on your mind and body. It’s a simple yet effective way to set a positive tone for the day ahead, fostering a sense of tranquillity and restfulness, ready for whatever you might have planned. When incorporating our candles into your morning ritual, timing is key. Lighting a scented candle before or even during the preparation of your breakfast allows the fragrance to gradually infuse the air, creating a subtle and inviting atmosphere and is especially wonderful if you’re working from home.
For those hectic weekday mornings when time is of the essence, consider the convenience of our Loriest & Co. tealights. These petite wonders pack a punch of fragrance, providing a quick and effective way to add a touch of luxury to your morning routine. My top tip is to keep a selection of your favourite seasonal scents on hand, allowing you to choose the perfect fragrance to suit your mood each day.
On leisurely weekends, when you have the luxury of time, you can always explore the captivating dance of flame and fragrance with our full-sized scented candles. Crafted with care, these candles will give you up to 60 hours of candlelight, allowing the wax pool to melt evenly and releasing the full bouquet of scent. Imagine savouring a delicious weekend breakfast accompanied by the soothing aroma of your chosen scented candle.
As a mum, I understand the importance of finding moments of joy within the chaos of daily life. Loriest & Co. scented candles are crafted with love and expertise to bring a touch of magic to your everyday moments. Our scents are carefully created to evoke emotions, tell stories, and accompany you through the seasons. Whether you enjoy a quiet morning alone or share a cosy breakfast with your loved ones, our candles enhance the ambience, turning a basic or rushed breakfast into something a little less ordinary and a whole lot more meaningful.
For me, the joy of lighting candles on a winter morning is a simple yet powerful way to enrich daily life. As we navigate the new year, consider embracing the ritual of breakfast by candlelight with the gentle flicker of a tapered candle or the inviting fragrance of scented candles.
May your winter mornings begin with a little light and a lot of love.