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Candles for your ‘hygge’

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and given the situation, parties and get-togethers might be prohibited. But here’s the silver lining: We’d be spending the most wonderful time of the year with family!

That said, this year’s Christmas party theme would be “hygge,” pronounced “hyooguh.” It is a Danish concept that encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life.

According to Louisa Thomsen Brits, author of “The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort and Connection,” hygge is “a practical way of creating sanctuary in the middle of very real life.” This is very ideal for the status quo. Every hygge is not complete without candles because with their right amount of brightness, candles bring a feeling of warmth, comfort, coziness and make the atmosphere more intimate.

Here is a roundup of local online shops where you can get pretty scented candles that could also double as your home décor.

Moonlightph.Co | Instagram: @moonlightph.co

Think afternoon tea in Tokyo or a warm cup of eggnog on Christmas day when you see this local shop’s Moonlight Tea Cups Collection. Each tea cup from Korea and Japan is personally handpicked by the owners to perfectly fit its beautifully hand-poured and animal cruelty-free scented soy candles that are cured for at least a week.

Every order is customized according to customers’ preferences as the owners believe that each candle is special and it reflects the style of the owner. One is free to choose his “cup of tea” from its pot options, scent, colors and designs (gems, tea leaves or flowers) and even the candle’s wick (wood or cotton).

Elemento | Instagram: @elemntoph

With its tagline “Inspire. Cleanse. Heal,” Elemento soy candles’ unique fragrance and elegant amber glass container will surely make a perfect addition to your personal space.

Its fragrant candles are perfect for the hours spent mostly indoors. As the day grows shorter, it couldn’t be any more appropriate to light these eco-friendly candles in three formulas: #10 Sanctuario, a scent of exotic amber and frankincense combined with earthy Patchouli; #2 Shirazad, floral notes of rose and sage smell; and #30 Bergamia, a combination of bergamot and citrus notes grounded by cedarwood with hints of camphor.

Mac Candles | Instagram: @mac.candles

Two-toned, chunky colorful and dainty dried flowers-designed! Mac Candles—hand-poured natural organic scented soy candles—can also be parasoy (mix of paraffin and soy). Its candles are soft in nature, smooth, with a creamy appearance and great scent throw. Mac Candles also has candles that are made from paraffin wax.

Wix and Wax Cebu | Instagram: @wixandwax.cebu

Here’s a candle labeled with super interesting names that aptly describe your mood such as Social Anxiety, Comfort Zone, Overthinking, Adulting, to name a few.

These handcrafted candles will not only make your room smell relaxing, but will also inject some character into your own space. Instead of the usual cotton wicks, Wix and Wax Cebu uses wood wicks to add that crackling sound effect during your time of leisure.

Its candles are available in two sizes: 120 grams glass container and 40 grams tin can candles. For 120 grams, scents available are French Vanilla, Mademoiselle, Dark Roast, Sweet Citrus, Lavender and Citronella. For 40 grams, scents available are Sunday Candy, Sativa, French Lavender, Forrest Gump and Calm. The scent varies according to the candle “mood” you’re in.

Circe Ph | Instagram: @circe_ph

For sure you’ve come across the trendy bubble candle on your social media feed and Circe Ph offers its own version using plant-based wax and a lot of charms, calling it “Ambrosia.”

According to its Instagram post, the “Ambrosia candle in white comes with a manifestation guide for channeling energy into ideas and goals and the weekend is the perfect time to relax and reassess everything.” This would go well with any room theme or décor.


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