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04/05/2015

Bringing Karm into the home + Giveaway

scented candles


I don't know about you but the run up to summer always feels a bit rushed and things in the household can become a bit unbalanced and hectic. I always find around this time of the year I need to step back a bit and make sure I have some quite moments to breath and restore not only my inner peace but also that of the home before all the summer action is in full swing (as we do like to make the most of those precious warmer months)


aromatherapy candles



When I was younger I used to use a lot of incense sticks but found those can be pretty overwhelming so I was delighted to be asked to review some of these beautiful naturally scented Karm candles which uses aromatherapy to help destress and add a sense of relaxation in the home. What I love about these is the skill that has gone into making them, they are loving hand-made and poured their Lancashire studio in Ribble Valley using natural wax blends and essential oils.



hand made candles



I tried out three of there candles with my favourite being the sweet and elegant Amore range with soft nots of Cedarwood, Ylang and Jasmine. I like how the candles are in no way overpowering but rather provide a beautiful background scent to your home. At some point this week I am aiming to find an hour to myself to relax in the bath with a good book and one of these candles - Me time bliss.

The lovely people at Karm have also been kind enough to offer one of my readers the chance to win three of their stunning candles worth £44 in total. 


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125 comments:

  1. I absolutely love candles, and to tend to find that in terms of depth of scent and longevity you get what you pay for. My other de-stressing tips include a bubble bath and a glass of wine! Thank you for hosting the giveaway x

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  2. Do some crafting. Takes my mind off things x

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  3. i de-stress by lighting a candle and reading a book

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  4. The best way for me to relax is by a bubble bath with relaxing lavender oils/bubble bath sprinkled in.

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  5. By relaxing with scented oils and my kindle. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, these candles sound so relaxing.

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  6. I love lighting candles and reading a book to de-stress.

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  7. open the curtains and let sunshine in and drink tea

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  8. A hot bubbly bath with the door well and firmly shut! Even if it's only for 10 minutes, it's heaven!

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  9. I love to snuggle up in bed with a good book to de stress

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  10. I lie in the bath and hide from the kids x maria blythin

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  11. I like to light a scented candle to destress. :)

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  12. I plug in my headphones and listen to music.

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  13. Quiet music, feet up, candles lit, hot chocolate and a good book :)

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  14. I don't find it very often but when I do it's usually lounging on sofa with headphones on..

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  15. A latte and some chocolate once the kids have gone to bed!

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  16. I light some scented candles so this would be perfect

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  17. I love lighting candles and watching tv or doing a crossword puzzle to relax!

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  18. I take a long bath and then read for a while.

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  19. I like to do yoga in the morning and midday is one of the ways - shaunie

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  20. I de-stress by reading a good book and taking a hot bath.

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  21. I lay in our bed and put the blinds then listen to a nice soft music

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  22. Usually a warm candle lit bath relaxes me x

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  23. relaxing with a good book, candles, nice cup of tea and some biscuits

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  24. Yoga, meditation & scented candles :D

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  25. After the little ones are in bed and the house is tidy. I light candles whilst having a long soak in the bath

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  26. A nice glass of wine and a foot massage from my lovely man x

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  27. good film or music, in my pjs and just sit and chill

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  28. i like to soak my feet with a glass of baileys

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  29. a cup of tea and a really absorbing book

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  30. Paula Readings5 May 2015 at 12:28

    hot bath with candles & a glass of wine.

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  31. De-clutter and listen to relaxing music.

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  32. A long, hot bubble bath, a glass of red and some soft country music.

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  33. I'm on my own so it's seldom stressful

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  34. Hi! I read in my girly-girl bedroom with candles burning and silence. So nice. :)

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  35. Dominique Ralf5 May 2015 at 14:22

    Bath, scented candle and a book.

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  36. Lots of candles and a good book

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  37. I set myself 30 minutes a week away from the husband and children to run a long bath with relaxing music and candles. It doesn't appear to be much "me" time, but only 30 minutes helps from all of life's chaos :)

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  38. hot bath with a good book
    from samantha price

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  39. Light a candle, music on, wine in hand....Bliss - Natally

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  40. hot bath and a hot chocolate x

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  41. Light a scented candle, and relax with a glass of wine

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  42. I have a mommy nook in the house where I light a candle and read a book or just sit and relax.

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  43. I have a hot bubble bath & read my book.

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  44. shut the bedroom door- put TV on, sit down with a brew xx

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  45. hot bath with candles

    KATHY D

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  46. I light a candle, run a bath and listen to the radio

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  47. A candle-lit bathroom, a warm bubble bath and my Kindle is all I need to chill out :-)

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  48. i light some candles and read a good book

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  49. Laying in bed reading a good book.

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  50. light a candle and hot bath
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  51. candles glass of wine and.... A bar of chocolateX

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  52. I sit in the bedroom with the candles burning!

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  53. I know it doesn't sound that relaxing but I put my earphones in my ear and play my favourite playlist quite loudly. It drowns out any sad or anxious thoughts and all I think about is what I'm listening to.

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  54. A nice warm bath a good book and lots of candles

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  55. nice hot bubble bath and candle burning

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  56. Light some candles and listen to some nice relaxing music.

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  57. Bath, glass of wine, candle, magzine, and a locked bathroom door to keep my toddler out!

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  58. With a good book and a glass of wine

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  59. hot bath and a glass of wine

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  60. Nice warm bath and a relaxing candle.

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  61. I destress on my sofa wrapped in my snuggie with a good book, with a candle in the background and my cat at my feet.

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  62. I sit in the conservatory and listen to the birds singing

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  63. close my eyes and have some soft music in the background

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  64. Doing comps and puzzles with music on in the back ground

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  65. love to relax in the bath, with candles lit and a good book

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  66. I watch old 70s/80s sitcoms with a beer
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  67. either a bath with scented candles, or if needed downstairs a light-hearted film snuggle up on the sofa with my dog

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  68. I love lighting candles and reading a real book not a kindle.

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  69. bath, candles on, wine and some quiet 'me time'

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  70. A bath in the dark with a candle and incense burning :)

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  71. A nice hot bath and a good book!

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  72. I go to bed and read a good book

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  73. a nice relaxing bath and read a book in bed

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  74. Light the fire, glass of wine and good book.

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  75. I listen to hypnotherapy on YouTube

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  76. A candle lit soak in the bath

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  77. I burn some scented candles and cuddle up in bed with a film. EJ Dunn

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  78. Bubble bath!

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  79. i like to have a hot bath and use lavender oil

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  80. A hot bubble bath with soothing candles

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  81. have a lovely long bath with my candles xxx

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  82. candles, candles and more candles with music

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  83. I love candle in any size,shape or form

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  84. Music, bath and candles :) x

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  85. Relaxing on the sofa with a good movie, like star wars

    trevor Linvell

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  86. Pam Francis Gregory17 May 2015 at 13:18

    A long soak in the bath

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  87. A lovely bath, a glass of wine, luxurious body lotion and comfy pj's

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  88. I love doing arts and crafts including soap making and knitting

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  89. I have a bubble bath and wine x

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  90. I like to get in my Pyjamas, have a blanket and do some colouring in (maybe with a glass of wine) :)

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  91. I run myself a bubble bath, light my favourite candles and get my book which I at that moment read and just relax for half hour to hour

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  92. Cuddle up on the sofa with the kitties :-)

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  93. A bath or a snuggle on the sofa with my doggies :)

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  94. lie in silence for 15 mins
    elisha

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  95. I lock myself away in the bathroom and put on my favourite podcast and have a bath. I look forward to it every day!

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  96. candles a good film and lots of snuggles

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  97. A nice hot bath

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  98. A hot bubble bath and a good book!

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  99. a long soak in the bath or an extra hot shower and then just laying down in my room in the dark listening to music

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  100. By having a steaming hot bath & reading my book :)

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  101. Watch snooker!

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  102. Nothing nicer than candles and a bubble bath to de-stress x

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