Sounds good to me! Today I am road testing these gorgeous healing candles from Unwind for you. It wasn’t hard work, believe me. Relaxing, inhaling the beautiful scent and drifting off into complete bliss.
Yes, life is tough huh!
Shelley Horkings is the beautiful Melbourne mum and osteopath behind Unwind. Shelley says “late last year I developed a range of beautiful soy candles, designed to burn for relaxation, meditation and healing. They are completely natural, and fragranced with pure essential oils. The oil blends have been designed specifically to help balance and heal the chakra or energy centres of the body. The fragrances are lovely, and of course can be burnt just for this purpose as well.”
I tested the heart chakra candle and the sacral chakra candle. Also available in the range are candles for the other chakras – base, solar plexus, throat, third eye and crown.
Each have a beautiful aromatherapy oil blend of their own, especially designed to cleanse and balance each chakra.
the Heart Chakra candle
the Sacral Chakra candle
I did a candle meditation with each one. Shelley has step by step instructions on her website on how to do a candle meditation if you need guidance.
For me, I went with my intuition a little. I sat in a comfy cross-legged position, lit the candle and placed it a comfortable distance away. My eyes were focusing on the candle, I inhaled the beautiful scent using deep, slow breaths and I focused on the word ‘love’ for the heart chakra candle and the words ‘let go’ for the sacral chakra candle. Almost like I was breathing the word in on each breath, along with the aromatherapy scent.
What an incredible experience. I found the smell and the candle really enhance my meditation – I was able to relax and drop in to ‘the zone’ a lot easier. I think because I was focusing on the candle flame, the smell and the word, it was giving my mind enough to do so it didn’t ping around like a bouncy ball like it normally does!
If you struggle to meditate and quiet your thoughts, have you tried a candle meditation? It just might be the thing for you.
Even if you are not into meditating, these candles are also just lovely to have as a candle! Shelley says “the essential oil blends in each of our candles have been specially formulated by a leading aromatherapist to assist in cleansing and balancing each of the individual chakra’s (energy centres) of the body.” So you are working on your chakras regardless!
Use it in the bath or to relax to at night-time before you go to bed. I love that it has a sealable lid, so I know what I am taking when I travel this weekend! I always love to take a candle with me to a hotel room to refresh the room and help me relax.
I really appreciate the quality of Shelley’s hand poured candles too. It is not easy to find candles using therapeutic grade essential oils. Artificially fragranced oils can actually be quite toxic as well as being overpowering. Of course, you don’t benefit from the aromatherapy either!
I love that Shelley uses soy wax and lead-free cotton wicks. Did you know that parrafin candles are also quite toxic? They can release chemical pollutants such as acrolein, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, toluene, benzene and acetone. We only use soy or beeswax candles in our home.
So, all in all, I think Shelley is onto something here – a fabulous, good quality product with a great concept. Candles that heal? Genius! Handmade by an Aussie natural, new age mum? Love it!
Dr Shelley Horkings, Unwind Mind Body Soul
Address: 46 Challis St in Newport, Melbourne, Victoria.
Phone: (03) 9398 0787
This giveaway has now closed. The lucky winner was Kirsty! Congratulations!
Would you like a chance to try Unwind healing candles for yourself? Shelley has 3 medium candles one heart, one sacral and one crown to give away to one of you.
How to enter:
♥ Be a blog subscriber (add your email to the top right hand corner)
♥ Like the Unwind facebook page
♥ Comment on this blog post telling us why you would like to win
Terms and conditions: This giveaway runs from now until midnite on the 2nd of July 2013. Only available to Australian residents. Winner will be chosen using random.org from those fulfilling the entry criteria, emailed and announced on this blog post. Good luck.
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
This post is sponsored.
Narelle Rock says
There is nothing better than having a hot bubble bath in the candle light, I’ve got the bath, the bubbles but not the candles!
Kirsty Williams says
I felt relaxed even just reading about these beautiful candles so I could only imagine how chilled I’d be after actually meditating with one! I too struggle to calm my mind when meditating, I love the idea of focusing on the candle, will have to try this – thanks!
I love candles! There is nothing better than relaxing with a nice candle buring.
Bron Hambley says
I would love to try these healing candles as I need to learn how to unwind and make time for myself!
Mary Sherwood says
As a busy mum, I need help to focus and STOP! when I relax and I am sure this would be a great aid xo
Author Bek Mugridge says
They sound amazing!
Candlelight is special. It is soothing, relaxing and better for the environment and our power bill! Add the lovely properties you mention and what’s not to love X
Bec Young says
Soy candles are beautiful and I love that they are made with pure essential oils. I love to burn candles as it find it so relaxing, especially with a toddler running around! These natural qualities are importaint for both our health.
Jodie Farnsworth says
A busy mum of three children what better way to relax at night when there all bed in a spa bath with a beautiful candle! Would love to try one from Unwind and have liked there facebook page thanks!
Nicola James says
They sound glorious and I would love to have the opportunity to try one!
Oh Yes Please! Soooooo needing me some unwinding atm! My little darling boy is sending me bonkers and combined with zero sleep compliments of my sweetheart girl, I certainly need some down time to bring me back to a place of calm, if not a place of top health!
Id love to win these candles so I could ‘pay it forward’ and thank a friend.
20 weeks pregnant and with a 1 year old son, a fiance away in the mines weeks at a time, I absolutely need a great reason to unwind and relax
Belinda Baker says
As a mum to 4 very active and busy boys, there is not a lot of “me time” but whenever I have the chance, I love to unwind in a bubble bath with a good book and candles burning. These sound perfect to add to my bathtime.
It is so important to find balance in this day and age, and with the Chakras in mind, the Unwind Candles are amazing for this. Just burning one and staring into it’s flame I feel will bring peace and centre. Thank you for the link to the FB page too x
I love candles…they help me relax
They sound wonderful, my daughter acquired a brain injury after giving birth to her second child, I would love to win to enables my daughter to arouse her senses, as her love of candles has always been a must and am sure she would still love them. We could share as I care for her 2 young children after a long day!’ Xx
angela brebner says
53 years of frenzied life stuff and I’m only starting to understand the importance of quiet time. The candles sound like a truly wonderful “unwind” helper!
Melanie Nunn says
I have a 6 day working week and to survive I learnt how to meditate recently. Now today I find through your wonderful blog that you can use candles and the sense of smell to relax deeper into my meditation. Would be amazing to win some lovely candles and learn. Thanks for your site.
I would love to win, anything to have some me time and relaxation with some beautiful soothing candles.
Megan Bullen says
I’m currently writing a children’s meditation book, and I would love to experience the candles myself to inspire and open my chakras further so that I can pass the benefits on to many within my book 🙂
I find it so difficult to completely relax …. my mind is always thinking about something … these sound awesome !!
Anna Wallace says
What a great way to learn the chakaras
These candles are exactly what I need at the moment as I recover from another miscarriage.
Cos I need all the help I can get 😉 xx
I am only new to meditating and having the candles will be a big help
Carly W says
Maybe burning a candle will make me stop and unwind … I don’t seem to find the time …. and I know its important.
These look great .. wish I had smellablog lol 🙂
Maureen Dempsey says
I seriously need one of these candles – my patience is being tested by my ASD son and stress is a constant visitor – I need to stop, unwind and take some time for me! Hopefully he will benefit as well!
amanda gorton says
A scented candle is the most comforting way to create warmth to a home during the cooler months of winter, its love and life combined!
I would love to win these candles because I desperately need to learn how to unwind!
I would love the chance to win one of these candles from Unwind. It would be the perfect addition to my evening meditation as I wind down after a busy day.
I’ve been struggling to relax and meditate in recent months; a candle meditation might be just the thing to help. And such a high quality candle sounds like it would be perfect.
I used to hate candles – gimmicky, fauz romantic, hippyish….what was my problem!! I LOVE candles now. can’t get enough but so many are bad for our health and no one knows!! You have to choose soy or beeswax and these ones with their chakras and meditations are soooo up my ally that I NEED to win!!!!
I have only just found chakral meditation and am loving it!
I already light candles when I do it, but chakra specific, theraputic candles would be simply amazing!
Love the sound of these candles! They would be perfect to use at the end of a busy stressful day to unwind and relax
Melissa O says
Love the smell of a candle filling the room and the romance of a dinner by candlelight
Having recently disposed of my old toxic candles, I have room for new candle love. I have always loved candles!
Georgia O'Shea says
I also use soy candles at home but I haven’t tried candle meditation before. Including instructions is a great idea!
Katrina Joy says
I used to candle meditate when I was much younger but since having children, and a busy life I have forgotten the art, thankyou for the reminder, I would love to win to practice this meditation again with the added assistance of beautiful, healing candles to give back to myself for something different anther art I have forgotten, thankyou for the awakening xx
What a great giveaway and great product – I would love to win because it ticks all my boxes, something for relaxation, help me to learn to meditate, aromatherapy, healthy toxin free product!! I would live to work on my solar plexus chakra more and my sacral chakra! These sound amazing!!
I would love to win this not for me but for a girlfriend who has just had a gorgeous baby and will need something special just for her at this time. With a toddler at home as well, this is definitely a time where mama needs something to help her stay relaxed and enjoy her precious new arrival! Being natural, non-toxic and beautiful to look at are definitely important too! x
Anita Hope May says
Awww! These candles sound so divine! I would love to win these candles because I love natural candles and I love to meditate! I’m a deep thinker and I find meditiation so important to help me let go, breath, heal, be healthy & believe in myself. Meditiation magic…awww…. bliss! Xox
Rachel K says
I’d love to win and sit back taking in the luxurious, indulgent, rejuvenating, heavenly scents as the candle lights my world!
Melissa Puddy says
Why… Why o why!? I would love to add these to my meditation session and feel the bliss you described! Feeling relaxed already!
Tanya E says
I love gorgeous to look at, gorgeous to smell candles. They are good for my soul, lift my mood and make me happy. They put off a soft, warm, relaxing light that is peaceful and calming. They scent my home even when not lit and when I walk in it’s heaven.
sophia clifton says
There is nothing more comforting then the glow of a beautiful candle on a cold winters night.I could watch the flame for hours! candles create a magic atmosphere…..
Candles have been on my shopping list for the last fortnight – haven’t been able to find any decent ones without artificial scents – a downside to living in a rural area! These candles sound just what I have been looking for!
Meditation by candles -amazing!!
I LOVE candles, you can never have enough. Even though I don’t have time to sit and relax, when a candle is burning I feel more relaxed and to know I have natural candles is even better 🙂
Stephanie Veljanovska says
Would make for a Beautiful and Relaxing Experience to allow me to Unwind.
Rheanna Barker says
ahhh i adore candles.. and they go perfectly with a nice warm epsom salt bath and some healing/meditaion music and a face mask. My perfect night in..I just need the candels to make my night complete 🙂
Lisa Brelsford says
My daily routine is very busy with four children, so the chance to relax and meditate with a fabulous smelling candle, would be amazing!
I love burning candles in the evening … after the dinner / bath time rush & I’ve cleaned up the kitchen, it is so relaxing to dim the lights and burn a candle. I find it is also a great way to help my girls wind down for bed time 🙂
Melissa Jones says
As a stay home mum, I do need my own time to get myself relaxed and recovered. Beautiful scented candle is always one of the best choices.
donna allen says
Now its Winter were stuck inside a lot. So i love to light candles all around my home, to create a nice and warm ambiance!
Nicole Berry says
I would love to win because as a busy stay at home mum who is also new to meditation, I really need to learn how to unwind and relax. These candles would work a treat! Just what I need 🙂
I love candles, and find now my kids are older I can sit at night with a few pretty candles and…unwind!
Tyne Snape says
Lightimg a candle at home. And taking some big deep
Breaths is a sure way to relax me when the kids are in bed.
These candles would be perfect and a great way to help me
Dedicate some time to meditate! I would love one!!
Would love to try candle meditation. Never have much time for myself so having the candle there would be a reminder to make some time to unknot and relax.
Rachel Kriss-Newell says
Two reasons for wanting to win:-
I would love to recreate that sumptuous aroma when you walk into a boutique or an interior decor shop. That flowing scent is so appealing and smells so glorious.
Secondly the atmosphere in our household can be a hurly-burly roller coaster. With a son with special needs with ADHD our lives can be very hectic, loud and difficult. If these candles can alleviate the level of chaos by just a little, even if it’s psychosomatic – this would truly be a blessing. If I could keep our son still for long enough he may even benefit from the calming effects of the candle meditation.
There is nothing more relaxing and homely than having candles burning in the house, howevet we always have to worry what’s in them though so it doesn’t happen as much as we’d like. Excited to hear yours are all natural which is so important to our family, can’t wait to try.
I’d love to win for my mum. She works so hard and doesn’t give herself enough relaxation time. She’d really appreciate one of these candles.
Lisa Callanan says
I love trying new candles, especially ones that have great aromatherapy benefits.
I would love to have candles that would help my well being. I love candles and to give myself a present for some me time would be just wonderful.
Kirsty Ennis says
I have just made a massive life change in leaving my partner of 8 years and making the decision of ridding my body of anti-depressant and anxiety medication. I went and seen a wonderful spiritual medium who I am forever grateful to and a personal friend who has been by my side and would like to return the favour 🙂 Sorry for my rant!
Claire B says
I would love to win any of these as chakra meditations are something I have been trying recently. I think these candles would help me to focus and be more successful with it.
Cassandra Moodie says
I would love to win these for my little family! My two little boys lose the plot just before bed even though we have a nighttime routine and these would be great to have around during their bath and to help my partner and I unwind with each other after they’re both in bed as we only have those couple of hours alone.
Full time student. Full time work. Where’s the time for me?
Well I’m really not to sure! That’s why I would love one of these candles so I can make the most out of what little me time I have.
Ashleigh Hamilton says
I would love to win one of things candles so that I can begin to meditate. I would like to experience the difference in a good quality, non toxic candle.
Beginning on a more natural lifestyle at the beginning of the year, beginning meditation is my next lifestyle change. Candle meditation sounds perfect for me, so would love to try with these.
After a busy day with 3 teens in the house I think this would be good for all of us.. And living in country Victoria we just cant buy these things with out travelling for at least an hour,and even then its difficult .. oh they sound so good.
Your candles are beautiful, I love the look at them, absolutely gorgeous packaging! I would love to be able to try them thankyou for this competition 🙂
Melissa Wells says
I would love to put essential oils to work in my home but I don’t know where to start! These candles might be the way to go 🙂
Candle meditations are wonderful for calming the mind and gaining clarity and focus… These candles would be perfect.
Sarah M says
I absolutely love candles and struggle with meditation so think this is a great idea. I’d love to win so I can give it a try with these gorgeous nastie free candles!
I would welcome anything that could help me unwind and the candles look gorgeous and are non toxic – perfect 😉
Ella C says
As a sufferer of severe social anxiety disorder, one of my coping mechanisms is meditation.
Unfortunately, the thing about anxiety is that it can strike at any time and as a busy stay at home mum I often find it quite hard to slip into full concentration with the sound of my wild child on maximum volume in the background!
I would love to win this wonderful prize because I think it just may be the focus I have been needing, the candles sound truly amazing and I know I would put them to good use 🙂
Emma K says
With 4 kids I need to make more time to relax! 🙂
these candles sound devine – i would love to try one. x
Donna W says
I would love to try these candles to assist in doing healings (reiki & intuitive) for other people- I’d like to see how the candles affect the related chakra! Plus I would of course love to try the suggested meditation 🙂
Sinem Ongu-Karakus says
Because lately (for the past few months) i have been feeling “off” unhappy, emotional, etc and have been thinking maybe i need to heal my chakra, but being new to all this don’t know exactly what to do, so i think this would be a great way to start…..
Kristie Buchanan says
I sole parent my 4yr old girl, who is a treasure and sleeps through the night in her own bed, and 1yr old boy who is very wakeful and ends up in my bed every night where he continues to wake, toss and turn. I am so sleep deprived i am starting to go slightly loco! I don’t want one of these candles, i NEED one! ;b Please help me rebalance and find my sanity! xx
Always keen to try something new!
Have been inspired to try a candle meditation, and these sound like the perfect candles to try it with!
Katherine Bamford says
In this busy, high-stress world we now live in, finding time to relax and unwind is nothing short of an effort in itself. With these luxuriously sounding candles waiting patiently in my bathroom for me, I’m sure I could squeeze 30mins ‘me’ time in the evening to recoup from the hectic day:)
These candles will help me carve out my own little place to work and meditate on my chakra balancing
Anna Zacharias says
OMG they sound divine.What a beautiful way to pamper yourelf. I burn candles all of the time throughout the house for health and wellbeing and also for the house to smell gorgeous. I would love to win!
Nicole Callaghan says
Sounds like a really peaceful way to relax, destress and bring some serenity into ones surroundings? Maybe this could help with my insomnia thanks to chronic pain as I am always looking for ways to cope. Love the thought!
Jessie Hay says
I gave birth to my little boy 7 weeks ago and suffered major complications afterwards- it has taken me a long time to come to terms with it all (I’m still not there yet) and my body is still getting back to normal. I’m not sure if it has affected him but he was separated from me for the first day while I was in the ICU and now won’t be put down for any length of time. I would love one of these healing candles to hopefully rebalance and help the healing process.
Thai Berrenson says
I love my room smelling beautiful while I relax reading a magazine or a book and with 4 kids, my life is so stressful so I like 2 unwind with fragrances.
Jaye Bradley says
I’m a single mum to three girls that I also homeschool so I literally have no me time or money to soend on myself. All the money I get goes on them so to win a beautiful relaxing candle would mean so much. I’m not any more deserving then the next mum though we all work hard and need to unwind 🙂
I have just completed a 6 month long Reno and house extension. Very soon I will be looking to take a soak in my newly renovated bath just before openhouse to all my family and firends. Imagine having one of those beautiful candles lit with all those people. They are going to ask me where it came from for sure.
Nothing beats coming home to the scent of a beautiful candle!!!! So calming and relaxing, just what I need 🙂
A busy mum of 3 and a full t and a husband working shift work and studying at uni…. I need any help I can to relax and switch off! So does hubby!
Recovering from having my fifth baby and trying as much as possible to help myself to feel better by working on my health to be the best I can for my babies. Baths and candles are my me time : )
Karissa Cameron says
I am a nurse and being in my feet for a 12 hr day I look forward to coming home and putting my feet up and relaxing!
My job is both physically and mentally demanding and some times it’s hard to switch off if you have had a full on shift so I need something to help me relax and drown out my day!
It’s fantastic to see boutique Australian businesses getting the support they deserve! Good luck Shelley – you certainly have a stunning product 🙂
kerry hislop says
I love your idea of taking a candle travelling!! We are heading off shortly on a 5 week road trip From Perth to Canberra & back – a beautiful candle would freshen up the room, help us to relax & get a good night sleep. Thanks for another fabulous tip!!
Love the blog on meditating with candle light, am definitely going to try this. The Unwind candles sound gloriously devine… my two favorite things combined, essential oils and soy candles, pure bliss❤
As a mom of 2 and a full time student, my stress levels are through the roof. Would love to try this! Good luck, y’all!!
Jillian Currie says
As a mum of two bubbas under 3, Unwind is definitely what I need right now!!!
I’d love to have Unwind candles to create a romantic atmosphere for my lover and I this winter!