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.
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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.”