Natural Scented Candles
All our natural candles are made without paraffin wax. Although this is the most popular form of candle wax it's neither sustainable nor nice to breathe. A by-product of the petroleum industry it needs to be bleached before it can be used and often contains lots of other nasty chemicals.
The Wild Olive wood wick candles (which crackle like an open fire when burning), Airmid candles and the fair trade hand poured Bali Mantra candles are all made from natural soy wax. Soy candles burn slowly and cleanly with little or no soot, any spills are easy to clean. Because they are a soybean product they are also renewable, eco-friendly, vegan and sustainable.
The gorgeous smelling Silver Camellia French Vanilla Bali Mantra candle is guaranteed to lift your mood. Vanilla is one of the most popular scents and takes most of us back to childhood but there's also something very sensual about it. Plus like all the candles in this range in comes a stunning reusable glass jar. The perfect gift that will look as good when it's not burning as it smells when it is.
If you are looking for the perfect candle to help you relax and unwind after a hard day then the Dalit beeswax lavender candles are lovely for dotting around the bath helping you drift away to your own personal spa. Or the Airmid sweet orange and ylang-ylang will uplift and clam you like a great big hug.
Citrus fragrances are a great choice if you are buying a gift. They are zesty, fresh and uplifting. Perfect for burning throughout the day and generally most people like the smell. The Wild Olive Thankyou candle is a lovely gift. Scented with lemon and may chang this candle is fresh, zesty and revitalising with a definite hint of sherbert lemons. We also love the Positive Thoughts candle.
Natural Home Fragrance - Gorgeous Scents, No nasties
We have a great range of natural home fragrance including scented candles, wax melts, reed diffusers and essential oils that will make your home smell amazing without the use of petroleum or chemical scents.
Choosing a fragrance for your home is a bit like choosing a perfume. The scents we choose can affect our emotions, promoting calm and relaxation, invigorating us or helping us concentrate. And smells can evoke memories, cookies baking can take you back to your grandma's kitchen, and fresh cut grass on a summers day might remind you of seemingly endless summer holidays as a child.
At babame, we think the fragrances we choose for our home should not only smell divine but be as natural as possible with no nasty chemicals and no synthetic fragrance. As such we have chosen a great range of high-quality soy wax handmade candles, reed diffusers packed with essential oils and herbal incense sticks to fill your home with fragrance in whichever way suits you best.
A fragrance diffuser consists of fragrance oils and diffuser sticks. They deliver a constant fragrance, perfect for the bathroom or greeting you when you come home. The glass jars are beautiful and they will last up to six months. Just make sure you keep them out of the reach of pets and children.
Burning incense is an efficient way to make large spaces smell fragrant and the incense smoke creates added atmosphere. Incense is also good for burning outside and is often used for meditation or ritual. Made from a combination of essential oils, herbs, resins and powdered wood they offer authentic and exotic fragrance to relax and unwind.
An oil burner, also known as an oil warmer or oil diffuser, allows you to choose different fragrances on different days to suit your mood. Perfect if you already have a collection of essential oils. Scented oils can be blended to your perfect combination. Choose cinnamon to evoke memories of baking apple crumble or citronella to deter bugs at summer BBQ’s.
Choosing your scent
There are lots of ways to categorise scents but they can generally be fit into 8 categories:
Floral often considered more feminine scents they can be either heavy (rose) or light (jasmine and lilac)
Woody Earthy wood fragrances such as sandalwood, cedar and patchouli. Often considered more masculine.
Citrus Zesty fresh and energising including lemon, bergamot and grapefruit.
Fruity Sweet juicy and rich. Think rich dried fruit, fresh blackberry and fig or summer peach and raspberries.
Spicy Rich and exotic spicy fragrances of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pepper and clove.
Sweet The scents that make you hungry like mouth-watering vanilla or delicate frangipani.
Fresh great for spring and summer, think freshly laundered linen.
Green natural, herby aromas of green tea, bay, sage and bamboo.
Scents can also be used according to the mood you are looking to create. Candles and diffusers can do more than simply fragrance a room. They can evoke memories and help our emotions.
Calming and Relaxing Scents
Think lavender and chamomile to aid sleep or Jasmine, orange blossom and rose to diffuse tension and relieve stress. Sage, vanilla and tea are also great comforting scents. Perfect when you need to unwind. Fragrances containing Ylang Ylang, patchouli and bergamot will also promote relaxation and restoration.
Citrus and mint are refreshing and revitalising, great for a bit of morning invigoration. Rosemary is the perfect scent for enhancing concentration so it’s great for the office but also lovely in a kitchen, and cinnamon is said to sharpen brain function.
Jasmine, neroli, sandalwood and vanilla are said to increase a couple’s connection. Spices can be very seductive and candlelight itself is wonderful for creating a romantic atmosphere.
The room you are looking to fragrance will also play a part. Citrus and sage will freshen the bathroom and choose a lighter fragrance you really love for rooms where you spend a lot of time.
If you choose candles, make sure you allow them to become molten across the entire surface each time you light them to increase burn time and avoid Ã¢€Ëœtunnelling’. It's also a good idea to trim the cotton wicks as this will further prevent sooting.
If you choose a diffuser, make sure you are using the right number of reeds. You are unlikely to need all the fragrance sticks for a small room such as a bathroom. Just add and subtract until you get the desired scent. As heat increases the diffuse rate you can pop your diffuser on a covered radiator for a quick burst of scent or refresh by turning the reeds over.