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 grandmaâ€™s kitchen, and fresh cut grass on a summerâ€™s 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.
We have a wide range of candles and home fragrance at babame to suit every room, style and mood. So narrowing down your selection might be a little tricky.
A good starting point is to think about the space you wish to fragrance and the atmosphere you wish to create.
Quality scented candles are wonderful for adding natural low-level light and atmosphere as well as fragrance to space. A flickering flame is a lovely relaxing addition to bath time but they shouldnâ€™t be left unattended and you have to be careful where you place them.
Reed diffusers are great for delivering a constant fragrance making them perfect for a bathroom or entrance hall so you get a lovely scent to greet you when you come home. Plus you can regulate the level of scent by changing the number of reeds and quickly add a burst of fragrance by turning over the reeds for an instant refresh. You do need to be careful however to keep them out of the reach of pets and children as even natural essential oils shouldnâ€™t be ingested.
Burning incense cones or sticks is a great way to quickly fragrance large spaces and the incense smoke also adds to the atmosphere. Incense is also great for burning outside to give an authentic exotic fragrance when you are dining or relaxing in the garden. Incense also burns hot though so you need to be careful where you light it and make sure itâ€™s out of the reach of children.
Oil burners or oil diffusers are especially good if you like to mix up your scent. Burn citronella outside to keep away the bugs, lavender to relax you at bedtime or rosemary to help you concentrate when working. The Wild Olive bird diffusers make a pretty ornament when not in use and you simply need a tea light and your favourite essential oils to fill your home with divine scents and natural soft light.
All our natural candles are made without paraffin wax. Although this is the most popular form of candle wax itâ€™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 Artisan Fair Pillar Candles are made from Fairtrade certified palm oil. These candles are unscented with cotton wicks making them perfect for a table centrepiece or anywhere you want the atmosphere and light you get from a candle without fragrance. You wouldnâ€™t want a scented candle overpowering the delicious cooking smells at a dinner party or clashing with the food.
If you are looking for light without the scent then we also have a great range of fair trade candle holders, made from everything from purifying Himalayan rock salt to recycled teak and reclaimed bike chains. These make lovely home decoration and great gifts.
We also stock some lovely naturally scented beeswax candles. Beeswax is completely natural and can even help to clean the air. Plus it has the longest burn time so youâ€™ll be able to enjoy even a little candle for a long time.
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 thereâ€™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 itâ€™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 which smells like a summerâ€™s evening.
The Wild Olive reed diffusers come in simple elegant glass jars and make a very attractive addition to your living room, bathroom or hallway. The white fig is a subtle refined fragrance which will gently scent your home. The combination of cranberry and orange gives a welcoming festive scent full of ripe fruit and citrus, or the clementine, which is fresh zesty and just a little sweet.
The natural fragrances come from pure essential oils rather than chemicals meaning they arenâ€™t overpowering. And you can choose the level of fragrance you need for the room by adjusting the number of diffuser sticks used. We recommend starting with half and adding or taking away until you find the perfect balance.
Packaged in printed hessian bags they make a lovely gift and the perfect alternative to bath treats or chocolates or add one to a wild olive soap, bath bombs or natural body lotions for a personalised gift basket.
We also love the incense sets. The little sticks and cones give off just the right amount of fragrance to scent your home without being overpowering and the mixed set has a really great variety allowing you to mix and match according to your mood.
And if you like to change your scent an oil diffuser might be just the thing. Add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil and fill your home with subtle natural scents. You could also use the oils to make a room spray by popping in a spray bottle with some distilled water.