We’ve always got a candle burning in the studio, it’s our little bit of luxury, our ‘work wellness’. It brings a sense of comfort & calm to a busy day, where time always flies. So needless to say, we are super excited to have just launched a range of candles with our very own fragrance called ME TIME.
Its alluring throw of scent fills our workspace with a magical spell which enhances our inner productivity and creativity. It helps boost memory, focus & energy plus reducing stress – a win, win.
But how can a scent have such an effect, let us explain?
It’s down to the fact that our sense of smell is the strongest of our senses and the only one that is directly connected to the brain. In our noses, we have smell receptors which communicate with the same part of the brain where memories are stored and where emotions come to life.
This is why the inhalation of an aroma can instantly stimulate a strong feeling or remind us of a person or a place. We’ve all experienced that, right?
So, it’s not surprising that inhaling an aroma can positively affect our minds at work, too, especially if designed purposely for this type of environment. We believe every workspace should have some kind of aromatherapy. It doesn’t matter if you work in a populated office or work from home it will help to create an atmosphere that encourages high-functioning creativity.
As alternative scents can stimulate different emotional states and reactions you can easily select the appropriate fragrance depending on your requirements. Do you need a morning pick-me-up, focus for a brainstorming session, a way to de-stress or calm the mind to finish an important task? No matter the need, aromatherapy can necessitate.
Hence why we thought it was a no brainer to create a scent to sit alongside the characteristic spirit of the HELLO TIME Planner and the ethos of the community we are building, to help us reach our goals, fulfil our purpose and to assist with the emotions and effectiveness that we all most commonly experience at work – productivity, focus and stress. It just so happens we’ve insisted on black wax and some pretty cool matt black glass containers, so they are astatically pleasing in any workspace environment too.
Whether you have a boss, or you are the boss make some time to burn a candle, reach for an essential oil to dab on your wrist or display a good-looking diffuser.
So what makes ME TIME so special?
ME TIME was purposely created to be timeless and not too over-powering.
It has a mesmerising light floral scent ideal for calming the mind, relieving stress, boosting energy and improving memory.
Scented candles and essential oils are a key tool in helping us keep our focus and assisting with our own attention management. Specific aromas help with our mood and productivity levels, giving us clarity to prioritize tasks and time management.
So what ingredients and aromas can be found in our candles?
ME TIME is a delicate fragrance where refreshing marine notes of coastal cool are enhanced by touches of cyclamen & water lily.
Seaweed and Algae form the top notes with middle notes of cyclamen and water lily and base notes of amber, patchouli and musk.
Seaweed / Clean invigorating & stimulating
Algae / Increases energy & improves memory
Lily Flower / Creates a feeling of happiness & a sense of security
Amber Oil / Encourages harmony, balance & helps to calm the mind
Patchouli / A grounding balancing, calming scent
Musk / Calms emotions, relieves stress & anxiety
Our candles are exclusively hand-poured in the UK for Hello Time by luxury candle artisan, Mandy Patterson. Mandy shares her top candle care tips to help us get the most bang for our buck.
Candle Care Tips
1/ When lighting your candle for the first time ensure you burn it for at least 2hrs. The wax needs to melt across the entire surface of the container. This will promote a clean, even burn & prevent tunnelling and wasting precious wax, ensuring you get the maximum use out of your investment. Allow the wax to melt and pool right to the edges of the candle and don’t blow it out until it has. Very important.
2/ Always trim your wick before each burn to 5mm to ensure an optimum burn, this will limit the build-up of soot mushrooming & promote a steady flame. A flame too big will waste wax and can leave soot inside the container.
3/ Keep away from a draft to prevent an uneven burn.
4/ Protect the surface on which a candle sits.
5/ Do not blow out your candle, use a snuffer or the back of a spoon.
6/ Burn your candle for a max of 4hrs to prevent the container overheating & the build-up of soot.
7/ Never leave candles unattended and keep away from children & pets.