Mindful Senses Candles - Relax, Unwind + Refresh AND SPECIAL OFFER!

Had a helluva day/week/month? Instead of reaching for the tequila (okay but maybe later though) or bag of Cheetos, relax and unwind with Mindful Senses.

"We believe that a wearied, emotional soul can be transported to a more relaxed state." 

Founders Ellen Spann and Holly Hutchins

Hallelujah. Because don't you need all the help you can get? 

These stellar candles provide much more than just a soft light or pretty scent. They give you peace of mind when you need it most. Mindful Senses offers six mindful "states," so no matter how hectic your schedule, frenzied your day, or frazzled you feel, you can come home knowing that calm and peace await you.

Working above and beyond mere aromatherapy, these wax pillars are a carefully curated blend of colour and intricate scent that targets your stress, and eases it without you having to spray rooms and linens, rub your temples with oily extracts and essences, or smudge a damn thing, thank god.

All you have to do is light the candle and within moments, you'll feel knots unwind, your worries dissipate, and your mood return to restored and balanced.

These hand-poured, 100% British designed, crafted and manufactured lights of your life (all interestingly starting with "H") are the ultimate relaxation tool and antidote to the frenetic pace of modern life (psst - Wine, I still love you but I can't be with you all the time).

Select your state based on mood, necessity and/or scent:


Mood: intelligence, communication, trust, serenity, cool, reflection, calm, healing
Fragrance type: clear, fresh breeze, ozonic
Notes: geranium, bergamot, orange, tea, fruits


Mood: sensual awareness, expansive, luxurious, truthful, authentic, transcendent
Fragrance type: luxurious, delicate, exotic richness
Notes: jasmine, gardenia, neroli, amber, nutmeg, tuberose, frankincense, vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood


Mood: equilibrium, balance, harmony, refreshment, restoration, peace, acceptance, forgiveness, open mind, receptivity
Fragrance type: mellow, refreshing citrus
Notes: mandarin, basil, orange, spearmint, tea, patchouli, cedarwood


Mood: immunity, sensitivity, compassion, healing, rejuvenating
Fragrance type: clarifying, invigorating, herbal
Notes: clary sage, lemon, herbs, green leaves


Mood: strength, gravitas, boldness, heat, nature, earthiness, grounding, reliability, support, sustainability
Fragrance type: warm, woody, amber
Notes: bergamot, coffee, patchouli, cedarwood, nutmeg, clove, cardamom, amber, vertiver, black pepper, frankincense


Mood: tender tranquility, fragile, gentle, nurturing, warmth, joy
Fragrance type: soft, tender, private, loving
Notes: peach, lily, jasmine, sandalwood, vanilla, ylang ylang, amber

Made with 100% natural, organic, sustainably sourced soy wax, you get a 45+ hour clean burn, free of toxins and petroleum. 

Between the warm glow of candlelight and the soft scents that linger throughout the room, you'll finally be able to breathe and exhale. Let it out. Let it go. All of it.

Without a single vice. Without having to do anything but light a candle.

Not only will these gentle scents entice and envelop you, the white glass holder with hand-printed designs - delicate gold logo on one side (I'd love that in a headboard, necklace and bookshelf please) and gold line pattern on the other (wouldn't this be fabulous wallpaper?) - adds to and fits right in with your sleek, modern decor.

Once you experience this inner calm so quickly and effortlessly, you'll want to share these with everyone. And swathed in thick, richly coloured boxes, no gift wrap's required, making it easy to keep calm and carry on.

Here's a closer look at the two scents I tried:

"It's so crazy right now
Got me looking so crazy right now."

- Crazy in Love, Beyonce feat. Jay-Z

I work a lot of hours but because I love what I do, I don't mind. It does however, make things very hectic and outta control sometimes though.

Balance? What's that?

When life is crazy, there's no time to put things away neatly, respond immediately to emails/voicemails/texts, stay on top of laundry/dishes/bills, and well, everything starts to look and feel like a complete mess. By the end of the week, I'm faced with piles to clear and a towering to-do list to get through and yet, I'm so spent, I just wanna crack open a bottle of wine and r-e-l-a-x.

This week was no different, except that when I got in from work on Friday, I lit my Hypnotic Candle first.

An elegant bouquet of jasmine, gardenia, neroli, amber, frankincense, vanilla and sandalwood intrigues and entices, yet  is surprisingly subtle. It doesn't overwhelm you or drench the house in heavy perfume like so many candles out there. The feeling of calm and peace just  slowly wash over you, like gentle ocean waves lapping at your feet. 

After just 10 minutes, I felt the tension of the week's demands fade away. And then suddenly physically and mentally, I became recharged. Tasks and chores that I would have slogged through all weekend long were taken care of in just minutes. I tidied and cleaned so quickly, I was done just an hour later. I even caught myself humming a catchy song from the gym while I was moving from room to room. 

The house was clean and organized again and I still felt energetic and renewed.

I rewarded myself with that glass of wine, a great book and a binge-worthy show.

My chaotic existence just an hour ago transformed into a a calm, restorative environment.

Balance isn't an option these days, but thanks to Mindful Senses, I can handle the storm.

As great as a peaceful night in can be, there are things that need your attention right now. Work for one.

But you're just not feeling it. It's winter, you're tired and distracted. Instead of doubling up on caffeine to try and plod through a pile of paperwork or emails, get a boost of energy from this candle instead.

You'll be amazed how quickly you'll be able to focus. And suddenly you'll be working efficiently and productively despite your lack of sleep, energy or zeal.

This is all thanks to notes of clary sage, lemon, herbs and green leaves that lead you to swift mental clarity while infusing you with a serious get-up-and-go 'tude. Your updated status now reads: Renewed and refreshed.

I don't normally light a candle during the day, but this little beaut has become my own personal assistant, getting me straight on task, working my to-do list #likeaboss.

I could breathe this in all day - even unlit, the fresh light scent adds a spring to my step. How cool is that?

You go ahead and get the caffeine jitters if you want to, my Imma be right here killin' it with my amazing scented candle.


We all could use a nudge of help  to get through the stressful times. And truthfully, you don't need to wait for a catastrophe these days to feel the pressure of work and life demands. It's kind of always there, bubbling under the surface.

If you buy candles anyway, why not get ones that can access a better mood and calmer mind on demand? Instead of futzing around with filling a diffuser with water and then having to add essentials oils, or paying for pricey relaxation therapies like massage or shiatsu, just light one of these luxe candles that don't require any heavy lifting.

Mindful Senses Candles are sold separately or as a subscription (I call it the "sanity saver"), so shop now.

BONUS: thanks to Founders Ellen & Holly, knack readers receive a special discount!

Enter promo code Write10 to enjoy 10% off one candle and UK delivery £3.95, and Write20 for 20% off 2 candles and free UK delivery.

Shop now and be cool, calm and collected in no time.

Stephanie Dickison

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