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Lockdown has been hard on all of us, not being able to spend time with friends & family, having to find new routines and working doubly hard to keep our mental health on track, it’s been nothing short of a struggle. I for one cannot wait to be able to see friends and family again, and be able to plan and book some exciting adventures into my diary; the hardest thing for me is not having anything to look forward too or work towards, so I will be changing that as soon as possible, even if it is just a cheeky trip to maccies with the bf, a bare diary is not how I like to live my life. As we potentially come to the fazing out of the lockdown, I’ve been reflecting on what this time has taught me, the little things matter, my mum sending me photo’s of the Cat & Dog each morning, spending quality time with the bf, learning new recipes and cooking new dishes, and allowing yourself a treat to indulge in, like this gorgeous Lime, Basil and Mandarin Candle from Aldi.
Lime, Basil & Mandarin is the signature scent of luxury brand Jo Malone, known for their beautiful perfume’s and matching candles, however being a luxury brand I cannot bring myself to justify purchasing a candle that sits just shy of £50, so when I spotted this candle in Aldi, I did a little squeal. The Aldi candle weighs 310g, that’s 110g more than Jo Malone, and it is a staggering 10x cheaper sitting under £5, making this a great budget friendly alternative for a luxury lockdown treat.
The candle has two wicks, for even burn, and fills our flat with the most gorgeous uplifting and warming scent, making this candle perfect for year round burning. The freshness of the citrus is well-balanced by the sweetness of the basil, I have mine burning in our living room, however I feel this would make a great bathroom scent too with its sharp fresh notes, it will transport you away to a Spa Experience. I’ve also found that since burning the Lime, Basil and Mandarin Candle in the living room that I have become more productive and my mood lifted, which tells me, it really is the little things that matter during these times.