We may not be able to enjoy a White Christmas here in Australia, but there is no reason we can’t enjoy the scents of the season. If you are hosting Christmas this year, or have guests staying over, it’s really easy to give your home a quick festive makeover, with these stylish Christmas themed candles and bath products for your guest bathroom (they’re so good, put some in your own too). Whether you like the traditional Christmas scents, or prefer something a bit more Summery for our Australian Christmas, there is something here to suit all tastes, and delight your guests.
Jo Malone London Pine & Eucalyptus Home Candle
Jo Malone London are well known for their exquisite range of fragrances for the home, available in a range of formats from Candles, Diffusers, Room Spray, Linen Spray, Hand & Body Wash, Soap, and Bath Soap. It won’t surprise you to hear that they also have a glorious festive collection to help celebrate this Christmas. Our favourite festive beauty for the home – the Pine & Eucalyptus Candle. If you can’t decide whether you prefer a Northern or Southern Hemisphere Christmas, combine the best of both with this refreshing scent. Think crisp aromatic pine, and enlivening eucalyptus, brought together in a limited edition Home Candle, and you have a must-have fragrance of the season. Pine & Eucalyptus Candle 200g RRP $88.00. Also available in Luxury Candle Size.
Molton Brown Festive Frankincense & Allspice Hand Wash & Hand Lotion
Whilst we probably won’t be celebrating Christmas in front of a log fire, we can still enjoy a Wintery scent in our homes this Christmas with the luxurious Molton Brown Festive Frankincense & Allspice Hand Wash & Hand Lotion. Made in England, and packaged in festive red & white, and finished with a gorgeous red ribbon, imagine the flickering glow of candles by a roaring open fire, seasonal spices rising from warm mulled wine, thick woolen stockings hung from a festooned mantle, and you have an idea of the rich warmth of this fragrance. Deck your bathrooms with this Yuletide splendour, and let you and your guests enjoy. Inviting. Festive. Timeless. Frankincense & Allspice Hand Wash 300ml RRP $43.00. Frankincense & Allspice Hand Lotion 300ml RRP $45.00. If red is not your theme this year, the collection is also available in Muddled Plum (a rich purple and white), Vintage with Elderflower (luxe gold and white), and Fabled Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine (a lush forest green and white).
endota spa Limited Edition Carla Dinnage Soy Candle
It’s been a busy year, and you deserve a bit of me time, so relax and unwind as you surround yourself with the distinct aroma so synonymous with endota spa in the endota spa Carla Dinnage Soy Candle. Scented with Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Orange, Geranium, Patchouli and Bergamot, this lead-free cotton, double wick candle is vegan friendly and made from non-toxic wax, with a luxurious 30 hour burn time. The unique colourful design was created in collaboration with Australian artist, Carla Dinnage, in line with endoa spa’s belief in supporting local Australian talent. Carla Dinnage Soy Candle RRP $40.00.
Crabtree & Evelyn Windsor Forest Candle & Room Spray
Bring the scent of an English Winter Forest indoors with the freshness of the Crabtree & Evelyn Windsor Forest Candle & Room Spray. The crisp and invigorating fragrance is inspired by a medley of fir needle, spruce and pine notes which are entwined with the fresh aromas of holly and juniper berries. The Windsor Forest Candle, in its striking packaging gives a refreshing and contemporary look for the festive season. Windsor Forest Candle 200g RRP $55.00. Freshen up your rooms with a spritz of the Windsor Forest Room Spray and envelope yourself in the fragrant fresh forest air. Windsor Forest Room Spray 100ml RRP $22.00.
Circa Home Cinnamon Sticks Candle
Cinnamon is synonymous with the scent of Christmas, whether it be baking cookies for Santa, preparing mouth watering home made Christmas treats, or baking Christmas desserts – cinnamon leaves a lasting festive memory. Bring these memories to life with the Circa Home Cinnamon Sticks Soy Candle. Handmade in Australia using natural soy wax, high quality fragrant oils and lead-free cotton wicks, you can also do your bit for the environment as the glass jar and packaging in this soy candle are 100% recyclable. Cinnamon Sticks Candle 260g RRP $32.95.
Peppermint Grove Sugared Shortbread Christmas Candle
If you’re not much of a Christmas baker, you can cheat your way through Christmas cooking this year and give your home the “just finished baking aroma” with the exquisitely scented Peppermint Grove Sugared Shortbread Christmas Candle. Just burn the gourmand fragrance with the sweet, buttery scent of fun, festive family baking, and your home will smell like you’ve been baking for days. The candle combines notes of buttercream, malt and maple cookie to produce the mouth-watering aroma of freshly baked, golden brown, deliciously warm and crumbly, sugared shortbread. Sugared Shortbread Christmas Candle 350g RRP $42.95. Just remember to pick up some shortbread at the shops or markets so you don’t give the game away!
The Body Shop Peppermint Candy Cane Shower Gel & Body Lotion
Give your body and those of your guests a minty treat (without all the calories) with the festive scent of The Body Shop Peppermint Candy Cane Shower Gel and Body Lotion. The Peppermint Candy Cane Shower Gel is enriched with Community Trade organic cane sugar from Paraguay. The gentle cleansing formula feels like an invigorating escape every time you hop in the shower. Peppermint Candy Cane Shower Gel 250ml RRP $11.00. The Peppermint Candy Cane Body Lotion with the refreshing scent of peppermint candy canes revives your senses and uplifts flagging spirits. Enriched with Community Trade goodness from Ghana, Brazil and Nicaragua, your skin will feel softer, smoother and hydrated this Christmas season. 250ml RRP $16.00.
Raww Super Fragrant Deluxe Candles
Give your home an Australian Christmas feel with the delightfully scented Raww Super Fragrant Deluxe Candles. The hand poured soy blend wax candles have a lead free cotton wick, and a minimum 40 hours burn time. The candles are made in Australia, are cruelty-free, and are housed in premium glass packaging. Available in six wonderful fruity scents, including Orange, Vanilla Bean, Spiced Pear (pictured), Coconut Lime, Pomegranate (pictured) and Berry, so you’re sure to find one (or two) to suit your taste. Our picks – we love the richness of Spiced Pear, the tropical notes of Coconut Lime, and the delicious sweetness of Berry. Fragrant Deluxe Candles 240g each RRP $24.99.
Glasshouse Fragrances Merry And Bright Pineapple Fizz Triple Scented Candle
Glasshouse Fragrances have a wonderful selection of Christmas gifts this year, in both Traditional Christmas, and Australian scents. We’ve fallen in love with the aromas in the Glasshouse Fragrances Merry And Bright Pineapple Fizz Triple Scented Candle, which is so reminiscent of a tropical Australian Christmas. The candle has a mix of notes of tropical fruits and fizzy summer freshness, with a mouth watering combination of sun-ripened pineapple, juicy strawberries and a hint of fresh mint. The candle is crafted from the highest quality raw ingredients that are layered and encased in a reusable festive gold trimmed glass vessel. Merry And Bright Pineapple Fizz Triple Scented Candle 350g RRP $46.95.
Ecoya Christmas Collection Bodycare Set
Give your home the aroma of Summer, and show your guests you care by placing the Ecoya Christmas Collection Limited Edition Body Care Sets in your bathroom. Available in 3 gorgeous scents – Lotus Flower – pictured (with notes of Australian white lotus flower, infused with rich aromas of Pacific vanilla and patchouli), Guava & Lychee, (with notes of of ripe guava nectar, interwoven with a lively Queensland lychee-inspired scent, and a cocktail of berries), and Sweet Pea & Jasmine (with notes of sweet pea and Australasian white jasmine, combined with uplifting notes of watermelon and cucumber). Each set includes a Hand & Body Wash 450ml and Hand & Body Lotion 450ml, and the set is packaged in a festive gold foiled gift bag (should you decide you want to give one as a gift). Christmas Collection Bodycare Set RRP $39.95.
T2 Tea Inspired Candles
Melbourne candle designers Grace and James are weaving fairytale magic on your tea table with a collection of tea-inspired candles! Treat your guests to aromas in mini candles inspired by three of T2’s best selling teas – Meet Me In Manhatten (New York Breakfast), Once Upon A Lullaby (Sleep Tight) and Night Market Nomad (Lemongrass & Ginger). Or you may prefer the designs and scent of the PalaisDes Fleurs candle (pictured), which was inspired by their customer favourite French Earl Grey tea. The candle has been created to embody the scent T2 customers love so much when they brew the tea at home. T2 Mini Candles RRP $15.00, T2 Palais Des Fleurs Candle 140g RRP $30.00
There you have our list of ideas to make your home more festive this Christmas. We’re still trying to decide whether to go with a traditional Christmas scent, or something more Australian. There are so many choices. What do you think you will do – traditional or Australian? Let us know in the comments below.