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If you were to visit my home you would know immediately that I was a lover of candles. I have them situated in literally every room and just as I am strategic in how each room is decorated, I find that I follow the same method when choosing candles. This is why I was so drawn to one the latest collections from Chesapeake Bay Candle.

Inspired by those who strive to live a healthy lifestyle, this curated collection was created especially for us; our mind and our bodies. The candles are enclosed in a softly frosted glass jar and are available in a range of beautiful pastel colors. Not only are the candles themselves striking, but the fragrances are very inviting with some alluding soft floral notes, others offering a hint of sweetness, and the remaining evoking a sense of being outdoors; all enhanced with all-natural essential oils.

When I received my Chesapeake Bay Mind & Body collection I decided that each candle was to represent a feeling that I wanted each room to evoke:

Reflection + Clarity Large Jar Candle

The Reflection + Clarity Large Jar Candle was placed in our dining room where late night games battles of chess are frequently played. The candle fragrance is named Sea Salt Sage with scents of chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender, sea salt, clary sage, and thyme; amongst a few others. I’ve used some of these during massages as well and knew first hand their mind-calming characteristics. With such a fresh smelling candle, I may finally be able to beat my husband in a game or two.

Focus + Patience Large Jar Candle

I decided to place the Focus + Patience Large Jar Candle in my office and you probably know why. Those conference calls can be very long and there is nothing like evoking a sense of focus and patience to ensure you stay sharp! This was one of my favorites from the collection as I fell in love with the Tobacco Cedar fragrance. You can’t help but to pause and slide into a moment of patience (and if need be, silence) with earthy scents like black tea, cinnamon bark, cedar, smoked birch and musk.

Strength + Energy Medium Jar Candle

The Strength + Energy Medium Jar Candle had to be placed right alongside me on my nightstand. Who doesn’t want to start their day with a burst of energy and lay down at night to rebuild your strength for the next day? I surely do! The Pineapple Coconut fragrance was another fave as I tend to purchase fruity candles. I lit this candle up for a mere 5 minutes and the entire room was taken over with aromas of sun-kissed bergamot, verbena, grapefruit, mango, pineapple and coconut. I need a few of these on standby because I have a feeling they will be burning quite often.

Peace + Tranquility Medium Jar Candle

And last but not least, the Peace + Tranquility Medium Jar Candle was placed on my entryway console table for everyone to smell right as you enter the front door. The Cashmere Jasmine fragrance was fresh and clean with floral notes of exotic jasmine, cotton blossom and rose (with a background of cashmere woods, white musk and sandalwood). The perfect aromas to soften the atmosphere.

I love it when lit flames seem to shine right through the frosted jar and the natural wooden lids matched perfectly with my dark wood interior decor. And with their natural soy wax blend, they burn clean, slow, and bright. These candles would make the perfect gift for the candle lover in your life or the candle lover in you.

Shanna Jones

Shanna is the co-founder and editor of Urban Swank. She focuses on food and travel.

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