Enter the Winter box. This box was crafted specifically to help with that: to help you slow down, pamper the body, and support the spirit as we brave the coldest nights of the year.
If you can't manage a solo getaway (in this economy?!), this might just be the next best thing. We've got journaling supplies from Audrey Okeya to help you get your thoughts on paper- as a daily journaler, it's been invaluable for my mental health. An energetic essence from Cattail Apothecary has been designed to strengthen the nerves and reduce stress. A luxurious bar of Doom Witch Soap and a cozy perfume oil from Nui Cobalt Designs will delight the senses. Old Growth Alchemy's caffeine-free tea will give you something warm to drink without adding any jitters, and our Sun Salutations candle blend will help you take full advantage of the light. Finally, a sweet treat from Virtuoso Confections will be just for you.
The Winter candle collection has also been released, and I decided to shake things up a little bit this year. I've kept some popular favorites, but at least half the candles this year are new! Nothing like a creative burst to get things moving again.
Aurora Borealis: A flurry of sparkling flakes, a serene blanket of white, and snow-blanketed trees reaching towards a magical night sky. Creamy vanilla buttercream kissed with peppermint candy canes and a touch of white woods.
Fireside Tales: This scent is in honor of the nearly-forgotten tradition of telling ghost stories around the Yuletide hearth. Crackling boughs of cedar and birch, glowing embers, and the soft spice of saffron.
New! Jól: A forest of bayberry, birch, and white oak, sweetned with dried orange and a hint of clove.
New! Misrule: A chaotic scent of cocoa powder, cinnamon, peppermint candy, gingerbread, and a touch of cannabis leaf.
Northwind Forest: A pristine, snow-capped forest of balsam pine, winter winds, and a hint of frozen apples.
New! Sun Salutations: Raise your arms and welcome the light. Sweet orange and sugared citron kissed by smooth golden amber.
The Court In Splendour: Glad Tidings from the King! The scent of the Tudor court at Yuletide. A festive blend of bayberry and tart cranberry on a bed of warm balsam and spice.
New! Winter Stars: Vanilla chai with foamed milk, sweetened with brown sugar.
Finally, we have several returning triple layer candles. If you love the scents of outdoor holiday bazaars, Christmas Market is for you. Craving a quiet evening with a cozy blanket and a book? Try Solstice Night. Have treasured memories of candlelit Christmas Eve services? Veni, Veni is the perfect ecclesiastical groove. And finally, if you're still thinking about absconding to that cabin in the mountains, Woodland Midwinter is what you're looking for.
That's all the news that's fit to print! There may still be a few surprises in store, so keep your eyes peeled!