New Year, New you? See how fragrance can help you keep your resolutions.

While, most of us start the New Year with a firm resolve to make positive changes, as the days go by it gets harder and harder to keep up with our good intentions and put off our bad habits. Fragrance has long been used in aromatherapy to influence mood and create a positive mind-set, whether your resolution is taking time to de-stress, getting a better night’s sleep or giving up smoking, therapeutic Essential Oils can help you on your way. With a 20% saving on our Essential Oil Lamp Fragrances when you spend over £30, see which Essential Oils could help you in achieving your goals.

I want to… relax

The Christmas period can be filled with all kinds of stressors, from present shopping, to awkward family reunions to cooking the perfect dinner on the big day. If your resolution for the New Year is to fight off stress and take more time to relax and focus on your wellbeing, try our Relaxation blend. A floral scent combining soft geranium, calming lavender and clary sage to encourage a soothed and relaxed mood.

Relaxation – £12.50

I want to… quit smoking

Quitting smoking is great for your health and your wallet so it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately there’s no magic scent to remove the cravings for cigarettes, but our Anti-Tobacco blend is designed to ease your temptations by banishing the lingering scent of smoke from the home, leaving behind a fresh scent of juniper, cedarwood and pine.

Anti-Tobacco – £12.50

I want to… get a good night

Sleep problems or not getting enough rest can be hugely disruptive in our day to day lives as tiredness makes us grumpy, unfocused and upset. If your resolution has been to improve your wellbeing with a great night’s sleep our Sleep blend of essential oils can help. Created from a blend of relaxing lavender, pettigrain and gentle sage, Sleep can help relieve stress preventing you from getting enough rest and create a calm mood ideal for drifting off.

Sleep – £12.50

 

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Introducing our new look!

We’ll be celebrating 25 years next year and we want to ring in our big birthday still looking our best. The Ashleigh & Burwood team have been hard at work behind the scenes redesigning everything from our logo to our labels and our gift boxes.

We’ve kept our black and gold colour scheme while adding touches of modern luxury to make sure our look on the outside matches the beautiful, high-quality fragrances found inside.

You’ll see new look products will be rolling out online and in stores soon.

We’d love to know what you think of our new appearance, so leave us a comment below!

Fragrance for spring events

As sunny weather starts to shine through the clouds, we begin spending a lot more time outdoors relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. With the sun comes a season of outside events, from garden parties and barbecues to outdoor weddings. Little details can that have an impressive effect on the atmosphere of any event and fragrance is hugely useful in creating the perfect ambience.

Scent is big part of memory, so fragrance can help to craft special memories of whatever you’re celebrating. Scent can also enhance a party’s theme, like pairing a beachy-inspired theme with a fresh, coastal scent like Sea Breeze or replicating a floral motif in a wedding bouquet or decorations in fragrance.

With their detailed, decorative design, Fragrance Lamps are a beautiful means of scenting events. Their incredible fragrance release makes them ideal for use in large venues. There are always plenty of things to worry about planning an event, but Fragrance Lamps are flameless and provide long-lasting scent for a stress-free fragrance solution.

With a large collection of Fragrance Lamp designs to see, you’re sure to find one to fit your event.

The ideal marriage of beauty and fragrance, decorative vases are paired with exquisite scents to create a simple, subtle ambience. Reed Diffusers are perfect for creating gorgeous (s)centerpieces or placing throughout an area to add extra touches of fragrance and decoration.

For an extra sparkle, look for decorative Mosaic and Ceramic Reed Diffusers, while The Scented Home Reed Diffusers give the same beautiful fragrance in simpler bottle.

Sprinkle a little touch of subtle fragrance through an event by adding a few drops of Fragrance Oils to bowls of potpourri. You can use these oils by themselves or create your own bespoke scent cocktail by mixing a few together to find the perfect fragrance for your event.

See what you could mix up with our Fragrance Oils.

Spring cleaning your scents

Spring Equinox at the start of this week means spring has officially begun and the days lengthen, the sun begins peeking out from behind the clouds and the first flower buds poke their heads out of the earth. This transition of the seasons also brings about a change in our homes as we seek to refresh them after the hibernation of the cosy winter season. While it may be a little early for a true spring clean, a simple way to brighten the home is by swapping warming, winter scents to fresher fragrances for the spring.

Below are our top choices for adding the scent of spring to your home:

Soft Cotton: The perfect soothingly fresh scent for the transition between winter cosiness and brighter spring weather.

The Scented Home Soft Cotton Reed Diffuser – £14.50

Garden Mint: Spring is all about the re-emergence of nature after winter hibernation. Bring the outside in with this sweet, minty scent from our Country Garden collection, ideal for embracing the green trend in your home.

Garden Mint 250ml Lamp Fragrance – £6.95 & Peacock Feather Fragrance Lamp – £28.95

Wild Meadow: Inspired by the English countryside, Wild Meadow is a gloriously fresh floral accord that will evoke the lively nature of spring in your home.

Wild Meadow 500ml Lamp Fragrance – £12.50

Lavender: Our take on this classic scent incorporates peppermint and citrus notes for a fresh kick. Light up one of our Lavender Scented Candles in the evening to create an air of cleansing relaxation.

Lavender Limited Edition Scented Candle – £17.95

What scents do you use to refresh your home for spring?

Trend Report: It’s Easy Being Green

According to Pantone’s Colour of the Year, green is the shade that will define 2017. Explaining their choice of colour, Pantone suggested that green reflects our growing desire for revitalisation in the face of a tumultuous 2016 and an effort to reconnect with the natural world as we become more dissatisfied with modern life. Green signifies freshness, growth and natural beauty, all things that we are yearning to bring into our homes in 2017.

The desire for connection with the simple, restorative beauty of the natural world is one we’ve embraced with our Country Garden theme for Spring/Summer 2017. The season’s story draws upon our English roots, taking inspiration from the sunny scents of a traditional English country garden in full bloom.

Green plays an important part in the theme, both in the collection’s visual inspiration and look and in the choice of fresher, more natural scents influenced by fragrant herbs and green foliage. This turn towards green fragrances is exemplified by one of the key scents for SS17, Garden Mint, a sunny fragrance evoking freshly-picked mint leaves. Alongside Garden Mint is a new Herb Garden Lamp Fragrance inspired by the fresh thyme and verbena scents of an English greenhouse. Even classic floral scents in the SS17 collection, like the new Tea Rose fragrance have been given an earthy twist with subtle green notes.

The lively freshness of green is also picked out in the colours of the new collection, from the resplendent tropical greens of the new Peacock Feather Fragrance Lamp (£28.95), to the cool mint shade peeking out from the Garden Mint Scented Candle (£17.95) and the soft pastel leaves decorating the Olive Branch Lamp Gift Set (£37.95).

Are you looking to bring some green into your home in 2017?

Step into our Country Garden this spring…

Welcome to our Country Garden! For our Spring Collection we wanted to paint a picture of stolen moments of relaxation in dappled sunlight within a pretty cottage garden. The English heritage of Ashleigh & Burwood is important to us, so we aimed to create fragrances that reflected the timeless image of an English sunny day in the garden. As Anna our Product Development Manager explains, ‘Every element from fragrances, colours and styling has been crafted and selected to build the picture of a traditional English garden’.

We’re lucky that many of these traditional gardens are still thriving in our local landscape of Surrey. In fact, the photographs of the new collection were taken quite literally in our own back garden at the home of one of the Ashleigh & Burwood team.

At the heart of the collection are classic English garden florals of Peony, Tea Rose and Lavender, elevated into fresh, modern scents. Tempering the florals are green garden favourites such as Garden Mint, Wild Meadow and Herb Garden.

Follow the link below to explore the scents of the Country Garden and find your favourite.

December Scents

It’s December! We noted last month that November often feels like an awkward month spent in agonising wait until December, Christmas and the opportunity to get all properly festive arrives. Well that time is now! While you’ve been busy finishing up (or just starting!) your Christmas shopping and getting your trees looking gorgeous and sparkly, we’ve put together this little guide to some of our favourite December fragrances.

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