With all the lockdowns and Covid-19 restrictions globally, homes have become more than just a place for slumber. Interior decorating are now a trend as we begin to upgrade our living space into something more comforting, or even more intimate (for date night's in).
Aside from fluffy cushions, colourful bedsheets and beautiful cutleries, the one essential that is often underrated, is the use of aromatic candles to spruce up the ambience in our living space.
There’s nothing quite like ‘me-time’; time to reflect, time to introspect and time to indulge in the sensory experience of your mind and body. Personally, I like to pamper and recharge myself every once a week by enjoying the evening in and making a date with myself. It's important that we prioritise time for ourselves too as the energy spent on others in our day to day lives can easily wear us down if we aren't looking out for ourselves intently.
First things first – after ordering takeout from your favourite restaurant of choice to nourish the body and soul, run yourself a warm bath and light some aromatic candles for ambient lighting and create a romantic setting for yourself.
For the bath, try adding lavender bath salts and cocoa butter bubble bath into the mix to soothe and rejuvenate your skin, then choose your favourite erotica to take into the tub with you to indulge (anything by Anais Nin would really sets the tone).
To take your self-care moments to another level, don’t forget about your pleasure toys too! The Lana Del Wand from Hedonist Tribe, is fully waterproof and comes with a soft, pliable body-safe silicone head that will give you the best "massage" for a blissful night's rest after. Just, try to not get your erotica wet.
With Your Intimate Partner
The one you’ve been obsessing over is back at your place after a really gorgeous date, make sure you set the scene right so you can both relax and unwind with one another.
Music is a really good place to start, something soft to listen to, not too much bass and perhaps nothing too loud as to divert attention from the "action" you'd like to groove into after – as Elvis Presley once said, ‘a little less conversation, a little more action please.’
Fill the room with a few well-placed candles as they directly correspond with the element of fire, which is vital to the feng shui of a room. Dim down the lightings in your house and make use of the ambient lightings from the candles to create a sensual atmosphere.
I also keep a voluptuary statement vase full of fresh flowers in the room, or in case a date brings you flowers themselves (as they should).
If you fancy a feminine candle, Hedonist has their 3D Body Candles (both in grey & white), which are such great statement pieces, almost too beautiful to light.
Setting the mood doesn't have to be complicated. Sometimes, a partner isn't even necessary. Whatever you decide to do, make sure to include some mood lighting via The Hedonist’s gorgeous candle selections, and don’t forget to keep the crystals to enhance the sensual aura within you and your living space.
Get creative on your next date night or 'self love' time and tag @hedonisttribe to share your efforts and Hedonistic creations! We would love to see how you set the mood for love...
Written by: Sufiyeh Hadian-Clarke