Wednesday, May 13, 2020


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I was thinking about the way in which the stay-at-home order, during the COVID-19 pandemic, has rooted us to our homes like never before, and it occurred to me that one of the things that is helping soothe my spirit is regularly indulging in a variety of home fragrances. Lovely candles, room sprays, reed diffusers and oil diffusers have enhanced my home, and giving me a measure of joy in the midst of an otherwise very stressful time. In Los Angeles County, which is the epicenter of the epidemic in California, our stay-at-home order was just extended through July. Therefore, we aren't likely to emerge from our homes until August! 
I absolutely love gorgeous fragrant candles, and my Sanari Plant-Based Candles that are among my all-time favorite candles.

About Sanari, 

Founded in 2014, we are the only truly Plant-Based Candle line, made with Kosher Certified Essential Oils, Non-GMO Soy Wax and Organic Coconut Wax.  We are passionate about the Green Living movement, and carefully certify all of the ingredients we use.  We’re hand poured, small batch in Los Angeles. 

Each aspect of our candles is carefully chosen to create the ultimate sensory experience. We are popularizing the appeal of a healthy lifestyle through innovation in our premium ingredients.

As a woman-owned business, we believe in giving back.  A portion of all proceeds benefit Breast Cancer research, a cause close to our hearts

Sanari, a local Los Angeles company, not only creates each of their delectably scented candles from  Kosher Certified Essential Oils, Non-GMO Soy Wax and Organic Coconut Wax, but they also use gorgeous wide 100% unbleached cotton wicks that are, "designed specifically to burn best in organic coconut wax candles and non-GMO wax for an even glow and pure burn." Furthermore, each hand poured candle is housed in a recycled stemless wine glass that was recycled and is recyclable, and it is topped by a wonderful wooden fitted lid.
This eco-friendly company is not only interested in actively creating healthy candles that are utilize sustainable practices, but they also give back by donating a portion of all proceeds to Breast Cancer research. Therefore, between their healthy sustainably made products and their philanthropic practices, this is a company that you can feel very good about supporting.
Made with Sustainable Products:
• Organic Coconut Wax blend
• 100% Organic, Certified Essential Oils
• 100% Certified Unbleached Cotton Wick
• Reusable Stemless Wine Glass
• Proudly Hand Crafted in California, USA
• Vegan

Free of: Petroleum, harmful synthetic fragrances, colorants, animal by-products and GMO ingredients.
Sanari Sorbetto Plant-Based Candle ($39.95 for 16 oz. from the Sanari Amazon Store): This utterly delectable and intoxicating candle is a citrus herbal blend of blood orange, coconut and vanilla bean. The lovely aroma fills the air with its gorgeous essence, while the healthy candle burns clean.

Blend: Citrus Herbal (Blood Orange, Persian Lime, Creamy Coconut, Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon)
Burn time: 80+ Hours

According to Sanari,

A luscious note of tangy fruits with sweet blood orange and exotic Persian lime, on a heart of creamy coconut falling into buttery vanilla bean, finishing it off with a touch of cinnamon.

Sanari Aria Plant-Based Candle ($44.00 for 16 oz. from the Sanari Amazon Store): This lovely candle boasts the most soothing and calming aroma that is punctuated by a citrusy floral scent that is offset by the depth of Ylang Ylang and cedar wood without being overly assertive or cloying. It fills the air with its beautiful and creamy fragrance, while burning clean and smoke-free.

Blend: Floral Fruit (Sweet Tangerine, Ylang Ylang, Lavender)
Burn time: 80+ Hours

According to Sanari,

A sweet and herbal notes of refreshing eucalyptus, a shimmer of bergamot and juicy sweet tangerine falling into beautifully fragrant ylang ylang, fresh mint and lavender, finishing it off with warm patchouli and calming cedar wood.

Tips from Sanari: "To best preserve your candle store out of heat, humidity and direct sun. Burn only on non-flammable, heat safe surfaces. The natural wax creates a generous melted wax pool when in use; extinguish candle to cool completely before touching or moving. For a nice glow and long lasting burn; burn up to 3-4 hours at a time. gently remove excess burnt wick with a napkin, each time before lighting your candle."
Alora Ambiance Isola Reed Diffuser ($60.00 for 8 oz. Reed Diffuser and $90.00 for 16 oz. from the official Beautyhabit Amazon Store): which is their most popular fragrance for good reason, is a delectable floral mix of gardenia, tuberose and fig. It is a light and airy fragrance without being too sweet, and it isn't in the least bit pungent. The fragrance might be likened to the experience of walking through a fragrant garden during a warm summer breeze– it is at once ethereal and deeply pleasurable. I have mine in my master bathroom, and each time I open the door I am greeted by its delectable aroma. 
According to Alora Ambiance,

Isola's floral mix of gardenia, tuberose and fig is one of our most popular fragrances. One of the lightest fragrances in our collection and perfect for a bedroom.
About Alora Ambiance,

Alora Ambiance is the result of sisters Annie and Therese Gibbons' 15-year adventure living in Lake Como, Italy. After discovering the age-old Italian wicking method, they decided to design their own "diffuser", as it would come to be known, develop a trio of signature scents and introduce America to the concept they loved so much. Since launching Alora Ambiance in 2000, Annie and Therese have created a cottage industry of competitors yet still remain the category's beloved innovator.
Diffuser with sticks measures 14" tall and lasts 2-3 months.
Gurunanda Honeycomb Essential Oil Diffuser ($19.88-$25.99 from Gurunanda and Walmart): The Gurunanda Honeycomb Essential Oil Diffuser is a wonderful and attractive diffuser that is very easy to use, it emits a gracious amount of aromatherapeutic mist, and the LED lights change colors in the most hypnotic manner. Furthermore, this unit is very affordable and can be used with your favorite essential oils to make your home a delectably aromatic sanctuary.

According to Gurunanda,

An easy-to-use, high quality device, it utilizes ultrasonic waves to diffuse the essential oils. When used with Gurunanda  ssential oil, the nano-particles of the Gurunanda essential oil together with water form a calming mist that disperses into the air without heating or compromising the benefits of the oil. The soothing LED lights create the perfect environment to experience the restorative, purifying benefits that aromatherapy can provide. Its sleek, modern design easily complements any home or office space.

  • Water Capacity: 100ml
  • Light Modes: Red, Green and Blue color changing LED light
  • Overheating protection
  • Auto shut off when water is low - after about 4 hours
  • Includes U/L certified adapter
  • Continuous mode - Mist lasts up to 3.5 hours
  • Intermittent mode - Mist lasts up to 7 hours
  • Size: 1lb.; 3.4 x 6.9 x 3.40 
  • Material: ABS
How to Use: Simply fill with water and add a few drops of one of your favorite Gurunanda Essential Oils.
Additional Information:

The ultrasonic diffuser creates vibrations that are carried to the surface where oil is floating.
The oil floating on the top of the water gets broken down, and then diffused into the air, filling the surrounding space.

The silent ultrasonic technology used in Gurunanda’s Diffuser will instantly fill your environment with the stimulating effects of pure essential oils.

Whisper-Quiet Ultrasonic Operation - humidify your living space to prevent dry, stuffy air and flu/cold germs infecting your loved ones. Prevent dry and chapped skin in dry winter months.
Gurunanda Essential Oils $6.49-$7.99 each and Sets for $29.99+ from Gurunanda and Amazon): Gurunanda has a wide assortment of essentials oils and essential oil blends, and I use them all of the time. I have diffusers in several rooms, including my bathrooms, and they are absolutely wonderful. They pair beautifully will their oil diffusers, and their oil blends address a variety of concerns from sleeplessness to congestion, and there are even formulation for relaxation, tranquility and harmony.
If you are seeking natural room sprays, filled with essential oils, then you will absolutely LOVE GuruNanda Natural Mist Room Sprays ($7.99 for oz. from the Official GuruNanda Amazon Store and Walmart): they smell amazing, and thankfully they lack the chemical smell of conventional room sprays. They feature a 360-degree, continuous stream of spray without any dripping or any sort of mess.

Choose from our 4 unique scent blends, which include:

Spearmint, Patchouli, and Cedarwood
Scent: Citrusy
Spearmint: Lift Mood, Refresh Senses, Energize Mind & Body
Patchouli: Lift Mood, Balance Emotions, Grounding
Cedarwood: Calm Mind, Ground Emotions, Balance Spirit

Lemongrass, Lime, and Basil
Scent: Minty, Fresh
Lemongrass: Cleanse, Refresh Mind, Renew Spirit
Lime: Lift Mood, Cleanse Skin, Energize Mind
Basil: Support Body Function, Improve Skin, Fight Free Radicals

Jasmine and Rosemary
Scent: Floral
Jasmine: Lift Mood, Promote Relaxation, Heal Emotions
Rosemary: Invigorate Mind, Increase Focus, Improve Digestion

Lavender, Orange, and Vanilla
Scent: Floral, Sweet
Lavender: Calm Mind, Lift Mood, Improve Sleep
Orange: Cleanse, Refresh Mind, Uplift Spirit
Vanilla: Promote Relaxation, Improve Sleep, Boost Skin and Hair Health

According to GuruNanda,

At GuruNanda, we take pride in bringing 100% pure and natural essential oils from farm to you with nothing added, nothing removed.

We are excited to present our new line of GuruNanda Aromatherapy Natural Mist Room Sprays that adhere to that same standard of purity.

Each room spray is made from 100% natural essential oil blends that are sure to bring peace and comfort to any space.

Natural Mist Air Spray: 100% Pure and Natural Essential Oils carefully selected to provide your home with beautiful, refreshing, and therapeutic scents.

360° Functionality: Easily spray your Natural Mist Air Spray continuously even when you turn it upside down!

Continuous Mist: The built-in air funnel technology allows you spray continuously without taking your finger off the spray nozzle.

Four Natural Scents: Let your senses feel the aromatic mist of natural essential oils blended together in four different ways. These natural scents remain in the air for long periods of time, keeping you refreshed & relaxed.

Low Carbon Footprint: GuruNanda is proud to produce all-natural room spray that utilizes planet-friendly packaging and produces an extremely small carbon footprint.
Overall Assessment: If you are seeking a variety of home fragrances, I highly recommend all of these gems. 

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  1. I've been burning candles like you wouldn't believe during Covid. I usually hoard them and only burn them every once in awhile. Which means I've only ever been through like one of "those" famous 3-wicks. However, since Covid started I've been through like five LOL. I would love to add a little variety to my stock though.

    1. Me too! I am finding that I am using things that I once used very sparingly with greater abandon now that we are living under the stay-at-home mandate!

  2. I remember you mentioning the candle and stick diffuser brands in the past, and their products sound heavenly! I have the Gurunanda oils and diffusers - they’re the best!

    1. They really are heavenly! I love the Gurunanda Oils and diffusers as well! They really are the best!

  3. I love the look of those candles. I don't use home scents since both of us are sensitive to them but I do occasionally use a GuruNanda one in my small bathroom. It's especially nice to turn on before company comes over (who knows when that will be??).

    1. Gurunanda in your small bathroom is perfect for your guests. Who knows when we'll have them again, indeed!

  4. I need a pretty diffuser like that!

  5. I adore the Sanari candles and I've been using my diffuser like never before!

    1. The Sanari candles are amazing! I know what you mean, my diffusers are getting a lot of use right now too!


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