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Why we are SO passionate about Natural Scented Candles?

Why are we so passionate about Natural Scented Candles? Emily started making candles as it was so hard to find waxes that were 100% natural and scent ONLY with aromatherapy oils.  After years of working in buying and product development, she became disillusioned with the harmful ingredients being used in home fragrance. Paraffin wax is most popular wax used and all the “luxury” candles are made primarily with synthetic scents and often include ‘scent boosters’ to help a smaller amount of fragrance go further as it's cheaper for the manufacturers.   Natural, Paraffin-Free Candles So, at this stage you may be thinking, “what exactly is a natural candle?” Well, we get this question a lot, so we’ve written a whole blog post dedicated to explaining...

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How to Make Soy Candles With Therapeutic Essential Oils

Our founder, Emily,  started Yougi from her kitchen, fuelled by the fact that she couldn’t find any fragrance products on the market that ticked all of her boxes. They were either filled with unnecessary chemicals and unnatural fragrance, weren’t high-quality enough or were hugely expensive! So she took matters into her own hands, crafting candles and other essential-oil based goodies that were great for the planet and great for the soul. The brilliant thing about making your own candles is the level of control that you have. It means that you can truly create something that serves you in the ways you need it to, picking essential oil blends that allow you to reconnect with yourself and disconnect from daily...

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5 Steps to Better Sleep

You may be feeling tired but wired right now, and the desire to curl up under the duvet and catch those all-important ZZZ’s becomes more appealing by the minute. Yet, the reality of actually drifting off and staying asleep is often easier said than done. If that all sounds far too familiar and you’re craving a good night’s sleep, fear not and listen up – I'm  shedding light on my daily habits that make a soul-soothing difference.  So what are the 5 steps to better sleep?  1 - Repair your body by pulling tension out of your muscles with simple yoga stretches in the evening.  2 - Replenish your energy sustainably by doing easy breathing practices, and some mid-afternoon rest positions that...

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What is a Natural Candle?

Once you try Yougi candle you won't go back. Yep, they're different to other candles - we're that confident. And here's why... 1 - We only ever use 100% natural wax. Never paraffin! (which is a crude oil derivative). It has been claimed that paraffin wax releases toxic fumes when burnt - and this 2009, study confirmed it. So the result is... no black soot or no smoke marks on your walls.   2 - WE only use 100% cotton and paper wicks. Never any metals or lead, making them completely clean burning. 3 - WE only use 100% natural fragrances with the purest possible essential oils - no synthetics - no artificial colours, no scent boosters, no preservatives, no chemical binders. Just pure 100% natural wax and 100% natural...

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13 Small Steps to Wellbeing

Here are some of our tried and tested steps to wellbeing.  You don't have to do them all - pick the steps that work for you. These will help make it easier to take little moments to pause, relax, move, feel good and take care of your mental health, every day. Write in a journalSometimes we don’t want to talk about our worries – but writing them down can be just as effective in helping us deal with them, and is particularly effective before bed. So, the next time your head’s swimming with what-ifs, pick up a pencil. Shake it offNext time you feel heavy with worry, jump to your feet and shake your limbs and head. You’ll be surprised...

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