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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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How Natural Scent can help you manage Stress and Sleep

Hands up who has noticed some changes in their sleeping patterns lately? Yep, well you’re not alone. Constant change, and uncertainty will definitely do that to you. Whether you're not getting enough sleep, or you're sleeping in later than expected, many of us have experienced disruption in our routines. Luckily, with some small changes, you can get back on track.  How is the stress affecting my sleep cycle? The impact of the pandemic has undoubtedly been widespread, and most, if not all, of us have felt it in one way or another. If you're working from home more than you did before, you may be feeling the effects of less natural exercise and less natural sunlight. Naturally, your circadian rhythm might be...

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How to Repurpose your Candle Glass

It’s always sad when your favourite candle burns out, but we’ve there are many ways to repurpose it.  Our candles are paraffin-free so they burn completely clean, you shouldn’t have any black marks on your glass.  You can use hot soapy water for the residue if you need to. Then, it’s time to get creative… Make a new candle  Reusing the glass to make a new candle is a great way to cut down on waste, get into creative flow and save money. We give written a step by step guide on candle making. All you need to do is get a candle making kit.  Make a mini planter Okay so the obvious thing to do it to put some...

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