Include Home Décor in Your Wellness Routine

by | May 8, 2018 | Productive Slow Living | 2 comments

This post is sponsored by Chesapeake Bay Candle. All opinions are my own.


Step through the front door of my home, and you learn three things:

1 – Two orange tabbies and a beagle are our gate-keepers.

2 – Color surrounds me.

3 – Candles are an obsession.

Creating a home environment that makes us feel happy and calm is so important to overall wellness. For me, my pets bring me joy, color brightens my world and I use candles for visual appeal and aromatherapy throughout my home.

Include Home Décor in Your Wellness Routine

If you love burning candles throughout your home and you’re as quality obsessed as I am when it comes to the wax, scents and containers used in them, you need to know about Chesapeake Bay Candle. This is a product that is so easy for me to talk about because I’m already a loyal customer.

I started using Chesapeake Bay Candle a little over a year ago. The Mind & Body Collection is my favorite! This line, developed with a wellness-driven approach to home fragrance, mirrors my holistic approach to health. I know so many of you relate, which is why I was excited for a chance to tell you all about this collection and why candles are a must-have in my décor.

Lighting candles is part of my daily routine because of the positive effects aromatherapy has on the mind and body.

Studies on the effects of smelling essential oils show fragrance is more than a satisfying aroma. Certain scents stimulate brain areas that dictate mood and emotion. This explains why specific scents trigger memories. Think of how the smell of a favorite childhood holiday treat, like gingerbread, baking in the oven makes you feel happy, calm and free. Aromatherapy is powerful!

The focus on mindfulness, wellness and slowing down that Chesapeake Bay Candle puts into their Mind & Body Collection resonates with my Productive Slow Living approach.

The entire line of jar candles and reed diffusers are designed with a clean, minimalistic aesthetic. They are gorgeous!

Include Home Décor in Your Wellness Routine

I keep my favorite, Balance + Harmony, in our family room. The scent, Waterlily Pear, combines juicy tropical fruits, ripened peach, and delicious pear with hints of fresh delicate florals. Watery greens and creamy coconut in the background offer a sense of balance and bring the outdoors in as sandalwood fuses with the green foliage and subtle rosewood. I also keep a Balance + Harmony diffuser in our guest room and honestly, sometimes I go in there and don’t want to leave! The scent is so mild and relaxing.


Congratulations to Ashley, the winner of one Waterlily Pear jar candle. Ashley was randomly selected from the giveaway on my Instagram page.

The giveaway ended 11:59PM Easter Daylight Time on 12 May, 2018. Be sure to follow @gigistewartma and @chesapeakebaycandle for future giveaways, home decor, wellness and more!


The soft pastels in the serene palette used for this collection look like they were created for my home.

We use color everywhere, but it’s never imposing, so the jars fit right into my existing décor. Once illuminated, the light of the flame shines through the soft colored frosted glass jars giving off a soft glow.


Confidence + Freedom is an Oak Moss Amber scent that Dreamy keeps on his bedside table. The blue glass fits seamlessly into our ocean-themed décor. Not to mention, the fragrance of crystal marine and shimmering ozone with lavender, sage, white cedar and oak moss bring the décor to life through scent! Warm amber, oriental spice and sensual patchouli notes make this the perfect winding down candle!

Include Home Décor in Your Wellness Routine

I tuck the natural wooden lids next the candles for an added touch and texture in my décor.

Include Home Décor in Your Wellness Routine


Courage + Wisdom has subtle nuances of cinnamon, clove and patchouli blended with gardenia. This Teakwood Incense aroma stimulates the senses!

I love giving Chesapeake Bay Candle as gifts, too!

Two of my favorites for gifting are Joy + Laughter and Love + Passion.

The fruity floral Cranberry Dahlia scents of Joy + Laughter is perfect tucked into a picnic gift basket as a housewarming gift. In fact, I always pack a gorgeous candle when we have a picnic. It adds a touch of elegance to the occasion. The grounding scents of cedarwood and mahogany in this candle create a soothing complexity I simply love!

Include Home Décor in Your Wellness Routine

Love + Passion is a Grapefruit Mango candle with scents of peach nectar, sparkling orange and tart grapefruit. A delicate floral aroma accents tropical mango and juicy berries. You could probably guess this candle is my top choice for the kitchen. It brightens up even the dreariest day and is perfect year-round. But I also keep an extra in my study where all my writing and website work takes place.

Include Home Décor in Your Wellness Routine

All CBC candles are made from a natural soy wax blend and feature self-trimming wicks. The carefully crafted fragrances are enhanced with all-natural essential oils. With small, medium and large jar candles, 3-wick coffee table jar candles, and reed diffusers, Chesapeake Bay Candle has something for every space!

Be sure to follow Chesapeake Bay Candle on social media:

Instagram: @chesapeakebaycandle

Facebook: @chesapeakebaycandle

Twitter: @cbaycandle

Pinterest: @cbaycandle

Include Home Décor in Your Wellness Routine


  1. Jeanie

    I love the smell of candles in my home! It’s very calming and relaxing. I ‘light up’ every day, as soon as I walk through the door. Gardenia is my favorite scent.


    • Gigi Stewart

      Oh, I love gardenia scented candles, too!! It definitely makes a difference to me to have candles burning in our home! xo


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