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Thriving: Taking Time for Myself and Self Care

Self care is important! Check out a few ways to use Chesapeake Bay Candles in your self care.

Thank you Chesapeake Bay Candle for partnering with Everyday Eyecandy on this post about my ongoing search for ways to practice self-care! We all need to do it! 

self care with Chesapeake Bay candles




About twice a month, I get a day off from my day job. Now in the past, those days were always spent running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to do ALL THE THINGS in those 48 hours.

My day off became just as stressful as a regular work day. I always ended them tired and longing for more time to just relax.

But this year, in the name of thriving and taking care of myself, I decided that one of those days would be Self Care day of the month. In other words, anything I did that day would be about me: getting my hair done, taking myself to breakfast, a pedicure, bingeing on Netflix all day or relaxing in bed with a cup of coffee and a great book.

Last week, I decided that it was going to be a bed and a great book self-care kind of day.  Scents and candles have always said relaxation to me and I knew it was the perfect time to try out the The Chesapeake Bay Mind & Body collection.

First, the Chesapeake Bay Candles from this collection  are  gorgeous…

chesapeake bay mind and body collection for self care

All the candles are made from a natural soy wax blend and feature self-trimming wicks.

The natural wooden lids add a classy touch to them and the soft colored frosted jar candles allow the light of the flame to shine through when burning.  ALL of the scents are amazing, but my favorites for relaxation are the Peace + Tranquility Candle ( Cashmere Jasmine) ( which has fresh and clean notes of lily of the valley and bergamot, along with Jasmine, cotton blossom, rose, cashmere woods, white musk and sandalwood) and the Focus + Patience Candle ( Tobacco Cedar)  ( which contains calming and inspiring notes of black tea, cinnamon bark and cedar, wrapped in smoked birch and musk).

I’m actually planning to use the other two candles in this collection for my birthday weekend home spa day.

chesapeake bay candles mind and body collection




The fragrance description of the The  Love + Passion Candle ( Grapefruit Mango) reads: “Young love blossoms with blushing peach nectar, sparkling orange and tart grapefruit. Notes of tropical mango and juicy berries are wrapped in a delicate floral bouquet capturing the alluring feeling of a new romance. Creamy coconut, vanilla and sheer musk adds softness and poetry to this colorful voyage of love and passion.”

The Joy+Laughter Candle ( Cranberry Dahlia) description reads  “A blissful fruity top of cassis, cranberry and plum nectar smiles at the crest. Rose and dahlia meet in the middle with pink peppercorn as a note of a full-bodied red wine sings sweetly of past memories and family gatherings. Cedarwood and mahogany ground this fragrance as a touch of spice adds complexity to an overall light and gleeful air.”

Listen, they smell as divine as the description say they do. I can’t wait to light  up these Chesapeake Bay Candles and relax on my birthday. There will be chocolate involved too…



Head on over to the Chesapeake Bay Home Page to find out more about the Mind and Body collection from Chesapeake Bay Candles and choose one or two..or all of them for yourself!

Which candle sounds like one you would like to try?

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Self care is important! Check out a few ways to use Chesapeake Bay Candles in your self care.
  • Reply
    Alli Smith
    April 14, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I’m totally on board for taking time out for some self-care. Yesterday, I took the afternoon off for some mani/pedi time. I finished the evening with a home-cooked meal by my husband and a good movie. It was amazing. I’ll have to try these candles. They are so pretty and I know I’ll love the smell.

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    April 14, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I like this self care day. There are some many different ways to do a self care day. Few extra minutes spent soaking in the tub sounds wonderful right now.

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    Christy Maurer
    April 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Those candles are so pretty! We definitely need to take care of ourselves! I feel like I am constantly working on either my blog or housework! People might think staying home means relaxing, but they’re wrong. I need some self-care time.

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    April 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

    It’s very important to take care of yourself! I think it’s wonderful that you have decided to use one of your free days to relax and do something for yourself.

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    April 14, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I am with you I think that moms and dads each need to have time to spoil themselves. Over this last month it’s been very rough at our house so I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a spoiled day coming up real soon.

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    Tessa S
    April 14, 2017 at 11:06 am

    It is always important to take time for yourself. I strongly recommend this to everyone. If I dont take time to myself I am a monster for my family – haha.

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    April 14, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I should have made today a self care day. Alas I did work. I need to add this into my monthly routine more.

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    Pam Wattenbarger
    April 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Both of these candles sound like they would smell amazing. I love tropical and citrus scents so I would like the Love +Passion one best.

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    Lisa Favre
    April 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Ohhh, yes – this is an idea I need to quickly adapt. I feel like I’m always working, always thinking – and not thinking enough of myself. I would love to indulge in a “break day!”

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    My Teen Guide
    April 14, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    I am a big fan of scented candles! There are so many different scents that you can mix and match for a more personalized and distinct experience. I have to check out the Chesapeake Bay candles. I am already loving the scents they put together!

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    April 15, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Self care is so important. In todays world, it’s go, go, go – all the time. However, this can quickly lead to burn out and all facets of life will suffer! My favorite is a spa day + dessert!

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    Kita Bryant
    April 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed this brand. I don’t see them much around where I live though.

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    April 15, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    I love the idea of taking time for yourself! Ignoring the mountain of items still to do and going to bed to be comfy and reading a good book sounds like an amazing evening to me!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    April 16, 2017 at 9:49 am

    We all need a little time to ourselves. I love candles and especially ones that relax me so the Chesapeake Bay Mind & Body collection is something I will have to check out for sure. Thanks for sharing these products.

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    April 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    I love a day off and spend it for pampering myself. I haven’t tried Chesapeake Bay Candles yet but I’d really like to try their Peony Bouquet and Balance + Harmony ones.

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    April 17, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I’m in some major need of self care! I feel like I’ve been a little burnt out lately. I’ll have to check these candles out – they sound fantastic!

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    April 17, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Loving the branding of these candles. The wording on them are making me already feeling tranquil sometimes affirmations mixed with a beautiful scent is a perfect way to get instant peace.

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    April 17, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Those candles look so elegant and have a real spa like look to them. I’d love to get some for my home.

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    Amanda Love
    April 21, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Wow! This is awesome. It’s good to dedicate a day for yourself, whether it’s once a week, or once a month so long as you’re giving yourself time to rejuvenate that’s really going to help. These candles sound amazing as well!

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      April 25, 2017 at 5:22 am

      They are really amazing!

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