“Candle light and soul forever, A dream of you and me together, Say you believe it, say you believe it.”If you weren’t a Spice girls fan I apologise. This year our homes have become our safe place and there is nothing nicer than curling up on the sofa to watch The Crown and lighting something  warm and inviting. You can also be guaranteed that the people you love would appreciate one as a gift.



Irish Brand Waxperts have released a beautful limited edition candle with a conscience for Christmas With notes of frankincense, tuberose, amber and myrrh. It is Christmas in a glass! Burn time of approximately 45 hours. And best of all €3 from every candle sold goes directly to Peter McVerry Trust. They retail at €30.00 and are available at http://www.waxperts,ie

Ellen says “White Christmas is my favourite Christmas movie. It reminds me of growing up, watching it at home surrounded by the twinkle of Christmas lights, a warm fire and my family.”  “Christmas can be a difficult time of the year for so many, but especially for those without a home to call their own. We knew we wanted to use this opportunity to help give something to those that need it this festive season.”

This is why Waxperts are donating €3 to the Peter McVerry Trust from each White Christmas candle sold.

Rossi & Rossi Candles has just added a brand-new candle to its core range of six especially for Christmas called “Winter”.


Designed to evoke the memories of Christmases past – and, hopefully future – “Winter” is an intoxicating blend of citrus and spice that is evocative of seasonal baking and a warm, welcoming home, something that many of us will miss out on this year due to COVID restrictions.


Explaining the inspiration behind her latest creation, Anne Rossi says: “When it comes to evoking memories, smell is undoubtedly the most powerful of all the senses. With a bright splash of orange that melts into a delicious spicy cinnamon, we wanted to recreate the warmth of an Irish home at Christmas.


“Of course, this year, many of us may not be able to spend as much time with our loved ones in the homes that we would like this year, but this scent will deliver the feeling of home through the sense of smell wherever you are spending Christmas. Essentially “Winter” is a warm, welcoming hug and a feeling of home in a candle.


“What more could anyone want for Christmas at the end of a particularly difficult year?”


Anne Rossi works from her clinic in Clontarf, Dublin.  All candles are created with thoughtful consideration and hand-poured with love. They are palm-free soy wax candles blended with pure essential oils.


Other candles in the range include: Feuilles de Tabac, Patchouli & Rosehip, Rhubarb and Plum, Sleepy Lavender, Lime, Basil & Mandarin, and Thai Basil & Mango.


All candles have a correspondingly scented diffuser.


Candles, €22, Diffusers, €26 can be delivered anywhere in Ireland. Please contact annerossi@mail.com (01) 833 7021.  


Laurence J