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Ashleigh & Burwood Blog

  1. Our Top Tips for Working from Home

    Like a boss mug - Working from home

    1. Get dressed (even if you’re just changing from your nighttime pyjamas to your work-from-home pyjamas)

    Sticking to routines like getting dressed every day will help you feel more like you’re going to work, rather than just rolling out of bed and commuting to the sofa, and help get you into a working mindset

    2. Make a to-do list

    Working from home can be full of distractions, from long chats with the roommates you’re now sharing an office with to the latest binge-able TV series just a click away. Making a list of everything you want to achieve at the start of each day can help you fend off distractions and stay focused on the day’s goals.

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  2. How does an Ashleigh & Burwood Fragrance Lamp purify the air?

    Frosted Bloom Fragrance Lamp

    In order to understand how a Fragrance Lamp works, you first need to know the key parts of it. A Fragrance Lamp is made up of a decorative vase, catalytic stone/wick assembly, snuffer cap and crown and in order for it to work it needs our specialised alcohol-based Lamp Fragrance. The two most crucial parts of the Fragrance Lamp are the stone/wick assembly and the Lamp Fragrance. One of these without the other will not allow the Fragrance Lamp to work and purify your air. Now you know the basics, here’s the scientific bit…

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  3. A time for community care and family safety

    Obsidian Fragrance Lamp & Yoshino Waters Fragrance

    During this uncertain time of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, we are receiving daily updates on how we can protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community. From all of us here at Ashleigh & Burwood, we hope you are doing your best to stay positive and stay safe, as we are, during this challenging time. 

    While the advice from the government being updated every day, they have stressed that the best ways we can all help to keep COVID-19 from spreading is to ensure:

    • We are all washing our hands regularly, for longer than 20 seconds.
    • We regularly disinfect and clean frequently touched surfaces and objects, including kitchen counters, desks and phones.
    • We cough or sneeze into a tissue or sleeve (not our hands) to reduce the spread of germs.

     Alongside frequent handwashing and keeping our environments clean and disinfected, we at Ashleigh & Burwood think that our Fragrance Lamps can help give us all a little peace of mind.

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  4. Find the perfect gift for your Valentine

    Any lover of wonderful scents and luxurious home décor would be thrilled to unwrap these beautiful gifts this Valentine’s Day.

    The Heritage Collection Decorative Diffuser – Mauve

    The Heritage Collection Decorative Diffuser - Mauve

    What better way to celebrate the first Valentine’s Day of the 20s than with this beautiful mouth-blown glass diffuser, designed in a stunning Art Deco inspired style. Pair with your choice of fragrance and reeds.


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  5. How to choose a home fragrance

    How to Choose Your Home Fragrance

    Home fragrance has the ability to transform the atmosphere in your house, but with a wide range of fragrancing solutions and an even wider choice of fragrances available, where do you start? Here’s our guide to picking the ideal fragrance for your home.

    Consider the function of the room you’re fragrancing

    Fragrance should uplift and enhance your day to day life at home, not interfere with the function of the room you’re fragrancing. Make sure to avoid putting invigorating scents like citrus in the bedroom, where you’ll want to focus on sleeping and relaxing. Similarly, gourmand or fruity fragrances in the dining room can interfere with the taste of your food, so are best avoided in the area you dine in.

    Think about what mood you want to evoke in your home

    Fragrance is a wonderful way to create your desired home ambience, so to pick the right fragrance for your home you should first decide what kind of mood you’d like to evoke. If you’re looking for an opulent, luxurious atmosphere, seek out scents with rich notes like oud and heady, luscious florals. Whereas if you want your home to feel bright and fresh, look for aquatic scents like Sea Breeze or clean fragrances like Fresh Linen. For a spring vibe, turn to floral scents, especially those with green elements like our Peony and Tea Rose fragrances.

    Take into account what you want to achieve by fragrancing the room

    Why you want to fragrance each room will inform the best method of fragrancing to use. For rooms where you want to use fragrance to replace other, less desirable smells like the kitchen, turn to Fragrance Lamps which will remove the unwanted smell before fragrancing rather than ineffectively masking it. Other rooms may just want a backdrop of fragrance, for these you’ll want to use reed diffusers that provide continuous scent. And if you want to build a cosy atmosphere in the room with your fragrance scented candles are a perfect fit.

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  6. Behind the designs


    Scent might be at the heart of home fragrance, but a gorgeously designed candle vessel or stunning gift packaging is often what pushes a great fragrance to a must have item. We speak to Sumitta Spencer-Townson, our in-house designer behind our Wild Things collection, about how to create fragrance products that look as good as they smell.

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  7. Lamp Fragrance as unique as you

    Fragrance Mixing

    Have you ever wanted to create a fragrance in your home that was unique to you?

    Well with our Lamp Fragrances you can, blending together two scents will create a new, totally individual fragrance for your Fragrance Lamp!

    Read more to find out how to create your own fragrance, plus some of our favourite ‘recipes’…

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  8. A Short History of Scented Candles

    Group of scented candles

    Scented candles are now one of the most coveted home fragrance items; from budget votives to luxury splurges, they’ve before a self-care staple beloved by all. With the launch of our newest candles into The Scented Home, we take a look back at the beginnings of this fragrance star.

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  9. Giving Back to Nature and Helping Rhinos

    After launching our Wild Things collection in 2017, we were keen for the success of our bright, beautiful wildlife designs to give back to the animals which inspired them and we’re proud to be continuing our commitment to give back to nature this season. With our newest Wild Things release, the Rhino Saw Us design, we will be donating 20% of profits from sales to Helping Rhinos (registered charity number: 1175762), a fantastic charity working to ensure rhino conservation around the world.

    Rhino Saw Us Group of Products

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  10. How to Upcycle Your Empty Scented Candles

    In 2019, recycling, sustainability and green living are the words on everyone’s lips; it’s simply no longer possible to ignore the massive negative impact our way of living has on the environment. Particularly saddening for us at Ashleigh & Burwood is a report last week that revealed that millions of cheap Christmas candles will make their way to landfill sites this month, where they’re likely to remain for over a thousand years.

    Thankfully, we feel that our own candles are simply too beautiful to chuck away (who could bear to part with a Wild Things vessel?!) and so we’ve come up with plenty of ideas to reuse our burned out candles. Here are some of our favourites, which we will hope will inspire you to find a new use for your next empty candle vessel.

    Whether you’re planning on reusing, refilling or recycling your candle, the first step should always be to clean out any leftover wax and the old wick from the vessel.

    To clean your vessel, fill it with just enough hot water to cover the remaining wax, taking care not to burn yourself, and leave for 2 minutes to allow the wax to soften. Hold the vessel near top to avoid the hot base and carefully remove the wax with a spoon. Dispose of the excess wax and then pour the water away – make sure you don’t pour the wax down the sink as it can cause a blockage! If there’s any remaining wax, scoop it up and throw away. Wipe any leftover residue with a thick kitchen towel and repeat steps until the vessel is clean. Finally, remove the metal wick holder from the bottom of the vessel.

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