We made it through another month. Woo hoo! From the arrival of the vaccine to the ending of the MCO (movement control order), things are slowly starting to look up. Even our houses are beginning to feel more like home again, with work moving back to the office and workouts moved back to the gym. 

 

Since you loved the self-love gifts we shared last month, we’re going to make it a monthly feature – just in time for payday! Take it as a much-needed reminder to do something nice for yourself because you deserve it. You’ll also be supporting some stellar local brands, so it’s a gift that’ll keep on giving. Spoil yourself with these self-care picks:

 

 

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You can never have too many candles, especially when they’re from Barn & Jones! The natural soy wax candle brand offers an array of soothing scents that allow you to experience the tranquil outdoors in the comfort of your own living room, such as hiking through alpine trails and dancing among wildflowers. What we love about their bestseller, Northern Lights, is that its scent evolves with each burn – the lemon, bergamot, winter berry, flowering succulent, violet and white musk take turns to shine.

 

 

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A tote bag created to be carried through heartbreak, joy, celebrations, speed bumps and high roads, this item from Oh Sebenar is a classic. A wardrobe staple, it goes with everything and can fit more than just your essentials! It can also help reduce decision fatigue – just grab your trusty tote bag and go, instead of wasting time and energy trying to decide which bag to carry.

 

 

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As calming as they are, you can’t fall asleep with candles lit, but you can enjoy the same aromatherapy with Vase Creation’s pillow mist. Spritz it on your pillows and linen, get comfy, and slowly start to breathe in and out. The hand-blend of organic pure essential oils (lavender patchouli, sweet orange, roman chamomile, vetiver and cedarwood), will help you journey into a deep, quality sleep. Enjoy the smooth, relaxing ride!

 

 

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Known for their ‘boxes of happiness’, Sugar And I are on a mission to make people smile with their delicious desserts. Their combo box includes fan-favorites, Bombolonis and Japanese Cream Puffs, which are comfortingly soft, bursting rich and fabulous flavours in your mouth – a celebration (of happiness) indeed!

 

 

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If your self-care rituals include following a therapeutic skincare routine before bed, add this hydration booster from Millefleur to your nightly roster. The organic serum is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that aid in the repairing of cells for healthier, radiant skin. Its gel-based vegan formula is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin to also be able to achieve a fresh feeling and glowing complexion!

The first thing we can’t wait to do when we bring home a candle is light it up that night and bask in the calming candlelight. It’s our favorite way to unwind – the soothing scents melting the day away as we enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode.

With G Candles, the intricate designs have us thinking twice about burning the beautifully crafted bodies – instead, we look forward to decorating our dressing tables with these chic pieces that make for a captivating centerpiece.

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White Candles Symbolise Purity and Virtue in an Absolute Sense. They Can Attract Positive Energies and Good Luck While Dispersing Negativities, and Purifying The Surrounding Environment. 💫💫💫💫 There Is Beauty In Simplicity If You love My Handmade Candles Plz Tag Your Friends in Comment ❤️ #itsgcandles #candles #specialcandle #candlelover #giftideas #handmade_candle

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G Candles was founded by Ghazal, an Iranian architect living in Malaysia with an affinity for art. She’s been making candles for years, but what started as a hobby, to spruce up her home and spoil her loved ones, became a profitable passion project during the MCO – like many others, Ghazal started a business from her own kitchen.

How did you come up with the distinctive design?

I’ve always appreciated the beauty of the human body – all shapes, sizes and appearances. Everyone’s uniqueness always catches my eye, so to me, the human body is the best work of art.

Other than the design, what else makes your candles special?

When I was trying to figure out how I could separate my brand from the others, I realised that love was the key ingredient – I hand-pour my candles and spend hours experimenting with the colours, so I feel very connected to them.

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The Perfect Pair … Dm For More Info 🌸 #candles #giftideas #homedecor #handmade #candlesofinstagram #uniquegifts #bodyart #cutethings #candlelover #itsgcandles

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Many people overlook the ingredients of a candle because they aren’t being consumed. Why is it important to know what’s inside of them?

Many candles contain paraffin wax and the hydrocarbon mixture is actually harmful for the environment. I produce natural, vegan candles out of soy wax, which is cleaner and safer for both your health and the environment – thankfully, bigger candle brands are shifting to soy wax and non-toxic blends.

It has become increasingly important for businesses to be more sustainable. How else have you been practicing sustainability?

We safely deliver our organic candles in plastic-free packaging.

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At Its_G_candles All Our Candles Are Vegan . Soy Wax is a Vegetable Wax Made From The Oil Of Soybeans. 🧡 #candles #candlesofinstagram #candlelover #candlelight #bestgifts #itsgcandles #uniquegifts

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If you’re looking to add more allure to your space, a candle from G Candles would be the perfect piece of décor – or get it as a glamorous gift! Her best-sellers are the sultry black and millennial pink, but customers are able to customise their candles with luxurious scents, dazzling designs and bright colours. She recently added a male torso candle to diversify her collection.

Shop her Instagram page here.