Review: NEOM Cocooning Home Candle & #NeomStressLessChallenge

Wednesday 9 April 2014

This month, NEOM have launched a new promotional campaign called the #NeomStressLessChallenge which features one of their star products, the Cocooning Home Candle.

Stress is one of the main (if not the main) side effects of our crazy, busy and wholly demanding society, and we could all do with a little help from time to time to manage it and keep it in check.  There are lots of ways to de-stress at home with one of my favourites being using essential oils, as Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to help improve mood and promote a more balanced sense of wellbeing.  With this in mind, I was eager to try out NEOM's new Stress Less Challenge which uses their Cocooning Home Candle as an at-home treatment.

The Cocooning Home Candle is a large three wick candle made of vegetable wax (no paraffin or chemical nasties) and an exclusive blend of six pure essential oils.  These are Roman Chamomile (for reducing anxiety symptoms), Jasmine and Ylang Ylang (for deep relaxation), and three Citrus essential oils, Mandarin, Lemon and Orange, which all help to combat those blue feelings.

The #NeomStressLessChallenge - How does it work?
Step 1:  Light the NEOM Cocooning candle and allow the aroma-therapeutic air to gently
scent the space.
Step 2:  Leave lit for at least 1-2 hours to feel the full effects of this calming treatment.
Step 3:  Use once or repeat during stressful periods and keep track of your stress levels to
report on your treatment.

I've tried the challenge twice in the last fortnight and can confirm that the scent of the Cocooning Candle is incredibly relaxing.  Both times I used it were in the evenings after I'd gotten home after a busy day and it does help to calm you down and refocus your mind on other things.  The overall aroma is uplifting and sweet (it's certainly the sweetest out of all of the NEOM scents I've tried), but never becomes cloying or overpowering, the balance is just right.  I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who is feeling stressed, whether you're a new mum, a student going through essay hell or simply having a difficult time.

NEOM's Cocooning Home Candle* burns for up to 55 hours and retails for £39.50.  Available from  / NEOM's new Stress Less E-Zine, offering advice and tips, is free to download and read here.    

What are your top tips for dealing with stress?

[If stress is having a serious negative impact on your life and you're struggling to cope, please see your GP.] 
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  1. Candles are such a good relaxation method, even having some burning relaxed me, and if they smell good even better. Neom candles have been on my wish list for ages!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Definitely! They are gorgeous and well worth the splurge!

  2. oh my god get this candle in my life!! xx

  3. I've not tried this brand but im a massive fan of candles, and I always like something that relaxes me, so I think I may give this one a go.

    Jess x

  4. I really want to try the NEOM products, especially this particular candle! I featured it in my Mothers Day gift idea post.

    I just wish I could afford one :(

    Laura x

    1. They are pricey but the scent is incredible and they last agesssss! I have one from Christmas that I'm still burning in my bathroom x

  5. I could really do with less stress - yep, I think I NEED this candle!


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