Winter is upon us, and it can be a long, challenging season for many.
Cold weather, short days, long nights — it’s enough to make anyone miss warm and sunny days. Actually, science says so too. Less daylight during the winter can actually interfere with your body’s natural chemistry, decreasing your brain’s release of serotonin (the hormone that regulates our moods and feelings of wellbeing).
As a brand centered around helping you regain your sense of holistic wellbeing, we’re here with some simple tips to warm up, destress, and uplift your spirits all throughout winter. The secret ingredient? Our massage candle.
Whenever you notice irritation (whether on your skin or in your mood) carve out some time to decompress and allow our essential oil candle to cleanse your mind, transport you to the warm, stunning village of Bohali, and take you on a Grecian island adventure.
Start your tension-melting ritual by burning the massage candle as you relax in a warm bath and imagine that the water around you is the warm, crystal water of the Ionian Sea. After this relaxation ritual, pour the warm candle wax onto your tension areas (or scoop it out with our olive wood spatula) to give yourself a luxurious, tension-melting massage. Not only will you feel rejuvenated and relaxed, your skin will feel replenished, rehydrated, and soothed.
You can relax even deeper knowing our two massage candle vessels—one a deep blue glass and one a beautiful organic ceramic—are infinitely reusable and gentle on the planet. Consider them a keepsake that will always remind you of warmth, serenity, and self-love.
Explore the Village of Bohali
Our essential oil candle recipe was intentionally crafted to transport your mind to the quaint village of Bohali, overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Bohali is a hilltop village perched atop the luscious hilltops of Zakynthos—boasting panoramic views of lush greenery and blue waters.
Bohali is not only breathtakingly beautiful, it’s rich in Greek history. The Venetian castle is located in Bohali, as well as a museum that dives into the history of the Greek Revolution, the Greek Navy, and Greece’s role in the World Wars. The village of Bohali played an important role in the Greek Revolution as it hosted refugees from mainland Greece.
As a brand shaped by Greek heritage and tradition, we’re proud that our Bohali Nights Massage Candle emulates this unique village. We invite you to let its light aroma of wild herbs, flowers, and pine trees dance around you as you imagine and absorb the gorgeous views and luxurious moisture in Bohali's warm salt air.
Warm Up with Our Bohali Nights Massage Candle
At this point, Bohali sounds amazing, but you’re probably wondering what actually sets our massage candle recipe apart from the rest.
For starters, we use a unique, luxurious blend of essential oils instead of synthetic fragrances. Each of these oils plays a specific role in the mission to reduce stress in your body, uplift your spirits, cleanse your mind, and nourish your skin.
- Geranium: Research shows that geranium essential oil is antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory, treating various skin conditions like acne and dermatitis (aka dry, itchy winter skin). Geranium also has unique calming capabilities, and it’s known to reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress while uplifting depressive moods.
- Grapefruit: This beautiful citrus aroma is known to calm the body, reducing blood pressure and stress levels. Evidence suggests that the scent of grapefruit essential oil also aids in healthy digestion, balancing moods, and soothing anxiety.
- Rosemary: Considered a sacred herb by ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Hebrews, and Romans—Rosemary has been used for centuries to improve memory, instill protection, relieve pain & fatigue, and soothe the mind. It helps to regulate the nervous system, reducing stress and tension, boosting mental activity, improving clarity, aiding respiratory function, strengthening the immune system, and stabilizing moods.
All of these essential oils work together to create the perfect essential oil candle recipe, boasting a unique aroma with relaxing hints of sea salt air, uplifting notes of citrus, and calming scents of fresh mountain air.
Once heated in the warm wax, these oils turn into the perfect healing body balm. The moisture from these oils, including apricot oil, will nourish your skin and restore your cells. Geranium and rosemary are also sebum-balancing, meaning they’ll lock in moisture without making your skin feel oily or overwhelmed.
Plus, the warmth of the wax of the massage candle will soothe areas of tension, calm inflammation, and give you the warm comfort you need in the middle of a long winter.
Discover Our Limited-Edition Candle Collab with Asa Mono
Our coveted oil massage candle has a new, limited-edition ceramic pouring vessel! These organically and intentionally shaped vessels are handcrafted by local artist, Asa Mono. The lip of the vessel is shaped for easy access to the warm, therapeutic wax, and you’ll find Asa Mono’s Japanese maker’s mark (as well as the Ouli’s famous olive branch logo) imprinted on the candle.
Consider these vessels a subtle reminder that your purchase supports two small, female-owned businesses—and relax a little deeper knowing you’re making a positive and personal impact.
P.S. Once our Asa Mono collab candles are gone, they’re gone for good!