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There are certain smells that we always associate with pleasant memories – for some, it is the smell of earth, after the first rains, for others, it is the aroma of incense sticks in the prayer room. There are certain smells that always relax your mind and calm your body – these are the smells that remind you of something or someone nice or take you away to a world that is far away from the harsh realities of life.
Unfortunately for us, we are at a time in our lives, where things are not in the best of state and we need that positive reinforcement. Almost all of us are locked inside our own homes, with nowhere to go and not much to do at home. Many of us are also having to work from home, which can prove to be quite tough, especially when you have multiple people at home; on the other hand, people who stay alone will also tell you a similar tale that they too miss a certain sense of comfort.
However, if you are a regular shopper at the Maeva Store, then making an environment that comforts you and soothes you, should become a lot easier. Allow us to tell you a few simple tips and tricks that will help you stay focused a lot more easily, during these trying times.
First of all, clear out an area that you intend to use as your workspace and then take a little time to set it up. If you have any floral bouquets, table décor or succulents that you have already purchased from the Maeva Store, set them up to make your workspace pretty and inspiring. Now, let’s move on to creating the perfect atmosphere – let’s say you have been assigned to write an article on travel and tourism, you will want to be actually sitting on a sunny beach, with one of those exotic looking cocktails by your side. Unfortunately, that would not be possible, but you can always create that same atmosphere, by using fragrances that remind you of the ocean. You can choose from your gorgeous looking Amalfi Coast candles or you could look at Walk by the Beach, because these are sure to transport you to the coast and you will be able to feel your creativity ramp up several notches.
Now, let’s say, you need to get that extra energy to complete an urgent project for work, but your mind just refuses to wake up from this deep slumber like mood. The reed diffusers with some soothing spices, essential oils such as Lemon, Mandarin, Refresh, Energising, mood elevators such as Limitless and Walkin’ on Sunshine are great to pep you up and give you that zing in your step. And when you are done for the day, and just want to relax and retreat to some quiet corner of your mind, choose from the essential such as Spiritual, Patchouli, Serenity or mood elevators such as Space Of Your Own, Deep in the Forest or Quiet Rendezvous. And don’t worry if you don’t have all of these – use what you have and make sure that you add the rest to your wishlist!
The great thing about these essential oils and mood elevators is that you need not get any special aromatherapy sets – if you have any one of the Maeva Store sets – Owl, Bunny, Amore, or Red Heart, you can use them!
In case you have our wax sachet, White Tuberose or you have any of our fragranced sachets such as Seashore, Sandy Beach, Juicy Apples, Vanilla Spice, Gardenia, Exotic Garden, you can leave them hanging around anywhere in your home and their incredible fragrance will transport you to a better world.
Try doing any of the above and we are sure it will your lockdown a little more efficient and interesting.
Hola Amigos! We are back with a very interesting article or rather this is going to be the most exciting one so far. Like we always tell that our candle jars are versatile and re-usable once the wax is all used up. Today we are going to spill out a few amazing ways to use the containers.
We have all kinds of beautiful containers: the glass jar, the tumbler, frosted glass, flared glass to name a few. A few out of 100 ways to use them are: makeup brush stand, as planters or grow your own plants in them, quickly add in the layers of mouthwatering food items and pat your back for recognizing the chef in you.
We have chosen few effortless, hassle-free desserts/dishes that will be ready in no time to be devoured! Firstly, Don’t be lazy, make sure you wash the jar once the wax is all used up. Wash it the second time just to sure that the container has no wax particles and is free of fragrance. Now while it dries you choose from below the recipe you want to try and organize the ingredients accordingly. Let the drooling commence.
Breakfast on the go: Fruit Parfait
Candle jar used: 10 oz glass jar
Prep time: 5 mins
Setting time: 7 mins
Total time: 12 mins
Method: Let’s start with a thick layer of strawberry yogurt (or it could be any flavor of your choice), add a layer of banana (I added a little extra, coz why not?) then add few tablespoons of Muesli. You have completed the first set of layering in like a min. Bravo! Now let’s start with the second set, start by adding yogurt again, next add a layer of fresh cut kiwi (or any other fruit of your choice), and top it off with another layer of muesli to give it a crunchy finish.
Note: You can add any fruit of your choice, even better add a mix of fruits to give it more flavor.
Who can ever say no to pani-puris? The highlight of every party! You will just learn the chicest way of presenting pani-puris!
Easy-peasy Snack: Pani-puri shots
Candle jar used: Everyday votive shot glass
Prep time: 10 mins
Setting time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
A packet of readymade Pani-puris
For the mix:
2 green chilies- thinly sliced
Cilantro- thinly sliced
Salt to taste
Paper boat- Jaljeera
Method: Start by boiling the potatoes, meanwhile assemble the other ingredients. Once boiled, peel it and mash the potatoes until you get a smooth texture. Now, add the cut chilies, cilantro, salt and mix well. Add chickpeas in the end.
Pour the paper boat jaljeera in the shot glasses, add the potato mix to the puris and place it on top of the shot glasses. Add a little more drama by aligning the shot glasses in a setting (maybe a straight line, or form a triangle). Now you are ready to start the shots competition. Enjoy!
Making desserts are the most fun. The one we made was easy, simple and delicious.
Dessert heaven: Brownie-ice cream Heaven
Candle jar used: Nalini Clear Glass
Prep time: 5 mins
Setting time: 7 mins
Total time: 12 mins
Strawberry/ vanilla ice-cream
Method: Start by grinding the brownies in a mixer. Remember, we need a thick texture. Next, grind the Oreo biscuits (without the cream) until you get a fine texture then keep aside. Now, in the clear glass jar, add a thick layer of brownies and then a thin layer of Oreo to add a little crunch. Now add a layer of ice-cream (flavor of your choice) and decorate it with few colorful gems. Bravo, you have finished the first set of layering. Now REPEAT all the steps to complete the second set of layering. Give it a stylish finish by adding a bar of dark chocolate. Now enjoy.
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