Candles with a Conscience

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Photo courtesy of SevenSevenSeventeen

Right at this moment, I have the most glorious smell wafting through the air near me. I’m burning a Hello Calm Moroccan Rose candle by SevenSevenSeventeen and the smell is devine. However, I’m not just here today to bang on about lovely smelly candles and nasal pleasure (which I do have a weakness for). These scented candles have a conscience, as £1 from every candle sold goes to the PANDAS charity. PANDAS is a charity that provides advice and support for people affected by pre/antenatal and post natal depression. PANDAS relies heavily on volunteers, so any support they receive is essential for their continuing service.

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Perinatal depression (depression that can occur either during pregnancy or in the first year following birth) affects 1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men. That’s right, it’s not just women that it affects. Perinatal depression is different form the baby blues. It is more serious and is long term.

Symptoms include:

  • feeling tearful or low
  • lack of energy
  • extreme changes in appetite
  • feeling worthlessness, guilty or emotionally numb.
  • lack of or too much sleep
  • lack of interest in sex
  • difficulty concentrating
  • lack of interest in the baby

PANDAS provides a helpline, email support team and local support groups across the UK. They also have separate Facebook groups for both Mums and Dads. All volunteers that work with PANDAS have lived in experience of perinatal mental health illness.

SevenSevenSeventeen have joined up with PANDAS and have produced these lovely candles to help raise money for the cause. Their candles are made from natural ingredients (if that’s a concern of yours) and hand-poured in England. They’re an affordable luxury range of candles and with a starting price of £14, I’d agree this isn’t a bad price at all for these lovely candles that definitely have a luxury feel (most luxury candles are about £30+). They have seven different fragrances each with a different purpose or “mantra”.

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The delivery of them was very quick and come in a nice box. The candle is in brown glass and comes with a screw on lid. They would make a lovely gift for someone or just as a treat for yourself.

Last week, it was Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week , which helps raise awareness of “the most common complication of childbirth”. The campaign encourages people to ask women who are pregnant/have just given birth, how they are feeling. Thus encouraging women and giving them a chance to open up and talk. In my previous post here, I talked about the importance of opening up and talking to someone (anyone) if you have PND.

SevenSevenSeventeen candles are a great way to support a fantastic cause at the same time as giving yourself a little treat. The link for their website it here.

PANDAS Helpline: 0843 28 98 401

PANDAS Email support: info@pandasfoundation.org.uk

DISCLAIMER: I have not been paid to write this article. I wrote this post to help promote a worthy cause and great company.

8 comments

  1. angelanoelauthor · May 13

    I’m so glad you wrote this post. I think the more we can share about people doing good, and for the right reasons, the more people will get in the game and do the same. Thank you so much for sharing this–I wonder if they’re available in the US? I’ll have to check it out.

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    • thebeasley · May 13

      Thanks Angela. I just had a quick look at their website & they said they currently don’t send overseas, but are working on it to make it possible. Maybe the more people that prompt them with requests for overseas deliveries, the quicker they’ll sort it out xx

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  2. Ritu · May 14

    What a great idea and way to share awareness😊

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  3. This is such a lovely idea! Perinatal depression is rarely talked about and it’s nice to see a charity that provides a helpline for those who suffer! Also the candles look gorgeous so it’s a win win!
    Jas xx

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  4. Gary · May 14

    I’m all for increasing awareness of any and all things that affect MH. You’d think in this day and age it would all be open to talk, but I find people still feel either embarrassed to come forwards or feel too isolated to do so. Great post!

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