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29 January 2024 | 0 min read

Nourish the body and soul with mindful eating

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It’s easy for us to lose touch with the subtler senses that enrich our more ‘mundane’ life experiences. As a brand renowned for our exquisite scented candles and luxury scented products, Charles Farris understands the profound impact that engaging our senses can have on overall well-being.

This philosophy transcends into the realm of mindful eating – a practice about nourishing the body as much as enriching the soul.

Mindful eating is about savouring every bite, tuning into the flavours, textures, and aromas of your food, and, most importantly, acknowledging the journey of the ingredients on your plate.

Join us as we take a closer look at mindful eating, drawing parallels with the sensory journey offered by our luxury scented candles, to guide your body and soul on a path of nourishment.

The essence of mindful eating

Mindful eating transcends the basic act of just eating. It’s an immersive approach that encourages an awareness of the sensory connections to our food.

It involves paying full attention to eating as an experience, from the preparation all the way to enjoying it on your plate. It’s about noticing the colours, textures, aromas, and even the sounds of food as it’s being cooked and eaten.

Mindful eating also means being aware of the hunger cues of the body, understanding when to eat and when to stop.

This approach turns every meal into a more fulfilling and satisfying experience, transforming it from a routine task into an almost sacred moment of enjoyment and reflection.

Mindfulness and Nourishment

Mindfulness makes eating more than just a physical act; it allows us to appreciate food as a means of nutrition. This appreciation leads to better food choices, fostering a healthier relationship with what we eat.

On the other hand, the act of nourishing our bodies with thoughtfully chosen, healthy foods helps us be more mindful.

A well-nourished body can focus better with clear thought: the foundation of mindfulness. This creates a cycle, where mindful eating enhances our physical health, which in turn, deepens our ability to be mindful, at the dining table and elsewhere in life.

Incorporating Luxury Scented Products in Your Eating Ritual

We believe that the ambiance is a crucial part of any dining experience. Our range of luxury scented products or elegant dining candles are designed to ignite the senses and improve the overall atmosphere of your dining space.

Integrating these into your eating rituals can transform a simple meal into something much more meaningful.

Choosing the right scent for your meal

Begin your mindful eating experience with a candle that blends with the nature of your meal to set the tone.

For example, a light and refreshing Mediterranean brunch asks for a candle with a citrus-based fragrance, such as orange or bergamot to evoke the freshness of the sea and the zest of sun-ripened fruits.

In contrast, for an evening feast filled with hearty flavours, try a candle with a rich, spicy aroma like clove. Warm and inviting scents create a cosy and intimate atmosphere, complementing the robust and earthy flavours of your meal.

Timing the Scent for Maximum Effect

Timing is key when it comes to mindful eating. Light your candle of choice about 30 minutes before you sit down to eat. This allows the fragrance to gently and evenly permeate the room without becoming overwhelming.

Find solace with scent and Charles Farris

When it comes to improving the mindful eating experience, consider the transformative power of nature with Charles Farris luxury scented products.

Each candle is crafted with nearly two centuries of expertise, bringing a piece of rich British history with every strike of the match.

With a variety of fragrances inspired by the natural beauty and historical depth of Britain, there is a perfect match for every type of meal and mood.


Charles Farris is one of Britain’s oldest candlemakers with firm roots in Victorian London, and proud Royal Warrant holders. Our range of luxury scented candles are made using time-worn, traditional crafting techniques that date back to 1845.


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