Mother's Day: Why we should make it particularly special this year – Hayley Matthews
Normally on Mother's Day, I would give my mum a candle along with her card.
She's always loved candles, scents and natural oils. In fact, there are so many scents that make me think of her and bring back good childhood memories – lemongrass, orange oil, neroli, sandalwood and lavender to mention a few.
Smell is so important to me and I know it is to her too. She has a really nice, relaxing room diffuser in her hospital room just now to help with her anxiety and even though she can't light candles in her room, I put a huge botanical one in so that she has beautiful smells surrounding her.
So even though she won't get the full use of a candle, I'll still be sending some more for her to have in her room.
Anyone who knows me knows I love to support Scottish companies, and my favourite candles at the moment are Mother's Day ones from Shearer Candles.
There’s one with a beautiful peach scent with vanilla, fizz and citrus notes. Enough to cheer anyone up.
But I'll also be treating myself to a candle too because I'm a mum as well and it's important that we recognise that all mothers out there have done an exceptional job this year!
So whatever it is that your mum likes, or if she's sadly no longer with us or you can't see her due to Covid, do what gives you a good feeling and makes you remember happy times with her.
And, if you are a mum, give yourself some acknowledgement that mothers are amazing!