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Article: Collaboration Spotlight: Unveiling the 'Staycation' Candle - An Interview with SLK Soaps

Collaboration Spotlight: Unveiling the 'Staycation' Candle - An Interview with SLK Soaps

Collaboration Spotlight: Unveiling the 'Staycation' Candle - An Interview with SLK Soaps

Introducing SLK Soaps, a small business founded by Silvana in early 2022, nestled in the picturesque seaside town of Shellharbour, on the South Coast of NSW. What began as Silvana's personal passion for low-tox alternative home and body products has blossomed into an exciting venture that caters to those seeking natural, sustainable, and luxurious self-care experiences.

At SLK Soaps, Silvana handcrafts each product with love and attention to detail. Drawing inspiration from nature's beauty and her commitment to using only the finest ingredients, she has curated a collection of soaps and bath essentials that elevate self-care to new heights.

Now, Silvana has joined forces with madebymisha to create a one-of-a-kind collaboration, the 'Staycation' candle. This scent is blend of uplifting and herbaceous notes designed to transport you to a state of pure relaxation and tranquillity. Imagine opening the jar and being greeted by the refreshing aroma of lemon and bamboo leaves. As the scent unfolds, you'll be captivated by the delicate notes of green tea and Caribbean lime, creating a ambiance that lingers in the air and soothes your senses.

The 'Staycation' candle is more than just a fragrance. It's an invitation to slow down, savour the present moment, and find joy in the simple pleasures of everyday life. Whether you've just completed a decluttering session or simply need to reset and unwind, lighting this candle will create the perfect atmosphere for self-care and rejuvenation.

We sat down with Silvana from SLK Soaps to chat about our collaboration candle ‘Staycation’

How did the idea for the 'Staycation' collaboration come about? What inspired you to create a candle that evokes a sense of relaxation and a vacation-like experience?

The idea behind Staycation was to create a scent that embodies the concept of finding relaxation and rejuvenation in the comfort of your own home. We wanted to capture the essence of a vacation-like experience without actually having to leave your home or special place. The uplifting and herbaceous notes of lemon, bamboo leaves, green tea, and Caribbean lime were carefully selected to evoke a sense of tranquillity and bliss.

How do you envision customers incorporating the 'Staycation' candle into their own self-care routines or creating a tranquil atmosphere in their homes? Do you have any tips or suggestions for maximizing the staycation experience?

We envision customers incorporating the Staycation candle into their self-care routines by intentionally setting aside dedicated time for relaxation and creating a tranquil atmosphere in their homes. Here are some tips and suggestions for maximizing the staycation experience with the candle:

  • Set the mood: Before lighting the Staycation candle, create a serene environment by dimming the lights, playing soft music, and tidying up your space. This helps set the stage for a peaceful and uninterrupted staycation.
  • Unplug and unwind: Use the Staycation candle as an opportunity to disconnect from technology and immerse yourself in activities that promote relaxation. 
  • Create a cozy nook: Designate a cozy corner in your home where you can fully immerse yourself in the staycation experience. Surround yourself with plush cushions, a soft blanket, the Staycation blend or essential oils to enhance the ambiance and create a comforting sanctuary.
  • Engage your senses: As you light the Staycation candle, take a moment to inhale its soothing aroma and let it envelop your senses. Close your eyes and focus on the scent, allowing it to transport you to a state of calm and tranquillity. Consider incorporating other sensory elements such as gentle music, calming teas, or indulgent treats to fully engage your senses and enhance the staycation experience.
  • Practice mindfulness: During your staycation, practice being fully present in the moment. Engage in activities that bring you joy, such as journaling, practicing gratitude, or engaging in a creative hobby.

How did you ensure that the 'Staycation' candle aligned with both of your brand aesthetics and values? Were there any specific elements or details that you wanted to incorporate to reflect the essence of your respective businesses?

Ensuring that the Staycation candle aligned with both of our brand aesthetics and values was a priority for us. We wanted the collaboration to reflect the essence of our respective businesses while creating a harmonious and cohesive product. Here are some specific elements and details that we incorporated to achieve this:

  • Scent selection: We carefully curated a scent that captured the essence of relaxation, tranquillity, and a vacation-like experience
  • Packaging Design: We aimed to create a visually appealing and cohesive packaging that seamlessly blended elements from both of our brand identities.
  • Sustainable and ethical sourcing: Both of our businesses prioritize sustainability and ethical practices. We ensured that the materials used for the candle, including the wax, wicks, and packaging, were environmentally friendly and responsibly sourced.
  • Limited edition concept: The decision to offer the Staycation candle as a limited edition added an element of exclusivity and anticipation. This approach aligned with our shared value of providing unique and special products to our customers, encouraging them to embrace the moment and seize the opportunity to enhance their self-care routines and home environments.

Please note that the 'Staycation' candle is available for a limited time only, so make sure to secure your piece of bliss while stocks last. You can conveniently shop online at SLK Soaps' website: Treat yourself or surprise a loved one with this exquisite scent that captures the essence of a restorative staycation.

Elevate your self-care routine and indulge in the wonders of the 'Staycation' candle. Unwind, relax, and embrace the serenity it brings. 

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