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  • Wedding favors that your guests will fall in love with!

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    Wedding is the celebration of love, followed by all a lot of dancing, singing, eating, running around and then eating again. And after all the hustle-bustle, at the end of the night when the guests fall back into their bed exhausted, they get reminded of the wedding favor and YES they go back to check that box! The wedding favor becomes the last remaining takeaway from your extra-special weekend.


    Let’s talk about the significance of a wedding favor? Favors are gifts- a small token of appreciation given out at the end of the wedding reception. Just an opportunity for the couple to thank their friends and family for committing their time to celebrate your special day.


    Obviously, you would want the guests to takeaway something that reminds them of the crazy good time they had at your wedding. Something personal, customized and definitely a gift that they will appreciate. Trust us, if you're reading this you have arrived at the right place.


    Let’s get started instantly. Now if you want the gift to be both classy and unique in its own way- we suggest to go ahead with Scented Candles! We have the perfect  occasion-based scented candles for you poured into jars that are beautiful and can be re-purposed very well.


    Wedding Cloche

    The wedding cloche jar candle is a beauty in itself. The white tube rose fragrance is mysteriously exotic and will remind your guests of the vintage charm.

    Next up are some meticulously hand-crafted 15 oz glass jar candles available in the fragrance of White tube rose and misty rose. We consciously selected these fragrances for the wedding collection owing to its fresh, crisp and pleasant oriental character. Have a look yourself and we’re sure you will be delighted. 




    Fragrance: Misty Rose 
    Price: INR 1299




    Fragrance: White Tuberose
    Price: INR 1299
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    Personalization: Personalized candles are a unique way to ensure guests strike up memories of your wedding day. And guess what, all the above candles are available for customization, for example labels with the name of the couple or the wedding date or maybe you want to write a small thank you note, we can come up with card along with the candle. 

    Note: Personalization is available for bulk orders only.


    Now if you're looking for something long-standing, we suggest you to go ahead with our dried-floral arrangement. Made of natural, dried plant material and are preserved to make them retain the fresh look. Mostly importantly each piece is hand-crafted with great care and love.




    Our first suggestion would be the Pink elegance dried floral bouquet. This is the perfect size and makes for a gorgeous wedding favor. Simple as it may look, this pink and green-hued bouquet will accentuate the décor space in the most adorable way, bringing a smile on the face of your guests every-time they see it.

    Available at The Maeva Store




    Next up is this very beautiful, chic, hypnotic floral arrangement. The lovely combination of blush pink roses, gold peonies, and the green foliage paired with this antique gold cycle exudes only elegance and passion. A gift like this will be remembered for time immemorial .

    Discover more at The Maeva Store.




    If you are the lazy and want to avoid going through the tiresome process of deciding what to include and what not, we have the perfect pre-set wedding gift boxes for you. Our delightful Wedding inspired Gift Box promises to be a memorable, cherished wedding favor. Featuring 1 silver cloche, 1 clear glass candle, both in the scent of white tuberose and 1 rose scented votive glass candle, this gift box redefines thoughtful gifting.

    Available at The Maeva Store, INR 2999
    Those are the few options we personally recommend. Check out all the other scented candles, dried florals and gift boxes at The Maeva Store. Hope this blog helps you decide on the wedding favor that tells your fairy tale and a gift that your loved ones will remember a little longer than forever.

     

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  • Best ways to play around with our candle's glass jars!

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    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

    Ingredients:

    Strawberry yogurt

    Sliced bananas

    Muesli

    Sliced Kiwi.

     

    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 usedEveryday votive shot glass

    Prep time: 10 mins

    Setting time: 5 mins

    Total time: 15  mins

    Ingredients:

    A packet of readymade Pani-puris

    For the mix:

    3-4 Potatoes

    2 green chilies- thinly sliced

    Chickpeas

    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

    Ingredients:

    Chocolate brownies

    Oreo biscuits

    Strawberry/ vanilla ice-cream

    Gems

    Dark chocolate

     

    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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  • 5 Incredible Reasons To Use Citronella

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    The latest addition to The Maeva Store- Citronella candles have raised some eyebrows. It almost sounds gimmicky, candles which can ward off mosquitoes?

    The truth is that citronella has a rich historical usage with it being used thousands of years ago in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and China to lower inflammation, fight infection, relieve pain and more. Maeva candles use citronella essential oil, a more potent form than the plant which is extracted by steam distilling the leaves and stems of two varieties of the Asian grass plant citronella, Cymbopogon nardus and Cymbopogon Winterianus. Citronella is also a distant relative of Lemongrass, hence the slight citrusy scent.

    Today citronella is used in the form of essential oils for aromatherapy or topical use, in sprays, a component of candles, lotions and even cosmetic products.

    Citronella essential oil is one of the most common aromatherapy oils and is part of what gives many household sprays and candles their signature scent. Here are some accepted uses of this miracle plant:

    Inhibits Bacterial Growth

    Before the advent of modern medicine, the plant was used to curb bacterial growth, treat infectious wounds as it has components of methyl isoeugenol which are responsible for this property. 

    Fights Depression

    A common aromatherapy ingredient, the fresh citrusy scent is said to fight depression and help alleviate feelings of anxiety, sadness, and negativity. It is also used in diffusers at night in many countries as it encourages sleep.

    Great For The Skin

    Because citronella essential oil has antibacterial properties, it is extremely effective against acne-causing bacteria when applied topically. It is very good at reducing sebum buildup and drying down oily skin when used in a combination with witch hazel, tea tree and other oils in small quantities.

    Removes Bad Odours

    It's not difficult to see why this essential oil is a staple of many deodorants, body sprays and air fresheners! The crisp, rich lemon-like aroma of this oil is universally liked and it's power to replace bad odours makes it a favourite among fragrance lovers everywhere. An added advantage is that citronella is completely natural and free from  harmful chemicals found in mainstream deodorants, such as parabens, aluminum, and propylene glycol.

    Insect Repellant

    One of the most famed used of the citronella plant is its ability to keep away insects and mosquitoes. They masks scents that mosquitoes are attracted to such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid thus warding off mosquitoes when diffused or lit in citronella-infused candles.

    We at Maeva knew we had to incorporate citronella into our collection thus we infused reusable clay pots with potent citronella essential oil plus a quirky dust-cover on top! Our motive was to create something with incredible utility but also an attractive visual appeal, so head over to our collection and do give us feedback on our attempt.

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  • 2017 Christmas Gifting Guide

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    Christmas is a magical for lots of reasons, but the feeling of surprising loved ones with amazing gifts whether Grandma's knitted wool sweater, Mom's ginger biscuits in the oven, dry-fruit rich plum cakes shared by friends spreads a warmth of happiness nothing can beat. Maeva celebrates all occasions and strives to bring you aromas that bring you nostalgia. Take a look at our top gift picks (sorted in ascending order of price) from small to the large and the spicy to the sweet. 

    1. Symbols of Christmas- Christmas Metallic Taper Rs 199

    Our golden and silver set of taper candles are a great choice for someone who loves tradition. Our set is perfect for framing windows, illuminating a centerpiece or highlighting the Christmas feast table.

    2. Scents in Your Pocket- Scented Sachets Rs 349

    A perfect addition to your Christmas Gift box, our sleek and small sachets (with lots of scents to choose from) can fragrance rooms, closets, office, vehicles, storage, pet areas and more for as long as 3 months!

    3. Two Birds In One Stone: 12 Days Of Christmas Shot Glass Candles Rs 499

    Our set of 12 shot-glasses are an ode to the merry '12 days of Christmas' carol! Perfect for the utilitarian, once burnt these shot-glasses can be filled with it's namesake 'shots'!

    4. Tell It With Trees: Christmas Tree Candles Rs 645

    Perfect for the mantle above the stockings, these cheeky candles accented with gold is an instant mood-elevator!

    5. Holiday's Best Colours: Christmas Wreath Rs 799

    For those who prefer love Christmas colours, this mini festive-edition wreath serves as a pretty decoration to candles or a stunning addition to their table's centerpiece. 

    6.Say It With Words: 15 oz Jar Rs 1099

    Words are capable of positive reinforcement so surround yourself with the happiest and most joyful of them! Printed on our mega 15 oz jars, these candles smell of all things Christmas while lasting for 76 hours.

     

     

     

    7. Sugar and Spice: Under The Mistletoe Reed Diffuser Rs 1149

    Spices are an essential part of holiday feasting, the smell of which evokes memories. Our classic Christmas diffuser with its spicy blend of ginger, cinnamon and cloves invites yet manages to soothe holiday-frazzled nerves. 

     

    8. Circle Of Love: Jumbo Wreath Rs 1799

    Symbolizing the unending circle of life yet being simply elegant, our circle of love white wreath is a gift you'd love to gift yourself! 

     

    With incredible ease of payment, vast options in multiple fragrances and frazzle-free delivery, Maeva is sure to be you gifting partner this Christmas!

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  • Here's Why Tuberose Is Our Bestselling Fragrance Of The Month

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    Despite it's name, Tuberose is no relation to the mighty rose. Tuberose is a night-blooming white flower distinguished by its swollen, tuberous roots. An ingredient for off-beat perfumes, tuberose is also used as wedding or funeral flowers in many cultures.


    When Maeva chose Tuberose for its wedding collection, we heard some skeptical voices as weddings flowers are usually roses, tulips lillis or peonys! Also what's a tuberose ? (It is rajnigandha in Hindi.) We stuck to our guns and went ahead as we simply loved the complex lush, cool almost exotic note that when put into emotions is sweet, heady and seductive. And you our beloved customers have proved us right by buying so much of it to make tuberose the fragrance of the month.


    Intrigue and Mystery

     

    Thomas Moore writes in his oriental poem 'Lalla Rookh'

    The Tube-rose with her silvery light,

    That is in the gardens of Malay

    Is called The Mistress of the Night

    So like a bride, scented and bright

    She comes out when the sun's away.

    The tuberose has been a symbol of love and lust since ages past despite not having the visual appeal of orchids or roses. Described as heady, even narcotic, the famed perfumer Roja Dove called tuberose the 'harlot of perfumery.'  It is also said that the Victorians forbade young girls to inhale the odour of tuberose for fear they might have get lured to give into passions!


    It's all in their chemistry


    The flower contains high qualities of 'lactones' buttery-smelling molecules which is also produced by our scalp. They also contain 'indole' which is the smell associated with human bodies and human intimacy. All these components explain why the smell of the tuberose flower seem familiar to us; flowers are the reproductive product of plants, so of course we would be attracted by human similarities to the  composition of these  flowers.


    Florals are ubiquitous


    Everyone loves a good floral scent whether it is in perfumes, air fresheners, soap, candles and more. We're sure that people will continue to love florals for as long as they exist but it is also true that people like to be surprised. Tuberose is the answer to those looking to veer beyond the floral scents as it isn't sweet and cloying but is clear and sharp that gives it more of an edge. So for those who dislike florals-tuberose is the way to go.


    First Impressions

    As astounding as this fragrance is, human beings are visual creatures first and this is where we spend days picking out, experimenting, discarding and developing!  Befitting the scent of the tuberose, Maeva has breath-taking cloches, silvery crackled mercury glasses, intricately designed bell jars, eye-catching silver lacquer pillars and delicate glass jars to present you the perfect wedding candle. A delight to look at and to smell, our vintage cloches, big tins and jar candles are wedding gifts begging to be given while our silver pillars and tea light holders are just beautiful to add to the decor of magical weddings.


    As we said before, our Mr and Mrs wedding candles are flying off our virtual shelves! Head over to https://www.themaevastore.com/collections/wedding to get this sultry beauty to you today.

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