The name of this candle describes its scent and effect perfectly, it’s a zingy, uplifting candle and I love to burn it in the morning to get me feeling more awake and inspired. I love that Sophie takes inspiration for her scents from nature and memories of time spent outside and how it makes her feel. And I really love her ethos of using only the most natural organic ingredients too and putting the environment first. She uses UK grown rapeseed wax that she blends herself, locally sourced organic essential oils and natural wood or organic hemp wicks to ensure that her candles are the most eco-friendly they can be. As she uses the purest essential oils, they make your room smell so good when they burn too. Each candle is topped with homegrown and wild sourced botanicals and features a natural wood wick that crackles as it burns.
This candle makes your body and mind feel more energised and is perfect for days when you need a natural pick me up. Sophie describes it beautifully as “the embodiment of sun rising on a summers day. The warm energetic glow that fills your heart as you watch the warm sun rise over the hills.” The organic essential oils she uses include ginger, litsea and coriander that are believed to help create stimulate and energise. Litsea is a mid-sized deciduous tree whose leaves, flowers and fruit have a lovely citrussy scent, similar to lemongrass but a bit sweeter.
To get the most from your candle, allow it to burn for a couple of hours when first lit so that the botanicals are engulfed in the wax and do not burn. To achieve the longest burn time, when you first light your candle allow the wax to melt from rim to rim. Thereafter don’t burn for more than 3 hours at a time. Keep wick trimmed to roughly 1 cm above wax, and try to keep wick straight, upright and centred to the jar. Don’t let the wax to burn to the very bottom of the jar as the botanicals will catch.
120ml, burn time: 35+ hours