I discovered Sophie and her lovely company Betony & Sage through nature inspired Instagram posts and she feels like a real kindred spirit. I love the fact that she takes inspiration for her scents from nature and memories of time spent outside and how it makes her feel. And I 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. The three fragrances of hers I have chosen to stock are the most amazing smelling candles I have found and they make your room smell so good when they burn too. This candle is perfect for spring and summer with its citrusy and uplifting smell. It makes your body and mind feel more energised and is perfect for days when you need a little 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 are:
– Bergamot for determination and success.
– Orange to accelerate sluggish tendencies, bring forward optimism and purposefulness.
– Petitgrain to bring forward a sense of controlled energies and calm the nervous system.
Each candle is topped with homegrown and wild sourced botanicals and features a natural wood wick that crackles as it burns.
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, keep wick straight, upright and centred to the jar. Do not allow the wax to burn to the very bottom of the jar as the botanicals will catch.
120ml, burn time: 35+ hours