Midsummer, Litha or the Summer Solstice is one of the four solar holidays and is considered the turning point at which summer reaches its height and the sun shines longest. Sophie takes inspiration for her scents from nature and memories of time spent outside and how nature makes her feel, This warm and fruity candle has been blended to embody the summer solstice, the height of summer when the days are long and the nights are short. It’s a magical time when the grass is golden hued as are the sun rises and sun sets. When swallows and swifts flit about in the sky above and wildflowers are abundant in the meadows.
This rapeseed oil wax candle is an amazing smelling, uplifting blend of orange, bergamot, cypress, ylang ylang and patchouli.
I love Sophie’s 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 organic hemp wicks to ensure that her candles are the most eco-friendly they can be. As she uses the purest essential oils, these candles make your room smell so good when they burn too. These candles come in a 120ml recyclable clear glass jar, with recycled paper labels printed with vegan ink.
Size: 120ml, burn time: 30+ hours
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 the wick trimmed to roughly 1 cm above wax, and try to keep it 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.