I love woody, earthy scents and I knew just from the name that I would love this candle. This Wilderness candle is wonderfully earthy and woody. Sophie describes it as “capturing moments in wilderness: the awe, grounding and inspiration you get from being underneath the trees. With aromas to ground you and slow you down, to help you feel more connected with yourself and with nature”. I love that she 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. Each candle is topped with wild sourced Douglas fir pine needles, blue cotton flower petals and juniper berries and features a natural wood wick that crackles as it burns. As she uses the purest oils, these candles make your room smell so good when they burn too, releasing their scent gently and slowly. The essential oils used are:
– Cedarwood to relieve nervous tension and anxiety and ground you
– Frankincense to calm, relieve tiredness and slow the breath
– Clary Sage to encourage optimism
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 the wick straight, upright and centred in the jar. Don’t let the wax to burn to the very bottom of the jar as the botanicals will catch.
Size: 120ml, burn time: 35+ hours