Botany Bay / GPS 26’ 3”E Candle

£55.00

GPS 26’ 3”E

 

Picked on 1st August 2014, cloudy day.

 

This soy wax candle evokes the scent of rain as it hits the chalk cliffs, a fresh and clear fragrance coming off the rock and giving way to the scent of cliff grasses, annual sea-blite and sea orache.

Burn time, approx 40 hours – 270ml

In stock

The Experience

Botany Bay; a picturesque bay which is a natural area of outstanding beauty but one that is used a lot by tourists and for film locations. In the winter its true elegance comes through with less people and more wildlife able to take advantage of the chalk reef, chalk cliffs and cliff hedgerows.

 

This beauty is perhaps shown best on days when it rains, as the rain hits the chalk a fresh and clear fragrance comes off the rock to give way to the freshness of cliff grasses, annual sea-blite and sea orache.

 

Also available in perfume and miniature travel perfume.

 

For the first time that you burn your Haeckels candle, allow it to burn for at least two hours, or until the whole top is liquid with wax. This allows for an even burn the next time it is used.

Scent Profile

Top: light, elegant, citrus
Heart: fresh ozone
Base: subtle green floral

The Science

Mycelium:

 

Mycelium is the root system of mushrooms (fungi) and is usually found underground where, tiny white hyphae weave together like threads. Within our packaging, these threads intertwine with agricultural waste such as sawdust, flax and hemp husks and are left to grow into a mould for a period of time. As the mycelium grows, it binds the waste together to form a firm structure. It is then removed from the mould and left to grow for an additional short period of time, so it takes on the lovely velvety texture. Once it has been dried, the final product is lightweight and impact resistant. After use, it can be reused, composted or planted in your garden to improve soil quality.

 

Seed Paper:

 

Our seed paper is made from recycled paper pulp mixed with wild flower seeds. For the green-fingered, place the paper on top of a pot of compost and water well. Make sure the paper has access to light and warmth and keep the soil moist. Once the seedlings have grown large enough, transfer them to your garden for the birds and bees to enjoy.

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