Richborough / GPS 19’ 51”E Candle
GPS 19’ 51”E
Picked on 6th August 2014, rainy day.
This soy wax candle evokes one of our most intrinsically English fragrances and locations, inspired by a single secluded lane. The scent of poppies, spearmint, bindweed and wild parsley blow and bind in the wind to meet elderflower, apple and grass.
Burn time, approx 40 hours – 270ml
A winding country path in Richborough, overlooked by a single apple tree and a large bush of Elder, leads up to the crumbling walls and grasses ditches of an old Roman fort. The scent of this secluded lane is blown up by the wind from the rolling farm land beyond; the scent of poppies, spearmint, bindweed and wild parsley is met with elderflower, apple and grass to create one of our most intrinsically English fragrances.
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.
Top: cold green and peppery
Heart: citrus, warm and herbal
Base: fresh, light and woody
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.
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.