Hey Spookies! Part of #CarnLIVal was an amazing raffle, and I'm pretty sure I won the candle of dreams. I am fairly certain I've fallen in love with a candle. It's just perfect in every way. So thank you, Wax and Wick Workshop* for gracing this planet with the most wonderful candle to ever exist.
Wax and Wick workshop make candles using only soy wax and oils for fragrance, and hand-pour them into repurposed wine bottles from local pubs, making them totally vegan and pretty eco-friendly as candles go. I adore that they're dedicated to sustainability, recycling, and minimal waste. They're my kind of brand already!
Let's talk about the candle I won in the raffle. It's perfection in a candle. Housed in a cut-off green wine bottle, this 'Grapefruit + Sage' candle smells nothing short of divine. Unexpectedly, the smell of grapefruit and sage combined smells almost like nostalgic sweets, and reminds me of sherbets and palma violets. Unlit, the candle smells delightfully strong and honestly, the smell is a little addictive. I can't even count how many times I've picked the candle up just to smell it as I walked past. Lit, the candle sends gentle wafts of the sweet fragrance that quickly fills the room. When you blow it out, the sage scent becomes more pronounced in the smoke, which is just lovely.
I was also lucky enough to be given a small candle holder made from a cut-off bottle in the goodybag, which I was thrilled with as someone with a ridiculously large collection of tealights and votives. I'm obsessed with the 'ESTd 1938' on it and the rest of the little embossed details. This candle holder and the candle both fit the antiquey, spooky vibe I'm trying to curate in our flat.
All in all, I'm obsessed with everything about Wax and Wick Workshop, and think their products and ethos are wonderful. I'm so lucky to have been able to try out their amazing products and can't thank them enough for providing #CarnLIVal raffle prizes and gifts.
This blog post contains samples and/or products gifted by brands. This has no effect on my opinion. For more information, including what happens to non-vegan/cruelty-free products gifted, see my disclaimer.