Lemon Verbena Candle
All-natural soy candle in an 8 oz artisan yellow cement container with crackling wooden wick. These stone planter candles include a label embedded with wildflower seeds so you can plant them when you’re done burning the candle. Hand-made in small batches on the Central Coast of California.
*All cement containers are hand-made one at a time so there may be some slight variations in color which makes it a one-of-a-kind piece.
Top: Lemon Peel, Sugar, Lemon
Middle: Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena
Base: Light Musk, Benzoin
APPROXIMATE BURN TIME: up to 50 hours
SUGGESTED BURN TIME: 3-4 hours per burn for maximum longevity and quality
For best results, remember to let your candle burn for at least 3-4 hours and let a nice wax pool build up reaching the edges of your container. Also, make sure you trim your candles about 1/4 inch before each lighting.
Candle labels are embedded with flower seeds on a handmade lokta paper made in the highlands of Nepal by rural craftspeople in an environmentally friendly process using 50% of recycled content. The raw material for the paper is from the Daphne bush. It is farmed and harvested from 3-4 year old plants that are cut down and stripped of their bark. The plant is not destryoed when cut down, it regenerates from the root, The cane like stick, once its bark is removed is dried and used to heat the villagers homes, to provide fuel for cooking and also for the production of the paper. All of the water used in the paper production is reclaimed and reused. The bark is beaten by hand and boiled to break it down to a pulp (where it is mixed in with recycled pulp and paper scrap collected from the card and envelope manufacturing process) that is then poured into screens to form the sheets. These sheets are then dried in the sun. The whole process is not only earth-friendly but also provides a large community with a healthy enterprise.
Not only can you recycle this paper, you can compost it or even plant it and watch flowers bloom. We have embedded these sheets with a combination of tiny seeds that will grow in North America. The seeds found in our paper include 10 annual and perennial species which tolerate partial shade, need 4 hours of direct sunlight, dialy and grow about to be 3'. Seeds include Snapdragon, Petunia, Beardtonge, Daisy, Thyme,Poppy, Foxglove, Catchfly, Maiden Pinks & Chamomile. If you plant this paper in a pot or your garden please cover with just 1/8" of soil and keep moist until established as germinating seeds and seedlings cannot survive even a brief drought.