Thursday, 22 September 2016

New Fall Candles!

Hello! We've been sewing, drawing, and card-and-candle making up a storm, so we're ready to show you our new fall products at Summit's Wild West Fall Fest on Saturday (more details here)!

Today we want to share with you a few details about our hand-poured soy wax candles, and we're going to reveal our special new fall scents! 

Our candles are made from 100% soy wax. As the wax is made from soybeans, soy wax is a renewable resource, unlike the alternative paraffin wax (which is derived from petroleum), and our wax supplier buys soybeans from family farms in the USA who practice sustainable agriculture. An added bonus is that soy wax is biodegradable and washable (which is good news for my kitchen, because I always make a mess when making candles)! 

The wicks in our candles are made of cotton, which is also a renewable resource. Once you've burned your whole candle, the jar can be recycled if you give it a quick wipe out with paper towel. 

Our candles are a collective effort; I (Marie) make the candles and Meredith and Amber draw, design, and print the labels. 

Cooling candles

It was tough to narrow down the scent options this season. The fall season is definitely a favourite of mine- there are just so many wonderful things about it! Harvest time (squash and pumpkins!), falling leaves, cooler weather prompting more tea drinking, cozy scarves and sweaters, just to name a few. The pumpkin buttercream and caramel apple cider scents were the obvious choices, a fun twist on classic fall favourites. I had to make chai tea scented candles, because we're all about the tea here at The Evergreen Collective (more about that here). I decided on blackberry & sage because it is a simple way to marry the end of summer (blackberry) with the beginning of fall (sage). When I think of blackberries I think of eating them with ice cream on a hot summer's day, picking them from the berry patch before back-to-school time, and summer berry cobbler at my family's cabin. When I think of sage, all of my favourite fall recipes involving the herb come to mind: butternut squash soup, herb roasted chicken, smashed squash and fall herb mélange, thanksgiving stuffing, the list goes on. The final scent for our fall candles is lemongrass. I chose lemongrass because it's fresh- a good candle to burn in your kitchen! There was already so much "cozy" within our fall candle scents, we just needed to throw a little freshness in the mix! 

The fall candle labels designed by Amber
So there you have it! I hope you're enjoying the start of this season as much as we are! :) 


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