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7 Perfect End Of Year Teacher’s Gifts

“A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light the way for others.” Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

It’s coming to that time of the year again when we show our appreciation for one of the most noble professions in our community… our children’s teachers.

My mum was a teacher, so I remember each year the pile of presents she would receive from her adoring students. She loved the gifts, but when the end of year haul came home there were few presents that really stood out. I didn’t mind… it was the many boxes of chocolate I was more interested in!Read More

Chemical Free Aussie Beekeeper Cautions Beeswax Candle Users

Aussie Beekeeper, Chris Blamire, has added fuel to the debate on whether all beeswax candles are better, healthier and more sustainable than natural plant based wax candles.

Mr Blamire said, “Natural and organic product lovers might be shocked if they knew the truth about many of the beeswax products available today. Even when the beeswax comes from my own chemical free organic hives, I’m still very cautious and careful about the quality of wax we use.”

So what could be wrong with such an incredible wax made by the honey bee, one of the most amazing creatures on planet earth? Is this beekeeper a vegan, animal loving eco warrior who won’t use or consume anything produced from or by an animal out of principle? We asked him, this is what he said, “No, I’m not vegan but I do think there’s a lot to be said for a plant based diet. And I’m not an animal activist… But I love bees and they’re in trouble. And when the bees are in trouble, we are in trouble”.Read More

The Meaning & Intention List For Crystals, Botanicals & Embellishments (with Photos)

Have you seen Lemon Canary’s natural candles and organic body mists that incorporate crystals, stones and botanicals (dried flowers) into their designs?

You may not have realised but there is a beautiful message to be told by the crystals and botanicals that have been used in each one.

Many of the custom candles we make are gifted to special people at important moments by loved ones. These gifts are beautiful, unique and one of a kind, but when you see crystals and botanicals used, there is often more to the gift than meets the eye.

We create custom and personalised candles with an intention in mind. That means we aim to add heart and meaning into every piece. Crystals and botanicals (dried flowers) help us do that in a really special way because every inclusion has it’s own meaning and intention.

The following list of crystals and botanicals is always changing. It mostly includes what we use in our world renowned intentional candle bowls that you can design yourself online.

We hope you find this information interesting and helpful especially if you are using our ‘custom and personalised’ candle making service and wanting to choose the perfect crystals to embellish your next Lemon Canary candle with. Crystals and botanicals allow a candle to speak a beautiful message and this list is designed to help you understand their language. Enjoy!

The Crystals

Aventurine
Stone of opportunity and prosperity. Associated with healing and harmony. Said to reduce stress and bring courage.

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Natural Candle Making Kits By Lemon Canary… The Bird Is Out Of The Cage!

Lemon Canary have let the bird out of the cage with their new natural candle making kit. Now you can can make beautiful natural wax candles scented with certified organic essential oils just like Lemon Canary in the comfort of your own home. So good.Read More

How To Use Organic Essential Oils

The life force of a plant is said to be contained in the essential oil. In some cases it takes bucket fulls of blossoms to extract a mere teaspoon of essential oil. When used correctly, each essential oil has it’s own healing effect on the body. When used incorrectly essential oils can do harm so please always follow the instructions and advice provided.

Here’s the most common and effective ways to use organic essential oils. All these methods are not suitable for every essential oil or blend so check the product information for the best method of use for that specific oil before you get started…

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