“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
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
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!
Stone of opportunity and prosperity. Associated with healing and harmony. Said to reduce stress and bring courage.
I have been inspired recently to let our beautiful customers know more about our handmade candles. We say our candles are made to be the best choice possible, but why? A good starting point on this journey is to answer a question we are asked almost every day, “Are Lemon Canary candles ‘triple scented’?” It sounds like a simple question… but it’s not that easy for me to answer… here goes… I could say they are triple scented but I won’t. Let me explain…Read More