The ultimate statement of holistic living, candles add light, beauty and a sense of ritual to almost any occasion.
For these reasons it’s hard to imagine that there could be anything inherently unhealthy about burning candles and yet evidence suggests that their bright beauty can sometimes hide several unwanted secrets.
As candles burn, they release invisible soot containing microscopic particles light enough to remain suspended in the air for long periods of time, and small enough to be easily absorbed into the body once inhaled.
At Woodlot, the health of our humans and our planet is always top of mind, which is why we've always worked with renewable organic coconut wax, GMO free soy wax, lead-free cotton core wicks, and pure essential oils.
Throughout time, humans have lit candles to illuminate darkness, dedicate prayers, solidify intentions, enhance meditation, offer blessings and bring comfort and positive energy to their surroundings. The candle’s flame has a unique ability to touch the deepest part of our soul with warmth and enchantment, while the therapeutic properties of pure essential oils quietly transform our space.
Beyond that, the striking of a match is a symbolic act of transformation, especially significant as we move into a new season. Because you can’t light a match without friction.
It’s that unique combination of friction and tension by human touch that takes a creative idea and breathes life into it, taking it from imagination to its greatest potential.
The next time you strike a match, take the moment to be inspired.
We welcome you to bring ancient rituals into your life with the practice of lighting one of our Woodlot candles.
To innovate, transform and renew.
Prior to lighting an affirmation candle, sit in silence for a few moments and release any thoughts of negativity. Close your eyes and envision positivity and happiness. Silently recite a heartful affirmation statement or write it down and place next to your candle.
We often desire to help someone without knowing the best course of action. Offering a blessing is one way to enlighten the situation to help you find the best answer.
Inner Reflection Candle
Close your eyes and take a few soothing breaths. Place your hands lovingly over your heart and give yourself permission to let go and deeply connect with yourself. As you light the candle recite a loving intention and prayer - let the flame draw you in and caress you with its warmth.