St John's Cemetery Candle Mycelium

HAECKELS

St John's Cemetery Candle Mycelium

St John's Cemetery: Every year more and more plants are brought to this area and their seeds are dispersed so that they will either live to grow or lay dormant on the moss covered wet earth. A mist seems to always lay over this place which suits its subdued beauty, a place of natural important but also one which shows the relationship between life and death.

How To Use: For the first time that you burn your Haeckels candle, allow it to burn for at least two hours, or until the whole top is liquid with wax. This allows for an even burn the next time it is used.

Top: intense, clean and resinous pine
Heart: green and moist,
Base: dark musk.

Packaging Science: Mycelium is the root system of mushrooms (fungi) and is usually found underground where its tiny white threads weave together. Within our packaging, these threads intertwine with agricultural waste such as sawdust, flax and hemp husks and are left to grow around a mould for a period of time. Once the whole mould has turned white it means that the Mycelium has fully encompassed the form and is acting like glue. It is then removed from the mould and left to grow for an additional short period of time, so it takes on the lovely velvety texture. Once it has been dried, the final product is lightweight, yet fire and impact resistant. After being used for its intended purpose, it can be reused, composted or planted in your garden to improve soil quality.

Seed Paper: Our seed paper is made from recycled paper pulp mixed with wild flower seeds. When feeling green-fingered, place the paper on top of a pot of compost and water well. Make sure the paper has access to light and warmth and keep the soil moist. Once the seedlings have grown big enough, you can transfer them to your garden for the birds and bees to enjoy!

Country of Origin
UK

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