I have been working with the elements for years, they are how I begin and end each women's circle and workshop that I facilitate. I love how universal they are as we all have access to nature and the ability to connect with mother earth. The four elements are just a compartmenalized way of harnessing the individual aspects of nature.
Here I will be exploring each element individually. Through the process I will go into some of the ingredients I chose to use for each element in the line of botanical candles.
When I connect with the element of air, I think of the season of spring. This season conjures up the brisk spring breezes that herald longer days and new growth. There is clarity an hope with this element. We feel brighter and reborn after a long winter of going within, emerging ready to greet the day.
Air is the element that represents change and intellect. It is the element that shows us the power of discernment. It rules our knowledge, thoughts, and beliefs.
Air is crisp and always moving. I wanted to represent this element by blending uplifting, fresh scents that help clear the mind. Rosemary is often recommended as a scent to use when studying for an exam as it is believed to assist with memory. Peppermint is well known to alleviate headaches. Lemongrass adds freshness and a touch of citrus.
In the jar, the scent is a effervescent, uplifting, and fresh. It burns true to the smell in the jar and the scent throw is really great. I find that the fire and air candles compliment one another really well and smell great when burned together.