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 fire, I often think of the season of summer. This season conjures up the feeling of the hot summer sun on my skin. There is such an outward and energetic feeling with this element. Sensing that anything is possible and that our world is endlessly abundant with it's offerings. That transformation and inspiration are always available to us, if we can just breathe them in.
Fire is the element that is the spark of a new idea. It is the element that shows us it's transformative power. It needs to be honored and channelled in healthy ways. Fire can be destructive if it is not respected. If we harness it properly and tend to it with care, it can provide mesmerizing and sustainable warmth for the long term.
Fire is sensual to me. I wanted to represent this element by blending fresh citrus with hints of blossoming summer florals. Nothing quite says fire and summer to me than mimosas and roses. This is what led me to choose blending the botanicals of bergamot, ylang ylang and palmarosa for the base of the fire candle.
In the jar, the scent is a citrusy, uplifting, sweet, and sensual, 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.