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The Growing Candle - Ida

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  • Materials: Candle: 100% pure soy wax, additive- and colorant-free, phthalate-free fragrances and essential oils, lead-free cotton wicks; Pot: Ceramic; Seed paper labels: Post-consumer recycled waste
  • Care: Trim wick to 1/4” each time candle is lit. Keep wax pool free of debris. Stop burning when 1/2” unmelted wax remains. Avoid drafty areas
  • Includes: One candle, one label with wildflower seeds. Artwork is specific to the pot candle style purchased. Growing instructions included on the reverse side of artwork
  • Instructions: After wick is fully used, clean remaining wax with a hairdryer and soap and water. Soak seed paper in water for at least 48 hours before planting. Fill the pot with soil and place seed paper pieces on top of the soil. Cover paper with 1/4” inch of soil and keep moist until seeds sprouts. Water regularly
  • Ceramic pot with green glaze finish

  • Each container is handmade and unique
  • Burn time: 55 hours

  • Volume: 10 oz

  • Please note: Burn within sight. Keep away from things that catch fire. Keep away from children
  • For ages 18+
  • Ceramic pot handmade in China
  • Candle made in USA: Toledo, Ohio
  • Dimensions: 3.25” x 3.25” x 3.25”
  • Weight: 1 lb
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The Growing Candle - Ida

The cozy Danish tradition of hygge meets sustainable living in this hand-poured soy candle that casts a warm glow and has a subtle scent. Candle all done? The handmade pot can be repurposed into a mini garden, thanks to a label made from non-GMO wildflower seed paper. Burns for 55 hours. Candle is Made in the USA.

Hyggelight

A move from Florida and a particularly dreary winter had Hyggelight Makers Cyndi and Chris Hileman feeling the blues. They decided to embrace hygge, the Danish tradition of bringing coziness and contentment to your space. Burning candles did the trick, but they soon realized they were generating too much waste tossing the empty containers out. The Hilemans began hand-pouring their own candles and reusing the pots, and Hyggelight was born.

The soy candles’ sustainable mission now goes one step further. When the candle is done, its seed paper label can be planted in its handmade pot to grow a mini wildflower garden and keep the hygge moment going. Watch your garden grow and feel good that you didn’t toss an empty candle container into the trash.

The candles are made in partnership with Lott Industries, which employs people with developmental disabilities. The Hileman’s passion for sustainable living goes one step further. Making Hyggelight candles results in just one bag of trash every month and they are hoping to be entirely waste-free in the near future.
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