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  • Buildwas - Frankincense & Allspice Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml) - Oswald's Tree Candle Co.
  • Buildwas - Frankincense & Allspice Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml) - Oswald's Tree Candle Co.
  • Buildwas - Frankincense & Allspice Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml) - Oswald's Tree Candle Co.
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Oswald's Tree Candle Co.

Buildwas - Frankincense & Allspice Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml)

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A smooth warm woody fragrance combining top notes of allspice, citrus, and ginger with a heart of frankincense, cumin, and soft herbs with a rich base of patchouli, vetiver, and amyris.

This amazingly scented candle burns for approximately 35 hours and has a strong scent throw that will fully fragrance an average-sized room.

Inspiration

The extensive remains of the 12th-century Cistercian abbey of Buildwas stand in a water meadow beside the River Severn. The remains are unusually complete and include the vaulted chapter house with medieval tile flooring. The church is almost unaltered from its 12th-century foundation.

Buildwas was founded in 1135 as a Savignac monastery by Roger de Clinton, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. The Savignac order was merged with the Cistercians in 1147 and the abbey was refounded as the abbey of St Mary and St Chad.

The earliest buildings date to about 1155. These include the abbey church, chapter house, and cloisters. The infirmary and abbot's lodging were added in the 1220s, and a parlour wing and chapel in the following century.

The abbey was never very large or wealthy and supported a population of only 6-12 monks. Unlike Cistercian abbeys like Fountains and Rievaulx, which became rich from sheep farming, the monks at Buildwas survived with the income from tolls charged to travelers using their bridge across the Severn.

All was not a peaceful rural idyll, however, as evidenced by the events of 1342, when the abbot was murdered, and 8 years later, when the abbot and monks were imprisoned by Welsh border raiders. The abbey further suffered a raid from the Welsh under Owain Glyndwr in 1406.

Buildwas was dissolved in 1536, and the property was granted to Lord Grey of Powys. The abbot's lodging and the infirmary were converted into a house.

The abbey buildings are constructed primarily of sandstone rubble with ashlar dressing. The remains include a fine collection of medieval wall tiles. Worth noting are the huge (14-foot diameter) pillars in the nave. A pleasant woodland walk leads along the riverbank from the abbey.


Allergens

EDROLMETHYL ETHER, CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, LINALYL ACETATE,TETRAHYDROLINALOO

Safety

Never leave a burning candle unattended. Burn candles out of reach of children and pets. Always leave about 10cm between burning candles. Do not burn candles on or near anything that may catch fire. Only burn this candle on a level, heat-resistant surface. 

Never burn this candle for more than 4 hours at a time. Do not allow the flame to touch the glass. On the first burn, always burn for 3-4 hours to ensure an even melt pool. Ensure the wick is upright, above the wax, and central before the wax sets. Always trim the wick to 5mm before lighting to avoid smoking and damage to the glass. Glass may become hot during use. Extinguish when 5mm of wax remains and do not relight.