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  • Carreghofa - Wild Bluebell Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml) - Oswald's Tree Candle Co.
  • Carreghofa - Wild Bluebell Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml) - Oswald's Tree Candle Co.
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Oswald's Tree Candle Co.

Carreghofa - Wild Bluebell Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml)

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A fresh floral accord opening with notes of crisp green leaves, marine notes, clove bud, and melon with a heart of hyacinth, jasmine, freesia, orange blossom, gardenia, and milky peach notes on a base of musk and sensual amber.

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

Inspiration

Wales is known as the land of castles and today the legacy of war with Anglo Saxons and Normans – as well as centuries of civil war – is never far away. However such was the destruction wrought during the Middle Ages that very little remains of some. One such place is Carreghofa where only traces of earthwork survive of a castle which endured a short but turbulent existence.

The name of the castle offers a suggestion why the castle stood so briefly. Carreghofa, or ‘Stone of Offa’ was named for its location between Blodwell Rock and the river Tanat and just yards away from Offa’s Dyke, the much fought over border between the Welsh and Mercians. Though it had been the Normans who built Carreghofa. William the Conqueror gave the district to Roger De Montgomery and Alan Fitzalan to rule and the barons set about building fortresses to assert their rights and defend against Welsh tribes.

Not all the barons had been loyal to the new king, Henry I. Robert de Belesme, Earl of Shrewsbury, allied with Welsh princes and rebelled in 1101 and built Carreghofa and Bridgnorth castles only to be betrayed by his allies and forced into exile.

The Welsh claimed the castle in 1163 when Owain Gwynedd allied with Owain Cyfeiliog of Powys and his cousin Owain Fychan but two years later King Henry II camped in Oswestry as his forces reclaimed the castle. The Powys princes allied with King Henry II though had shared the same lust for power. Owain Fychan was permitted to retain Carreghofa Castle for the next 30 years and Owain Cyfeiliog had called upon the aid of the king to reclaim Caereinion from the Princes of North and South Wales who had united in their hatred of the Powys princes for their alliance with the English king.

However resentment also grew between the cousins. In 1187, Gwewynwyn, prince and son of Owain Cyfeiliog, joined his half brother Cadwallon ap Owen in a night raid on Carreghofa and killed their father’s cousin and now rival, Owain Fychan. Gwenwynwyn’s loyalty was rewarded with possession of Powis Castle in Welshpool after it fell to Hubert, the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1195 and two years later the Prince of Powys took up residence. Gwenwynwyn had also been an ally of Maelgwyn, the disinherited heir to the throne of South Wales and captured his rival Rhys ap Gruffydd after a bloody battle in Aberystwyth. Gwenwynwyn handed ap Gruffydd to the hands of the English in exchange for Carreghofa Castle. Gwenwynwyn inherited these lands and allegiances in 1197 upon the death of his father with the castle used as a base for silver mining in the area which had seen King Richard I visit and a stone wall built around the castle to improve its defences.

Allergens

(ETHOXYMETHYL)CYCLODODECANE, 3-(O&P-ETHYLPHENYL)-2,2-DIMETHYLPROPIONALDEHYDE, 4-TERT-BUTYLCYCLOHEXYLACETATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, TETRAMETHYLACETYLOCTAHYDRONAPHTHALENES

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.