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  • Whixall Moss - Geranium & Willow Moss Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml) - Oswald's Tree Candle Co.
  • Whixall Moss - Geranium & Willow Moss Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml) - Oswald's Tree Candle Co.
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Oswald's Tree Candle Co.

Whixall Moss - Geranium & Willow Moss Scented Luxury Soy Candle (250ml)

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Evoke the essence of nature with this floral chypre fragrance blending zesty lemon and luscious green stems in the opening. The heart of geranium is enhanced further by wild violet and rose, wrapped in a warm and enveloping base of vetiver, musk, and willow moss.

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

Inspiration

Straddling the English border, near Whitchurch in Shropshire and Wrexham in Wales, lies one of the biggest and best-raised bogs in Britain. Its astonishingly varied wildlife makes it a place of international importance

Main habitats: lowland raised bog, wet woodland, wet peaty fields, heathland, and Teesdalia grassland.

Features of interest

The reserve has 18 species of bog moss, as well as many other characteristic bog plants, such as the insect-eating round-leaved sundew, and more uncommon plants, too, like bog asphodel, bog rosemary, lesser bladderwort, white-beaked sedge, the rare mosses Dicranum bergeri and D. leioneuron and regionally rare golden bogmoss Sphagnum pulchrum.

Cloudberry grows at a much lower altitude than at its principal upland sites, and northern species like crowberry meet southern ones like cranberry, reflecting the location of the Mosses at the southern limit of raised bog growth.

Invertebrates are thriving after the restoration of the bog, including raft spider, the window-winged sedge caddisfly, and 29 species of dragonfly and damselfly. True bog specialists, including the white-faced darter dragonfly and very rare picture-winged bog craneflies, are now back from the brink of extinction.

There are also 670 different species of moth including the pretty little purple-bordered gold, the northern footman, dingy mocha, and Manchester treble-bar. The 32 species of butterfly include the unmistakable brimstone, the green hairstreak, and the real bog butterfly - the large heath - which lives on cotton sedge and cross-leaved heath.

Adders and common lizards are also thriving. With the restoration of water levels, there have been major changes in the birdlife of the Mosses, the 166 recorded species including wetland birds such as breeding curlew, teal, and shoveler. There have been many more sightings of raptors including hen harrier and hobby and over-wintering short-eared owl.

The richer outflow ditches of the Mosses are a stronghold for water voles.

Allergens

4-TERT-BUTYLCYCLOHEXYL ACETATE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE,
CITRONELLOL, LINALYL ACETATE, TETRAMETHYL, ACETYLOCTAHYDRONAPHTHALENES

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.