Despite this week's balmy weather, fall is on the way. The mornings are cooler, nights are cooler, and the days are shorter -- what's with the total darkness by 8pm?!
I don't give fall a fair shake because of that other season that follows it (we shall not speak its name), but after the summer heat I do love a cozy sweater, a cup of tea, and a warm bath surrounded by candles. I'm a MAJOR candle hoarder and I use them most during the cooler months when the daylight wanes.
Thing is, I've been noticing that some of my candles leave black soot on my walls (ew) and some the scents smell pretty fake. Then I got thinking that I'm breathing all that stuff in. So I started looking for a more natural alternative.
Enter Blackett & Co., a local candle company based in Hintonburg. This is a brand spanking new business by local maker Kristy Hesketh, who's originally from the east coast but now calls Ottawa home. Every single one of her candles is hand poured and made from eco-friendly soy wax that's produced through sustainable agriculture. And if that wasn't enough, she uses eco-friendly lead-free hemp and cotton wicks too.
These are some seriously clean-burning candles! All her scents are crafted with natural essential oils, and she even makes a totally scent-free variety (called Pure) that's perfect for sensitive types, or for those looking for scent-free candles to dress up their dining tables without distracting from the food.
Blackett & Co.'s core collection includes four candles and you can win them all at the end of this post!
- Pure Candle: natural and unscented (perfect for the dinner table)
- Vanilla Cream & Tobacco Candle: vanilla, jasmine, and tobacco (creamy with a hint of smoke)
- Minted Candle: a blend of peppermint and wintergreen (fresh with a hint of sweetness)
- Maritime Salt Candle: sea salt, tobacco, and hyacinth (fresh sea air!)
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You lovely readers of mine can score a deal on Blackett & Co: enter promo code AMY613 at checkout and you'll get 15% off all your purchases. She ships across North America!
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I'm giving away the complete core collection by Blackett & Co. valued at nearly $100! Enter using the Rafflecopter below and complete as many entry options as you like. The more you do the more times your name goes into the hat!
Open to residents of Canada and the United States, and contest closes October 4, 2016. Good luck!