SELKIE is inspired by the Scottish myth of a type of shapeshifter seal, who is able to shed it’s skin and appear human on land. the best known folktale tells of a man who steals a female selkie's skin, finds her naked on the shore, and compels her to become his wife. but the SELKIE-wife spent her time in captivity longing for the sea, her true home, and was often seen gazing longingly at the ocean. she bore children by her human husband, but once she discovered her hidden skin, she immediately returned to the sea and abandoned the children she loved.
our SELKIE smells of the dunes, tide pools, and rocky shore of the Atlantic on a stormy day. at once longing and free.
⧋ handpoured natural soy candle
⧋ 100% cotton wick
⧋ 4oz / 8oz silver travel tin with custom printed label
⧋ top notes: spearmint, tomato leaf, eucalyptus, bergamot, grass
⧋ middle notes: mint, anise, sage, lavender, cucumber
⧋ base notes: powder, wood, violet, oakmoss
⧋ inclusion: small bit of driftwood
║─FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE
⧋ remove driftwood inclusion before the first lighting
⧋ ensure that each burn is long enough for the entire surface to liquefy before snuffing to prevent tunneling
⧋ total burn time: 25-30hrs (4oz) / 40-50hrs (8oz)
⧋ burn no longer than 4 hours at a time
⧋ before relighting, trim wick to 1/4”