There’s nothing better than lighting a festive candle at home at Christmas. Origins’ Limited Edition Feel Good Candle, £35, is a real winter warmer and comes in a bright green glass (recycled from wine bottles) and smells like a winter forest has taken root at home. Buy to give to a friend or loved one or treat yourself to bring winter in from the cold.
The candle has, in fact, been launched to celebrate Origins 20 years in the UK. The pine, spruce and orange-scented candle is 100% soy wax. To add to the ‘feel good’ factor, Origins will plant a tree through the non-profit program Global ReLeaf for every candle purchased in the UK.
The trees planted as a result of the sales of the Feel Good Candle will help fund projects to reforest, support crop growth and clean drinking water in Haiti; support local eco-systems and absorb carbon through mangroves in the Philippines, and provide tree shelter for migrating Monarch butterflies who help pollenate crops in Mexico.
You, too, can keep the ‘giving back’ cycle going by re-using the wine glass base once the candle has burnt out. Simply place the candle in the freezer for up to six hours and easily pop out any remaining soy candle wax. You can then use the glass as a lip gloss, makeup brush, or pen holder. Feeling good yet?
Origins Limited Edition Feel Good Candle will be available at www.origins.co.uk from 7th December.