Pluviophile Rain Mycelium Candle - 270ml
The Haeckels Rain Candle. Petrichor the scent of rain on dry earth , or the scent of dust after rain. The word is constructed from greek, petros, meaning ‘stone’ + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. It is defined as “the distinctive scent which accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell” Made with a high quality woven cotton wick and eco friendly soy wax in a thick glass surround.
- Top: Earth, ozone
- Heart: Ozone and salt
- Base: Moss, concrete
Burn Time Approx 40 Hours
Mycelium is the root system of mushrooms (fungi) and is usually found underground where its tiny white threads weave together. Within the packaging, these threads intertwine with agricultural waste such as sawdust, flax and hemp husks and are left to grow around a mould for a period of time. Once the whole mould has turned white it means that the Mycelium has fully encompassed the form and is acting like glue. It is then removed from the mould and left to grow for an additional short period of time, so it takes on the lovely velvety texture. Once it has been dried, the final product is lightweight, yet fire and impact resistant. After being used for its intended purpose, it can be reused, composted or planted in your garden to improve soil quality.
The seed paper is made from recycled paper pulp mixed with wild flower seeds. When feeling green-fingered, place the paper on top of a pot of compost and water well. Make sure the paper has access to light and warmth and keep the soil moist. Once the seedlings have grown big enough, you can transfer them to your garden for the birds and bees to enjoy!