Escape to the Hebrides
We were delighted to see the Isle of Lewis feature in the Christmas Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan on the BBC at the weekend. It was great to see Romesh enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Outer Hebrides and appreciating island life. So, we thought we’d share the story of one of our suppliers from that neck of the woods.
Atlantic Lights features in our Self Care Box. This family business is based in Shawbost on the west coast of Lewis, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It is this natural beauty of the coastline that inspired the family to capture the fragrance and atmosphere of the island through candles.
In 2019, the kitchen at the family home was turned into a candle laboratory as they experimented with different scents and formulations to discover the perfect range. The results were magical.
The fragrance blends evoke the crisp sea salt of the Atlantic Ocean, to the spring bluebells flowering on the machair.
Our favourite at A Whale of a Time is the Beacon fragrance which we selected to include in our Self Care Box. It is a seaweed and juniper berry blend with refreshing notes of sea salt, white tea, mandarin and pear, with a light floral background of amber and soft woody notes.
The candles from Atlantic Lights are made with 100% natural, eco-friendly soy wax. Soy wax produces a slower and cleaner burn, and also has an increased scent hold resulting in a gradual release of fragrance. The wicks are made from pure spun cotton and paper, and are not bleached or treated with any chemical substances.
This hand poured soy wax candle is not only a beautiful way to bring long lasting fragrance to your home but the act of lighting a candle is also synonymous with hope which we all need after a tough year.
We thank the wonderful team at Atlantic Lights for partnering with us.
If you want to take time out, escape to the Hebrides or send a loved one a bit of ‘me time’ in a box, then choose the Self Care Box.