Laura was relaxing on Gullane beach during the heatwave of 2018 playing beach badminton with her daughters. It dawned on her that she should create a coastal candle range. A collection that reflected scents that she could smell on the coast of East Lothian. The scents she could smell at the various beaches and coastal walkways she knows and loves so well. Sand Coastal Candle was an idea inspired by that day.
The beach is an integral part of Laura’s life. All year round whether it’s a winter beach fire roasting marshmallows with friends and a pile of kids, or peak summer and she’s doing her yoga practice. Laura’s always happy while barefoot in sand or swimming among waves and thoroughly enjoys the calm that a beach and coast brings to our inner being.
On that hot day on Gullane Beach, Laura closed her eyes. Breathing deeply in and out she thought about what she could smell at that moment. She could smell seagrasses in the air. The distinct buttery, caramel scent of sand on a super hot day and a citrusy scent in the air.
In the workshop, Laura started to blend scents that reflected what she could smell on that afternoon on Gullane Beach, where it was a whopping 28 degrees.
Blending notes of Bergamot, Lavender, Pine and Lemongrass, ‘Sand’ Coastal Candle was created. Capturing the feeling of Scottish sand between your toes when the scent of seagrasses and citrus is in the air. ‘Sand’ a 100% pure soy candle, is designed to will transport you back in time to simpler days spent laughing by the seaside.