My birthday month: let the light in with me!

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots, Uncategorised

It’s March! My birthday month! I want to celebrate this month (the best of the 12, let’s be honest) with a lovely little offer of Leafology’s FIRST EVER tealight candle, ‘Divine Dusk’. All orders in the entire month of March of £50 or more receive this special little candle completely FREE! (See below for the lowdown!) What is this magnificent beast?
It’s a vegan, clean-burn, low-waste tealight (free of paraffin and synthetic fragrances, so emits only goodness into the air around your home) perfect for lighting in the evening when finishing the day and winding down. The (entirely natural) aroma is a gentle trio of sensual, relaxing & (dare I say it) seductive essential oils; a medley of lavender, basil & cardamom. (Fittingly, I write this with my hands smelling of fresh basil.)

Plus, it comes in a cute, recyclable, screwtop metal tin (the same size as the lip balms!) so you can even transport it with you when on the move, if that’s your thing.

The situation: I’ve been making these sweet & decadent little mini-candles for myself and they are so beautiful and smell so delicious I really wanted to share. Consider this my equivalent of bringing delicious cake to work for my birthday. That’s really it.

(Confession: everything in the Leafology range has the tea plant in it, in some shape or form, but I’m squeezing this into the arena via a tenuous link; a tealight is tea-related, is it not?! Tea lights were originally so-named because they were lit under a teapot to keep the brew warm!).

How can I get one?
These candles are not available for general sale, but if you’d like to get your hands on one, all you’ve got to do is place an order of £50 or more and a magical ‘Divine Dusk’ tealight is yours – it will be automatically added to your order when we post to you.
… And you can order as many times as you like, throughout the month of March.

Over and out; wishing you wondrous brews, well-lit evenings & tea that never goes cold.

~ Ella ~
www.leafology.co.uk


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Happy New Year + Do you ever wonder how you fit in?

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots, Uncategorised

I write this with the zingy Tea & Sympathy Relief Balm dabbed gloriously around the base of my nostrils (it’s a good visual, I grant you), since a winter cold has hit me hard over the last week and not being able to breathe PLUS having a red, chafed nose from blowing it too many times is a double whammy up with which I will not put. (It’s helped a lot, by the way.)


Back on topic, I have to admit something: despite the fact that Leafology is growing month by month, and I’m ridiculously excited about it all (and grateful!), I had a small waver a couple of days ago. Here’s why:

No Big Deal but NEW PRODUCT ALERT! (+ how would Shakespeare put his best face forward? I’ll tell you.)

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots, Uncategorised

The other day, I watched an outdoor performance of Romeo and Juliet set in the grounds of Oxford Castle (I don’t believe summer evenings can get more quintessentially English). They say (and by ‘they’ I mean Juliet) that a Rose is a rose by any other name (‘That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet). It’s true, and there’s no mistaking the rosy purity with which this email is unapologetically drenched. I’ll get straight to it:

There’s a new bottle on the block and I think you’re going to like it.

MERMAIDS HATE PLASTIC! (Or how to shake up the world with your choice of skincare!)

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots, Uncategorised

Yep, oceans were made for fish, not takeaway forks or plastic bottles (which will still be floating around in 450 years) and I am proud to say that Leafology is officially at war with the pervasive existence of one-use-only plastic.

Photo used with personal permission by artist & campaigner Von Wong.

See the end of this post to read about the ways in which Leafology is saying ‘nope’ to the epidemic.

I’ve seen the light; plastic is disgusting… What can we do?

Hilltops & Blue Tack

Leafology Journal: Leaves, Shoots & Roots, Uncategorised

When I was a teenager, I blue-tacked to the top of my walls a border made from stuck-together calendar pages. I almost never use calendars in a proper way (though am best friends with my scheduling diary – retro these days to have a physical one – we are halfway through 2017 and mine is already starting to fall apart from over-use). The images were all of nature themes – an insect on a dew-dropped leaf; a precise row of perfectly curved rocks leading out to an open ocean; a field of outrageously vibrant poppies (like in this photo I took the other day while out on a modelling shoot location), or an autumnal forest with a half-glow of light, a chaos of orange, reddened and chestnut coloured leaves, a soft bed in the forest. I used to look at them, one by one, and imagine myself inside their worlds. This was pre-instagram/meme-age, but each photograph had a quote superimposed over it for a casual bit of inspiration, and my all time favourite was this one:

‘Do not follow where the path may lead, but find your own way and lead a trail’.

When I was in Indonesia for the first time nearly two years ago, a healer asked me some questions, and one of them was ‘do you consider yourself a leader?’