June Candle Subscription: Summer Garden

Today we're unboxing this month's Candle Subscription which is all about your summer garden.

In this month's delivery find an exclusive candle just for subscribers - an 8 oz lemon verbena soy candle in a perfectly golden tin and pair of organic compost wildflower seed bombs.

Lemon Verbena is just one scent from our Summer Garden Collection, from which we are donating 10% of sales to the Washington Youth Garden, a non-profit that uses the garden cycle as an educational tool to enrich science learning, inspire environmental stewardship and cultivate healthy food choices in primarily underserved and low-income youth and families in the neighborhood that our studio calls home, Northeast DC.

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Lemon Verbena is the jam for summer - it's sweet and tart, a great addition to your kitchen, plus did you know that this scent wards off mosquitos? Burn it in your windowsill and scare the bugs off this season!

Pro-tip: lemon verbena is also a great garden plant for the same reason - keeping bugs away naturally. Put it in a pot and bring it indoors in the winter so it won't freeze to death!

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A personal challenge I've been working on for the past few months is getting back into illustration, so working on this month's package was a special treat. The packaging for this candle is made from my own original illustration of the lemon verbena plant! Follow my illustration challenge (100 days of bad art) on my Instagram stories and Tumblr.

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How to Seed Bomb:

Your seed bomb already has everything it needs to sprout and grow - seeds + compost! Just toss it somewhere that could use a little wildflowery love, water it and watch them grow!

My favorite places to toss these: parks, woodsy trails, bland areas of my garden and by the sidewalks in my neighborhood. Where are yours?

Enjoy the month, lovelies! You can join our awesome candle subscribers just for this month or for a whole year!