The new summer scents from Wax and Wool have landed in space! These four scents will let you travel to some of your favorite vacation destinations without leaving home. Choose from Mountain, Forest, Desert, or Ocean. They also make great gifts if you are visiting a friend you haven’t seen in a long time. A longtime shop favorite, Wax and Wool is a small, woman-owned, and operated candle studio located in the Puyallup Valley in Washington State.
Because she does small-batch candles, each scent collection that she releases doesn’t stick around long in our shop. As always, we have her amber jar candles, which are reusable and come with a black lid. Each candle is nine ounces of pure white soy wax (never dyes), feature cotton wicks, phthalate and paraffin free scents, and essential oils. If you follow her burning instructions, you should have 50 hours of burning time on just one candle! $22 each.
Our yarnistas had fun choosing the perfect yarn to pair with each of these alluring new scents!
Let this vibrant botanical scent transport you to the high desert! This bright, fresh new fragrance sparkles with aloe, agave and cactus flower. Base notes of patchouli ground the candle and make it balanced and whole.
Top: Cactus flower
Middle: Aloe, Agave
Suggested yarn pairing: Handspun Hope Ethiopian Cotton
This sport-weight cotton is created by a women’s cooperative in Rwanda. The cotton is spun on drop spindles by women in Ethiopia, then sent to the women of Handspun Hope who dye it using natural dyes from plant material, and then ply it on their spinning wheels. It’s perfect for warm weather accessories, and the subtle shades created int he natural dye process perfectly evoke a quiet desert landscape. Shown in Cosmos Blush, Shallot, Voca Peach, and Mimosa Legume
This deep, complex scent will fill your home or work space with the calming scent of an old growth forest. Notes of cypress and moss layer with rich base notes of cedar, spruce, and pine for a pleasing, masculine scent designed to facilitate peace and rest.
Base: Black Cedar, Pine, Spruce
Suggested yarn pairing: The beautiful depth of colors in Kelbourne Woolens Scout evoke the rich variety of colors in a lush forest environment. This workhorse DK has generous yardage at a sweater-friendly price point. It’s a great choice for creating a colorwork sweater that you’ll want to wear for hiking or sitting around a campfire. Shown in Autumn Heather, Moss Heather, Meadow Heather, and Juniper Heather.
Inspired by othe view of Mt. Rainier at sunset, all bathed in pink, purple and blue, this seductive scent is rich and intriguing. Smooth sandalwood and resinous amber blend with dark musk, cedar, and just a hint of vanilla. A pinch of sea salt rounds out this complex and sensuous fragrance.
Top: ozone, sea salt
Middle: sandalwood, amber, vanilla
Base: musk, cedar, moss
Suggested Yarn Pairing: The tweedy nups of Kelbourne Woolens Lucky Tweed bring a striking texture to your knit fabric, similar to the intriguing natural variations in rock formations. This aran-weight wool will keep you warm in cool temps. Shown in Medium Gray, Chocolate, and Black.
This refreshing scent is infused with all the goodness of a day at the sea side! Mild notes of citrus and orange blossom blend effortlessly with balsam, jasmine, and sea salt for a fragrance that is both captivating and uniquely accessible. This candle is sure to be a favorite with all!
Top: lemon zest, orange blossom
Middle: Jasmine, sea salt
Base: balsam fir
Suggested Yarn Pairing:
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok is a yarnista favorite for sweaters, and the gorgeous palette of over 20 shades makes color work a breeze. The subtle heathered shades bring a depth of color to simple projects. This workhorse yarn is perfect for garments to snuggle up in against a chilly ocean breeze. Shown in Thermal Spring, Spring Ice, Loon Lake, October Sky, and Midnight Sea.