When the sun is out at this time of year in England, there is nothing more magical than a walk through a bluebell wood. When the flowers are out in full bloom it is like nature has laid a new spring carpet of a mystical blue haze. No wonder they are often associated with fairy folklore. In years gone by it used to be considered unlucky to walk among bluebells at dusk for the bluebells were considered to contain spells.
In the secret language of flowers, bluebells have wonderful meanings for couples: ‘you have put a spell on me’, ‘my love is eternal’ and ‘everlasting love. But they also represent gratitude, delicacy and kindness.
Nothing beats a stroll through a beautiful, fragrant lavender field. Perhaps it is because it’s a scent much associated with our grandmothers that it brings us such comfort. In the language of flowers, lavender has many meanings, but devotion and compassion are among the most well known.
Lavender fields are at their best in June and July so make sure you make time for a visit each year. You will leave these majestic fields with a feeling of such joy at being surrounded by the vibrant lilac, busy bees and the sense of calm that it brings. Definitely good for the soul.
Lavender has been used through the ages for lots of different reasons. Lavender’s Latin name was taken from lavare which means to wash. And women used to dry their laundry over lavender bushes to fragrance the household linens.
Our Tussie Mussie Keepsake candle contains lavender among other essential oils, including rosemary and bergamot. It delivers a wonderful breath of fresh, clean air in your home and makes a wonderful gift for a treasured friend.
Mum’s are amazing. Don’t forget to treat her this Sunday with a beautiful candle from Tussie Mussie. Our new spring range includes Blossom – a floral blend of fragrant geranium, lavender, ylang ylang and palmarosa. Think of a sweet fragrance on a spring breeze. Geranium’s sweet notes bring optimism and cheer. Lavender’s compassionate heart whispers “I cherish thee”. Together with ylang ylang and palmarosa creating a fragrant unity of devotion.
We promise she will love it!