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Nature's Garden | Story of the Butterfly

Nature's Garden | Story of the Butterfly

In quiet moments under the warmth of the summer sunshine you'll discover an enchanting sight as butterflies flit from one flower to the next, delicate wings dancing gracefully on the breeze. With gorgeous colours intricately patterned like the petals of exotic flowers, these dainty insects are a joy to witness as they visit our meadows and gardens.

These fascinating insects serve as the inspiration behind one of our newest candle pots, so we’ve dedicated this special blog to them and their remarkable lives.

Superstition and Symbolism

You'll find butterfly motifs being celebrated widely nowadays, used to decorate everything from jewellery and clothing to accessories and home décor, but our love for these beautiful winged insects goes back hundreds of years. Since ancient times, butterflies have been viewed across cultures as a symbol for the human soul as it's said that their delicate wings can carry them between this world and the next.

Butterflies live truly remarkable lives, going through a four-stage life cycle developing from eggs into caterpillars, and then entering a chrysalis where the final stage of their metamorphosis takes place and they emerge as stunning butterflies. Due to this extraordinary life cycle of change, butterflies are widely associated with transformation and are celebrated as symbols of hope, rebirth and new beginnings.

Perhaps one of the sweetest superstitions relating to butterflies originates in Japan, where it is said that a butterfly entering your guest room signifies that the person you love most is coming to see you.

Environmental Importance

Attracted to bright and vibrant flowers butterflies feed on their nectar, flying from one flower to the next to feed which makes them an important pollinator as they spread pollen from flower to flower. The growth of many species of flowers, fruits and vegetables is dependent on pollination from species like butterflies, making them a key part of maintaining biodiversity, and a vital part of our environment.

Butterflies and caterpillars play a big role in the food chain, providing a food source for many species of bird and small animal, and they are also vastly important to scientists as indicators of a healthy ecosystem, due to the fact that areas rich in butterflies and moths are often rich in other invertebrates. 

St. Eval Nature's Garden Butterfly Pot

Taking inspiration from butterflies, their beauty, and their significance to our ecosystem, we crafted a candle that celebrates these wonderful creatures. Part of our Nature’s Garden collection which celebrates our close affinity with the natural world, these pretty terracotta pots are adorned with charming butterfly carvings and paired with our delightful new Sweet Pea fragrance, a soft, delicate aroma of sweet orangeflower, rose and pink pepper with notes of musk and tuberose.

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Nature's Garden | The Story of the Bee

Nature's Garden | The Story of the Bee

From a soft breeze rustling the leaves, to the melodic chirping of crickets and pretty singing of birds, as summer transforms the natural world there’s no shortage of instruments taking part in this unique symphony of wild music. The determined and cheerful buzz that accompanies bees as they flit from one flower to the next is perhaps one of the most important foundational notes of this delightful song, just as bees themselves are such a vital part of our ecosystem. These hard-working insects serve as the inspiration behind one of our newest candle pots, and we’ve dedicated this special blog to them and their interesting lives.

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Fragrance Friday | Rhubarb

Fragrance Friday | Rhubarb

At St. Eval, we scent our stunning candles with a range of over thirty fragrances inspired by the beauty of the natural world. This week as summer transforms the world around us with sunshine and blue skies, we're taking you behind the fragrance of Rhubarb, one of our best loved summer scents. Inspired by the joy of summer, Rhubarb is a delightful fragrance that perfectly encapsulates the fruity and slightly sweet summer scent of fresh rhubarb

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Nature's Garden | The Story of the Dragonfly

Nature's Garden | The Story of the Dragonfly

Coloured with blues and greens like precious gemstones, dragonflies are a sight to behold as they dart between leaves and branches, their wings moving almost imperceptibly as they dance through the sky. Here in the UK they’re a staple of summertime, hovering over gardens and bodies of water as we enjoy the warmer weather, a silent presence with wings that glisten in the sun.

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St. Eval's Queen's Award Presentation & Grand Opening

St. Eval's Queen's Award Presentation & Grand Opening

On Tuesday the 28th June we hosted a grand opening of our new factory, office expansion, wildlife conservation area and pond. While we celebrated this next step for our business we were honoured to have had our 2021 Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development presented to us, and we opened our factory doors to St. Eval friends and neighbours to help us celebrate this wonderful event.

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is held on the 5th of June each year by the United Nations, bringing attention to global environmental issues and calling for collective action to celebrate, protect and restore our planet. This year’s theme is Only One Earth, an initiative aimed at protecting our planet and ensuring that it’s healthy and thriving for future generations. In recognition of this important awareness day, we’ve put together this guide full of tips for living more sustainably.

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Earth Day 2022 | Simple Acts of Green

Earth Day 2022 | Simple Acts of Green

At St. Eval, we’re inspired by the beauty of the natural world and we feel keenly the responsibility that falls on us, both as individuals and as a company, to Invest in Our Planet and make choices that preserve and protect it for future generations. Earth Day asks us to ‘practice a simple act of green everyday’ and incorporate sustainable practices into our everyday lives in order to make a real difference. We’ve put together this blog, inspired by Earth Day’s important work, recommending some of the simple acts of green that we can all incorporate into our everyday lives.

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Earth Hour | Living More Sustainably

Earth Hour | Living More Sustainably

On Saturday 26th March at 8:30pm we took part in WWF's annual Earth Hour, switching off our lights along with millions of people across the globe in a moment of solidarity to support people and planet. Earth Hour is an amazing initiative raising awareness for climate change, and following on from this years' switch off we're taking its inspiring message of climate consciousness further and finding more small changes that can help us live more sustainably.

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Mindful Resolutions for the New Year

Mindful Resolutions for the New Year

As we venture into a new year we start dreaming of where it might take us. January is a time symbolic of new beginnings and fresh starts, a month where we find ourselves full of anticipation for the year ahead. Setting resolutions during January is a fun way to challenge ourselves with something new or renew our commitment to goals we made last year.

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