Introducing "Down North": A Voyage to Northern Cape Breton Island in a Candle

Introducing "Down North": A Voyage to Northern Cape Breton Island in a Candle

Our  new "Down North" soy candle is more than a home decor addition; it's a journey, a story, and a piece of Cape Breton's soul, captured in wax and wick.

Inspired by the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Northern Cape Breton Island, "Down North" is a tribute to the magic of places like Sugar Loaf, Capstick, and Meat Cove. The memories behind this candle are so special to me, I recall driving along the Cabot Trail with my Aunt who is from "down north", she introduced us to so many magical spots, scenic views and exciting stories. What a special part of our island. So of course, I had to create a candle with a scent blend that captures the essence of the ocean breeze and the rustic charm of coastal life.

The fragrance, a harmonious blend of balsam fir, representing the verdant forests; orange, echoing the vibrant sunsets over the ocean; and eucalyptus, reminiscent of the fresh, invigorating air that fills your lungs and rejuvenates your spirit. This blend is not just a fragrance; it's an authentic portrait of Cape Breton's northern shores.

A local friend (shoutout to Khozie) helped me to translate the idea of Down North into the Gaelic phrase "rach sìos gu tuath", the Gaelic words embody the spirit of this candle. Translating to “traveling north while following the ocean currents,” it reflects a deep connection to the sea, a respect for nature's rhythms, and a nod to the island's rich Gaelic heritage. It travels back to an era where the Gulf Stream's winds were the guiding force for sailors, a reminder of our connection to the past and the timeless beauty of the sea.

"Down North" isn't just a candle; it's a sensory experience that transports you to the heart of Cape Breton. Whether you're nestled in a coastal cottage or far from the sea's embrace, lighting this candle will fill your space with the heart of Northern Cape Breton, bringing a sense of peace, beauty, and connection to nature.

We invite you to embark on this sensory journey and bring a piece of Cape Breton into your home. "Down North" is available for purchase at our artisan gift shop & candle studio at 7529 Main St. in Louisbourg, online and at select retailers such as La Quaintrelle in North Sydney. Experience the spirit of Cape Breton's northern shores with every flicker and whiff of this enchanting candle.

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