Celebrating the ancient practice of using ceremonial smoke to clear energy, this 100% natural candle envelops you in an exquisite blend of juniper, labdanum, frankincense and tonka bean. 10.5oz.
TOP: Atlantic Cedar, Frankincense, Sichuan Pepper
HEART: Clary Sage, Juniper, Tonka Bean
BASE: Canadian Balsam, Labdanum, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Styrax
No phthalates • No parabens • No synthetic dyes • No formaldehyde • Vegan-friendly • Cruelty-free
Smudge is a non-toxic, naturally derived scented candle blended in a pure vegetable wax base with a lead-free, unbleached 100% cotton wick. Each ingredient in Smudge is 100% naturally derived as defined by ISO 9235 – Natural Aromatic Raw Materials Vocabulary.
|JUNIPERUS MEXICANA OIL
|STEAM-DISTILLED TEXAS CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
|POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL
|ESTER OF FATTY ACIDS AND GLYCERIN FROM COCONUT AND PALM KERNEL OIL / FUNCTIONAL ISOLATE
|CISTUS LADANIFERUS EXTRACT
|LABDANUM LEAF/STEM ABSOLUTE
|SALVIA SCLAREA OIL
|CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL
|STEAM-DISTILLED ATLAS CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
|FRANKINCENSE GUM EXTRACT
|DIPTERYX ODORATA EXTRACT
|TONKA BEAN SEED RESINOID
|ABIES BALSAMEA RESIN
|BALSAM CANADA RESIN ABSOLUTE
Why is it more expensive? This particular candle is priced a bit higher than normal due to its high concentration of rare and expensive natural ingredients.
What is Smudge? When Heretic founder Douglas Little first moved to New York City, he felt the need to develop a powerful potion to clear away the intense and sometimes overwhelming energy often synonymous with urban life. Driven by a desire to also connect with his Scotch-Irish heritage, he naturally sought inspiration from the protecting and purifying rite of Druidic saining, where juniper is burned to generate an aromatic and healing smoke. But rather than setting a branch ablaze inside his apartment, he decided to put his perfumer skills to the test and develop a fragrance that explores and celebrates the ceremonial use of smoke that has been shared by so many cultures across millennia to clear energy.
This fragrance was first created for Douglas’ personal use, but now available for all Heretic fragrance fans who want to immerse themselves in this ancient practice. Having tapped into his extensive knowledge of the healing properties of plants, the fresh sappy notes from the juniper is accompanied by rich, balsamic sandalwood, sweet and spicy patchouli, warming clary sage as well as the complex but comforting vanilla and tobacco notes from the tonka bean. Together, these compounds co-mingle into a powerful elixir which will imbue a sense of grounded wellbeing and clarity to whoever chooses to envelop themselves in this intoxicating scent.
The wearer might also be interested to know that there is now an increasing body of scientific evidence backing up the efficacy of these ancient rites. For example, juniper, whose medical application dates back as far as 1550 B.C. and has been celebrated not only by the Druids but Ayrvedic and Egyptian healers alike, is now proven to have strong antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Similarly, sandalwood is shown to relieve anxiety, promote healthier sleep and even improve blood oxygen saturation and stabilize our breathing rate.
Continuing this tradition of harnessing the power of plants is at the very heart of Heretic, and to us, Smudge is the perfect expression of how scent can connect us with ancient traditions and knowledge to help us cleanse, purify and heal, naturally.
INSTRUCTIONS: Heretic candles are hand poured with vegetable wax and unleaded wicks. To prevent damage, make sure to trim the wick to ⅛ of an inch every time the candle is lit. Do not let it burn for more than 4 hours at a time and please place the candle on a stable, heat-resistant surface. For the best candle performance, allow the wax pool to completely liquify, extinguish, and let cool.
PRECAUTIONS: Never leave a burning candle unattended or burning for more than 4 hours. Keep away from drafts, children, pets, and all flammable materials.
RETURNS: We only accept returns for defective or damaged products. If you’d like to sample the fragrance first, we recommend you start with one of our Discovery Sets or take our Fragrance Finder Quiz for a personally recommended scent.
SHIPPING: At this time, we can only ship within the contiguous United States. If you need to find an international retailer, please email us at email@example.com.
Free shipping on orders of $125 or more. Otherwise, a $10 flat shipping fee applies.
PURIFYING & PROTECTIVE
Our fragrances harness the aromatherapeutic power of the plant materials they’re composed of, thanks to our natural ingredients. With Smudge, you may discover peace and mental clarity from the Ayurvedic healing properties present in Clary Sage, Frankincense, and Patchouli.
Cleanses your mind and spirit for a sense of perfect purity.
Ushers in mental clarity for a deep and meditative mind.
Grounds the soul so your emotions stay centered.