Home             About Me             Fashion Styling             Blogroll             Contact Me

April 02, 2014

Epoh Ireti Chocolate Oudh: The Hope Candle + a Competition

Hope to me is being optimistic, seeing my glass as half full and despite how things might look, believing that everything will work out and that something good is always around the corner.

What does Hope mean to you? 

If you wonder why I ask, well it’s because today is the National Day of Hope, and Epoh Ireti a luxury candle brand that I discovered a few months ago, have just launched a rather fabulous limited edition candle to support the day. It’s called Chocolate Oudh “The Hope Candle”

Now there is just something about candles that I love, (good quality candles that is) and the luxurious way in which they fill your home with warmth and a beautiful fragrance. And Epoh Ireti is one of those good quality brands.

When I first heard about Epoh Ireti, I was very taken both with the founder, her story and with the gorgeous candles themselves. The name Epoh Ireti was inspired by hope. Epoh (is hope spelt backwards) and Ireti (is hope in the Yoruba language) and incidentally the founders name is also Hope.

Hope the founder decided to start the company when she was pregnant with her son Lucas, and completely filled with the hope of pending motherhood and the birth of new life. She wanted to have more time to spend with her son and do something that she would not only be passionate about but could also share with others, and that was how Epoh Ireti was born, a company literally birthed in Hope. Such a beautiful story right!
 The Epoh Ireti candles are all organic and are made with a plant based soy wax, and carefully selected essential oils, rather than synthetic fragrances, so they burn without releasing any harmful toxins or pollutants into the air. Something Hope was very concerned about, as she considered her new baby. Even their eco friendly packaging is biodegradable and their labels are printed using soy ink.

Hope also makes each individual candle herself and lovingly blends and hand pours each candle, so you really are getting a candle made with love.

As for my Chocolate Oudh* candle itself, when I received my carefully wrapped parcel, I was immediately hit with the most incredible rich smell of chocolate, with a real depth of rich spice and oomph. And that was even before I removed all the packaging.

It’s described as a “decadent blend of chocolate and sensual oudh with nuances of sandalwood, warm amber and leather”

It has a wooden wick and burns for 50 hours. The Hope Candle is made even more special by it’s limited edition chocolate glass housing and the fact that during the month of April, 10 % of profits from the Hope candle will be donated to the charity Hope Worldwide. The UK charity arm focuses on overcoming poverty in the UK and oversees.

I have been burning my beautiful Hope Candle for a few hours, and would describe Chocolate Oudh, as a little hope is a glass, providing sweet scented hope in the flicker of a flame.

So back to my original question: What does Hope mean to you? Let me know in the comments below

If you would like a chance to win your own Chocolate Oudh “The Hope Candle” the lovely people at Epoh Ireti are running a competition over on their twitter page.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is:

1) Follow their twitter account here

2) Retweet: What does hope mean to you? We want to know. #Follow #RT & tell us to enter our completion. Winner will win our Hope Candle. #epohireti #bbloggers
3) And send them a tweet, telling them what Hope means to you.

If you are not on twitter (why ever not?), I believe you can also enter on their Facebook page or send them an email with your answer. The email address is info@epoh-ireti.com

A winner will be randomly selected from all their favourite meanings at the end of Friday 4th April.

You can find out more about Epoh Ireti here And the Chocolate Oudh “Hope Candle” retails for £35

*PR Sample

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails