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Our Alfresco Candle is the perfect outdoor candle.  A gorgeous blend of citronella, eucalyptus, lemongrass, rose geranium, and thyme essential oils hand infused with sustainably sourced soy wax, these oils will ensure can enjoy your garden or picnic in peace.    


The idea for our Alfresco Candle came about after spending a summer in France where Simon unwittingly became an all-you-can-eat buffet!  After a couple of weeks, even the French pharmacist felt sorry for him so Cheryl made some candles and a room mist in an attempt to keep the bugs away.   They proved to be so successful after testing with friends and family that we added them to our range!  Our Alfresco Candle launched at Hergest Croft Garden's Annual Spring Fair where they promptly sold out in a few hours and demand has been so high that they are now a permanent addition to our range.    


Citronella (Cymbopogon Nardus) Essential Oil

With refreshing citrus notes and a distinctive grassy aroma, pure citronella oil is most famous as a mosquito repellent and can be incredibly effective at keeping pests away from your home. It also uplifts the body and reduces anxiety and stress. 


Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Globulus) Essential Oil

Known for its powerful, purifying scent, eucalyptus essential oil is often used to support the respiratory system but as it contains citronellal, a compound with a refreshing lemon-like scent, it is also a powerful bug deterrent.  


Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Citatus) Essential Oil

Highly antibacterial, pure lemongrass oil has powerful cleansing properties.  It is also a calming oil that offers a sense of relief when managing negative emotions and stress.  With a high geraniol and citral content Lemongrass has long been used to repel bugs.  


Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Roseum) Essential Oil

Rose geranium oil is a gentle, floral oil that is known for its calming effects. Rose geranium’s anti-inflammatory properties also help it to soothe joint pain and protect our overall health.  Rose Geranium contains citronellol and geraniol which have a floral aroma that acts as an effective bug deterrent.   


Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Essential Oil

Thyme essential oil has healing properties that have been revered by many civilisations over the years, and it is still used today to protect health and prevent illness.  It has strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties, allowing it to fight infections and toxins in the body, and is deeply cleansing.  Thyme oil is said to have a balancing effect on hormones, regulating mood and even helping to relieve symptoms of menopause.  Thyme essential oil is a natural insect repellent with distinctive qualities.  It contains compounds such as linalool, which emit a fresh and herbaceous aroma that repels bugs effectively. 


The essential oils are expertly hand-blended in our studio before being added to our reed diffuser base, then hand-poured in small batches to ensure quality. 


More than just a reed diffuser, our beautiful natural dried flower reed diffusers are a beautiful statement piece that not only smells amazing and provides a well-being boost, but looks stunning too.  The reed bouquet contains natural rattan reeds, dried bunny tails grown in our cottage garden or sourced from a local flower farm and pretty sola wood flowers.  Also available as a traditional 100ml reed diffuser and 100ml refill.  Additional dried flower reed bouquets can be purchased separately. 

Alfresco Flower Diffuser

PriceFrom £8.00
  • Our reed diffusers are made using a natural base, made from ethanol and dipropylene glycol, and essential oils. We don't add any additives, preservatives, scent enhancers, or colourings so you can be confident the only ingredients you will see on our labels naturally occur in the essential oils used.

    The 150ml dried flower reed diffusers and 100ml traditional reed diffusers are perfect for smaller spaces but, strategically placed, work beautifully in larger rooms. All of our glass bottles are recyclable, and refills are available.

    The 100ml reed diffusers will fragrance your space for up to 12 weeks and the 150ml dried flower reed diffusers for up to 16 weeks. To get the best out of your essential oil diffuser we recommend turning the reeds weekly for a fragrance and wellbeing boost.


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