These wooden incense cones are made in England on the Margate coast. They come in chic gold tins and burn down to nothing - perfect for lower waste living. Most importantly, they fill your home and space with the invigorating scent of juniper.
Each 25 gram tin holds 20 incense cones.
Juniper grows in the form of around 52 different species, each which have adapted to changing conditions around the world. Juniperus refers to Juniper as a whole, which is then individually characterised regionally. The coastal form of Juniper in these cones grows as a low and dense bush with bluish berries and dark green needle-like leaves. It is a hardy perennial which has adapted to the shore line environment of Margate to be substantial enough to cope with the salt water and strong winds. It has a long history in folklore and was hung outside in the autumn to ward off evil spirits, although in more contemporary times it is used to stimulate and strengthen the nerves!
How to use:
Light the end of the cone and let it burn for around 15 seconds, before blowing it out. Place in the heart of your home in either a hallway or a landing to allow the fragrant smoke to disperse. Use the lid or a heat proof surface to burn each cone.
Burning time: 15 min approx. Scent longevity: 2-4 hours (in a medium sized room)
Haeckels was founded in 2012 by volunteer beach warden and coastal enthusiast Dom Bridges, who was disillusioned by the production ethos of many larger skin care companies. Dom wanted to create simple hand crafted products that showcased the surrounding coasts natural ingredients in the hope that the products themselves would then promote Margate's heritage of healthy coastal living.
When Haeckels was just starting out Dom would collect seaweed and local botanicals along the Margate coast and bring them bring back to his family kitchen to experiment. Dom’s wife Jo soon said it was time to get a proper lab and turn a passion into a business as every saucepan in the kitchen was starting to smell like a skin care product. Taking his wife's advice he acquired the lab on Cliff Terrace in 2013 where more product formulas were developed to complete the range. The company has now grown; taking on members of staff whilst still playing an active part in the local community by organising beach cleans and taking part in marine conseravtion surveys.