The Smell of Home - Clare Makes

The Smell of Home

If you're an Aussie, you've probably had this experience: you're away from home and suddenly remember the scent of some Australian plant or flower, and it triggers this rush of happiness. It might be eucalyptus or kakadu plum, or maybe wattle or lemon myrtle. And then you realize that even though you've been living in another country for years now, you still associate that smell with being at home.


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The thing is, there are so many uniquely Australian scents that trigger these memories, because the Australian bush has a unique fragrance all its own. We're not just talking about native plants and flowers. You can find Australian-scented candles made from everything from the oil extracted from the seeds of native wattles to the ash left over after a bushfire!

Australian candles can be deep, woody, floral, fresh, or even clean and invigorating, like you've just walked out of the shower after a long day in the sun.

Why is it that Australian plants, herbs flowers smell the best?

It's a question that has plagued scientists and botanists for years. Why does the Australian flora have such a lovely scent, when other countries' flowers don't?

The answer may lie in the fact that Australia has been isolated from the rest of the world for millions of years, and its native plants were never subjected to cross-breeding or hybridization by foreign pollen. This means that they haven't had any time to adapt their scents to be less appealing. They've been free to be as fragrant as they want to be!

We've taken advantage of this unique quality by making candles with Australian plant scents—allowing you to bring your favorite Aussie floral home with you!

We believe in the power of scent. When you bring a candle into your home, you're bringing something that will stay there for a long time. You don't want to just smell like any old thing—you want to smell home.

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