3 July 2016

If you haven't already heard about Jo Malone's 'Community Gardens' initiative then I would like to take a minute to talk about it, as it is something that helps benefit a cause very close to my heart. 

Essentially, there are a number of gardens across the UK now, all of which are funded by Jo Malone - the most local to me being The Kirkdale Country Community Garden, Liverpool - where people who are suffering from mental health issues or who are on the road to recovery can go to hone their horticultural skills, relax and help pave the way as part of the process of rehabilitation. The gardens are filled with therapeutic scents and are intended to provide serene safe havens for the people that spend their time in them.

I know myself that when I am having a particularly anxious spell, that spending time outdoors does me the world of good and so I think this is a fantastic way to encourage people to reconnect with themselves as well as providing a beautiful place that will help benefit the wider community. The scheme even provides volunteers with the opportunity of being able to complete new qualifications that, if their passion for gardening has really been ignited, could mean their being able to gain full time employment in the field.

75% of the RRP from sales of the Peony & Moss Charity Candle will go towards funding the ongoing work that Jo Malone London is doing to ensure people suffering from mental health issues get the support they need in working towards a full recovery. All of the gardens will benefit, but in particular, their newest project - a charity garden with St Mungo's set in London.

The candle itself has a beautiful delicate floral scent with hints (as I'm sure you can imagine), of their much loved 'Peony and Blush Suede' fragrance. However, with the addition of the moss, the sweet edge of the fragrance is replaced with an altogether earthier tone. Personally, I think it's the perfect all-year-round home fragrance as it's fresh, natural and as you can see - comes in the most beautiful packaging imaginable. And, if you're a Jo Malone regular you will already know that the scent pay off and the burning time of their candles is near unbeatable.

If you want to learn more about the 'Community Gardens' project, then you can do so here. In the meantime though, if you want to help support a very worthy cause then you can pick up the Charity Candle online here or nip into store and have a sniff first. It would really mean a lot to see some of you getting involved <3 

Sarah x

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