Every Friday my family and a few others would go on a hike. Growing up in the sierras there were no shortage of places to go. While others were bustling up the rocks and swinging into the lakes. I was taking in the sweet smell of the mountains. A scent that to this day conjures up images of my dad making up stories around a fire, my brother climbing up a rocky hill, and my mom forcing sunscreen on our pasty Irish skin every twenty minutes. When I set out to start the homestead candle line, this was the scent I wanted to capture. It was no easy feat, with memories and alchemy fighting my every move, but today I am more then excited to share a piece of my history with you; our Winter Balsam 100% U.S grown soy wax candle. I spent hours combing a plethora of pine essential and fine fragrance oils to create a true woodland experience. I hope this candle will take you deep into the mountains!