This candle is made of 100% bayberry wax, made fragrant with Rachel’s favorite scents of geranium and ylang ylang.
Rachel’s son Jesse was born with CHARGE syndrome, resulting in profound deafness (a total lack of hearing). Rachel and Jesse’s father both learned British Sign Language to speak with their son, paying nearly £6,000 because 56% of local authorities in England do not provide any sign language services for families while 44% provide various levels of support. She has since become a vocal advocate for disability rights and parents of deaf children to have free access to learning sign language.
Jesse attends Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, a charity – 190 years strong – that runs a day and residential school and college for students throughout the UK for children from the age of 4 years old through to 24 years. The Academy also supports deaf students in mainstream schools and colleges through outreach service, and meets the wider needs of the deaf community through a range of deaf services and projects. Exeter is not funded in the same way as state schools and therefore relies on fundraising support and volunteers to help change the lives of deaf people.
$10 from the sale of every candle will be donated to Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education.
- Geranium, ylang ylang
- Bayberry wax
Inspired by Rachel Goswell
Rachel Goswell is an English singer-songwriter and musician who rose to prominence as vocalist and guitarist of the shoegaze band Slowdive, which formed in 1989. Goswell, along with Neil Halstead, Ian McCutcheon and former Chapterhouse member Simon Rowe became Mojave 3 when Slowdive transitioned to a more country/folk rock style. She released a solo album in 2004, titled Waves Are Universal on 4AD Records.
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