Warm, Resinous, Woody
Inspired by the meditative and expansive qualities of Shiva, this scent evokes a calm, centred, sense of clarity. Notes of Frankincense and Peru Balsam are deep, resinous and spicy. Patchouli adds a woodiness, while Petitgrain brings a subtle, citrusy element. Shiva is warm, inviting and complex.
Call on Shiva when you want to meditate, concentrate or be mindful.
Notes: Frankincense, Myrrh, Peru Balsam, Petitgrain
100% Natural Fragrance
Guna's candles are made using premium essential oils, absolutes and ancient perfume materials, no synthetic fragrance. We use a high concentration of aromatic materials for good scent throw, making sure your space smells and feels beautiful.
Shiva, soul of the universe, is the amalgamation of tribal and Vedic gods. He represents forces of destruction and transformation, as well as transgression and masculinity. He is the patron of yoga and meditation, the ultimate tools of transformation.
Shiva has many forms, each as powerful and profound as the next. He symbolises infinite possibilities, the creative potential of the universe.
Shiva || Pure Consciousness
TIPS AND TRICKS
Shiva gently pulls you into a more reflective, meditative state. Grounding, with a deep bass energy, yet expansive. Use Shiva when you want to connect to the ground beneath your feet, as well as the skies above.
Light the Shiva Candle and place it on a heatproof surface. Allow the top surface of the candle to melt each time you use it to ensure even burning. Trim the wick before each use.
Copper use in India dates back to the Indus Valley Civilisation, around four thousand years ago, when it was used to make bangles, rings, weapons and tools. During Vedic times, it was also used for water purification and health benefits, a practice which continues through Ayurveda today.
Guna's candles are poured in bowls made from hand-beaten copper. A natural patina appears over time, developing character as it ages. The inside of the bowls are high-grade stainless steel, ensuring the copper doesn't become too hot as you burn the candle. You can re-use these bowls as serving-ware, decorate bowls, or to mix skincare products like Ubtan and the Vajara Scrub.
Signature blend of essential oils, soy wax, cotton wick.
Guna uses no synthetic fragrance so our candles are pure, potent and free from nasties.
All of our products are natural and non-toxic and cruelty free.
What makes Guna's candles different?
We use natural fragrance rather than synthetic fragrance. This means you're inhaling oils with aromatherapeutic benefits when you burn our candles.
We create signature scents using our rare and precious perfume materials from India. Our candle scents are thus complex and unique, beautiful and intriguing. More than just a nice smell, they alter the ambience and feel of a space.
How do I know which candle is best for me?
Each candle product page describes the scent profile, the inspiration behind the fragrance, and how it makes you feel.
Consider all of these factors when choosing a candle. If you have an immediate response to one of our candles, that's probably the one for you, at this moment in time.
Each scent elicits a different response, and has been formulated to be universally appealing. Depending on your moods, needs and the seasons, you may gravitate to a different scent.
My candle has a frosty surface. What is that?
Sometimes candles solidify with a frosty looking surface. This is not a defect and doesn't impact the performance or scent of your candle.
This can happen because we use 100% natural ingredients, no stabilisers or setting agents. Small variations in each candle are a sign that your product is made by hand, using ingredients that are as close to the source as possible.