>> BURN BRIGHT: During her years living in England, Sandy Dalby honed her deft green thumb while cultivating a beautiful Tudor garden. Now back in the States and settled in Berwyn, Dalby is redirecting her efforts toward growing an aromatherapy-treatment line of candles, soaps and lotions, aptly named A Charmed Garden.
Dalby is a proponent of the therapeutic physiological benefits of authentic essential oils. Her candles are made from 100-percent vegetable wax, with wicks of cotton twist—so no worries about lingering black soot. “I designed them to burn to the edge so the entire surface area is warmed down, not just the center,” says Dalby. That means a more fragrant burning experience.
Oils are blended to encourage harmony between the mind and body. Elysium, one of the eight selections, combines the scent of Sicilian lemons with sweet basil for an aroma that energizes and bolsters dampened moods. The line has just expanded to include hand soaps, body lotions, shower gels and botanical hydrating mists. “I’m hoping all my products help people to feel their best,” Dalby says.