Phendai is khmer for Earth and this hand crafted candle celebrates mother earth and the beauty and abundance she provides. the raw terracotta vessel, sustainable eco rice wax, natural essential oil scents, reusable artisan woven box and furoshiki linen cloth wrapping were all carefully chosen details to reflect this. We have aimed to make this a truly circular object you will love long after the candle burns out.
The saarti journey started in 2012 when founder, Beck Scougall, made her first candle creation in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A passionate advocate of fair trade and conscious consumerism Beck wanted to create an eco-lifestyle brand using natural and ethical products. Simply translated saarti means beautiful ceremony of light. 'Sa art' is the Cambodian word for beautiful and Aarti is the name of the spectacular Hindu ceremony involving candles and incense. The saarti collection now includes the signature range of hand poured blessing bowl candles, body, skin & hair care products as well 100% natural pure essentials oils. Saarti is committed to using the finest natural ingredients, ethically sourced from Cambodia and the surrounding region and empowering local communities through employment.