Earth Wax and Fire, formerly VIBceramics, is a monthly subscription of handmade ceramics created by artisans in Israel. Each month, they pair a unique, collectible, hand-crafted ceramic bowl with a colourful, lightly scented candle, and something extra included within each box, too. Every combination is unique and suited to the season. The ceramics are created by Earth Wax and Fire founder, Vered Israel-Bloom. She is a self-taught ceramic artist. As a way to spend more time with her kids and clay, she left her job at Israel's satellite TV provider about 10 years ago to pursue ceramics full time. Her designs, inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, butterflies, flowers and nature in general, have been sold internationally.
Cost: $27/month (USD)
Shipping: $11 - Worldwide
- FREECANDLE - Get a free bonus candle added to each combo order.
- SAVE10 - Save 10% off any order.
- BUY3FREET - Buy 3 items, get a free Earth Wax and Fire T-shirt (a $25 value).
Each item has its own info sheet.
Handmade Ceramic "Greenery" Bowl
The kiln-fired, hand-crafted bowls are about 3.5-inches (9cm) in diameter. They're dishwasher and microwave safe. They can be used again and again for sauces, appetizers, honey, jam, butter, soy sauce, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Each bowl can even be used as a soap dish or to hold tea bags, paperclips or your special rings, earrings, and other jewelry.
Spring "Peach Delight" Candle
This candle has notes of peach, accented with touches of amber, roses, jasmine and French patchouli. Handmade in Israel by a boutique fragrance shop called Spring Perfume House that specializes in Aromacology, a combination of two words, Aroma and Psychology defined as "the art and science of using fragrances to affect both mood and senses." Burn time is about 40 hours.
"Velvet Crystal" Soap Rolls
Specially made to add a fresh scent to cupboards and drawers, these soap rolls are exclusively from the Spring Perfume House of Even Yehuda, Israel. They were handmade by people participating in a vocational program at a local rehabilitative hospital. The "Velvet Crystal" scent is a unique combination of two luxurious raw materials - Amber Crystal and ISO-E-SUPER, which, when combined, give a fresh, balanced sensation reminiscent of frankincense, sandalwood, and cedar.
I have a thing for ceramic bowls like these and I also love candles, so this box is for me! I did find the scent of the candle and soap rolls overpowering, so that was the only downfall for me. April's candle combo gift box, which features an awesome “Flower of the Alps” scented purple candle from Spring Perfume House, a baby-blue “crackled glass” glazed bowl from VIBceramics, and a special decorative surprise that was handmade by Byzantine artists more than 800 years ago!
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