As a family, we have made candles for friends and loved ones for many years. Our growing awareness of the environmental impact of certain ingredients (pesticide-intensive cotton, GM Soy wax, synthetic fragrances etc) and the toxicity of candles (paraffin / synthetic fragrances) in the home led us to consider alternatives. Once we found out that there were no certified organic candles from the UK, we wanted to change that.
A candle not only helps to create your story, but it has a story of its own. The small wick alone can tell you of catastrophic environmental impacts – through fertilisers & their effects on soils, rivers, wildlife, humans & bees. Or it can show you something beautiful – of businesses & farmers working against many barriers, but working for & with the planet…
Organic certification helps to ensure that all ingredients have been managed according to the strictest standards at every stage of the process. Our beeswax, for example, requires a 3km radius around the apiary site where the pollen and nectar sources are principally from organic and spontaneous vegetation – where no pesticides, roads, & other sources of potential contamination can be present. This not only protects the bees – it helps to protect the beekeepers, the soils, rivers, wildlife & your home too.
We combine expert candle making, the purest ingredients & a beautiful aesthetic to deliver candles that will help you to create a better story.
We are committed to developing only products that are certified organic & sustainable. To this end, our innovations are developed in close partnership with the Soil Association (our organic certifying body). For now, we aim to radically transform the candle market through transparency, the purest ingredients & by rejoicing in the ancient handcrafted art of chandlery.
BC - The first known arrival of the beeswax candle