We love candles. Every shop we’ve ever been in, if there’s a candle section, that’s where you’ll find us.
We can’t help it. Choosing the candle, getting it home, lighting it…only to find, it doesn’t burn or smell quite the way you thought it would.
So, about 2 years ago, we decided to make our own, and in the back of our minds, we wanted to create a candle business. We’d watched videos, we’d read blogs, it didn’t look that hard.
Turns out, we were wrong. Making candles IS easy. Getting them to burn correctly, ridiculously difficult.
There are over 300 wicks to choose from. Each wax and fragrance combination completely changes the candle and how it burns. Under wick the candle, and you have a dying flame, tunnelling, lots of wax left over, and hardly any scent. Over wick the candle and you have a huge melt pool, carbon build up, and a candle that’s too hot and potentially dangerous. Not to mention, you’ll probably burn off any scent.
This is without getting into all the other problems of some fragrances won’t work with the wax, some wicks won’t work with the fragrance, and the moment you change any detail, no matter how small, and you have a completely different candle.
It actually explained why a lot of candles don’t burn properly. So began our journey of endless testing, until we felt we had a candle that burnt, just the way it should. Although there is no such thing as the ‘perfect candle’, it will always be what we will strive for. That’s why, even though the range we have we are very proud of, we’ll keep up the testing behind the scenes to bring you new fragrances and even better candles.