It started as I needed a candle that wouldn't irritate by sinuses and at that time beeswax candles were hard to find and so I decided to make my own and I've been making beeswax candles for nearly a decade now.
Beeswax is the most natural of waxes with beneficial properties to help cleanse the air and is environmentally friendly
Beeswax candles are said to be a wonderful option for people with sinus allergies and other sensitivities as they have a unique air purifying quality as they release negative ions which attach to positive particles in the air and cause them to fall to the floor, removing unwanted dust, moulds, pollen and pollutants helping to clean the air you breathe.
No additional scents are added to the candles as the candles have a natural aroma of honey and when lit they have a soft warm golden glow and in the dark you can see the golden halo. around the flame.
I opted to keep the supply local and use all Raw Scottish beeswax, with the bulk coming from an award-winning Heather Hills Farm in Perthshire. I filter the large raw wax blocks several times to remove the impurities before the final candle pour which is done in small batches in my small workshop on the Isle of Skye on the West coast of Scotland.
Sourcing the beeswax directly from bee keepers means that I can guarantee that the candles are made purely 100% from beeswax with nothing added. All the wicks are either natural cotton or hemp and I pre wax all the wicks by hand.
When making candles with melted beeswax the lovely honey aroma fills the air and if the door is open it attracts the occasional friendly bee who comes to check out what I'm doing.
Sustainability is a core theme in packaging as well, I use paper and cardboard, not plastic bubblewrap and only packaging that can be recycled.
Although I started making the candles just for myself and gifts for family and friends, it’s been a natural growth from craft fairs to now selling online.
I hope you treat yourself and enjoy the candles.