About Us & Contact
We started making soy wax candles in 2014 as an alternative to buying their traditional paraffin counterparts. Concerned about the impact burning paraffin had on the air quality in our home, we were keen to investigate a more natural alternative. The Botanical Candle Co. was founded in 2015 and we now hand pour, pack and despatch thousands of candles every month from our studio in Shaftesbury, Dorset.
To keep things fresh and unique a lot of time is spent finding beautiful old vessels to make candles in. As a team we breathe life in to everyday objects from yesteryear such as reclaimed stoneware crocks, tins and teacups by giving them a new use as soy wax candles. We carefully select every vessel we use and will only choose it if it's beautiful or special enough to be treasured after the candle has burned down.
We also pour candles in to functional jars which are perfect for everyday use. The soft, comforting glow of our amber glass range is great for rustic interiors and cosy settings whereas the practical Weck jar range is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms or taking on your travels. These jars also make excellent storage for dried goods once empty and are completely re-usable as any residual wax washes out easily with warm soapy water.
Soy wax was an obvious choice for The Botanical Candle Co. as it's entirely natural and burns cleanly and evenly meaning you can get the best from every candle. Our selection of fragrances are created using either 100% essential oils or high quality perfume oils and we only use cotton core wicks.
If you own a shop and would like to stock our beautifully scented soy wax candles then visit our wholesale page and request access, it would be great to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by!
Amalia Pothecary - founder & director