About Us & Contact
James and I started making soy wax candles in 2014 as an alternative to buying their traditional paraffin counterparts. We were concerned about the impact burning paraffin had on the air quality in our home and were keen to investigate a more natural alternative. The Botanical Candle Co. was founded in 2015 and we now hand pour, pack and despatch hundreds of candles every month from our attic studio in Shaftesbury, Dorset.
To keep things fresh and unique we spend a lot of time finding beautiful old vessels to make candles in. We breathe new life in to everyday objects from yesteryear such as reclaimed stoneware crocks, tins and teacups with our beautifully blended soy wax candles. We hand pick 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 hand 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 our practical Weck jar range is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms or taking on your travels. These jars also make excellent storage of 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 us 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 fragrance oils and we only use cotton core wicks.
If you own a shop and fancy stocking us we are able to offer our jar candles to wholesale customers so please do get in touch if you're interested.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope to hear from you soon!
Amalia & James