M&J London prides themselves on their ethical approach to luxury. All their candle are hand poured with love in the UK: made from soy wax, in recycled glass and packed in environmentally friendly packaging. A UK based women’s charity also receives £1 for each large and 50p for each small candle sold. There are a range of unusual and intoxicating scents including Samadhi made up of Karpuura, Tulsi and Rose. “Samadhi is the state of consciousness induced by complete meditation – where the mind becomes still. These fragrances – karpuura, tulsi, rose – conjure sanctuary and spiritual renewal.”
Available from www.mj-london.com
Hand-poured in the UK since 2004, multi award-winning Ancienne Ambiance Candles are crafted using traditional techniques, lead-free wick, special slow burning bees-wax blend. All Ancienne Ambiance fine fragrances are formulated in France and inspired by scents from antiquity.
Each glass is adorned with labels that pay homage to the beautiful artistry of ancient mosaics and, at the base of each candle, you’ll find an enchanting ancient scent story along with candle burning tips. 60-65 hour burn time included.
Available from: www.ancienneambiance.com
Kiss the Moon is a British brand with a focus on helping people get a good night’s sleep. They do a range of bedtime products to encourage good sleep hygiene and also specialise in candles made from soy wax and sleep-inducing essential oils. This ‘Love’ candle is fragranced with Rose and Frankincense and gives off a “comforting aroma that rejuvenates the spirit after dark.”
Available from www.kissthemoon.com
Twoodle Co’s large candles have a burn time of 70 hours and are made from unique hemp wax, which is grown in England and handmade in their London shop. The founder of Twoodle Co, Tim Rundle Wood, began making natural scents after his dog Henry almost died from toxic shock caused by synthetic fragrance. Each scent he has created is based on his happiest memories, which he loves to share with the world. Nothing says Christmas like the smell of mulled wine, so infuse your house with Christmas spirit with this Mulled Wine candle!
Available from twoodleco.co.uk
Christmas in a candle. Surround your home with the limited edition natural wellbeing fragrance Christmas Wish. A soothing, traditional scent with expertly blended spicy and fruity oils of mandarin, cinnamon and tonka bean, plus 10 other essential oils to help you relax, unwind and create a warming vibe in your home during the busy festive period.
Available from www.neomorganics.com
Irusu candles are all ethically produced in the UK and made from essential oils and soy wax for a clean burn. The Dusk edition features the scent of lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary: “for making the most of the evening whilst reflecting on the day” and give off a heady, enchanting scent. The candles come presented in stylish amber jars and will look good as part of any Christmas display.
Available from www.irusu.co.uk
Light your Escape candle whenever you yearn for more exotic climes or crave a few precious moments for yourself. The perfect way to recharge your batteries, lift your spirits and let go of every day worries. Scentered candles are made from a custom blend of natural waxes, sustainably sourced and non-GM, with pure essential oils for a clean burn and natural fragrance.
Available from www.scentered.me
Holistic London Co candles are hand-poured in Chiswick and made from non-toxic soy wax and pure essential oils. In this version, the uplifting scents of grapefruit and rosemary and combined to create a woody fresh aroma.
Available from www.thisisholisticlondon.com
The Norden Mini Candle Set by Skandinavisk features 3 mini scented candles that capture the splendour of Scandinavia, inspired by the breathtaking landscapes, infinite forests, and sensational skies. Take a journey to the far north with Nordlys, Skog and Fjord. Each of these Skandinavisk scented candles is made from a blend of perfume and vegetable wax with a 100% cotton wick and engraved beechwood lid. Hand-poured into decorative glass jars, each mini candle will give 16hrs of fragrance when lit.
Available from: www.skandinavisk.com
Available from www.eymnaturals.com
A heart-warming blend of cinnamon, sweet orange, nutmeg and clove. Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices, celebrating wisdom and tradition. Nutmeg brings a unifying love and warmth to the room. Together with the sweet orange and clove, the candle creates a fragrance that “brings a heightened sense of happiness and joy.” Approximate burn time 30 hours. Tussie Mussie candles contain only high-quality essential oils, which give a wonderfully natural fragrance in your home.
Available from www.tussiemussie.london
Nioni organic soy candles are hand-poured in London using natural soybean which is sustainable and biodegradable. Soy wax is clean burning and doesn’t release any toxins or pollutants in the air, therefore it is less likely to trigger allergies. The classic and modern shape of the glass will complement any room in your house and the scent of black pomegranate will infuse your space with luxury and decadence. Approx 30-35 hours burn time.
Available from www.etsy.com
Iconic holiday candle, Mon beau Sapin, comes in a dark green colour adorned with a fir bough decorated in white and gold. Its generous, characteristic smell of a balsam fir, slightly resinous, slowly guides us towards a reassuring forest. This candle, with its specific wintery enveloping fragrance brings the finishing touch to the joyful holiday mood and memories past.