Welcome to the first of my blogs.
I would like to start, if I may, by telling you a few candle facts that you might not know:
Candles have been used as a source of light and to illuminate celebrations for more than 5,000 years
The earliest wicked candles are often attributed to the Ancient Egyptians. However before this, the ancient Romans would use papyrus repeatedly dipped in melted tallow or beeswax. Perhaps this is where “Roman Candle” comes from?
By the year 2025 the candle market will be worth US$ 6.6 billion.
Throughout history, candles have been used as a source of light and celebration. I’m sure that, like me, when you picture any period throughout history, a candle will be featured.
History lesson over, so what made me decide to start making candles?
Throughout my life I’ve always focussed on wellbeing and self-care. This became even more prevalent during lockdown, finding ways of keeping well both physically and mentally were really important. Lockdown was difficult for everyone (well almost everyone, but we won’t get into politics – this is a happy space) so for me I found new ways of keeping my spirits up. My regular social outings with friends for lunch or dinner and drinks (obviously champagne darling) were put on hold, so I found a wonderful local chocolatier and treated myself (and friends) to some delicious goodies.
Instead of getting dressed up to go out, I got myself some fantastic silk pyjamas so I could be fabulous and comfortable.
And whilst those trips to the Spa were put on hold, I stocked up on luxurious bubble baths and fragrant candles and would relax in the bath with a glass of bubbly.
Which is where the inspiration for She Makes Candles 2.0 came from.
My overriding mission is to bring elegance and atmosphere to any venue, whether it’s your home, office, wedding venue or anywhere else.
All of my candles and diffusers are handmade and hand poured, using quality ingredients and infused with fabulous, luxurious and unusual fragrances – without the luxury price tag.
You will find no nasty paraffin wax in any of our candles either – all candles are made using either Soya Wax or Rapeseed & coconut wax.
Candles have come a long way since their initial use.
While they are no longer used as a major source of light, they continue to grow in popularity and use. Today, candles serve to symbolize a celebration, ignite romance, soothe the senses, honor a ceremony, and accent home decors — casting a warm and lovely glow for all to enjoy.