The Science

Scents and Sensibility - The debate

 

All our candles are lead free, cruelty free, GMO-free, palm-free and 100% vegan. This makes our products more eco-friendly, sustainable and have a cleaner, healthier and longer burn time than traditional petroleum based paraffin candles.  

Our blend of coconut wax is both renewable and sustainably sourced. The wax blend is palm, soy and paraffin free, containing absolutely no "nasties" and does not contribute to global deforestation, unlike other 'natural wax' candles on the market.

Each candle is made to order -  hand wicked, poured, labelled, cured  and carefully packaged all in-house in Cornwall.

 

Money up in Smoke I hear you say?

 

Our candles are carefully formulated using only the finest oils, with a fusion of layered notes.

Our wax is not hazardous to your health, does not pose any adverse effects to the environment, and the burning of our candles do not emit any hazardous substances. 

Smell is of course one of our 6 senses - a good fragrance can aid sleep after a hard day, or add an energizing bolt to a dull space. 

After a smell enters the nose, it travels through the cranial nerve through the olfactory bulb, which helps the brain process smells. The olfactory bulb is part of the limbic system, the emotional centre of the brain. As a member of the limbic system, the olfactory bulb can easily access the amygdala, which plays a role in emotional memories (where the "fight or flight" reflex comes from). This close relationship between the olfactory and the amygdala is one of the reason scents cause a spark of nostalgia.

 

Essential oils

We firmly endorse that it isn’t true that candles are of better quality if they are made using only essential oils. In fact, the very volatile nature of these compounds means that they lose their scent much more quickly than many carefully blended synthetic oils unless they are supported by other complementary aromatics. 

Synthetics are purpose-built blends, curated in a family-run perfumery to accompany natural ingredients. For this reason, we choose to use a blend of both essential and synthetic oils.

Luxury candles are now as coveted as fragrance itself. We have kept the branding simple and elegant so the focus remains on the pure scent and simple ambiance of the candle itself.