In the 13 Century candle making was recognised as a guild craft in England and the candle makes became known as Chandlers. The Chandlers made their candles in their kitchens using Tallow Wax which is derived from cows and sheep but gave off an unpleasant smell but it was cheap and reliable.
Vegan is a word we see and hear everywhere in shops and restaurants, in people’s conversations on the street, newspapers and magazines. It is not hype or a short term trend – there is substance to its rise.
As the season for giving and receiving gifts is over for another year – but for those romantics, it couldn’t be further from the truth. As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! There are various versions of the story of Saint Valentine but it all started in the 14th century. A legendary scribe and […]
The Clocks have gone back, the weather has turned colder and the decorations are in the shops. It is the most magical time of the year for children and families, full of traditions and celebrations. Once the Christmas season begins our minds remember the sights, the sounds, the smells of Christmas past! What better way […]
Candles are cheaper than therapy and they can be just as healing! Out of the five senses our sense of smell is linked to emotions and just inhaling a certain fragrance can trigger a range of feelings and memories.
Scented candles have been the success story of the last couple of decades, with over a quarter of UK households indulging in their fragrance and ambience. Not only can a beautiful scent enhance your home and thus your life, they also make ideal gifts for friends and family. Everybody like a home that smells nice, […]
It’s not been a great couple of months, weather-wise. After a mediocre winter, we were hit with not one, but two Beasts from the East and everyone came down with Australian flu. But all is not lost, and the cycle of the seasons continues its eternal rotation. And now the clocks have gone forwards, the […]
New for Summer – Scent of hypnotic jasmine echoes bygone days alongside refreshing white tea and shimmering bergamot, crisp papyrus which has been infused with aromatic cardamom while a backdrop of aged mahogany, cedar and silver birch cradled with sheer musk. The perfect scent to make you feel balanced and complete.
With Christmas over and done with and spring looming in the near future, Mother’s Day is almost upon us again. The time when we celebrate the women who gave us our lives all those years ago, and we show our appreciation for the way they have cared for us over the years.
Now that Christmas is behind us and spring is in the air, it may seem that the season for the giving and receiving of gifts is over for another year. But for those in romantic relationships, this couldn’t be further from the truth, as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Although the story of […]