Top 5 Candle Care Tips

Candle Care

Get the most from your candle…

You’ve bought one of our “scent-sational” candles and cannot wait to get it lit in the house.

Did you know – if you care for your candle in the right way it will increase the burn time and intensity of the scent.

Tip 1

The first time you light your candle burn until the wax has melted to the edge of the jar. This prevents tunnelling.

Tip 2

Only burn the candle to 1/2 inch of the bottom to prevent heat damage to surfaces.

Tip 3

Don’t burn for more than 4 hours because. It can cause the wick to move or slant.

Tip 4

Enjoy in a well ventilated room and keep out of reach of children and pets.

Tip 5

Replace the lid. This will let the wax harden without any dust or debris falling into it.

You can get an incredible 30 hours burn tie if you adhere to this advice

Hotwax Newcastle X Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC collab.

I’m over the moon to have teamed up with our pals at the Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC. I did a Christmas market there and absolutely loved the vibe and their ethos. I knew I wanted to collab and!

Introducing our Smoked Wood and Leather scented candle, which has been made using fully repurposed jars, to make it our most sustainable candle yet! Available to buy here.

Here’s a little more about the Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC.

“Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC is a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to divert wood from the local waste stream through our wood recycling service, while creating employment, training and volunteering opportunities to people in the community.

The timber we collect is used to create beautiful furniture and woodwork pieces for homes, gardens and businesses, or sold on for DIY material or as firewood.

We have transformed our wood yard, a former council depot in Walker, into a sustainable, vibrant space which serves as an asset to the local community. We provide studio space to other creative businesses who share our environmental and social ethos.

If you’d like to see what our customers say about us, check out our Testimonials page.

We’re currently working with Newcastle City Council on a development plan in order to secure funding and improve our facilities, which will allow us to offer further opportunities in the community.”

The captivating wood notes of cedarwood, musk and smokey vetiver makes this candle the perfect portable fireplace.

A percentage of the profits are donated to the Newcastle Wood Recycling CIC.

You can find the candle online here, at our market stall and in the Wood Yard’s gorgeous shop. 

Love, Ash

Time To Reuse Your Old Jars

As you probably know by now, I really try my best to avoid wastage, and sending things to landfill. Our packaging is all made from recycled materials, we use plant-based wax and we plant a tree every day top offset our itty-bitsy carbon footprint.

But I think the best way we can be kind to the environment is by REUSING – not recycling!

So we now offer discount for anybody who brings back their used candle jar (like getting a penny for every lemonade bottle you returned in the 1980s!). Don’t worry what state the jar is in. As you’ll see from the video we’ll do all the hard work and give that glass a new lease of life.

If you have a stack of old candle jars feel free to drop them off at our studio at The John Marley Centre in Newcastle, or any of our markets.

Morpeth Market Residency

We’re so excited to share with you all that we’ll be trading in Morpeth on the first Saturday of every month from 04 February.

You can find us outside of the Sanderson Arcade from 10am-4pm. All dates below….

So, come and join us to smell your favourite candles.

Saturday 4th February 2023

Saturday 4th March 2023

Saturday 1st April 2023

Saturday 6th May 2023

Saturday 3rd June 2023

Saturday 1st July 2023

Saturday 5th August 2023

Saturday 2nd September 2023

Saturday 7th October 2023

Saturday 4th November 2023

Saturday 2nd December 2023

We can’t wait to see you!

Love, Ash

Coffee Candles

Over the last 2 years we’ve had many enquiries about coffee scented candles, and now we have the perfect recipe to make it happen!

Our ‘Mochaccino‘ candle is a luscious blend of coffee with vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Yum! We also sprinkle coffee grounds on the surface to give it a truly luxurious appearance.

As a keen advocate of collaborating with other artisan businesses we are now offering bespoke coffee candles just for your business.

We’d love to collaborate with you and create a bespoke candle for you to sell in your shop. Imagine your logo on the front of one of these jars?!

Here are some of the businesses we have collaborated with in the past few months.

If you’d like us to drop by with a free sample please call Ash on 07706320569 or email

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