Spring Social – RSVP Below

Our second social is here at our studio in Newcastle!!!

This time it’s just in time for spring & Mother’s Day!

After the hugely successful Festive Social in December I am delighted to invite you along to the studio here in Newcastle upon Tyne.

This time I will be giving you the first chance to explore my Spring fragrances and boy do we have some absolute beauts for you to try! I’m also giving away goodie bags with some fab little treats for you – make sure to RSVP below!

Be the first to discover our brand new Spring Scents!
Local musician Emma Robson will be performing for us on the day 🎵

You’ll also get a free goodie bag which went down a storm last time! (First 25 RSVPs only).

 Come along on Sunday 5th March from 11-3pm and sample our whole range of scented candles and melts.

 There will also be exclusive discounts which won’t be offered anywhere else. This is the perfect chance to sample our Spring scents in a chilled environment, away from the hustle & bustle of the markets.


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Jar Reuse – Time To Save!

Hiya Thanks for stopping by!

I’m so pleased you want to help me recycle our glass jars. I’ve struggled to work out what to do with the used candle jars for ages – until now. I’ve now worked out how to fully clean the jars to be reused again, but I need your help.

As a carbon-neutral business reusing the jars over and over again to make new candles will significantly decrease the need to make new ones and reduce the amount of glass going in the bin or to the recycling plant (which has a negative environmental impact).

So, bring me your jars –

it’s that simple!

No need to worry about taking the labels off or clearing out any leftover wax or residue. Leave that to us, we’ll do all the hard work. As a extra n incentive (on top of reducing waste) every time you bring back your used candle jar to my studio, market stall or the amazing Evergreen Hair Salon (Whickham or Low Fell) you’ll get £1 off your next candle*

* Directly to us via our market stall or studio (not via a third party retailer).

* The discount is only available once – £1.00 off each new candle bought.

* Not in conjunction with any other offers.

* Applies to 180ml jars – sadly mini’s aren’t yet included.

* If you’ve kept the lid then even better.

A Bit More About Hot Wax

My regular customers will probably already know that I take my impact on the environment very seriously. My candles are made with soy wax which is more sustainable than paraffin, all packaging is made with materials that have already been recycled.

We are now a carbon-neutral business. Read more.

As Good As New!

Coffee Collaboration

Coffee lovers, we’ve got the collab of your dreams!

We’ve teamed up with our friends (& top coffee & doughnut extraordinaires!) at Deep North to bring you the most delicious mochachino candle. With notes of fresh ground coffee, cocoa & just a hint of vanilla. 

Deep North is a coffee shop in Tynemouth which is a small town 9 miles East of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is a surfer’s paradise with it’s beautiful long sandy beach and a vibrant high street on weekends filled with dog walkers, joggers and day trippers.

We’ve been asked many times to do a coffee-scented candle, so teaming up with Deep North seemed like the perfect match. Deep North provide the coffee grounds which helps create a unique scent and you know how much we love reusing to reduce our impact on the environment.

We’re using their leftover Allpress coffee grounds, alongside our vegan soy wax & recycled glass jars to give you the most sustainable candle yet!

The Michaccinno is available exclusively from Deep North’s shop own Front Street Tynemouth, as well as any markets they feature at.

We’re the 1st candle company to be 100% carbon neutral in the North East of England…

…and we’re absolutely over the moon!

From the very beginning I’ve always tried to minimise the impact of Hot Wax Newcastle on the environment, but I always thought there must be more we can do, so after tonnes of research and late nights, I’ve taken it a step further and I’m so proud to announce that I’ve partnered with Carbon Neutral Britain to offset our carbon emissions and make Hot Wax Newcastle 100% carbon neutral.

Each month I will plant 30 trees, as well as offset 5 tonnes of CO²e – reversing our climate impact. How ace is that? So next time you buy one of my candles, know that you’re not only supporting a small business but one who is doing their very best to look after our planet – it’s the only home we have!

To celebrate, I’m offering 20% off site wide* using code co2 until Sunday 27 November.

Love, Ash xoxo

*Excluding sale items

42% of consumers say that the environmental impact of a brand influences their decision to buy from them. We’d hazard a guess that that figure sits higher with you folks, who are rightly holding companies to account for their impact and looking to support brands who take responsibility.

Festive Social – You Are Invited!

I’m so excited for you to join me for my first Hot Wax Festive Social here at our studio in Newcastle.

It’s only 2 weeks until my first ever Hot Wax Social and I’m so excited for you to join me in the Common Room at my studio in Newcastle.

 Come along on Saturday 12 November from 12-4pm for an afternoon of festivities including fizz, mulled wine, mince pies & hot drinks, not to mention all the candles you could possibly dream of!

 There will also be exclusive discounts which won’t be offered anywhere else. This is the perfect chance to sample our Christmas scents in a chilled environment, away from the hustle & bustle of the markets.

In addition to this, we’ve teamed up with the brilliant Rebecca Writes who will have her amazing baubles on sale too – just in time for popping the tree up!

You will also get the chance to visit our working studio & see where the magic happens!

There will be a FREE GOODIE BAG if you RSVP here – limited to the first 50 attendants so be quick (and they’re going fast!). 

I can’t wait to see you!

Love, Ash xoxo

Ps – I’ll be the one in sequins!

Feature In The Local Press

We’ve had a little mention in the Evening Chronicle – I spoke to them at Newcastle Vegan Market at the weekend…

Image: Evening Chronicle

It was great chatting about our Vegan ethics and showcasing our scented candles to the vegans of Newcastle and beyond.

Ash Tate runs Hot Wax, a company which sells vegan candles. The 35-year-old, from WhickhamGateshead, was selling her products at the market. She said: “Everything is completely vegan, we use soy wax. 

“I think people are trying to be more cautious of what’s going on around them. We get a good number of non-vegans buying products as well.”

Read the full article here.

Personalised Gift Cards

Did you know we can put a personalised message in your order for free, making our candles the perfect gift solution!

Simply choose any candle then add your gift card and type up a nice message for your friend or family member. Then you can send it direct to them – easy peasy!

We have 4 options to choose from, but watch this space for more. Also if you require a different sort of category just drop me an email at ash@hotwax.shop and I’ll get straight on it. Thanks

Hola, Amigos

If you follow us on socials you’ll definitely have seen me having the best time in Spain recently. It’s been 3 years since we’ve been back to our favourite place on Earth, Javea (it’s so special to us, I even got married there 5 years ago!). It was being back that absolutely inspired my new scent – more on that in a sec

It was the ultimate switch off and recharge I didn’t know I needed. I practiced Yoga, hiked, ran a couple of times at sunrise, read books and swam in the med every day. Not to mention the tapas and vino – It was bliss!

Everywhere I went there was the most gorgeous smelling orange groves (even in the garden – which I used to pick fresh for my morning juice!) I just knew that I HAD to try capture this time in a candle scent and share it with you lot.

As soon as I got back (fully charged and raring to go) the hunt for the perfect scent began and I’m absolutely THRILLED to share my newscast – Valencia Orange and Chilli. It’s heavenly and every time I smell it, I’m whisked back to my little place of paradise. I jus know you’ll love it as much as I do.

These Are A Few Of My Favourite (Geordie!) Things…

These Are A Few Of My Favourite (Geordie!) Things…

Hiya! We all know how important it is to support local businesses and this was never better than when then pandemic hit, but over the past few months I’m starting to feel like it’s falling by the wayside a little, what with the world opening back up & the ease & convenience of a certain Prime membership & ASOS next day delivery (yup, I’m guilty of it too sometime) but I’ve recently tried to refocus on shopping small & supporting local.

I thought I’d share a few of my favourite things… go give them a follow & thank me later ❤️

Ernie Deli

First up on my North East adventure is Ernie Deli. Facebook Instagram

Bottled Aperol ✅ 

The BEST sandwiches ✅

Refillable station ✅

Geordie Gifts

Geordie Gifts – my go to for all things Geordie – especially the cards. If you can’t get to them at the Quayside Market on a Sunday or their shop in the Grainger, then delivery is mega fast too!

The Barre

The Barre – The MOST gorgeous studio situated in Ouseburn which I’ve recently started going to and it’s just dreamy. Sarah and her team are fantastic and I’ve never felt more welcomed. The studio is stunning, the environment is friendly & relaxed and my god do you feel like you’ve had a work out by the end of the session! Check out their website & claim your free session in June! Bonus!

Diya Wellness

Diya Wellness After attending one of these classes, you need to run home and jump straight onto a hot bath using the BEST Diya Wellness bath salts! They smell DIVINE and I’ve never been as relaxed ❤️ 

Oh and Vino is just the nicest person who is SO passionate & knowledgeable about her gorgeous brand & products.