Discover the Green Glow of Our Eco-Friendly Candles!

In a world where sustainability is paramount, our scented candles stand out as the epitome of eco-friendliness. Not only do we offer an array of enticing fragrances to enhance your space, but we also take immense pride in our commitment to environmental conservation. Our dedication extends beyond mere words; it’s ingrained in every aspect of our business model.

Green Reasons To Shop With Us 🌍

  • Jar Return Service: Drop off used candle jars at any market stall for a £2 discount on your next purchase*.
  • Reuse and Repurpose: Meticulously clean and resume candle jars to prevent them from ending up in landfills.
  • Sustainable Materials: All products made with sustainable soy wax and recycled cardboard for packaging.
  • Carbon-Neutral Business: We offset carbon emissions to mitigate environmental impact. This includes planting a new tree every day of the year!

“When you choose my candles, you’re not just indulging in luxury; you’re making a conscious choice to support a greener future.” Ash x

*£2 off 180ml jars. £1 for any smaller jars.

Introducing… JAR REUSE!

Join us in our eco-adventure as we turn candle recycling into an art form! ♻️

At Hot Wax, we’re all about flipping the script on waste. By reusing jars for our candles, we’re not just reducing our carbon footprint, we’re pirouetting on it! 🕺💃

Here’s the lowdown: Bring back your used candle jars to our studio, market stall, or the awesome Evergreen Hair Salon (Whickham or Low Fell), and we’ll give you £2 off your next candle purchase!* It’s like recycling, but with extra pizzazz! ✨

And hey, we’ve got your back. No need to stress about scraping off labels or battling leftover wax—we’ll handle all the nitty-gritty stuff. Consider it our way of saying, “thank you for your support!” 💫

Just a few deets:

  • Offer valid directly with us at our market stall or studio (sorry, no third-party retailers).
  • Discount available once per candle purchase.
  • Not combinable with other offers—because let’s keep it simple and fabulous.
  • Applies to 180ml jars (Or £1 saving for the smaller jars).
  • Bonus points for keeping those lids handy! 🎉

Let’s make recycling cool again—and sprinkle a little sparkle on the planet while we’re at it! Join the JAR REUSE revolution today! 🌟

As good as new!

Pop Up Candle Shop

Our pop-up shop in Newcastle is taking place NOW, and we’d love you to join us.

Exciting news! Hot Wax is launching a pop-up shop in Newcastle from 7-12 March at The Bottleworks in Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet the maker, explore our brand new spring scents, and snag exclusive discounts. Follow our socials for the latest news on the shop.

Here’s where to find us:

BottleWorks is located at 8 Riverside Walk, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LX in the Lower Ouseburn Valley conservation area, on the Ouseburn river close to Ouseburn Bridge, just upstream of Northern Rye bakery, Di Meo’s Ice Cream Riverside and the Tyne Bar.

Our opening hours are as follows:

Thursday 10am – 6pm

Friday 10am – 8pm

Saturday 10am – 6pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm

Monday 10am – 4pm

Winter Scent Launch

Do you want to be the first to smell our brand new Winter Scents?

Before they hit the shops we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on our new seasonal candles, guaranteed to give your home the festive aroma of a wooden Alpine lodge this Christmas.

To celebrate the launch we are teaming up with The One Eyed Stag Micropub in Whickham to bring you this unique shopping experience. Everyone who RSVPs will receive a FREE MINI CANDLE* worth £5.00 and will automatically be entered into a draw with the chance of winning a 3 candle gift set containing our winter scents worth £32.50. There will also be other prizes on the day. Sign up below and we’ll see you there.

Date – Sunday 29th October 2-4pm.

Venue – The One Eyed Stag, Whickham NE16 4JB

*Free mini candle for the first 40 only. You must attend on the day to receive your freebie.


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After you’ve had a good sniff of our new candles grab a drink and sit back – there is relaxing live music in the bar from 4-6pm.

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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Keep your eyes peeled on our socials for extra surprises & more details about the event

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…

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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.