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.

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

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

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.