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.

Jar Reuse – Time To Save!

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, but I’ve struggled to work out what to do with the used candle jars – until now.

I’ve now worked out how to fully clean the jars to be reused again – and I need your help 👀.

Reusing the jars over and over again to make new candles will significantly reduce the need to order more jars which will help carbon emissions, 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! As an incentive every time you bring back your used candle jar to my studio or market stall you’ll get £2 off your next candle*

  • Directly to us via our market stall or studio (not via a third party retailer).
  • Not in conjunction with any other offers.

Best Seller Of 2021

New Melts

I’ve been busy in the studio this week adding a new scent to my wax melt collection. This one is going to be really good for indulging yourself in some relaxation and self-care. Bliss.

Did you know – “Amethyst Crystals are said to relieve an individual from stress and strain and help balance your mood along with many other properties & aids with activating spiritual awareness.”

Well, now you do you may want to give my Amethyst & Lily wax melt a go.

The wax melts come in packs of 4 bars, and you can now choose each scent yourself. They are all vegan-friendly so go have a look and find your favs!

Oud-alicous

If you follow us on social media, you might have seen that I’ve recently been to Dubai (yep, still talking about it – it had been rescheduled 4 times, so let me off!) and it was everything we had imagined and more. Visited the top of the world’s tallest building? Done! Cocktails at the Armani Hotel? Yep that too. Sipping champers at the swim up bar? Couldn’t say no! Expo2020? We just had to. 

Anyway, I sidetrack, one of my most favorite fragrances in the whole world is Oud and it’s been used for centuries in the Middle East, India and South-East Asia. So while on holiday I visited the Perfume Souk and it was everything I wanted it to be, needless to say, I came home with enough Oud perfume to last me (and probably most of the North East!) a lifetime.  My most favourite was Rose and Oud, as I found it to be strong and musky but with floral top notes, keeping it light.  

As soon as I got home, the search was on to find the perfect oil and I managed to get my mitts on some.  I’m certain you’re going to love it just as much as I do. 

Aside from it’s gorgeous scent, the benefits of Oud in your home are just amazing. It is often associated with harmony, serenity of spirit and when used regularly, the removal of destructive and negative energies in the home.  It’s a highly effective aid for meditation, as it’s also known to enhance mental clarity. 

See Inside The Hot Wax Studio 👀

Hi – Happy Friday!  

I’ve been mega busy over the last few months working on giving my studio a proper little glow up.  When I started making my soy wax candles back in March last year, it was in my tiny tiny kitchen (cute fridge though, right?) and it was only a matter of time before my husband started divorce proceedings due to me getting wax EVERYWHERE and on everything.  

My tiny tiny kitchen!

After weeks of trying to find a solution and scoping out potential studios, I stumbled across The John Marley Centre.  It’s the most stunning art deco building which used to be an old school. I instantly fell in love and it’s full of artist studios and other like-minded creatives (I felt like I’d come home!). This is the perfect place for me to make my vegan candles and not bother anybody!

I officially took the leap and got the keys on 9th July last year. I’ve never looked back and it’s been a slow and steady race trying to get it to where it is now. Below you will see what it looked like when I moved in, but scroll down to see what I’ve done with the place! ❤️  

The first week I moved in

AND JUST LOOK AT THE TRANSFORMATION!

I now have a gorgeous space to make my candles, pack all your lovely orders and sit and do my admin (and there’s A LOT of it to be done – those markets don’t organise themselves, sadly!) 

You’re now able to pop to my studio by appointment to come see the candles and in the coming months I’m looking forward to having open nights and making the most of the gorgeous common room – think of an evening with all your favourite candles, some fizz and some music, and you’re on the right track. 

John Marley Centre – Common Room

Keep an eye out for Henry – the office pooch is usually sniffing about somewhere….

I’m so so lucky to have my own space, and it wouldn’t be possible without you lovely lot. SO thank you for all your ongoing support. It really does mean the world to me.  If you;’d like to make an appointment to drop by and sample my candles please use the contact form.

Have a great weekend!  

Ash xoxo 

Our best-selling candle…

We now do wax melts!

Watermelon Sugar High…

For a little while I’ve been working on my new summer scents and  what screams Summer more than watermelon? 

Enjoy this warm-weather treat any time of the year! Our Single Wick Candle is made with 100% vegan soy wax and a high concentrate of sweet, juicy watermelon fragrance oil, which will fill any room.  Our candles burn for around 20-30 hours and this one really does smell good enough to eat! 

Mam’s The Word

Mam’s, Mum’s, Mammy’s, Mummy’s, Grandma’s, Best Friends, Step Mums, Aunties, Mums-to-be, Dog Mums… whoever the special lady in your life is, we’ve curated some gorgeous bundles for you to show her your love this Mothers Day. Last day for postage is WEDNESDAY 23 MARCH

Our bundles are:

1) Any 1 candle for £12.00

2)Any 2 candles plus 1 box of wax melts for £25.00 (saving you a whopping £11.00)

3) 3 candle gift set & wax melts for £35.00 – includes free delivery!

All bundles come with a FREE personalised mother’s days card. Let us do the hard work this year 🖤

Product Reviews

Thanks so much for all the love recently. I’m overwhelmed by the comments you lovely people are making about my candles. Keep it coming!

These reviews are so helpful to us.- next time you light a candle please feel free to leave a nice review on the website to guide other customers in the right direction!

Ash ❤️

Back In Stock – AND 20% OFF

So Christmas is over already! How does it go so fast! 

We’re now in the bit in between where you don’t know the day or time or anything logical, however it’s proven a great time to get stuck into my studio and restock! 

Our Lavender soy wax candle has flown out over the last few weeks so I’m all fully restocked and ready to go again!

Wha’s more, I’m giving everyone a cheeky little 20% discount off all my candles until the end of January!