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.

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