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They started making soy wax candles in 2014 as an alternative to buying their traditional paraffin counterparts. Concerned about the impact burning paraffin had on the air quality in our home, they were keen to investigate a more natural alternative. The Botanical Candle Co. was founded in 2015 and they now hand pour, pack and despatch thousands of candles every month from their studio in Shaftesbury, Dorset.

To keep things fresh and unique a lot of time is spent finding beautiful old vessels to make candles in. As a team they breathe life in to everyday objects from yesteryear such as reclaimed stoneware crocks, tins and teacups by giving them a new use as soy wax candles. They carefully select every vessel they use and will only choose it if it's beautiful or special enough to be treasured after the candle has burned down.