Botanical candle business start up

by Emma Calcutt in Woodchester, England, United Kingdom

Botanical candle business start up


£2,000 target 10 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th November 2020 at 6:33pm

Designing & creating environmentally conscious candles & room sprays to enhance your home environment and care for the wider environment.

by Emma Calcutt in Woodchester, England, United Kingdom

As a solo parent, working flexibly and for myself has been something I have wanted to do for a long time. So during lockdown, on furlough from my current job I used the time to create my own essential oil blends and learned the science and regulations of making candles and room sprays.

 I began to sell on a small scale locally and received great reception from purchasers.

Growing up I have always had concern for the environment as a whole but also around the toxins that we put around our home and into our immediate environment. I have always been particularly sensitive to traditional and synthetic perfumes especially in things like candles and washing powder etc. So I wanted to produce a product that took all of these things into account. Because I know I’m not the only one who reacts to these products.

The candles and sprays I make are made with biodegradable ingredients, no animal products are used, containers are recycleable and the ingredients used are sourced from sustainable sources. So I don’t use any endangered species of plants for example. Amongst all the mass produced, synthetic products out there, I think it’s important for consumers to have more ethically produced choices and that’s where I come in. The perfume blends I make are also unique, they're carefully chosen and crafted and made with care. I spent months through lockdown researching and testing blends, waxes and wicks to obtain a great product.

I have fantastic feedback and encouragement from my customers but I need some financial help to give them what they would like.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

1 of 10 claimed

£30 reward

A luxury hand made botanical candle.

£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

Two hand made luxury botanical candles

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