Candles by Kate was started by myself with the loving support of my husband. Candles have always attracted me across shop floors from a young age. Their magic somehow enhanced in the winter months when set against the backdrop of darker evenings. However, I was surprised to learn that most of these candles are made from paraffin wax and synthetic fragrances. This explains why they sometimes left me with a slight headache or a groggy feeling.
Now, I still love the ritual of lighting candles for special occasions, particularly around Christmas. Their soothing presence when the nights grow colder, relaxing in the bath or just when in need of a boost. This led me in search of looking for more natural, kinder and environmentally friendly candles.
Candles by Kate came about for two reasons. Firstly, to provide candles sourced from natural wax (soy and coconut) scented by 100% essential oils. Contained and packaged in recyclable materials where possible. Secondly, at an affordable price point without compromising on quality. Candles should not need to be so expensive that they are tucked away in a box for most of the year, let’s enjoy them!