Candles are one of the simple joys in life.
They signify relaxation and indulgence, they can turn a room into a sanctuary.
Here are some London based small businesses that make wonderful candles.
Herlum London are conscious candles and body care founded by Isadora.
All the products are made in England. The luxury products enhance the feeling of wellness whilst respecting the planet.
Products are made from the finest, sustainably sourced Amazonian ingredients.
Candle scents include Pura Vida and comfortable silence for £42.
All products are vegan, palm oil free and designed for the circular economy.
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There's also body wash, body lotion and body oil.
Common Sense London is a luxury and sustainable candle brand.
There's monochrome candles, candle sticks and candles in tins.
Scents include Le Via en Rose, Teen Spirit and Ziggy Stardust.
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There's also curated vintage homewares.
Wax Wine London are homewares made with repurposed wine bottles in Hackney.
They are sustainable and are made with plant based wax.
Wine bottle candles start from £30. You can also get bespoke candles made, if there's a favourite or meaningful wine.
You can also get your old candles refilled or refill yourself.
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You can also buy wine glasses, wine bottle lamps and candle holders.
Vintage Vegan Candle Co are travel inspired candles and diffusers.
There's a South London collection for £20 each. Greenwich, Blackheath and Woolwich candles are available.
Travel inspired candles are from £16 for a 35 hour burn time. Scents available include Australia, Borneo and India.
You can add a personalised gift note and all candles come wrapped in vintage newspaper.
For every website purchase they will plant a tree.
I've been sent some of these candles and I love everything about them. The packaging and the candles are beautiful and thoughtful. Make very lovely gifts.
You can also buy hand wash and diffusers.
Crouch End Candles are hand poured home scents made in North London.
The candles are cruelty free and highly scented.
There's an astrology candle collection and candles with positive messages. Including 'Best Day Ever' 'Happiness' and 'Hello Lovely'
The Never Forget how Fabulous you are candle is £25 and has a 35 hour burn time.
You can also buy diffusers, room sprays, wax melts and gift sets.
Yougi Botanicals sell sustainable, vegan and natural scents.
They are aromatherapy rituals made to reconnect.
Candles include manifest, soothe and romantic scents.
You can buy candle making kits from £39.
You can also buy diffusers, gift sets and book workshops
Marby and Elm is a stationary and gift shop based in Exmouth Market.
They have partnered with True Grace chandlers to make their own range of London themed candles in their cheeky style.
Pick from Victorian Brothel, Thames Foreshore, Shoreditch orange, Clerkenwell blue, Exmouth Market and Hampstead Heath.
You can also order the 'nothing says you don't care like a scented candle' or your own bespoke message also, from £28.
There's also cards, stationary, jewellery and gifts.
TM Candle co are luxury hand poured candles made by Tiffany, inspired by travel destinations.
They are designed to transport you back with the power of scent.
All the candles are made of soy wax and are cruelty free.
Scents include Seville, Santorini and New York.
You can also buy refills and diffusers,
A portion of all sales is donated to sustainable travel charity The Travel Foundation.