Soy wax is clean burning and made from sustainable crops. With hand-blended essential oils carefully added, it produces beautiful candles that are close to nature. That’s what we do.
We chose soy wax and essential oils right at the start of our candle making journey. Soy wax is derived from natural vegetables and is 100% biodegradable. There are no unnecessary additives, it’s free from petroleum products, so it was the obvious choice for us.
Creating something free from chemicals was always important. Enhancing the home with natural aromas was the main focus, and that meant pure and natural materials.
Hand-blended essential oils
The idea of developing our own blends meant we could get creative, test combinations and offer something unique to Tarn Candles + Melts customers.
The testing started during our 2018 Christmas present phase (see blog, HERE). That period focused on rich, warm and festive aromas, but soon led to ideas for many other potential blends.
Essential oils are pure and natural, extracted from plants, flowers and herbs. The oils are often used for aromatherapy and can help to create calming and relaxing environments.
For each batch of candles and melts that we produce, each of the essential oils used is measured and mixed by hand, before being added to the molten soy wax when the temperature is just right.
Tarn Candles + Melts blends
Developing our initial range of candle and melt blends was exciting, frustrating and ultimately very rewarding. Getting the blends as we wanted them took time but was worth the effort. Here are the first six essential oil blends we created, followed by the line-up we'll have on offer as we approach Christmas 2022 and beyond:
1 - MOCKERKIN – Cedarwood, Orange & Clove Bud
2 - SEATHWAITE – Lemon, Ginger & Rosemary
3 - BLACKBECK – Fennel & Black Pepper
4 - FLOUTERN – Grapefruit, Cedarwood & Rose Geranium
5 - OVERWATER – Ylang Ylang, Rose Geranium, Lavender & Bergamot
6 - CINDERBARROW – Bay, lime & lemongrass
7 - BLEABERRY – Cinnamon, Mandarin & Pine Needle
8 - BEACON – Bergamot, Patchouli & Juniper Berry
9 - EASEDALE – Petit grain, Lavender & Amyris
10 - LOUGHRIGG – Peppermint, Rosemary & Clary Sage
11 - HAYESWATER – Palma Rosa, Elemi & Ylang Ylang
12 - ARNSBARROW – Fennel, Lavender & Amyris
13 - TINDALE – Indian Rosewood, Spearmint & May Chang
14 - DEVOKE – Patchouli, Lavender & Bergamot
15 - BOWSCALE – Lavender
There are many more blends to come. They will coincide with special occasions, such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day.