Monday, 10 March 2014

Heartwood candle company review

 


    I am never without a candle to burn around the house, I am very pleased by the amount of cleaner candles that are available these days and I take full advantage of the fact that soy/vegetable wax and essential oils seems to be more and more readily available from small and artisan producers as opposed to the petroleum and artificial fragrance which rules the high street. 

    My latest candle discovery is a really really good one, in fact I have to admit I had a real soft spot for this company even before I tried their products and actually even before they launched. I met Laura and Dominique who created Heartwood candle through Twitter and they joined in a some of the weekly chats I used to organise, which incidently I am thinking of starting again, but I digress... The first thing that struck me about this pair was their passion for what they do but also that they don't take themselves too seriously, they went so far as to post a photo of themselves sitting on a massive bag of eco-friendly packing peanuts which made me laugh out loud, and from that moment on I knew I really liked them. 

    When they launched the candles themselves I loved the simple and clean layout of the site and the scent combinations and bookmarked it for future candle purchases.The candles are all made from 100% natural sources and all have recyclable packaging. A few weeks ago they very kindly offered to send me a candle and I was delighted to receive the Rose Palmarosa and Rose geranium candle* (£22) to test. Now I have tried a lot of different candle companies from the most expensive to some of the smaller companies which are more competitive in price and the differences in each is often subtle, making them quite hard to review, this candle from the Heartwood candle company impressed me just as much as the more expensive and you could say leading brand on the market (which I love but reserve for special treats due to the price!). There were a few reasons for this, firstly the wax itself on this candle is a rich beautiful deep yellow, you can tell it is great quality. The scent itself is beautiful and you don't have to have it lit for long for it to have a beautiful scent throw, this is predominantly a Rose candle but the palmarosa does come through, it adds a nice freshness and the rose geranium rounds the scent off with it's sweetness. The last reason for me being incredibly impressed is that this candle burns 100% percent cleanly right to the end of the candle (yes mine has all gone now, sob!), the reason I waited to finishing the candle completely before reviewing is because some brands appear to burn cleanly with no black soot and then towards the very end of the candle the glass gets completely covered, I suppose it's a minor criticism but I love that the Heart wood candle didn't do this because it looked and smelt beautiful to the very end. 

    These candles burn for 25-30 hours, my experience is that mine lasted towards thirty hours easily, the prices vary depending on the essential oils used in each blend, this is one of the pricier candles but you can get some of them for only £18 which is an absolute bargain for a candle of this quality. I also want to mention the presentation, these were so beautifully packaged when they arrived with the handwritten label and brown paper and twine. As with all my glass containers from candles this one will also be recycled I am not sure what I will use it for yet but it is too beautiful to throw away, I love the fact that the logo itself is etched in to the glass as opposed to being a sticker because this also adds to the feeling of quality. To make the most out of your candle take a look at Laura and Dominique's tips on how to do so, this really does make a difference to the life of your candle (Candle FAQ's). I am going to make a very bold statement and say I think this candle is one of my favourite to date and I have tried lot's of very nice one's, the price point is excellent and so is the blend, Heartwood Candles donate 10% of their yearly profits to the woodland trust too, giving back to nature, I told you these ladies were amazing! If you are looking for a Mother's day gift, I can't imagine anyone not loving these beautiful candles and for those of you lucky enough to still have your mums around make sure to give them a big hug. 

Heartwood Candle Company

Ana x

*Sample generously provided by the Heartwood Candle company opinions and experiences entirely my own.

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  1. Heartwood Candle Co is a company who I am really excited to try out. I love that they have kooky poems with the candles, it just shows how passionate and excited about their products and how they give back to local charities. x

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    1. The descriptions are really sweet and the I have nothing bad at all to day about the quality, I can't wait to see what sent you choose! :) Xx

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  2. What a wonderful review Ana! The company sounds right up my street what with being passionate about what they do and wanting to give back from their success. I will definitely be looking into their candles being a big candle-lover too

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    1. Thanks Nic so glad you enjoyed, I think they are pretty amazing as a brand, I would love to hear your thoughts too :) Xx

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  3. Great review Ana, I bought a Heartwood candle after reading Hephzibah's review on Good For Me, Good For You last year and was seriously impressed with these really lovely candles. I agree with you about the quality of the burn and scent, these candles punch way above their price x

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    1. Thanks Annie, so glad you appreciate the quality too, it really is superb. If you have reviewed it I will have a look so I choose the next scent to try! :) Xx

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    1. They are stunning, I love! :) Xx

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  5. I have at least 3 of their candles on my wishlist, they sound like such a lovely company to support :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Yes really nice one, as much as I love my Neom candles I don't always have the budget for them and these are great! Xx

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  6. Sounds gorgeous! Great review. I'm a huge candle fan x

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    1. You would love this blend very femenine Xx

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  7. These sound amazing, and it's so great when you can believe and support a in brand and not just their products. They sound like awesome people! I've bookmarked these now, can't wait to give them a try :)

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  8. Great review, as usual! I need to get my hands on these lovely candles!<3 xx

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    1. They are amazing Jana enjoy! :) Xx

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  9. This sounds amazing! I love scented candles, especially Rose scented ones! I'll have to try this one out... Neal's Yard also do a really good one but I think it's a little more expensive

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    1. I have used Neals Yard candles before, the price is of course relative to the burn time but I think these are very reasonable :) Xx

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  10. I love candles. This one looks gorgeous, but I've also been getting into some lavender scents these days and loving them!

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    1. Yes you can't beat a bit of lavender also very relaxing :) Xx

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  11. Sure smells great, so I like my candles :)

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    1. One of the best candles ever I think! :) Xx

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  12. Lovely review and excited for the possibility of your chats on twitter starting up again. Im so glad i purchased from this brand as you have said the quality is very high and i too fell for the brand through twitter and the ladies positive interactions.

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    1. Glad you love it too, you have excellent taste in products so an endorsement from you really matters, I will be buying more of these when I run out of candles the scent combinations are great :) Xx

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  13. I love this company :) I've almost come to the end of my two travel candles - a full size one is on my list as a present to myself when we finally move!

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    1. Good luck with the move! There is nothing more welcoming than a candle so that would be a lovely gift to yourself Xx

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