Makers Spotlight: Kelham Candle Co.Posted by: Claudia Downs
Emily Bettles started out making candles as gifts for friends and family. Now, she owns Kelham Candle Co., an independent shop selling hand-poured soy candles.
"Kelham Candle Co. started up in December 2017, originally making a few candles as Christmas presents for friends and family," says Emily. "I've always loved being creative and candle making was something I hadn't tried yet. My family loved them and told me I should start selling them - so that's what I did, and where we started! I made an Instagram page and went from there. Since then I've grown my business and sell through my online shop, at markets and at various different independent shops across the country.
Each candle is individually poured by hand and the labels are designed, printed and hand stuck by myself. Soy wax is vegan, eco friendly and sustainable and has a cleaner, healthier and longer burn time than other wax types. The jars are reusable once the wax is gone too!
The candles can be bespoke and made to order for any occasion. As I design and print the labels myself they can be personalised with anything you want! Perfect for birthdays, wedding favours, or any other other personalised gifts.
Our best selling scent is Rhubarb, it sells out at every market we do! We've just introduced some new scents too - Blood Orange, Pear + Freesia, Grapefruit and Sandalwood + Patchouli - ready for the spring/summer."