The London Refinery Blog / Soy Candle

  • Testing your wicks

    Testing your wicks

    Picking the right wick for your candle is probably the most important part of the whole process. We recommend that you source as many different wick types and sizes and try in in each wax and fragrance combination. Always take notes of the wick and fragrance combination and amounts to consult later. The wick can be considered as the engine of your candle and the type and size of wick required will depend on the wax, oils, and dye used. The aim is to get a melt pool the hole width of the candle jar after a hour of burning....

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  • New Product Photography

    New Product Photography

      Here are some shots from our latest shoot with Yeshen shot in a beautiful interior in Hackney, London. The new branding focuses on the fragrance story and the new simple branding now fits in any interior space.  We are going to expand our product range to anti-bac hand and hay-fever balms, more candle ranges, essential oil car fresheners, bath salts, and coffee scrubs, all inspired by life and London.   I would love to make more products that are naturally derived, sourced with providence and solve real-life problems if it is a need for a calming balm on the...

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  • The London Refinery Candle Making Kit

    The London Refinery Candle Making Kit

    We are excited to now have the candle making kit available on The London Refinery website. The kit is designed by myself, the founder of The London Refinery. This ultimate kit will guide you in detail how to make two individual natural soy wax candles at home in the same way we blend and hand pour and our candles here at the London Refinery. Key making steps, safety information, and a photographic guide and film (all filmed here in Ealing) are included in this set, making it the perfect gift for a beginner candle maker or someone who wants to start making candles...

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  • Candle Making with Maker's Mark at Sketch, London

    Candle Making with Maker's Mark at Sketch, London

    Parlour presented...Discovery of Fragrance - Candle creation workshop with @makersmark and @thelondonrefinery We held a masterclass at Sketch in the Parlour bar. Guests reignited their senses with a multi-sensory evening of candle making fragrance and cocktail. #sketchlondon #sketchParlour.   Valentine’s Day Blends Lavender + Patchouli + Ylang ylang Cinnamon Bark + Ginger + Ylang ylang Ylang ylang + Petitgrain + Neroli     Some of the most romantic essential oils include: BenzoinA vanilla-like essential oil that instills happiness and supports healthy emotions. CedarwoodA very relaxing oil that improves mood, focus, and spirituality. Clary SageStops mind chatter and supports emotional well-being....

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