The London Refinery Blog

  • London Design Festival

    London Design Festival

    We will be holding a candle making class during the London Design Festival at the not just a shop, University of the Arts London. not just a shop is UAL's pioneering enterprise learning and retail space. Based in High Holborn, it sells design products and artwork created exclusively by those who studied at UAL's six prestigious colleges. Outside of retail hours, not just a shop plays host to UAL's enterprise events programme, which supports current students and graduates with their creative business ventures. More classes will be live on during  the London Design Festival too. Artists and designers such...

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  • Fragrance Mood Boards

    Fragrance Mood Boards

    The Palm Pattern Collection - Three Fragrance Blends Revitalise: Be revitalised with the Lemongrass, Bergamot and Grapefruit Soy Wax Candle. Lemongrass has a herbaceous aroma that can heighten awareness transitioning you from a sleepy state to a refreshed mentality. Relax: Be relaxed with the Lavender, Geranium and Orange, Soy Wax Candle. Create a relaxing ambience in your home. Transform your surroundings into a haven of calm and serenity. Inspire: Be inspired by Geranium, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang Soy Wax Candle. The geranium is enriched with ylang ylang and topped with delicious hints of bergamot. Balancing and uplifting. Blending Essential Oils...

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  • Waxes


    Many candles on the UK market are made from paraffin wax and synthetic fragrances. 

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  • The Power of Scent

    The Power of Scent

    The London Refinery is all about the sense of smell and a celebration of scent.
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  • Find me on the Not Just A Shop blog

    Find me on the Not Just A Shop blog

    This week I was featured on the Not Just A Shop blog, read it here. Lucy Heale is the founder of natural scent company, The London Refinery. We visited Lucy’s studio in West London, to find out more about what it takes to make her unique scented candles, currently available to buy from Not Just A Shop. Describe your typical day I’m also an art director so my typical day differs depending on whether I’m in The London Refinery studio. Studio days are normally at the weekend, when I’m busy developing new fragrances. I normally spend time replying to...

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  • Candle care and safety

    Candle care and safety

    Here's some tips for keeping candle soot free and safe:  Adult use only, keep out of the reach of babies, small children and pets. Do not touch a hot candle or leave unattended. Trim the wick to 5mm in length before lighting. Burn for 2-4 hours at a time to allow the wax to melt evenly. Do not relight a candle that contains less than 7mm of wax. Then enjoy your soot free natural candle!

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