The London Refinery Blog

  • 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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  • Make your own candle at home

    Make your own candle at home

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    We have created the Starter Candle Making Kit + Film, only £25.00. Great for those who want to dip their toe into the world of candle making without the investment. #selfisolation #keepmaking
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  • Live Candle Making Masterclasses

    Live Candle Making Masterclasses

    Unfortunately, we had to postpone our candle class at Meadows Store in Shoreditch. At The London Refinery, we love nothing more than holding our workshops, but unfortunately, we need to postpone all of our natural perfume and candle classes between March and April. All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled dates which we have added up until October this year.  In the meantime, we will be providing you with daily films with natural perfume making hints and tips. Also, we are holding lots of online classes and sending out Candle Making Kits. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see from us? Keep well and many thanks for...

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  • Candle Refill Subscription Box

    Candle Refill Subscription Box

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    Reuse and Refill! The London Refinery Candle Refill Subscription Box is now live. We have curated a range of London Refinery Candle Blends and will send them to your door for you to make at home. £15.00 per month.

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  • Elmley Retreat - January 2020

    Elmley Retreat - January 2020

    We held a candle workshop for Elmley's wedding retreat in their beautiful interior designed cottage. Elmley is the perfect location for corporate away days, wellness events or a personal retreat. All the photography was taken by the wonderful wedding photographer Chris Blackledge.
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  • Hen Party Candle Making Workshop

    Hen Party Candle Making Workshop

    Some latest shots from one of our candle making workshops for a bridal shower at My Hotel Chelsea. We can also hold natural perfume making masterclasses (new to 2020).  We have a range of beautiful locations from The Elgin in Notting Hill or Martello Hall with their large cocktail lounge next to London Fields, we can also discuss using your own location in the UK. We can also design and manage your hen party. We work with a range of exceptional event designers and stylists who can create the x-factor for your evening. From the venue styling, floral displays and invites, to the canapés and cocktails we can design to your...

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