From Simple Beginnings...
Orchard Candle Co was founded in 2018 by me making soy wax candles as an alternative to buying traditional paraffin counterparts.
My background is far removed from candles, having been an NHS nurse since I was 16, the latter 20 years as an ICU nurse.
Orchard was born out of very real concerns surrounding the impact paraffin candles had on the environment and on my families health. From my dining room table, I set about producing a natural, healthy and conscientious alternative, originally for personal use.
In 2015 I made my very first candle, by Christmas 2016 I made them as gifts for family and friends and by Christmas 2017 I dared to sell my wares at the occasional fair.
In 2018 I made the bold decision to launch my own website and brand.
'Orchard Cheshire' was launched in March 2018 .
It was a tough couple of years as I ran this alongside my full time job in the NHS.
It grew faster than I could ever of imagined it would, stockists jumped onboard
and have since proudly stocked my candles.
Early 2020 saw a rebrand to 'Orchard Candle Co' and I had my most successful year despite covid19. In November 2020, I opened my very own bricks and mortar shop in Lytham St Annes following a move to live by the sea.
You can now find Orchard Candles in many independent shops, florists and salons around the UK.
If you would like to become a stockist then you’ll find a
Our fragrances are all Phthalates and Paraben free and are suitable for vegans.
Every candle is prepared, wicked, poured, labelled and packed by me in the studio. Orchard Candles are 100% soy wax and all our fragrance oils are manufactured in Europe to IFRA Standards.
Our wicks are made from cotton and supported with linen stability threads. We have no additives, dyes or glittery bits and all of our outer packaging is 100% recyclable.
Our labels are 100% paper, our honey jars and tins are reusable.
You may like the absolute perfection that comes from the mass produced factory based products –
Sometimes due to the nature of natural wax and the absence of a factory cooling system, there may be an occasional air bubble or slight ripple on the surface of the candle.
None of this affects the quality of the burn in any way and we think just adds to the charm of the hand poured candle.
Your candle has a memory, so on the first burn, always allow your
wax pool to reach the edge of the container.
This will prevent drilling through the center of your candle and maximize its life.
Trim wicks to 5mm (1/4") before you use your candle.
This helps your candle to burn evenly and longer.In the event that your candle wick
starts to smoke, extinguish your candle, trim and then relight it
– never trim a burning candle.
Do not burn candles on or near anything potentially flammable.
Glass jars get hot, never touch or move a burning candle.
Ensure the surface it is on is heat resistant and never burn candles
on a glass or marble surface.
Leave at least 15cm (6") between burning candles.
Never Leave a burning candle unattended.
Always keep candles well away from children and pets.
Please take the utmost care when handling/using Orchard products.
Orchard Cheshire takes no responsibility form injuries or accidents
resulting from the use of our products.