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Top 5 | Winter candles

Is it possible to make it through the dark and dreary months and not light a candle? Here are some of our top winter candles, fitting for any home or to make the perfect Christmas gift.

Written by High Life North
Published 22.11.2019

By Beverley Park

Is it possible to make it through the dark and dreary months and not light a candle? Not only do they exude a beautiful fragrance to fill your home or workspace, with a scent to meet the needs of everyone, they also provide a real sense of comfort, a hearty warm feeling and a charming but delicate ambience. That gentle little flicker of light with a subtle aroma really is a winter essential.

The White Company: Is it even winter without one of The White Company candles? We honestly couldn’t pick from Fire Pit, Winter, Winter Botanical or Roasted Hazelnut, available in various sizes from £20-£60. 

The Little Yorkshire Candle Company: Beautiful botanical candles, hand-poured in Yorkshire, 100% natural therapeutic fragrances. Our favourite fragrances are – Midwinter, Sleep or the Limited Edition Secret Garden, how magical does that sound? All £32. 

Plum and Ashby: Distinct fragrances with stylish packaging to enhance any home, try the 12 Days of Christmas (£14), or the Advent Candle Spiced Orange and Red Berry (£24). 

Beautifully Handcrafted: The home of soy candles, wax melts & diffusers, all handmade in their carbon-neutral workshop in Cornwall.   Frozen Cranberry & Ginger, Mulled Wine or Merry Morning all just £8.

 Jo Malone: Go super indulgent and cosy up with the heavenly Incense & Embers Candle priced from £28. 

The White Company - £26.00

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The Little Yorkshire Candle Company - £32.00

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Plum & Ashby - £24.00

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Beautifully Handcrafted - £8.00

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Jo Malone - £48.00

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Let’s maximise burn time, make the most of your scent with these simple tips;

  • Remember wax has a memory, always burn the candle so that the wax melts right to the edges, this will allow you to enjoy the full burning time and with a beautiful scent, we want to enjoy every minute.
  • Wicks, yes wicks play such an important part in even burn, remember to trim your wick to a quarter of an inch but don’t allow the timings to fall into the wax and remember to straighten the wick each time you light your candle, no bent wicks!
  • Finally remember to stand your burning candle on suitable even surface, let’s avoid unwanted stains on ledges and furniture.


Waste not, want not

Finally let’s get creative after your candle is all burnt out those stylish candle holders make for lovely mini vases, make-up brush holders or beautiful dressing table accessories.

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