Decisions decisions....Which candle should I choose for Mother's Day? March 17 2014

This week we've been asked if we can recommend candles that mums/mother-in laws would like.

So we have chosen a few that we think would make the ideal mother's day gift!

...and these 3 also happen to be the ones our own mums regularly request: ;-)


First up is  Lavender & Geranium

Lavender essential oil, "could be called the mother, or grandmother of essential oils, able to care for a multitude of physical & psychological problems, and like a mother, accomplishing several jobs at the same time!"** Sounds good eh? Relaxing & soothing in action this oil really helps you to unwind.

The geranium in the blend adds a gentle floral note and this particular essential oil is fantastic for those people that sometimes feel a bit up and down, at times emotional and in need of a hug! If geranium was a person, they would put the kettle on, give you a biscuit and say "tell me ALL about it..." :-)

This candle also contains a hint of vanilla which rounds off the blend with a soft, comforting note. Lovely, (even if we do say so ourselves!) 

You can buy it here: 


Next is our Bergamot & Geranium

Bergamot essential oil promotes happiness, brings joy and generally lifts your mood. It is revered for its antidepressant properties too. We would describe the scent of bergamot as a fresh, green citrus, you may also recognise it as the distinctive flavour in Earl Grey tea. In this candle blend the Bergamot is the perfect complement to the geranium essential oil to leave you feeling happy and balanced!

You can buy it here:


Last but not least, if your mum loves the scent of rose then our

Rose, Palmarosa & Rose Geranium

would make an excellent choice. A truly classic, beautiful scent, the three oils in this blend have fantastic mood balancing properties too. You can read more about this particular candle in "Ana goes Green" review here:

 and you can buy it here:



...and don't forget we can write a gift tag too. Just enter what you'd like to say on the check out page.


Any other questions please feel free to ask, just drop us an email to: 


Warmest wishes,

Laura & Dominique


**("The Fragrant Mind" - Valerie Ann Warwood)


Trim your wick!!!!!! November 11 2013

Ladies and Gentleman,

We are going to tell it to you straight:

You must trim your wick!

Trimming your wick is paramount for optimal wick health.

A untrimmed wick can lead to undesirable symptoms, the most common being "smoking wick syndrome", and in severe cases your wick could actually fall off. :-O

Don't worry though, you can avoid all of this if you simply hand trim your wick before each use. Gently tug the very top of it ( it should break off easily) and ensure it is no longer than 5mm in lengh.

You'll be much happier as a result ;-)


We are go!!!!!! November 04 2013

Our website is finally live! We're so excited to tell the world about our candles and we hope you'll love them as much as we do.

We started Heartwood Candle Co. because we felt there wasn't a huge choice of 100% natural scented candles that were as beautiful as they were pure, and that didn't cost the earth.  

We're at the start of our journey but we have big dreams, so please help us to spread the word!

We'd love to hear your comments, questions or feedback so feel free to get in touch...

Many thanks,

Laura & Dominique